The Catholic newspaper for the Diocese of Covington, Ky.


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Upcoming Events

There will be a Holy Hour on the third Thursday of every month, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington, 3–4 p.m., to pray for victims of sexual abuse by clergy and to pray for the Church. All priests of the diocese will be in attendance; the lay faithful are invited to join. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed, concluding with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and benediction. The sacrament of penance will be available during the Holy Hour. Next Holy Hour: Thursday, May 16.

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, “Viva Vivaldi,” indoor/outdoor concert, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington, May 11, 8 p.m., featuring Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and “The Four Seasons.” Features technical, visual applications experienced at events like Lumenocity and Blink. Tickets at or 431-6216. Pictures of churches or any Northern Kentucky landmark (without recognizable people in the shot) to be featured in the show can be submitted to [email protected] before April 22.

Emmet Cahill concert at Mother of God Church, Covington, April 24, meet-and-greet at 5:45 p.m.; concert 7:10 p.m. Tickets:

Sarah’s Hope & Abraham’s Promise, a program for couples struggling with infertility and pregnancy loss, Mass for Infertility Awareness, April 25, 6:30 p.m., at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington; reception to follow in Bishop Howard Memorial Auditorium.

Holy Cross District High School, annual Spring Choral Concert, April 25, 7–8 p.m., at Notre Dame Academy, Park Hills. This year’s concert features a variety of pop songs. Free and open to the public.

Knights of Columbus Father Kehoe Council, trivia night, benefiting Sts. Boniface and James Parish, Ludlow, and the local council, April 26, doors open at 7 p.m., at K of C Hall, Ludlow. Register a team of four, e-mail [email protected]

Care Net Annual Banquet, May 9, Receptions, Erlanger,  featuring founder of the 40 Days for Life movement, David Bereit. RSVP to [email protected] or 431-9178.

Cross the Bridge for Life, June 2, Festival Grounds, Newport (behind Newport on the Levee). Join hundreds of participants for this peaceful, prayerful presence to advocate for the sanctity of human life. This is a c family-friendly event. Information, 392-1500.

Featured News

Holy Week: encountering the God who stoops down in order to lift us up

By Father Ryan Stenger. During the days of Holy Week, the Church offers us, every year, an opportunity to enter more deeply into the Paschal Mystery — the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ — by which we have been saved from the power of sin and given a new life of grace. In his […]

Bishop Foys to ordain Jordan Hainsey to the transitional diaconate

By David Cooley. Jordan Hainsey is preparing for his ordination to the diaconate, which will take place at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington, April 13. In reality, Mr. Hainsey has been preparing for this for a long, long time. He is the only child of Raymond and Denise Hainsey and he says that […]

Community and church leaders prepare for ‘Wait No More’ event to help children in foster care

By David Cooley. Focus on the Family in conjunction with local agencies and ministries, will be hosting free educational events on foster care, entitled “Wait No More,” later this year, Aug. 20–23, 2019, at four Kentucky locations. One of the locations will be in Northern Kentucky at Florence Baptist Church, Florence, on Aug. 20, at […]

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