Brother Rock resides in Covington (Kentucky) and is a dedicated parishioner of the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, where he is a lector and Eucharistic minister. Construction of this cathedral began in 1895 and was completed in 1915. It is a classic example of Gothic architecture. It has 82 stained glass windows from Munich, Germany and the entrance design imitates Notre Dame in Paris. Every year it attracts tourists from all over the world. Brother Rock is responsible for conducting several guided tours each week. He explains the history of the basilica and its architecture. In addition to this task, he volunteers twice a week to go to two Catholic schools in the area to teach basic Spanish. He is also a member of a team that prepares adults to receive the sacraments and enter the Church.
Also living in Covington is our Brother William. He is now retired. His teaching experiences have included a variety of situations, from classroom to individual instruction, from children to adults. He worked with learning disabled students under a government subsidized program that assured education for all students, at whatever level. Most notable in his career was teaching adults at the Hamilton County Justice Center (county jail), where he taught basic reading and math to inmates for twelve years. This ministry was very rewarding, but it saddened Brother William to realize how high the illiteracy rate is in the correctional system. Since our beloved founder, Brother Johannes Höver, wanted the Brothers to be involved in prison ministry, Brother William was truly honored to teach inmates.