• 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

  • 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;

  • The Messenger strives to meet these goals:

    To foster and support all forms of Christian family life;

    To share the personal faith experiences of the Catholic community;

  • The Messenger strives to meet these goals:

    To report on the development and growth of Catholic faith formation and;

    To be a source of Catholic information and inspiration.

The Catholic newspaper for the Diocese of Covington, Ky.

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Upcoming Events

Jan 24 47th annual March for Life

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Jan 26–Feb 1 Catholic Schools Week

Thursday, Jan. 23

St. Pius X School, Edgewood, 8:30 a.m.–noon (RSVP 341–4900)

Sunday, Jan. 26

Blessed Sacrament, Ft. Mitchell, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Holy Trinity School, Bellevue, 12–2:30 p.m.

Mary, Queen of Heaven School, Erlanger, 12:30–2:30 p.m.

St. Anthony School, Taylor Mill, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

St. Augustine School, Covington, noon–1:30 p.m.

St. Henry Elementary School, Elsmere, 1–3 p.m.

Villa Madonna Academy, Villa Hills, 1 p.m.

St. Timothy School, Union, 1–4 p.m.

St. Therese School, Southgate, 1–3 p.m.

St. Thomas School, Ft. Thomas, 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

St. Joseph School, Cold Spring, 12:30–2:30 p.m.

St. Joseph School, Crescent Springs, noon–1:30 p.m.

St. Mary School, Alexandria, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

St. Paul School, Florence, 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 29

St. Cecilia School, Independence, 6–8 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 30

St. Agnes School, Ft. Wright, 6:30–8 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 2

St. Patrick School, Maysville, 3 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 6

St. Joseph Academy, Walton, 6–8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 20

Covington Latin School, Covington, 6:30–8:30 p.m. (for fifth, sixth and seventh grade students)

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Holy Cross Elementary, Latonia

Holy Family School, Covington

Prince of Peace, Covington

St. Augustine School, Augustine

St. Edward School, Cynthiana

St. Joseph School Pre-K, Camp Springs

Sts. Peter and Paul School, California

St. Philip School, Melbourne

Jan. 28 “Reboot!” at NKU

“Reboot!” a one-evening regional event with national Catholic speaker, Chris Stefanik, speaker, author, TV host; NKU Student Union, Jan. 28, 7–9:30 p.m. Tickets $25, Call 620–1813 or RealLifeCatholic.com/reboot.

Feb. 6 Creative Compassion: A Night of Art for Our Neighbors in Need

Creative Compassion: A Night of Art for Our Neighbors in Need

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