Parish Organizations

The parish has a variety of organizations to enhance our liturgies, to help us grow in our community, and to serve the needs of others.

 

St. Vincent de Paul Society Conference

The Parish St. Vincent de Paul Conference helps the us address the needs of people around us. The Cathedral’s area of responsibility is the area adjacent to the Church extending several blocks in each direction. The group serves the needy and those requiring emergency assistance within that area. Food, clothing, furniture, medicine/prescriptions and other necessities of life are the usual forms of assistance. No monies are given to recipients of aid. Assistance is in form of food vouchers and certificates (for medical prescriptions) and checks to suppliers as needed. Monies to support the society are collected from parishioners through a targeted monthly collection at the doors of the Cathedral. For more information, call the Parish Office at 859-431-2060.

Cathedral Legacy Society

The Cathedral remains an historic temple of worship after a full century of ministry, and is acknowledged as one of the most beautiful works of religious architecture in America. Founded in 2017, the Cathedral Legacy Society recognizes those who have made current or planned gifts to the Cathedral Endowment Fund for the benefit of generations to come. If you have already included the Cathedral in your plans, please let us know. Your gift qualifies you for membership in both the Cathedral Legacy Society and the Diocesan Legacy Society.

Cathedral Ladies Society

The purpose of the Society is to undertake and carry out any social or spiritual activity for the general benefit of the parish, the society, or the poor and to help provide financial support for the parish needs not covered in the budget.

The membership is to include any woman of the parish, single or married, or any woman recommended by a member of the Ladies Society. For more information, call the Parish Office at 859-431-2060.

 Bishop’s Choir

The Covington Cathedral Bishop’s Choir is a group of all-volunteer singers which provides choral music for Sunday morning liturgy at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, as well as major feast days and concert dates. The choir’s vast repertoire includes virtually every sacred music style from Gregorian Chant (7th Century AD) to the present. In addition to service at the Cathedral, the choir has toured as ambassadors of sacred music beyond the USA. For a more detailed history and information about concerts, tours, and organs, see the Cathedral Concert Series website. For more information, call the Parish Office at 859-431-2060.

 Anawim of Covington

Anawim of Covington provides music for the Sunday evening mass at the Cathedral as well as on other special occasions. While primarily focusing on contemporary liturgical music, it also has traditional and classical music in its repertoire. For more information, call the Parish Office at 859-431-2060.

Ushers, Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, servers

Ushers or those in charge of hospitality serve to greet people as they come to liturgies, provide guidance for seating, and perform other services in the context of the liturgy. Lectors serve as readers at our liturgies. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion help with the distribution of holy communion and help take holy communion to the homebound. Servers are both youth and adults who assist the deacon and priests at liturgies. For more information, call the Parish Office at 859-431-2060.

Greeters and Docents

Greeters are present in the Cathedral when ever the Cathederal is open for visitors. They welcome pilgrims and help them with basic information about the Cathedral and the parish. We are always in need of volunteers to help in this important ministry which includes many non-parishioners. If you think you may be able to serve in this ministry, please contact the Parish.

Docents are men and women who have learned about the faith, history, art, and architecture of the Cathedral and give tours to visiting groups at the Cathedral. Tours are scheduled for individual groups throughout the week and also are given after many of the 10:00 a.m. mass on Sundays.

For more information, call the Parish Office at 859-431-2060.

Garden Guild

The Garden Guild helps maintain the gardens and grounds surrounding the Cathedral. For more information, call the Parish Office at 859-431-2060.

Adult Faith Formation Committee

The Adult Faith Formation Committee of the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption Parish is engaged in providing diverse programs of mind, body and spirit which invite others to a deeper realization of God’s love while promoting growth toward personal wholeness. For more information, call the Parish Office at 859-431-2060.

Parish Pastoral Council

The Parish Pastoral Council serves as a consultative body to assist the pastor fulfill his responsibilities as he leads the parish. It includes the following subcommittees: Building Maintenance, Christian Service, Education, Executive, Finance and Worship.

Bereavement Committee

The Bereavement Committee helps families upon the death of a loved one. The primarily assist with the planning of the funeral.
For more information, call the Parish Office at 859-431-2060.

Cathedral Prayer Network

The Cathedral Parish has a network of parishioners who pray the the particular needs of others, especially our sick members.

For more information, call the Parish Office at 859-431-2060.

Religious Education Programs

Check out our religious education web page for more information about the various programs the Cathedral Parish offers.