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 our parish life is provided herein. If you are currently a parishioner of St. Edward’s, you may enjoy visiting your home site.  If by chance you have been away from the Church, or are searching for a parish home, please come and visit! 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. 

Daily Bible Readings

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

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St Edward Weekly Bulletins

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 recent bulletins, starting with February 2022.

Sunday Mass (From CatholicTV in MA)

Father Ron Barker of Wakefield celebrates Mass on August 14th for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time from CatholicTV's Chapel of the Holy Cross. 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. 

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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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**Daily Mass will be W-F at 9:30 a.m. Our students will attend Mass each day as an entire school, with the exception of preschool, who will begin attending the second semester on Fridays only. Fr. Niby will have adoration each Friday from 9:10—9:25 a.m. prior to Mass. He invites parishioners to come and pray before the Holy Eucharist. Tuesday night mass is at 6:30pm. 

**August 17– Parish Council Meeting at 6pm
**August 17-Board of Education Meeting at 7:30pm

-CCD Update: Fr. Niby has approved our August start date of August 21st at 8:45am.

**August 26- The Friends of the Rose Garden Home Mission will host its 8th annual golf outing on Friday, August 26, 2022 at Kenton County’s Willows and Pioneer Golf Courses. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

** August 28th, Fr. Niby during the 10:00 a.m. Mass, will Commission the members of the Total Board of Catholic Education, Parish Council and Finance Council for their task in the upcoming school year. A reception will be held in Brinker Hall following Mass for the Council Members and our Parishioners. 

**August 28-The Cassba Cash “split the pot” raffle tickets will be drawn on this day. Catholic Charities needs your help! Our annual fundraiser, Cassba, has some great raffle items. Our new and exciting Rare Bourbon Raffle has three prizes of exceedingly rare bourbon. Tickets are $100 each. Our Cassba Cash “split the pot” tickets are available for $20 each. CLICK HERE to read more about this charity fundraising event. 

**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

-R.C.I.A: This year Fr. Niby has requested for us to begin the R.C.I.A. program again. We will begin the initiation process in August. If you wish to become an R.C.I.A. candidate or a committee member, please contact Fr. Niby or myself for paperwork and more information. We look forward to walking with you in this spiritual journey. Yours in Christ, Adriana Haas, St. Edward, DRE. [email protected]


-School enrollment is 36 students in K-5 and 23 Preschool students.

-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.


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

**If you would like to serve on the Bereavement Committee please call the school office.This committee provides a meal the day of the funeral of a parishioner. We are in need of more help.You are asked to provide a side dish (vegetable, salad, bread, dessert). Please call if you are interested in helping us. 

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