• The Messenger

    Official newspaper of the Diocese of Covington, serving over 27,000 Catholic families.

    Published 44 times a year.

  • The Most Rev. Roger J. Foys, D.D., Bishop of Covington

    Publisher of the Messenger

  • Cross the Bridge for Life 2019

    The 14th annual Cross the Bridge for Life took place June 2 in Newport, Ky. Click below to watch a video produced by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

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  • The Messenger strives to meet these goals:

    To share the Gospel message of salvation as an instrument of evangelization;
    To present and explain Church teaching in a positive and empathetic way;
    To promote mutual understanding and unity in the diocese;
    To foster and support all forms of Christian family life;
    To share the personal faith experiences of the Catholic community;
    To report on the development and growth of Catholic faith formation and;
    To be a source of Catholic information and inspiration.

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    Go and spread the Gospel, glorifying the Lord by your life

The Catholic newspaper for the Diocese of Covington, Ky.


The Messenger is published weekly August through May and every other week in the months of June and July.

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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, July 18.

St. Philip Parish, “Walk of Faith Walk-A-Thon,” July 13, 8 a.m.–11 a.m., benefiting St. Philip church and school, at Pendery Park Shelter #2.

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Summer Park Series begins July 13 with “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” 7:30 p.m., in the Devou Park amphitheater. Free event. Visit www.kyso.org.

Save the Date for “The Marriage Journey,” Sept. 21, 8 a.m.–3p.m., St. Barbara Parish, Erlanger. All couples are invited to this Marriage Enrichment experience. $25 per couple, light breakfast, lunch and refreshments included — additional details to follow.

Featured News

New hymn composed for Blessed Sacrament centennial celebration

By David Cooley. In honor of its centennial celebration,…

2019 Diocese of Covington Festivals

JUNE St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Ft. Thomas, June 1 St.…

The little girl’s gift that built a cathedral

On a warm summer afternoon in the late 1880’s, a little girl walked up to the front door of the residence of the Bishop of Covington and rang the bell ...

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