Our Catholic Identity
With a mission to "embrace the gospel message of Jesus Christ in order to educate young men spiritually, academically, physically, and socially," Covington Catholic High School strives to assist parents and families in forming a Catholic philosophy and identity within students here. The faculty, staff and administration take this responsibility most seriously and our curriculum, facility, and daily activities reflect this commitment.
Students are required to study the basics of the Catholic faith, Sacred Scripture, Sacraments, Morality and Vocations under the guidelines of the Diocese of Covington in conjunction with the Didache series of texts, as mandated by our bishop.
In addition, students are given multiple opportunities to express their Catholic faith outside of the classroom.
- Members of our learning community can attend rosary service every Tuesday and Thursday morning, a 40-year tradition.
- Mass is offered in our chapel every Friday morning before school.
- Confessions are heard every other Wednesday during lunch period.
- The entire student body attends monthly Mass in our gymnasium.
- Priests from our surrounding parishes visit during both Advent and Lent to administer the sacrament of Reconciliation to the entire student body.
All underclassmen attend a “Day of Reflection” in the Spring and our graduating class of seniors participate in a “Senior Retreat”, which is truly a life and faith changing experience.
However, nowhere is our Catholic identity more evident, than in our service to the community. The student body annual requirement for community service to the poor and needy is 8,500 hours per year. During the 2017-18 school year the students performed over 17,800 hours of volunteer work, far surpassing what is required. We take great pride in our service to the mentally and physically handicapped through “Special Olympic” events and Redwood School, as well as our work tutoring and mentoring underprivileged children in area schools. Last year we assisted over 130 local and area agencies with genuine concern and compassion through their commitment to volunteer work.