St. Edward Catholic Church and School
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Outreach Opportunities

Outreach Opportunities

The Bereavement Committee's mission is to serve the needs of parishioners who experience the death of a loved one.

When the parish office receives word of the death of a parishioner and after a contact person for the family is identified, if desired, a member of the Bereavement Committee will contact her/him.

They offer the following services to parishioners:
- assistance with preparing the Mass of Christian Burial or Memorial Mass
- provide food preparation.
- provide house sitting
- provide home care for children, the elderly, and the handicapped.
- provide assistance with reception, serving and cleaning up.

PLEASE allow the Committee members to assist you with the details surrounding the visitation, funeral, burial and reception. There is no charge for these services. They are provided by parishioners for parishioners to assist you at this difficult time.

Contact Helen Whitaker at 234.4217 for more information or if you would like to become part of this ministry.


Clothing Closet - Volunteers are needed to help in the operation of our community's nonprofit clothing closet in Cynthiana.

Contact the director to volunteer or for more information.


Communion to the Homebound We wish to reach out to those who are homebound on in nursing care by providing pastoral care in the form of visits and Communion calls.

The pastor ordinarily visits homebound parishioners on First Friday. He is available to hear Confessions and celebrate the Anointing of the Sick at that time. Our extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion regularly distribute Holy Communion to the homebound and to those residing in nursing facility.

Please remember hospitals and nursing facilities do not automatically call the parish office when you or someone in your family is hospitalized, placed in a nursing facility or becomes homebound.

Contact the church office at 234.5444 to request Communion to the homebound.


Food Pantry - volunteers are needed to help in the operation of our community's food pantry.

Contact Margaret Watson at 234.1649 to volunteer or for more information

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults if you know someone (family member, co-worker, neighbor or friend) who may be interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith please invite them to consider the RCIA. Each September a new class of candidates begins. The class usually meets once a week for two hours from September until after Easter.

Contact the church office at 234.5444 for more information.