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

St Edward subscribes to a website that stores all of our present and past bulletins. You can click this link to navigate there to read this weekend's bulletin as well as past bulletins. And this page in our website also holds the weekly and some of our past 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] 

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. 

Feed Your Soul

These videos will be posted as made available to me from the Dynamic Catholic website. They are for reflection, prayers, and discussion. Visit the page to see past videos. LINK

Sunday Mass Stream

Watch daily Catholic Mass celebrated by Bishop Robert Reed for Pentecost Sunday, May 28, 2023, in CatholicTV's Chapel of the Holy Cross.

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

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. 


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 7:30PM (As of 4/25)

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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Events Calendar



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Parish Council & Committee Members

CLICK HERE for information. 

Featured Information

**Information for the 73rd annual Ice Cream Social. CLICK HERE

**Food Bank Donations: The Food Bank request for June is cereal. Thank you for your generosity and support of our local food bank.

**Sunday, June 4th: CROSS THE BRIDGE FOR LIFE at the Festive Grounds at Newport. Join hundreds of participants for this peaceful, prayerful, presence to advocate for the sanctity of human life. A great family event to share with all ages! For more information, please call the Pro-Life Office at (859) 392-1500.

**June 8th, Thursday: You are invited to join fellow parishioners who will travel to Our Lady Farm in Falmouth for the rosary and Mass on Thursday, June 8th. Meet at 10:00 am in the church parking lot to carpool.

**June 24th-Finance Council Meeting at 6PM. 
**DIRECTORIES ARE IN!!! Those parishioners who sat for photos for our church directories may pick up their directories at Masses this weekend or in the Parish Office. 
**DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET: Please join us every Saturday and Sunday after Mass to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet. 

**ENVELOPE BOXES Before we order next year’s envelopes, anyone who does NOT wish to receive envelopes, would you please call or email the Parish Office. Thank you!

**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. 

-Anyone interested in becoming an extraordinary minister of communion, please contact Father Niby.
**CCD: Classes meet every Sunday 8:45 -9:45 am during the regular school year. Registration for the next CCD classes will begin in July.

**RCIA: Classes meet Thursdays 6:00 to 7:30 pm. in the school library, during the regular school year. Registration for the next class will begin in July. 

**A heartfelt THANK YOU to all teachers, parents, volunteers, and students for making this school year a wonderful success!! Have an enjoyable summer and we will see everyone next Fall!!

**School Registration forms are on the school website for preschool-5th grade.


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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


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