Opportunities for Life
The Opportunities for Life Collection on January 19 & 20, 2019, is taken up each year in all four Kentucky dioceses during the week of the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade (January 22), as part of the Kentucky bishops’ unified message advocating for a pro-life culture in Kentucky. In the Diocese of Covington, funds from this collection will provide resources to pregnant women and new families in crisis, including material assistance and grant support.
Winter is getting cold. Is your marriage cooling off too?
Spice things up with a Marriage Encounter Weekend! It would make a wonderful Christmas gift for your spouse. The next Marriage Encounter weekends in this area January 25-27 at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Sharonville, OH** and February 15-17 at Holy Spirit Center in Norwood, OH. Couples will leave each evening, and return each morning, no lodging provided. The content and format of the weekend is the same. For more details or reservations: Andy and Jeanne Folfas at (937) 866-5196 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Anne Women’s Retreat
The Saints can teach us much about how to live the Catholic life. Monsignor Bill Cleves and Deacon Dave Profitt will be leading a Women’s Retreat February 8th – 10th at St. Anne Retreat Center on 5 lesser known women Saints and their impact on the Catholic faith. We all know Saints like Catherine of Sienna and Teresa of Avila, but how much do we know about Katherine Drexel or others that have accomplished great works? The retreat will cost $150 and include all meals. Space is limited so register soon at https://www.stanneretreatcenter.org/upcoming-retreats.html. The deadline to register is January 25,2019. Any questions regarding the event can be addressed to Pax Christi at (859) 441-2003 or email@example.com.
New Beginnings Announcement
A ten-week session of New Beginnings, a support group for divorced and separated persons, will begin February 5, 2019. Meetings will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. through April 9, 2019. In this faith-based group, participants will find a new understanding of themselves and their relationships and gain the courage to discover a new life. This group is sponsored by the Diocese of Covington and hosted by the Dept. of Catechesis and Faith Formation. Registration is required. For more information, please, visit our website at https://www.covdio.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/New-Beginnings-Schedule-2018-2019-PDF.pdf or to register, call 859-392-1500 ext. 1529.
For the month of January the Food Pantry needs canned fruit. Please be generous.
Please make sure you read your January bulletin to keep your Virtus status current. Thank you to all who work to create a safe environment in our Parish.
The first and third readings use marital images to describe God’s relationship with his people. The second reading speaks about the gifts of the Holy Spirit.