From the Rector’s Desk –
As we welcome parishioners back to the public celebration of Masses at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, we do so with the safety and health of everyone as the first priority as we have put into place the diocesan Protocols for Celebrating the Liturgy amid Covid19.
Please take the time to read the protocols because though our churches are open for Masses things will not be as they were before the pandemic began. The health and well being of the people of God is first and foremost. This means that necessary changes to the way we are accustomed to gathering for liturgical celebrations are needed. Please watch the video message above from the Most Reverend Roger J. Foys about returning to church for the celebration of Mass.
In order to ensure proper social distancing the maximum number of people allowed in the Cathedral is less than one third of the overall capacity. I encourage parishioners and visitors to consider attending perhaps the 4:30 pm Saturday Mass or the 7:30am Sunday Mass, our two least attended Masses. Cathedral ushers will be available at all parish Masses to assist and help things to go as smoothly as possible and ensure that the protocols are followed so that everyone can stay healthy and safe at liturgies.
It has been a long and trying couple of months for everyone. Let us continue to pray to Our Lord for end to this pandemic and for all healthcare workers and those on the front lines who care for the sick and suffering.
Fr. Ryan Maher
The Mother Church of the
Diocese of Covington
The Sunday Mass is broadcast at 5:00 p.m. Sunday on MeTV. Over the air channel 5-2, Cincinnati Bell Fioptics channels 23 or 291, Spectrum-Northern KY channel 188, Spectrum- Hamilton Co. channel 993. You can view the live-streaming Mass by clicking the link above or go to the Mass Broadcast page.
Mass Schedule (effective May 20, 2020)
Daily Mass: Monday thru Friday 8:15 a.m.
(Memorial Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving Day Mass is at 9:00 a.m.)
Weekend Masses: Saturday Vigil Mass – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 7:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 5:30 p.m.
Plus other scheduled Liturgies
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Temporarily suspended until further notice
Confessions (Reconcilation Room)
Friday 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Or by appointment
Cathedral Basilica is open only for schedule liturgies
St. Mary’s Park
Cathedral Parish Office:
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cathedral Endowment Fund
The mission of the endowment fund is to support the preservation of the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption by establishing a lasting legacy for the maintenance, repair and restoration of our beautiful Cathedral building
Many Catholics choose to hold their wedding in the Mother Church of the Diocese. To get information about scheduling, marriage preparation, cost, wedding guidelines and other requirements, please contact the Parish Office at 859-431-2060.