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. 

Parish Staff

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] 

Lenten Videos

Get ready to spend the next 40+ days discovering the Real You, one Holy Moment at a time! I will be posting 2 videos daily from a site called Dynamic Catholic related to discovering your potential as a Catholic. The daily videos will include an inspiring reflection from Matthew Kelly, plus a brand-new Holy Moments Alive experience that will leave you full of joy. CLICK HERE for videos. 

Daily Bible Readings

Daily Bible Reflections provides us daily suggested Bible readings. CLICK HERE to view past Bible messages and readings for the last month. 

Parish Job Listing

Our parish and Fr Niby are looking for someone to fill a part time job as a Business Manager. The Parish Business Manager is an administrator in support of the Pastor’s responsibilities to the parish. This administrator is a steward of the financial resources of the parish. Read further for a description of job responsibilities or CLICK HERE to download a PDF copy for yourself. 


Sunday Mass Stream

Catholic Mass for Sunday, March 26, 2023 in CatholicTV's Chapel of the Holy Cross, celebrated by Fr. Robert Casey.

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

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.

Catholic Resources

Catholic Faith Resources:
Daily readings, reflections..

Information to join St Edward Church

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St Edward School Info

Parish Committees

Church Organizations


Staff Bios


Google Map

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

St Edward Pictures

Events Calendar



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Parish Council & Committee Members

CLICK HERE for information. 

Featured Information

**This message is from Fr. Niby regarding a scam email you may receive. "Parishioners and school families: Some of you may get a scam email that appears to be from me, like the email shown below. Please be aware that I DID NOT send an email out asking for money or gift cards. If you want to support the parish/school, please contact the parish office directly. Please do not be scammed and be vigilant. Thanks, Fr. Niby"

Here is what the scam email says:
"Here is what I want you to do for me because I'm a little busy this week. I have been working on incentives and I aim at surprising some of our diligent staff with gift cards today. This should be Confidential until they all have the gift cards, as it's a surprise and you will keep one for yourself too. Please let me know if you can help purchase the gift cards? I will await your email."

So again, Fr Niby DID NOT send out an email asking for money or gift cards so please do not respond to the email, mark it as spam in your email account so you won't get any more like it and delete it. Thanks!
 **DPAA: A reminder to please turn in your pledges or payments. Thank you to everyone who has made their pledge or donation towards our annual DPAA goal!
**Everyone is invited to join the parish each Friday evening in the church at 7PM for Stations of the Cross, where we take the journey with Jesus on HIS way to the cross. 

**Father Niby will be holding Divine Office at Noon on Thursdays during Lent. Anyone interested in participating, please call the office so we can prepare booklets for each participant.

**We still have openings for photos for our new parish directory! Any parishioners who are unable to be present for photos due to infirmity or other reason, “selfie” photos may be submitted. Please contact Kim Jedlicki in the Church Office to schedule. 859-234-2731. 
Anyone wishing assistance with scheduling can contact Kim Jedlicki in the church office on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. If there are any parishioners who are unable to be present for photos due to infirmity or other reason, “selfie” photos may be submitted. Please contact Kim Jedlicki in the Church Office at 859-234-2731.

**The most Reverend John Iffert, Bishop of Covington, invites ALL the faithful of the diocese, priests, deacons, consecrated religious and laity, to join him for the Chrism Mass on April 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. The Sacrament of Penance will be available prior to Holy Mass at 6:00 pm
**CCD: Classes meet every Sunday 8:45 -9:45 am.

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


**The Lenten food drive is underway. Students are asked to bring in one of these items for each week.

Week of 4/3: Crackers of any variety

**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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