Get Involved

Everyone has their own unique gifts to offer which enhance the life of the parish. Take a look at the following list of ministries to see what interests you. Don’t see anything? We welcome your ideas (and your energy) for new ways to enrich our parish and the surrounding community.

If you participate in one of these groups and would like to request a change to the information displayed below, please send an email to motherofgod@mother-of-god.org or use this website’s contact form.

Worship

Liturgy and Worship Committee

This committee prepares vibrant celebrations of the Eucharist on a weekly and seasonal basis.
For more information, contact Fr. Michael Comer at 859-291-2288.

Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Servers, Sacristans, Greeters and Ushers

Sunday Masses, weekday Masses and funerals. New volunteers are always welcome. Training available.
For more information, contact Lisa Wetterich at 513-484-5334, or the church office at 859-291-2288.

Ladies Altar Society

Members launder the altar linens and the ministers’ robes, make altar cloths and purchase items needed for the liturgy. On the fourth Sunday of the month, members sit together at the 9:30 Mass.
For more information, contact Louise Dickman at 859-578-0093.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

During 11:30 am Sunday Mass, except in July. Children are called forward before the readings to gather downstairs and, using age-appropriate materials, learn the Good News about Jesus.
For more information, contact Mary Beth Ryan at 859-341-8264.

Eucharistic Adoration

Every Thursday, 12:45-5 pm. Parishioners spend an hour or half-hour in adoration at church each week.

Bereavement Ministry

Volunteers assist families with funeral services on the day of the funeral.
For more information: Contact Carol Fausz at 859-291-2288.

Choir

Sunday, 9:30 am Mass; Rehearsal on Thursdays, 8-9:30 pm. Weddings, funerals and other services, as needed.
For more information, contact John Carpenter, organist and choir master, at 513-521-0506 or mailto:wingandprayer852@yahoo.com.

Contemporary Ensemble

Sunday, 11:30 am Mass; Rehearsal on Wednesdays, 8 pm. The Contemporary Ensemble is a dynamic group of musicians who have provided music at the 11:30 Mass for more than 40 years. Featuring a mix of guitar, piano, synthesizer, percussion, trumpets, bass and harmonies, these ministers lead the congregation in songs that range from contemporary, gospel, rock and traditional in style. Several members are published composers who contribute original tunes to the repertoire. Guest artists join in on occasion.

Requirements: We look for people who have a passion for music – whether self-taught or professionally trained – who work well with others and want to explore the power of music and prayer.

For more information, see the Contemporary Ensemble’s page. Contact Cindy Duesing, director, at 859-512-1063 or mailto:cduesing@twc.com.

Audio and Video

Volunteer technicians at the Sunday Masses assist the community to participate more fully. StreamSpot is accessed through the parish website for viewing at home in real time or via our archives.
For more information, contact Aaron Duesing at mailto:aduesing@twc.com.

Evangelization/Discipleship

Education Committee

Provides opportunities for continuing faith formation to the parish on all levels. Speakers, book clubs and other events are coordinated throughout the year.
For more information, contact Tanya Stager at 859-331-4151 or mailto:tmstager@fuse.net.

Sacramental Preparation for Children

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist preparation for children in second grade and older. Children attending public and Catholic schools are asked to participate in these sessions. Registration announced in the bulletin.
Confirmation Preparation — for members of our parish in the junior high grades occurs every other year. We partner with other parishes in our area.
For more information, contact Debbie Bartlett at 859-916-5156 or mailto:dbartlett1948@gmail.com.

FORMED Online Studies

Provides a wide range of Catholic study materials: Video programs, Bible studies, movies, books, audio programs.
http://motherofgod119.formed.org

Baptism Preparation, Marriage Preparation

Contact Judy McGovern at 859-291-2288.

Prince of Peace School

625 Pike Street, Covington, 859-431-5153
www.popcov.org
Kathy Handorf, principal, mailto:khandorf@popcov.com
Catholic Montessori education for age 3 through grade 8.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm. Year-round. RCIA is faith formation for adults responding to God’s call to become Catholic Christians through the Sacraments of Initiation.
For more information, contact Deacon Tom Dushney at 859-750-8536 or mailto:tdushney@fuse.net.

Know Your Faith Lectures/Discussions

Thursdays, 11 am and 6:30 pm, in church. Talks on scriptures, prayer and the Catholic faith by Fr. Mike Comer, pastor.

Fellowship/Service to the Parish

Hospitality

Planning activities and events to make people feel welcome and involved in our parish. Parish events include:

  • New parishioner brunch
  • Mardi Gras
  • Holy Thursday dinner
  • Parish picnic
  • Oktoberfest
  • Christmas Carolfest
  • Christmas party

Help with planning, setup, serving and cleanup.
For more information, contact Bridget Kaiser at mailto:bkaiser@shdhs.org.

Coffee and Donuts

The Coffee and Donuts team provides an opportunity for socializing after the 9:30 and 11:30 am Sunday Masses. Volunteers serve donuts and coffee, then clean up afterward. Volunteers sign up for one Sunday a month. Total time commitment each Sunday is about one hour.

For more information: Contact Maxine Trouten at 859-331-4920 or mtrouten@fuse.net.

Parish Finance Council

Members of this council work with the pastor to take care of the facilities and meet all financial responsibilities.
For more information, contact Michael Sketch at mailto:michael.sketch@fuse.net.

Communications Committee

This group works to build community among parishioners and beyond via sound communication practices that promote knowledge and understanding of:

  • issues the parish is facing and how they are being addressed
  • opportunities to get involved in the parish and whom to contact
  • parish and diocesan events and initiatives

The committee also serves as a consultative resource for the pastor to communicate important messages, both internally and externally, including those of a sensitive nature.

Requirements: We are always looking for good communicators who write well for print and web, who have a knowledge of print, video and/or social media and/or some experience with public relations.

For more information: Contact Cindy Duesing at 859-512-1063 or cduesing@twc.com.

Fair Trade Coffee Sellers

This group sells Fair Trade coffee and other items on the first Sunday of the month after 9:30 am Mass in the hall.
For more information, contact Vicki Cimprich at 859-341-0093 or mailto:vjc1@zoomtown.com; or Tanya Stager at 859-331-4151 or mailto:tmstager@fuse.net.

Parish Pastoral Council (PPC)

The council studies, discusses and advises the pastor on all important parish matters. The 2018 members are:

Chair: Cindy Hassan, mailto:chassan@fuse.net
Dave Boyle, mailto:daveboyleky@gmail.com
Cindy Duesing, mailto:cduesing@twc.com
Tom Dushney, mailto:tdushney@fuse.net
Craig Davidson, mailto:craigdson@gmail.com
Bridget Kaiser, mailto:bkaiser@shdhs.org
Mary Ann Kelly, mailto:kellymaryg@fuse.net
Lynn Molitor, mailto:yogalynn3210@yahoo.com
Stever Oberjohn, mailto:steveo1007@mac.com
Mark Rosing, mailto:mrosing1@gmail.com
Mary Jo Schuerman, mailto:Schuerman44@gmail.com
Michael Sketch, mailto:michael.sketch@fuse.net
Kathy Wedig Stevie, mailto:kwsmd52@gmail.com

Health and Wellness Ministry

Minister to parishioners who are sick and those in care facilities with visits, phone calls and greeting cards. Fourth Sunday screening for blood pressures; other health screenings. Health advocacy.
For more information, contact Ed Staat at 859-250-6006 or mailto:gdnrse@gmail.com.

History and Tour Guides

Give regular tours of church to visitors and new parishioners. No experience needed; training and information will be provided.
For more information, contact Mary Ann Kelly at mailto:kellymaryg@fuse.net.

Outreach/Service by the Parish

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Vincentians meet with clients on a one-on-one basis to address their immediate needs. The parish conference provides assistance with food, clothing, rent, utilities, transportation, and companionship to those facing economic, emotional or spiritual crisis. To do this, they take up a quarterly collection. Annual Bundle Sundays encourage parishioners to donate used items to be distributed through SVDP-NKY.
For more information, contact Aaron Wolfe Bertling at mailto:aaronjwb@gmail.com.

Giving Tree

Volunteers put up a Christmastree in the back of church and attach cards to the tree with names of local charities and references to children of families that we know, with gift suggestions.
For more information, contact Harold and Maxine Trouten, 859-331-4920.

Welcome House

205 Pike Street, Covington
Welcome House provides emergency shelter for women and children and emergency assistance for homeless individuals and families. Has transitional housing facility for families at Gardens of Greenup.
For more information, contact Cheryl Johnson at 859-431-8717 or mailto:rapjohn@zoomtown.com.

Deaf Community

Worships at 11:30 am Sunday Mass together and continues with a social or business meeting as needed afterwards in the Hall.

For more information: Contact Mark Rosing at mailto:mrosing1@yahoo.com.

BeConcerned

1100 W. Pike Street
859-291-6789
www.beconcerned.org
Provides free food monthly to low-income families and seniors. Largest pantry in Northern KY. Betty’s Treasures Thrift Store at the same address is open to the public, offering housewares, clothing and furniture at nominal prices. Offers additional seasonal programs to assist low-income families.
For more information, contact Nancy Hiltibrand at 859-468-2722 or mailto:nhiltibrand@gmail.com.

Pro-Life Committee

Committee works to raise awareness of life issues and Church teaching and to encourage action in the defense of life. Meetings as needed.
For more information: Contact Carole Lonneman at 291-8935 or mailto:Clonneman@fuse.net.

Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky

634 Scott Blvd., Covington
Provides life-saving shelter in cold weather and life-changing residence program in the summer. Volunteers help the guests in mornings and evenings and serve the evening meal.

For more information, contact Dave Boyle at mailto:daveboyleky@gmail.com or
Kelly Kremer at 859-291-4555 or mailto:knkremer@vorys.com.

Social Concerns Committee

Works with Northern Kentucky Intercommunity Justice & Peace Committee (NK-IJPC) to raise awareness of justice issues, educate about Catholic social teaching and encourage and initiate experiences of working for justice and charity. Mets on the first Thursday of the month at Kenton County Library, 502 Scott Blvd. See facebook.com/pg/nkjpc2017/posts for updates.

For more information, contact David Braukman at 513-315-9527 or dbraukman@fuse,net.

Healthpoint Family Care

(formerly Pike Street Clinic)
1401 Madison Ave., 859-655-6100
Only clinic serving the homeless population of Northern Kentucky. Appreciated: donations of personal supplies, diabetic supplies, bus passes.

For more information, contact Laurel Greis at mailto:laurel@fuse.net.

Family Promise

Support homeless families, keeping them together until they find stability. Assist host parishes with feeding, sheltering, transporting family members.

For more information, visit nkyfamilypromise.org or contact Vicki Sue and Frank David at mailto:francisvicki2017@gmail.com.

Knights of St. John

We are a Catholic men’s service organization. Members and their families are active on a long list of volunteer activities in the Church and in our communities. We also provide scholarships for students in local Catholic high schools. This enables us to profess our faith to others.

For more information, contact Jim Kiger at 859-341-6235 or mailto:jkiger3@gmail.com; or Vic Canfield at 859-291-2288.

Catholic Charities

3629 Church Street, Covington
859-581-8974
www.covingtoncharities.org
Provides volunteer mentoring, adoption services, housing and home ownership assistance, mental health counseling and substance-abuse treatment.

For more information, contact Cindy Hassan at mailto:chassan@fuse.net.

Including Parish Kitchen
Pike and Russell Streets, 859-581-7745
www.parishkitchen.org
Serves a full, hot meal daily, 11:30 am-1:30 pm

Including Jail Ministry
Volunteers teach parenting skills classes to incarcerated fathers in local jails. Course materials provided. Two hours per week for eight weeks.

For more information, contact Lee Metzger at 859-394-6260 or mailto:LMetzger@aswdlaw.com.