This is an exciting week for the Diocese of Covington, as we welcome a new bishop for our diocese. His name is Father John Iffert, and he is a priest of the Diocese of Belleville, Illinois. Bishop-elect Iffert is 53 years old. He has been a pastor, a university chaplain, leader of Teens Encounter Christ, and a founder of a homeless shelter in Belleville. 

On Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 7 pm, there will be Solemn Vespers with and for our new bishop. All are invited. The Installation Mass will take place at 3 pm at the Cathedral. You must have a ticket to enter the Cathedral for the Installation Mass. Each parish has been given only two tickets for the Mass. It will be followed by a reception at the Convention Center here in Covington, beginning at 6 pm. All are invited to the reception.