Day of Prayer and Penance For Life
Bishop Foys has declared January 24, 2020 as a Day of Prayer and Penance for Life in the Diocese of Covington to mark the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion. Every church will remain open during the day to allow the faithful to pray for an end to abortion, to pray for all those affected by the tragedy of abortion, and to pray for the 50 million children murdered by abortion. Finally, Bishop Foys has designated 10 churches to host a Holy Hour for Life beginning at 7:00 p.m., all are strongly encouraged to attend. At St. John the Exposition will be at 1:00 p.m., Holy Hour at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Repose at midnight.
Please note we will have server training near the end of January. All current servers and anyone interested in becoming a server are expected to attend. Training sessions will end with a pizza party. Please stay attuned for dates and times. A server list will be posted in vestibule to sign up.
Volunteers For Lent Activities
Lent is not far away. All persons who have involvement in the various Lenten services and activities will need to gather with Fr. Thomas to review schedules and needs. This meeting will take place the start of February. Further details coming on date and time.
Men’s Group Meeting
Men’s group is forming and will be meeting every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 7:00 to 8:00 am in the parish hall basement. All men are invited. The purpose is to bring men together to help us strengthen our own hearts and strengthen the parish spiritually and practically. Currently using the Catholic program Crossing the Goal as our focus for each meeting which can be found at www.crossingthegoal.com
Have You Made A Cursillo?
Are you looking for a way to find Christ again, or just continue your fourth day? Come join the Restoration Retreat at St Anne’ s retreat center as we strive for a closer relationship with Christ. Men’s Weekend: January 24th-26th, Women’s Weekend: January 31 –Feb. 2, 5:00 pm Friday to Noon Sunday. Contact Deacon Mike Keller. More info covingtoncursillo.org, under News/Events..
Servers Award Ceremony
The Serra Club for Vocations, Northern Kentucky, is pleased to announce that the 2020 Servers Award Ceremony and Solemn Vespers will take place at 3:00 p.m. on the afternoon of Sunday, April 26, 2020 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington. The 2020 Servers Award Ceremony announcement letter is scheduled to be mailed to all parishes later this week, and I have attached that letter to this email so you can go ahead and forward the information to your parish’s server coordinator. The deadline date for parishes to submit their 7th grade server names to event coordinator Paul Manning is Friday, January 31, 2020. If you have any questions regarding the 2020 Servers Award Ceremony, I ask you to please contact Paul directly by phone (859-816-1450) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
For the month of January the Food Pantry needs any non-perishable canned items. Please be generous.
Having completed the Advent/Christmas season our church year now moves to the Sundays in Ordinary Time. It is important that we do not look upon these Sundays as having lesser importance than the Sundays of the two great seasons of the year (Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter), since every Sunday celebrates the resurrection of Jesus. Each celebration of the Lord’s Day is very important. Ordinary Time started last Monday, which explains why this Sunday is the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time.