US Catholic Bishops will begin a special National Eucharistic Revival on June 19, 2022. The Bishops of the United States are calling for a three-year grassroots revival of devotion and belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. They believe that God wants to see a movement of Catholics across the United States, healed, converted, formed, and unified by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist—and sent out in mission “for the life of the world.” These three years will culminate in the first National Eucharistic Congress in the United States in almost fifty years. Almost a hundred thousand Catholics will join together in Indianapolis for a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage toward the “source and summit” of our Catholic faith.
The DPAA is an invitation for each of us to respond with sacrificial love with a gift that will touch the lives of thousands of men, women, and children throughout our Diocese. Our IHM Parish goal is $142,700 that will help fund many of the Diocese-wide agencies. Any amount collected over our goal is returned to our parish and will be used toward repair of our parking lot.
Administrative Assistant for IHM Parish Religious Education Program, Burlington, KY. Part Time: 25 -30 hours per week. An undergraduate degree is preferred with 1 – 3 years of experience. Attention to detail, good communication and strong computer skills are imperative (MS Office Suite). Must be able to work varied hours, afternoon/ evening/ occasional weekends according to scheduled programs or events. Reports to and works closely with the Director of Religious Education & the Assistant Religious Education Coordinator. If interested in joining a diligent RE team committed to excellence in the Faith Formation of children & youth please contact Sr. Armella Pietrowski, CDP, firstname.lastname@example.org 859-689-5010, ext. 225 or Amy Malventano, email@example.com , 859-689-5010, ext. 263
Architect's rendering of sanctuary renovation changes....bringing more attention to the crucifix and incorporating "Marian" colors into the scheme. We will have brighter lighting. Tile down the center aisle leads up to the fully tiled sanctuary--both with a darker border tile and step nosing. Large rendering with materials will be on display in our gathering space.
Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Burlington, Ky. is looking for an energetic, faith-filled, actively practicing Catholic to coordinate and lead our parish Youth Ministry program. The Youth Minister plans and facilitates the activities of junior high and high school youth, training and meeting regularly with youth leadership in the parish. The successful candidate will lead weekly group events, organize and support discipleship groups, run retreats, and provide youth with opportunities to serve in leadership roles both in the parish and the community. Preferred characteristics of the desired candidate include: An undergraduate degree and prior experience in Catholic youth ministry. This is a part-time position (20 hours/week) with frequent work in evenings or weekends. For a full job description or to submit a resume, please contact Fr. Jim Schaeper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The current administration's budget proposal works to overturn the 45 year old Hyde Amendment which prohibits taxpayer funded abortions. Powerful members of Congress want to fund abortion through taxes. Clicking on the link Say No to Taxpayer Funded Abortion will direct you to the USCCB website where you can learn more and sign the petition.
Since for all practical purposes almost all restrictions have been lifted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, it is time that we as Catholics "get back to normal" and one again make Sunday Mass a regular part of our lives. Therefore, as of Saturday, June 12th I am lifting the dispensation from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass that was granted to all parishioners of the Diocese of Covington. Of course, those who are sick and/or unable to attend Mass for a truly legitimate reason, do not need a dispensation. We look forward to welcoming you back to the community of believers as we join together in praising and glorifying our Lord in the Eucharist. Be assured always of my prayers. Please, pray for me. Your devotedly in the Eucharistic Lord, Most Reverend Roger J. Foys, D.D. Bishop of Covington
We have begun planning for the final phase of our on-going Capital Campaign--Honoring the Past, Securing the Future, thanks to the continuing generosity of our parish family. This phase will be the renovation of our worship space. Msgr. Dominic has appointed an advisory committee, and Bishop Foys has given permission to hire an architect. We will keep the parish informed as we move through this lengthy process.
Bingo Supports Our School! Our Parish School is a mission of our Parish. All parishioners need to support our Bingo! We have started playing Bingo, but we desperately need your help. Our Bingo is a significant fundraiser for our parish/school, and we need 8 volunteers every Friday night to make it a success! Without bingo over the last 15 months, and with our Offertory down, bingo has restarted none too soon. Volunteers will be provided training upon arrival. We would ask volunteers over age 15 signup. Sign Up here by clicking on the title above.
Once again someone is spoofing our email domain and is sending thousands of emails using a spoofed IHM email address. The content of the email mentions a Chase or PayPal account problem or "I need a favor". We will not contact you by email to say we need your help please send Gift Cards. Please be careful about emails you receive. Never reply to such emails. Any questions--give the office a call. Please do not become a victim.
“In view of the gravity of the current pandemic and the lack of availability of alternative vaccines, the reasons to accept the new COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna are sufficiently serious to justify their use, despite their remote connection to morally compromised cell lines. “Receiving one of the COVID-19 vaccines ought to be understood as an act of charity toward the other members of our community. In this way, being vaccinated safely against COVID-19 should be considered an act of love of our neighbor and part of our moral responsibility for the common good.”
All of us are on a spiritual journey; all are at different mileposts on that journey. Since the very earliest days of the Catholic Church, there has been a process of accepting men, women, children, and entire families into the Church. This process, which we today call the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults/Children (RCIA/RCIC), follows the mission commanded by Jesus Christ: "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit." (Matthew 28)
Deacon Greg Kandra (Brooklyn, former CBS news writer) discusses today's news, answering the question "what's a Catholic to do?". Impeachment, drone strikes, primaries, polls, scandals.....how do we stay above the fray and keep our sanity? Click on the link above to read Deacon's article from the Feb 2nd issue of Our Sunday Visitor.
There is yet another email scam making the IHM rounds that at first glance appears to be from a staff member. It is not. The email asks for your "Immediately Response" or to help by sending him iTunes gift cards to help a hospital patient. Please just delete this email; do not click on any of the links or reply to the email. Do not become a victim! Call the office if you have any concerns.