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 for Sunday, November 27, 2022, from the Basilica in Washington, D.C. First Sunday of Advent. 

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

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Featured Information

**Anyone wishing to make a donation to offset the cost of our altar poinsettias may do so by noting on your check or envelope containing cash “Poinsettia” and placing in the offertory collection between now and Christmas weekend. Thank you.

**Please note that the Saturday Mass on December 3rd has been changed to 4:00 p.m. to accommodate anticipated parking issues in our lot related to the Christmas parade that evening.

**Saturday, December 3rd from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the School Cafeteria, there will be crafters from our Parish and School who will be participating. We will have Holiday Themed Baskets to be raffled off. Lunch items will be available for purchase. Please come, enjoy and get some Christmas shopping done! If you would like to be a vendor, please contact the church office. Candy will be for sale at our Christmas Bazaar and after weekend Masses until it is gone. 

**Father Niby will be hosting a Bible Study during Advent Season on Tuesdays in December starting December 6th after Mass from 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm in the school library.

**Please note that there will be an additional opportunity for the Sacrament of Confession on Thursday, December 8th at 7:15 p.m. after the 6:30 p.m. Mass. Father Aby will be assisting Father Niby in hearing confessions that evening. There will be NO Adoration on Wednesdays in the month of December. 

**Parishioners, (click) HERE for the information for ordering scrip cards from Raise Right, for our school fundraiser. These two pages will be sent home on Monday with students, as well as be an insert in the church bulletin this weekend. Thanks for supporting our school.

**Bambinelli & Christmas Tree Blessing: Join Bishop Iffert on Saturday, December 10th from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Park (1125 Madison Avenue, Covington) for blessings, hot chocolate, homemade cookies, live Christmas choirs and more! Bring the Baby Jesus figure from your home nativity for a special blessing. Please RSVP by December 5th at

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

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

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


-We are beginning to practice for our Christmas Play which will be presented on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. on December, 19th. Parts have been assigned and it should be a night to remember.  More information will come later.

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St Edward School Info

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