Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Mother of God Church
Built in 1871
The Catholic Church is more than bricks and mortar; it is the people who, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, bring her mission to life.
But the structure you see before you is a tangible expression of the deeply rooted faith of the German immigrants who founded this parish community in 1841; its artistry and craftsmanship their labor of love for God, our Creator, and Jesus Christ, our Savior.
The pews are stained with tears of joy and sorrow. The marble thresholds are worn from the footsteps of all who have come to be baptized, to receive the Holy Eucharist, to be married, and to mourn for their dead.
Like our forebears, we pledge to be people of faith and action. We open our doors to all who seek a spiritual home, and we build on the foundation they established to nurture and inspire generations to come.
In an increasingly secular world, it is vital to have a shelter for our souls, a place that grounds us unerringly in the Truth.
May Mother of God Church always be that place.
"What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith
Erected by Mother of God Catholic Church.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1841.
Location. 39° 5.054′ N, 84° 30.763′ W. Marker is in Covington, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is on West 6th Street west of Washington Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 W 6th St, Covington KY 41011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mother of God Church / "Cradle of the Arts" (a few steps from this marker); Appreciating our Music Ministry (a few steps from this marker); Covington & Lexington Turnpike (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Geo. V. Flaig (about 700 feet away); Arnold House (about 700 feet away); Northern KY’s 1st Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Noted Historian (approx. ¼ mile away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.