St. Edward Church, founded in 1864, is the spiritual home of Roman Catholics in Cynthiana & Harrison County, KY. Our parish has 230 active households or around 380 parishioners. 


Message from our Pastor

Welcome to our St Edward website! Thank you so much for visiting the website of Saint Edward Catholic Church and School. St. Edward’s, a parish of the Diocese of Covington, is located in Cynthiana, KY. The City of Cynthiana is the seat of Harrison County; a place with a long history and an exciting future! Saint Edward’s has a rich traditional role in this community, with many parishioners whose families have been members for generations; as well as a significant number of families who have recently come from other communities.

Ours is a parish where growth in faith and service for Our Lord Jesus Christ is encouraged and fostered through worship, catechesis, devotion to the Sacraments, and volunteerism in a variety of facets. In accord with the teachings of the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church, we seek to prepare our people as witnesses for Our Savior Jesus Christ wherever they may be. As an outreach of our parish, Saint Edward Elementary School provides a quality Christian education for all children of Harrison County and beyond from pre-school through the 5th grade. CLICK HERE to vist the school website for more information. 

Information for participating in or joining our parish life is provided on our website. You can look in the top menu under "I'm New" to find information on joining our Parish. And you can find resources to help with your spiritual life under "Catholic Resources". There is also a table at the bottom right of this home page with other resources for existing or new parishioners. If by chance you have been away from the Church, or are searching for a parish home, please come and visit! We welcome visitors with open arms. I believe you will find St. Edward’s to be exactly the Church you have been looking and waiting for.

On behalf of the wonderful community of St. Edward Catholic Church and School, I welcome you home. May the Lord bless you and keep you in His care, Fr. Niby Kannai, Pastor

Click the picture for weekly reflections from Fr. Niby or his guest priests. 

St Edward Church Bulletins

The Bulletin website our church subscribes to is now back online so you can click this link to navigate there and read this weekend's bulletin as well as past bulletins. And this page in our website also holds the weekly BULLETINS

FYI: Bulletin submissions and requests should be called in to the Parish office or emailed by 10:00am on Wednesdays each week to [email protected] 

Parish Staff

Daily Bible Readings

Father Niby provides daily, suggested Bible readings. CLICK HERE to view past Bible messages and readings. 

Sunday Mass Stream

Catholic Mass from CatholicTV's Chapel of the Holy Cross, celebrated by Msgr. Liam Bergin, for Sunday, January 29, 2023.

For more Sunday and daily mass videos and other types of Catholic videos, CLICK HERE.

How to Pray the Rosary

In this video from Keep Your Faith, they will very simply guide you on how to pray the rosary, step by step

Online Offertory and Donations

You can set up a secure weekly donation or give a one time gift by clicking Online Donation.

Your donations are tax deductible and through this secure electronic fund transfer, your donation goes directly into the account. You can even chose an area of your choice.

We thank you for your support and generosity.




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Our Vision

St. Edward is a welcoming Catholic community centered on the Eucharist, striving to live and share the Good News and grow in discipleship with the Lord.

Mass Times

Mass Schedule:

Daily Mass: Wednesdays - Fridays @ 9:30 AM

Evening Mass:Tuesdays at 6:30PM

Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:30 PM

Sunday Morning Mass: 10:00 AM

Eucharistic Adoration:

Wednesdays 9:45 AM - 7:00 PM
*Solemn Benediction is at 7:00 PM

Fridays: 9:10-9:25am, celebrated by Fr Niby. Everyone is invited to attend. 


Saturday: 4:30 - 5:00 PM

Sunday: 9:00 - 9:30 AM, or

Available by appointment @ (859) 234-5444

Office Hours

Office hours:
Monday-Friday 9am-4pm

email: [email protected]

Phone: 859-234-5444
Fax: 859-234-9823

Parish Council & Committee Members

CLICK HERE for information. 

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Featured Information

**ADORATION COVERAGE NEEDED: Coverage is needed on Wednesdays 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Please contact JoLynn Perraut at 859-298-1629.
**New Church Directory: We are exploring the production of a new Parish Directory. We need a minimum of 75 individuals/families signed up to move forward. With each sitting you receive a free portrait and Parish Directory. There will be sign up opportunity after Masses Feb. 3/4. 

**Anyone wishing to access the church for prayer after regular Mass or Adoration may do so by stopping in the office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Thank you.

**You may have noticed the white crosses on Main Street. Each cross represents 1.7 million abortions performed in the United States from 1973 - 2021. 

**THANK YOU to Becky Paynter for her kind donation of a refrigerator and freezer for our cafeteria. It is very much appreciated by all!!

**CCD: Classes meet every Sunday 8:45 -9:45 am.

**RCIA: Classes meet Thursdays 6:00 to 7:30 pm. in the school library. 

Looking Ahead: In February
1: Maintenance Mtg 6:00 pm
8: School Board Meeting 6:00pm
15: Parish Council Meeting 6:00pm
21: Confirmation 7:00pm
22: Ash Wednesday/Lent begins
22: Finance Meeting 6:00pm
23: ICS Committee Chairman 7:00pm
24: Fish Fry
28: DPAA Dinner 


**Mid-term ends Feb. 3rd with mid-term reports going home Feb. 9th.

**Catholic Schools Week—January 29th –Feb. 4th.

**Feb. 2nd -Thursday—Celebrate BEEing God’s Masterpiece and Wear Black/Yellow/White.

**Feb. 3rd —Friday—Celebrate St. Edward School—Wear P.E. Shirt or any other article of clothing with St. Edward on it.

**Just a reminder of two programs which provide much needed funds for our School at no cost to each of us. Box Tops for Education and Snappy Tomato Pizza give us $$$ back for purchases we make every day. Please see the school office secretary or Mrs. Grable for more information. Thanks for your support! 


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