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

FYI: Take this link to a website with our St Edward church bulletins. I try and post the newest one the Friday before the mass it will be given out at. If you won't be able to attend mass on any given Sunday, you can still catch up with what's going on in church and school by looking at the Bulletin posted online. And if you need to see who the masses are being said for that next week, who the Liturgical ministers are for the weekend masses, and who is serving for Fr Niby, this is a good resource to use weekly. It's even a great idea to bookmark the bulletin website as a Favorite on your phone or home computer for quicker access.

FYI #2: Bulletin submissions and requests should be called in to the Parish office or emailed by 10:00am on Wednesdays each week to [email protected] 

Click HERE to view a library of our St Edward bulletins, starting with February's in 2022. Each bulletin I post to this website will stay on it. 

Parish Staff

Daily Bible Readings

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

Sunday Mass Stream

Sunday, Sept 25: D.C. Basilica Sunday Mass Livestream, Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. 

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

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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

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Featured Information

**Anyone interested in joining the church choir may contact Beth Laytart or the Parish Office.

**Sept. 28—Finance Committee Meeting at 6pm in the school library.

**October 1– Annual Walk for Life, Capital Grounds in Frankfort, registration near the Capital steps at 1pm. At 2pm the celebration of the end of Roe v Wade and the closing of Kentucky’s abortion clinics. Most Rev. John Iffert, Bishop of Covington, will be speaking at this event.

**October 2 - Bishop John Iffert will celebrate Vespers at the Cathedral in Covington to honor those couples who are celebrating significant wedding anniversaries in 2022 such as their 1st, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th or 60th. 

**Oct. 2—Cemetery Visitation after 10am Mass.

**Oct. 4—Blessing of Animals. 
**Oct. 4: Diocesan Pro-Life Mass: Please join Bishop John Iffert and the Pro-Life community for our annual mass on Tuesday, October 4th, 7:00pm, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. Rosary at 6:30pm. Please bring your family and friends to this beautiful mass celebrating LIFE! 

**Oct. 16—Feast of St. Edward Celebration at the 10 a.m. Mass, followed by a Parish Potluck at noon. 

**November 8—Election day. Vote YES on #2, Kentucky’s ProLife Constitutional

**For information on the VIRTUS training (if you would like to volunteer for our fundraisers) and background check (if you have been in the VIRTUS program 5+ years you are required to do a new background check), CLICK HERE


-October 3- we will kick off candy bar sales. 

-October 10– 14 Fall Break

-Our Faculty and Staff consists of: Mary Grable, Adriana Haas, Amanda Aubrey, Pam McCauley, Gaye Noble, Brandi Wilson, Mark Hatmaker, Denise Marshall, Carol Hyatt, Nicolette Mallory, Resa Hersel, Teresa Hargett, Bob Whitaker and Kathy Walton.

**St. Edward School has received notification from the non-public school commission that we are accredited from 2022-2027.

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