News for the week of April 20, 2014

Eucharistic Adoration
Eucharistic Adoration will resume on Monday, April 21, at 8:00 a.m. More>

R.C.I.A. will meet on Thursday, April 24, at 7:00 p.m. in the Providence Center. Please continue to pray for those who were welcomed into the Church at the Easter Vigil:

Ursula Millward, George Shelton, Shawna Nestheide, Stephen Haubner More>

Altar Linen Schedule
Altar Linen Schedule for the weekend of April 26 and 27, is Elaine Grever and Dot Connolly. More>

Divine Mercy Sunday
Divine Mercy Sunday, which is celebrated on the second Sunday of Easter, was proclaimed by Pope John Paul II in 2000. This feast pays special attention to God’s infinite mercy and forgiveness of sins as revealed to Sister Faustine Kowalski. The Divine Mercy Novena begins on Good Friday and ends on Divine Mercy Sunday. Novena booklets are available in both vestibules. Please take one. More>

First Communion - Retreat
All the little children that are preparing to make their First Holy Communion will be making a retreat next Sunday, April 27, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Providence Center. Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare for that very special day when they will receive the Body and Blood of Christ for the first time. More>

First Communion - Practice
Practice will be held on Tuesday evening, April 29, in Church. The children must be there at 6:30 p.m. and the parents must be there at 8:00 p.m. On Friday, May 2, the second graders only will practice for First Communion at 1:00 p.m. in the Church. More>

First Communion - Mass Time Change
The 12:15 p.m. Mass on Sunday, May 4, will be changed to 12:30 p.m. This change is due to our 2nd grade children making their First Holy Communion. If you know of anyone who usually comes to the 12:15 p.m. Mass, please spread the word. Thank you! More>

Eucharistic Adoration Needs Adorers
Adorers are needed for the following times: 4:00 a.m. on Monday; 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and 6:00 p.m. on Friday. Call Kathy Smith at 468-5157. More>

Photo Directories
If you were unable to pick up your complimentary copy, you can stop by the church rectory during the week (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday). If you wish to purchase a copy your cost will be $5.00. More>

Parish Health Ministry
We are in need of a Registered Nurse to take over as coordinator of our parish Health Ministry. If you are looking for a way to serve our Parish community, we ask you to consider this opportunity.

The Parish Health Ministry is an outreach program designed to promote a healthier community – physically, spiritually and emotionally. We have MANY volunteers working in this ministry who s... More>

NCC 500 Club
Beginning Friday, May 2, 2014 a new year will begin for the 500 Club Raffle. For yearly dues of $50.00, club members have the chance to win $100.00 each week. Members will receive a card with (2) numbers. Winning numbers are determined each Friday based on a random drawing. A check for $100 will be mailed to the member who has the winning number. A member has (52) chances to win $100 plus an e... More>

NewCath Basketball Camps
NewCath Basketball Camps for grade school students. The girls’ camp will be held June 9 – 12 and the boys’ camp will be June 16 – 19. The cost will be $55 if registered before May 23. Incoming freshman are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more details, registration form and waiver, visit or stop up NCC from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Ke... More>

Heroin: Awareness, Prevention, Resources
This important presentation has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 22, at 7:00 p.m. in the undercroft of St. Mary Parish, Alexandria. Presenter is Ashel Krutzkamp, MSN, RN, SANE, nurse manager at the Emergency Room for St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Refreshments will be provided. Heroin addiction knows no age and has touched all of our communities. Come to be informed and empowered. More>

“Girls Nite Out” Gift Gathering Party
“Girls Nite Out” Gift Gathering Party to benefit the Sisters of Divine Providence - Please join us on Friday, April 25, from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Activity Center in Fr. Thomas for a social with the Sisters of Divine Providence. Free beer, wine, soft drinks and appetizers provided. A donation to be used at the Evening Under the Oaks fundraiser is appreciated. Sample donations includ... More>

St. Mary’s Adult Formation Team
St. Mary’s Adult Formation Team invites you to come hear Robert Rogers who will speak about losing his wife and four children in a flash flood and why he was spared. He will share his story on how tragedy took his family but could not take his faith. He teaches others to “Love a Life of No Regrets” with inspiring words and music. Please save the date – Wednesday, May 7, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s ... More>

Job Opportunities - Sisters of Notre Dame
Sisters of Notre Dame are currently seeking part time LPNs and part time Nursing Students or Certified Nursing Assistants to care for their retired sisters in their long term care unit located in Covington, Ky. Both 5 hours and 8 hours shifts are available. If interested in working in this loving home environment, please mail resume to Sisters of Notre Dame, 1601 Dixie Highway, Covington, Ky. 41... More>

Job Opportunities - Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Covington is looking for part-time Volunteers for Grounds and Building Maintenance at our Latonia agency office. Part-time – twice a month for approximately. a half day. Duties include: a variety of general repair, troubleshooting, and proactive building maintenance tasks such as painting, minor plumbing repairs (running toilet, leaky faucet), changing light bulbs, a... More>

Welcome Home!
Have you been away from the Church for awhile and thinking about returning? Are you non-Catholic but interested in learning more about the Catholic faith?

We invite you to contact the rectory with any questions or concerns you have. Please have a look at our R.C.I.A.Program as well for information about returning to or beginning your faith.

Catholics Come is a good site to visit if you are still undecided.

Weekly Raffle Winners
Winners for Sunday, April 13

$100.00 - Ron & Nickole Ketterer
$ 50.00 - Karly Meyer
$ 25.00 - Rob Hauber

Parish Library
There is no library recommendation this week.

Fr. Al’s 60th Photos
Pictures of Father Al Ruschman’s 60th Anniversary Celebration are available online thanks to photographer Brooke Bucher. Click here to check them out.

Downloadable versions of the photos are also available. Click here to download them.
From the Pastor's Desk
And a Blessed and Happy Easter to all. …which is not the same thing as saying “seasons greetings,” but a prayer from the priests, the deacon and the rectory staff that your Easter this year is truly a celebration of our “Easter” in the Risen Lord. We all pray for good health, safety and job security. Let us also pray for God’s presence in our lives. It takes patience and humility to do this. Whatever our personal circumstances, the world takes on a deeper meaning and beauty if God is a part of the picture.

Secondary School Assessment. For the 2013-2014 school year the Diocese of Covington assessed St. Thomas $73,470.00. The parish has just paid the fourth quarter ($18,367.50). Paid in full! This assessment aids many of the Catholic High Schools in the Diocese, including Newport Central Catholic High School.

Diocesan Parish Annual Appeal (2013). The latest rebate cheque received was in the amount of $1,609.44. The total rebate from the 2013 DPAA is $27,516.03.
Fr. Cooney
Today's Services
Monday, April 21, 2014
  • 7:00 AM
    Ded: Julie Genau
  • 8:15 AM
    Ded: Othelia Post
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