From the Rector’s Desk…
A message about Christmas liturgies
During this season of Advent, as we patiently and prayerfully wait, anticipating the celebration of Christ’s birth, I know that many are making plans and that preparations are in progress to adjust family traditions held dear at this time of year. All with the purpose to celebrate the joy of our Savior’s birth while keeping ourselves, our families, and our community, safe and healthy during these extraordinary times.
Please keep in mind that parish churches in the Diocese have limited seating capacity because of the protocols in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. While the limited capacity has not been an issue at regular weekend Masses in the Cathedral over the last nine months, it could be an issue for some Christmas Masses… but it is hard to tell. When we resumed public Masses in May, we priests all thought that we would have overflow crowds at Masses, however, that was not the case.
The dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass is still in effect due to continuing illness and health risks from the virus. Historically, the 5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass and the Midnight Mass are the most crowded here. Not really knowing what to expect this year because of the pandemic and the current surge of positive cases, parishioners and visitors may want to consider attending the Christmas morning Masses. Reservations are not being taken for Christmas Masses at the Cathedral. The Midnight Mass will be live streamed on this site and broadcast live on WLWT 5.2 MeTV.
Please click on the boxes below to see the Cathedral’s Christmas Mass schedule and the Covington Deanery’s Christmas Mass schedule. The complete list of Mass times for the Diocese can be found in the Messenger.
I wish you a blessed season of Advent!
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.
Everyone who visits the Cathedral for Mass and liturgies is required to wear a face covering. This is a small sacrifice we all can make for the health and well being of everyone who visits the Cathedral Basilica. Let us pray for an end to this pandemic, for all those who have died because of it and for all who care for the sick and infirmed.
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.
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 (Reconciliation 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 not open to visit or tour at this time, the
Cathedral Basilica is open only for scheduled liturgies and confession.
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.