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Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Burlington, On Track: Adult Vacation Bible School. Free program, open to all, June 18–21, 6:15–8:15 p.m., Acree Hall. Register at www.ihm-ky.org.

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Featured News

Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood

By Laura Keener Bishop Roger Foys ordained two men — Benton Clift and Joseph Shelton — to the holy Order of Priest, May 19, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington. It was an historic day and Bishop Foys could not resist the opportunity to acknowledge the serendipity. “After today the lives of two […]

Cross the Bridge for Life, a celebration that continues to inspire hope

By David Cooley Summer is right around the corner and that means it’s time to, once again, Cross the Bridge for Life! This is the 13th year for the annual life-affirming event and thousands of tri-state residents are expected to gather at Newport’s Riverfront Row festival area Sunday, June 3, to celebrate the beautiful gift […]

2018 DPAA ‘unites us as a diocese in faith and service’

By David Cooley Casey Guilfoyle, general chair of 2018 Diocesan Parish Annual Appeal (DPAA), and Matthew Zeck, leadership gifts chair, hope to keep the momentum going after a very successful start to this year’s DPAA. The first phase of the appeal, the leadership gifts phase, brought in $375,900 from 81 donors. That number was announced […]

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2018

2017

January 6

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  • Planning for the March for Life and the Day of Prayer and Penance
  • Christmas at the Cathedral
  • Bishop Foys presides at Midnight Mass
  • The gift of Christmas at Rose Garden Home Mission
  • Building support for Scholarship Tax Credits
  • Year in review 2016
  • Diocesan financial report – Year ending June 30, 2016
  • Seminarians –Home for Christmas
January 13

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  • You’re invited – Catholics@TheCapitol, Feb. 4
  • Day of Prayer and Penance for Life, Jan. 27
  • A ‘Thank You’ note from Bishop Foys
  • St. Henry School, Elsmere – Principal earns national award
  • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Jan. 18–25
  • Christmas at Regency Manor
  • St. Joseph Parish, Crescent Springs – Total consecration
  • Obituary – Sister Elizabeth Anne Durbin, C.D.P.
January 20

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  • Catholics@TheCapitol, Feb. 4
  • Day of Prayer and Penance for Life – IHM mini March for Life
  • DPAA taping for 2017
  • Rice Bowl Kick-off Luncheon, Feb. 24
  • St. Pius X students visit Bishop Foys
  • Week of Prayer for Christian unity, Jan. 18–25
  • Diocesan annual plan
  • Church leaders welcome new Kentucky laws
  • ‘Super’s Spotlight’
  • Profile of artist Frank Duveneck
January 27

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  • Special Section: Celebrating Catholic Schools
  • Bishop Foys established new Vocations Team
  • Catholics@TheCapitol event, Feb. 4
  • DPAA 2017 – Solicitors’ luncheon; Parish team orientation
  • Official assignment
  • St. John Parish, Covington – Restores historic organ
  • Pontifical servers – Lunch with Bishop Foys
  • Kentucky legislature – Scholarship Tax Credits
  • ‘Be Witnesses’
February 3

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  • March for Life coverage 2017
  • Catholic Schools Week – Mass at NDA
  • Official assignment
  • Thomas More College – Students return from SEEK 2017
  • First vows – Divine Providence Sister M. Florence Anyabuonwu
  • Advocating for school choice
February 10

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  • Catholic Schools Week Mass 2017
  • Catholics@TheCapitol draws large crowd
  • Obituary – Deacon James Auton
  • Official assignments
  • Candlemas at the Curia
  • Tenth anniversary – Diocesan synod
  • Institute for Religious Liberty – Academic symposium, Feb. 17 and 18
  • Across the diocese – Celebrating Catholic Schools Week
February 17

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  • Dedication of Our Lady of Lourdes Church
  • Deacons instituted as lectors
  • Official assignment
  • Newport Central Catholic High School – Ron Dawn appointed principal
  • Priest formation – Moral medical ethics
  • Basset puppy visits Bishop Foys
  • New sports program to be implemented in diocese
  • Pontifical servers – Lunch with Bishop
  • Lay Carmelite professes vows
  • ‘Super’s Spotlight’
  • Obituary – Notre Dame Sister M. Rosetta Conrad
February 24

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  • Lenten Letter from Bishop Foys
  • Ash Wednesday and Lent – What you need to know
  • Parish extended confession schedules
  • Athletic directors attend Play Like a Champion training
  • New ministry – Abraham’s Van
  • DPAA kickoff dinner in Maysville
  • Mother Seraphina visits Serrans
  • You’re invited – Charis retreat, March 3–5
  • ‘Be Witnesses’
March 3

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  • DPAA kickoff dinner in Erlanger
  • Local scholarship tax credit advocate addresses Frankfort committee
  • Knights of Columbus check presentation
  • Official assignments
  • St. Augustine School, Covington – Partial ceiling collapse
  • St. Henry District High School – Renaissance Auction
  • Diocesan Rice Bowl kickoff event
  • Available faith formation courses
  • Lenten ‘Stories of Hope’ – CRS Rice Bowl, India
  • Apostolic year – SND novice continues formation
  • ‘We Choose Life’
March 10

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  • Lent begins – Ash Wednesday
  • Parishes pilot United Catholic Movement
  • DPAA – Announcement Weekend, March 11–12
  • Bishop Foys blesses new ultrasound machines
  • A message from Bishop Foys – St. Patrick’s Day dispensation
  • VMA shines at VillaRama
  • Cathedral Concert Series – Celebrate J. S. Bach, March 12
  • Correction
  • Lenten ‘Stories of Hope’ – CRS Rice Bowl: Zambia
  • St. Elizabeth and NKU partner with UK on regional med school
  • Lent – Extended confession schedule
  • Obituary – Father Wilfred John Fraenzle
March 17

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  • Regional Pro-Life Mass at Cristo Rey
  • Inaugural Youth Ministry
  • DPAA – Commitment Weekend, March 18–19
  • Parish extended confession schedules
  • Time capsule uncovered
  • Curia enrichment day
  • Centennial year! – The St. John Passion Play
  • Memorial Mass for the loss of a child, March 29
  • Lenten ‘Stories of Hope’ – CRS Rice Bowl: El Salvador
  • ‘Super’s Spotlight’
March 24

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  • 100 years – TMC Ohio River Biology Field Station
  • Winners of the 2017 Pro-Life Essay Contest
  • DPAA – Funds help support retired priests
  • Diocesan Academic Showcase 2017
  • Covington Latin School – Grand Event
  • Lenten ‘Stories of Hope’ – CRS Rice Bowl: Mexico
  • ‘We Choose Life’
  • ‘Be Witnesses’
  • Sts. Peter and Paul School, California – Five stars for Pre–K program
  • Religious Scouting awards
March 31

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  • Special Pages: Retirement Supplement
  • Rose Garden Home Mission opens free dental clinic
  • Getting ready for Holy Week
  • DCCH Center for Children and Families – April is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month
  • Diocesan Parish Annual Appeal – Gifts support Parish Kitchen
  • Special screening of ‘Hush’
  • Obituary – John McRaith, former bishop of Owensboro
  • Official assignments
  • St. Henry District High School – Spring play
  • Lenten ‘Stories of Hope’ – CRS Rice Bowl: Ethiopia
  • Notre Dame Academy – ‘Women Making a Difference’
April 7

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  • Holy Week and our call to conversion
  • Immerse in God’s love on Divine Mercy Sunday
  • DPAA – Funds support Hispanic ministry
  • Seminarian fraternal weekend
  • Serra Club luncheon – St. Vincent de Paul Society
  • Cathedral – Holy Week schedule
  • Blue Ribbon Ceremony – Child abuse prevention awareness
  • Opening Day – ‘Saints’ march in parade
  • Lenten ‘stories of hope’ – CRS Rice Bowl: Hawaii
  • Life in the Spirit Seminar – Mustard Seed community celebrates 50 years
  • Obituary – Franciscan Friar Simeon Cleves
April 14

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  • Easter letter from Bishop Foys
  • Mark your calendar – Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23
  • Palm Sunday reflection
  • Chrism Mass
  • ACUE highlights volunteers
  • Serra Club luncheon features Bishop Foys
  • Honorary doctorate – Choirmaster Greg Schaffer
  • A culture of accountability – April an open month for Virtus
  • ‘Super’s Spotlight’
  • ‘Hush’ seeks objective information
  • Faith Community Pharmacy – Celebrating 15 years
  • Time to register – NCYC 2017
April 28

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  • Official launch of the United Catholic Movement
  • Divine Mercy Sunday
  • Easter Vigil
  • NCCHS presents ‘Children of Eden’
  • DPAA rebates — ‘Investing in God’s people’
  • Mark your calendar — Priest ordination May 19
  • Holy Thursday vespers
  • Northern Kentuckian of the Year
  • ‘Be Witnesses’
  • ‘We Choose Life’
  • Safe Environment — Code of Conduct
May 5

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  • Bishop Foys to ordain two new priests – May 19, 6:30 p.m.
  • DPAA rebates – St. Joseph, Cold Spring, hopes for new elevator
  • Mark your calendar – Cross the Bridge for Life, June 4
  • Official Assignments
  • Serra Club Server Awards
  • St. Mary’s Park open
  • New doors at St. Henry honor benefactor
  • Catholic Heart Work Camp – Service opportunities needed
  • Papal visit to Egypt
  • Mother of God mosaic featured in Vatican blog
  • Annual teacher awards luncheon
  • General Assembly wrap up
May 12

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  • Notre Dame Academy – Groundbreaking
  • Honoring Mary – May Crowning
  • ACUE Spring Event
  • NCEA honors Susan Greis
  • Jubilarian – Vincentian Father Jacob Varghese
  • You’re invited – Priestly ordination, May 19; ‘DCCH Meet and Greet,’ May 21; Cross the Bridge for Life, June 4
  • NDUEC needs summer volunteers
  • Benedictine Sisters – ‘Summer of Service’
  • First annual ACUE donor luncheon
May 19

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  • Carmel Manor – Blessing and dedication of new addition
  • Jubilarian – Msgr. John Schulte
  • Mark your calendar – Cross the Bridge for Life, June 4
  • Official assignments
  • Curia planning meeting
  • Priest formation and continuing education day
  • St. Henry District High School – Campus improvement campaign
  • ‘Super’s Spotlight’
  • Catechetical Leaders’ reception
May 26

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  • Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood 2017
  • Special section: Grief Supplement
  • St. Vincent de Paul director retires
  • Faith formation courses
  • Jubilarian – Father Gregory Osburg
  • Get ready – Cross the Bridge for Life, June 4
  • New management system for diocesan schools
  • ‘Be Witnesses’
June 2

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  • Graduations 2017
  • The Mystery of Pentecost
  • Jubilarians – Father James Gerrety & Father Verne Hogan
  • Correction
  • St. Stephen Cemetery – Memorial Day Mass
  • Summer faith formation courses
  • Inspirational – Young man devoted to rosary
  • ‘We Choose Life’
  • ‘Partners’ – Catholic Charities’ jail ministry
  • Graduating pontifical servers
  • Obituary – Benedictine Sister Xavier Anneken
June 16

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  • A letter from Bishop Foys — Peter’s Pence
  • Official assignments
  • Obituary — Bishop Choby of Nashville
  • You’re invited — Corpus Christi procession
  • Cross the Bridge for Life
  • Adult confirmations
  • Priests’ jubilarian celebration
  • Picnic for women religious
  • Obituary — Senator Jim Bunning
  • Catholic Charities honors volunteers
  • Serra Club — Night at Florence Freedom
  • Opportunities for Life
  • Resources for seniors
June 30

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  • You’re invited – World Meeting of Families 2018, Dublin, Ireland
  • What do young people ask of the Church?
  • Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ
  • Faith formation classes well attended
  • David Armstrong gives keynote at Ruah Woods’ luncheon
  • Safe Environment – Ways to keep children safe
  • St. Anne’s hosts Third Order Franciscans
  • The Franciscan Brothers among us
  • ‘Partners in Hope’ – Franciscan Daughters’ annual dinner
  • Bishop Foys blesses Navy serviceman
  • ‘Be Witnesses’
  • St. Joseph, Camp Spring – Pre-k earns 5 STARS
  • ‘We Choose Life’
  • Obituaries – Notre Dame Sister Mary Joanne Lutkenhoff and Carmelite Sister M. Irene Keene
July 14

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  • Historic gathering – Convocation of Catholic Leaders, Orlando
  • Benedictine Sisters sell 85 acres
  • Official assignments
  • July 23–29: Natural Family Planning Week
  • Regency Manor summer picnic
  • Baby shower for mothers in need
  • St. Pius X Parish – Vocation Bible School
  • Retirement – Kathy Selby, DPAA secretary
July 28

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  • St. Cecilia Parish groundbreaking
  • Cathedral concert honors Robert and Rita Schaffer
  • Bishop Foys celebrates Mass – Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
  • Seminarian retreat
  • DPAA priests’ committee
  • Novena to St. Ann
  • ACUE summer mission collection
  • School food service training
  • Wedding anniversaries vespers – Sept. 10, 3 p.m.
  • ‘We Choose Life’
  • ‘Be Witnesses’
  • Catholic Heart workcamp – Hosted by Bishop Brossart High School
August 11

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  • Deanery Pastoral Council Orientation
  • Seminarians accepted as candidates for diocese
  • Official assignments
  • Pastor installation – St. Anthony Parish
  • Seminarians
  • Inform your faith – Bible study classes
  • Teachers’ Mass
  • Commissioning  – New principals and teachers
  • Retrouvaille – For ailing marriages
  • ‘Live Out Loud’ retreat
  • CaSSba turns 30
  • Summer Children’s Mass
  • Regional Pro-Life Mass
  • Seminarian picnic
  • First day of school – St. Edward School, Cynthiana
  • Clergy dinner
August 18

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  • Special Back to School issue
  • St. Timothy School, Union – diocese celebrates first new school in 55 years
  • St. Patrick, Maysville opens a preschool
  • Catechists’ day of reflection, Sept. 16
  • St. Joseph Apartments – Bishop blesses laundry facility and basketball court
  • ‘Who is Jesus to you?’ – Women’s retreat, Sept. 10
  • Meet the new principals
August 25

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  • TMC convocation Mass
  • Faith formation – Diocesan workshops on the Bible
  • Covington Catholic High School – Dedication of new stadium
  • Pastor installation – Mother of God Parish, Covington
  • Covington Latin School – Mass to open school year
  • Meeting for delegates who attended Convocation of Catholic Leaders
  • Parish secretary meeting
  • New Divine Providence associates
  • ‘Be Witnesses’
  • ‘We Choose Life’
  • Obituary – Benedictine Sister Joann Dziolek
September 1

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  • Helping  victims of Hurricane Harvey
  • A first class relic of St. Faustian in the diocese
  • Pastor installation – St. Patrick Parish, Maysville
  • Official assignments
  • A visit from Archbishop of Kumasi
  • Thomas More College – Rosary rally
  • Covington Catholic High School – Opening Mass
  • Catechist day of reflection, Sept. 16
  • CaSSba turns 30
  • Faith formation – Plan to attend Bible study classes
  • You’re invited – World Wide Marriage Encounter weekend
  • Monthly feature – ‘The Beatitudes’
  • DPAA – Service grants
  • Reflecting on the eclipse
September 8

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  • Give the Faith another look – ‘Catholics Returning Home’
  • Diocese to hold a collection for hurricane victims
  • Alliance for Catholic Urban Education – Leadership Gifts Appeal
  • Mark your calendar – Sept. 16, Catechesis day of reflection; Oct. 3, Diocesan Pro-Life Mass with Bishop Foys; and Oct. 13-15, YOUTH 2000
  • Communion of Saints – Cemetery visitation days
  • Official assignments – Correction
  • ‘United in Prayer’ – Sisters to host a prayer for peace event, Sept. 21
  • Spanish lessons at NDUEC
September 15

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  • Wedding anniversary vespers
  • Fatima statue centennial tour
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society NKY welcomes new director
  • Father Norton installed as pastor, St. Francis Xavier, Falmouth
  • Cathedral Concert Series
  • Senior Mass with Bishop Foys
  • Official assignment
  • Anniversary couples
  • Pope Francis visits Columbia
  • VMA – Livin’ like Benedictines
September 22

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  • Knights of Columbus – Opportunity Day 2017
  • You’re invited – Diocesan Pro-Life Mass, Tuesday, Oct. 3
  • Bible workshop inspires
  • Priest continuing education
  • Rosary Congress and consecration
  • St. Bernard Parish – New air conditioning
  • Cemetery visitations – Praying for the dead
  • Official assignment
  • Correction
  • St. Catherine Parish – Presentation on Reformation
  • ‘We Choose Life’
  • New prayer book – Theology of the Body Rosary Meditations
  • Get ready! – YOUTH 2000, Oct. 13-15
September 29

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  • Learn the Faith – Adult faith formation courses
  • Diocesan annual planning meeting
  • Pastor installation – All Saints Parish, Walton
  • Curia gathers for enrichment day
  • Obituary – Deacon Charles Dietz
  • You’re invited – Diocesan Pro-Life Mass, Oct. 3; TMC lecture on Reformation, Oct. 24
  • Cemetery visitations
  • Sisters of Notre Dame respond to break-in
  • Thomas More College alumni awards
  • Youth 2000 Core Team
  • ‘Be Witnesses’
October 6

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  • Two diocesan Blue Ribbon schools announced
  • Second collection for hurricane and earthquake recovery efforts
  • St. Augustine Parish, Covington – Pastor installation
  • Mark your calendar – Seminary Ball, Nov. 3
  • Retirement – Deborah Dutle
  • Bishop Foys visits St. Vincent Seminary
  • Life’s 5th Quarter – Prayer vigil for life
  • Official assignments
  • You’re invited – Rosary Congress, Oct. 9–13; TMC lecture on Reformation, Oct. 24
  • The Cathedral Legacy Society
  • Monthly feature – ‘The Beatitudes’
  • Franciscan friar releases album
  • ACUE celebration – Faith, Hope and Inspiration Award
  • ‘Walking with a Purpose’
  • Diocesan High School Choir Festival, Oct. 11
October 13

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  • Pro-Life Mass celebrates dignity of life
  • Get Ready for the Seminary Ball, Nov. 3
  • St. Henry School – Bishop blesses Makerspace
  • Filming for Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations
  • Mark your calendar – White Mass, Oct 26
  • Pastor installation – St. Joseph Parish, Camp Springs
  • You’re invited – Post abortive healing training, Oct. 17;Cathedral concert, Oct. 22
  • Official assignments
  • Deacons reaffirm promises
  • Special collection – Disaster recovery
  • Don’t miss it! – Upcoming ecumenical lecture on Reformation
  • Pet blessing at Cathedral
  • Meet Nancy Jo Grobmyer – Organist retires after 60 years
  • Thomas More College – Bishop Hughes Awards
  • CCK rallies supporters – Ultrasound law struck down
  • Catholic Charities celebrates at ‘Table of Plenty’
  • Statement of Ownership
October 20

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  • Rosary Congress and diocesan consecration to Blessed Mother
  • High School open house  opportunities
  • Safe Environment policy updates
  • Mark your calendar – Seminary Ball, Nov. 3
  • Convocation delegates’ meeting
  • Bishop Foys presides at visitation prayer service
  • You’re invited – Reformation lecture at TMC
  • Annual priest retreat
  • Eucharistic adoration in the Diocese of Covington
  • Diocese provides input for Synod XV
  • National Catholic Youth Conference – Still time to sign up
  • YOUTH 2000 coverage
  • ‘Super’s Spotlight’
October 27

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  • Project Rachel awareness training program
  • All Saints and All Souls celebrations
  • Serra Club, Northern Ky., gains regional attention
  • Vespers – Bishop Foys welcomes Dominican novices
  • Seminarian Jordan Hainsey meets Pope Francis
  • Investiture – Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Reminder – Seminary Ball to be held Nov. 3; Bible workshop to continue Nov. 7
  • Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home – Open house, Nov. 5
  • Pilgrims prepare for NCYC
  • ‘We Choose Life’
  • ‘Rowing4Fatima’
  • Notre Dame Sister Marla Monahan, Board chair, St. Claire Healthcare
November 3

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  • Special Section: Vocations
  • SHDHS students make costumes for St. Elizabeth NICU babies
  • Director of ecumenism on Reformation, 500 years later
  • Bishop Foys presides at annual White Mass
  • St. Vincent de Paul Coat Drive
  • New program – Spiritual Fatherhood of Priests
  • Thanksgiving card artwork
  • Pastor installation – St. Augustine Parish, Augusta
  • Correction
  • Monthly feature – ‘The Beatitudes’
  • ‘Be Witnesses’
  • Vocation Cross Ministry
November 10

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  • Bishop Foys announces Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations
  • Another successful Seminary Ball
  • Feast of All Souls at Cathedral
  • Couple to Couple League meeting
  • Explanation of Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations logo
  • The Melchizedek Project
  • St. Stephen Cemetery chapel razed
  • Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations schedule
  • Women religious
  • Jubilarian Mass and celebration
  • Mother Christina, SJW, receives Servant Leadership award
November 17

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  • Bishop Foys’ letter announcing Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations
  • Legacy Society brunch
  • Official assignments
  • Correction
  • Meet DPAA chairs
  • Literacy Award goes to Sister Mary Ellen Strunk, S.N.D.
  • Institute for Religious Liberty — Interfaith dialogue
  • Meet Outstanding Youth awardee Heather Konerman
  • Secular Franciscans gain four new members
  • ‘We Choose Life’
  • ‘Super’s Spotlight’
  • Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations schedule of events
November 24

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  • Special Section: Health and Wellness
  • Vocations promoter on Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations
  • Holy Trinity School – Mass with Bishop Foys
  • Pilgrims head to National Catholic Youth Conference
  • St. Catherine School – presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’
  • Catholic Charities – Faith-based counseling
  • ‘Be Witnesses’
  • Monarch Watch – St. Edward School, Cynthiana
  • St. Elizabeth – Physicians Journey Recovery Center
  • Obituary – Divine Providence Sister Mary Marcia Jehn
December 1

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  • Bishop Foys – Advent Letter
  • Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations begins
  • Obituary – Father John Cahill
  • Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8
  • Advent meditation – Old Testament Prophecies
  • Monthly feature – ‘The Beatitudes’
  • Ave Maria Bookstore blessing
  • Children of God at NCYC
  • Obituary – Divine Providence Sister Margaret Anne Kraemer
December 8

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  • Pastoral Parish Council guidelines promulgated
  • Letter from Bishop Foys – Retirement Fund for Religious
  • Serrans give to priest retirement fund
  • Covington Catholic High School – Football team wins state
  • Update – Disaster relief efforts
  • Advent meditation – The Infancy Narratives
  • Norms for Pastoral Parish Councils
  • Papal visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh
  • Seminary Ball Committee – Post-event meeting
  • VIRTUS – December is an open month
December 15

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  • Bishop Foys’ Christmas letter
  • Vocations Day – Covington Catholic High School
  • Curia Service Awards
  • Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel – Five-year anniversary
  • Priest formation day
  • You’re invited – National Migration Week prayer service
  • Advent meditation
  • ‘Be Witnesses’
  • ‘We Choose Life’
  • Vigil Mass – Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
  • The Combine Nativity Experience – Celebrating 70 years
  • Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations – A reflection from Father Young
  • Obituary – Divine Providence Sister Mary Joan Dohmen
  • Grotto blessing at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish