9/23/2022: Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus,
With immense gratitude I have the distinct honor of sharing with you the National Synthesis of the People of God in the United States of America for the Diocesan Phase of the 2021-2023 Synod: For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission. This pivotal document is the culmination of ten months of intentional listening throughout the Church in the U.S.
The document that follows is an attempt to synthesize and contextualize the common joys, hopes, and wounds called forth with the help of the Holy Spirit in the unfolding of the Synod. The National Synthesis simply tries faithfully to express what emerged from the consultations. While not a complete articulation of the many topics and perspectives shared in the listening process, this synthesis is an attempt to express the broader themes that seemed most prevalent in the dioceses and regions of our country. Its writing is the fruit of an intensive time of prayer, reflection, and discernment by those on the U.S. Synod writing team. Yours in Christ, Most Reverend Daniel E. Flores, STD, Bishop of Brownsville, Chair, Committee on Doctrine.
Click the link to open and read the document: PDF
8/28/2022: During our Sunday mass, Fr Niby installed and blessed our newest Parish Council, Finance Council, and School Board members. A breakfast was hosted after the mass by the Spirit Sisters. For more photos from the installation and breakfast, please check out PHOTOS in the top menu.
8/27/2022: Cynthiana Rod Run pictures from our fund raising efforts and pictures from the downtown. For more photos from the Rod Run, please check out PHOTOS in the top menu.
Fr Niby enjoys visits from his spiritual friends this summer:
July 10, 2022: Brunch served by Spirit Sisters today at St. Edward to celebrate fellowship and to thank God.
-June 24, 2022: The Catholic Bishops of Kentucky have issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. PDF
-June 24, 2022: Message from Bishop John Iffert regarding the recent right to abortion reversal by the US Supreme Court. PDF
-June 12, 2022: 72nd Ice Cream Social: Thank you to ALL those who worked tirelessly to make the Ice Cream Social a compete success. A special thanks to Co-Chairs: Mary Grable, Junie Vallandingham, Sherri Sowder, and Ann Witajewski for chairing freezing day. (There is still ice cream to sell and Silent Auction items to be picked up.) Pictures:
**Thanks to these individuals and these businesses for helping our Ice Cream Social to be a success:
Maiden City Brewing, Karlie Lynn Knoch, Carolyn Mele, Main Fitness (Marlene Herrington), Auto Zone, Leono’s Restaurant, Frames n’ Christian Things, Applachian Root Works (Carla Fortner), Hal’s Flowers, Harrison Veterinary Clinic, Animal House, Uniques, Beauty Nook (Donna Richardson), Ewalt Jewelers, Dryden Sporting Goods, State Farm Insurance, Snappy Tomato Pizza, Radicle Concepts (Teresa Brandenburg), Ewalts’ Grocery, Biancke’s of Cynthiana Restaurant, Cynthiana Cheese Store, Bob’s Garage, Marshall’s Tractor Parts and Supply, Molly B’s Boutique (Judy Pierce), Flower Depot (Stephanie Burden), Stillwater Farm & Arena, Southern States, Stepping Stone Farm, Hunter Hill, Pam McCauley, Gasser’s Landscaping, Eastside Pharmacy, Junie Vallandingham, McPheeters House Publishing, Quicktrim (Margaret Tapp), Central Kentucky Tower, A-Action Pest Control, Cynthiana Dental Center PLLC, Sorrell Home Medical Equip., Judy Construction, Poindexter Lumber, Cynthiana Tire Service, Allison Realty & Auction Group, JoLynn Perraut, Mike Furnish, K. C. Provision, Rulers Grocery Store, Avi’s Oven Art, Arch Consultants, and St. Edward Parishioners and School Families.
-May 25th the 5th grade class had their graduation ceremony and awards program. Here are a few pictures and a video link. To see more pictures from this day, CLICK HERE.
-May 24 The Preschool had their graduation and awards ceremony. To see more pictures from this day, CLICK HERE.
-May 23 St Edward School had a field day at Flat Run Park for all students. Students rotated through game stations throughout the morning and had lunch before heading back to school. Despite it being a chilly and drizzly day, students had a blast playing with each other. To see more pictures from this day, CLICK HERE.
-May 6 May Crowning of Mary ceremony. The processional of the students, before Mass started, when each brought a flower to be placed in vases near the statue of Mary, Mother of Jesus, on the altar. Historians aren’t exactly sure why May was chosen to honor Mary, but many believe that May, being the month when spring is in full bloom, has a lot to do with it. May is the height of spring. Gardens everywhere are alive with blooming flowers and trees are filling their branches with leaves. This new beginning and new birth in nature reminds us of the life Mary gave to Jesus.
-Delaney Koch bringing up the crown of flowers. The crowning took place at the end of Mass. She was chosen because of the essay and poem she wrote about Mary and how much she means to her. During the May Crowning, the children prayed for all mothers, and especially for their own mothers, grandmothers, and all the women in their lives who love and care for them.
-Click here to go to the photo gallery to see all the pictures from the Crowning ceremony: PHOTOS
-May 1: Congratulations to our First Communion Class!! Madison Case, Ava Furnish, Rhozlyn Hatfield, Anna Jones, Kynslee Pinson, and Beckett Tolle. (Pictures to follow as I get them.)
-April 28, 2022: St Edward students dressed in blue and yellow today to show support for Ukraine. This was a Student Council idea.We took one serious and one silly pose of the students.
-April 12, 2022: St Edward School Student council with the food pantry collection taken up during Lent by our students and their families. Thanks to all who sent in food for our food drive.
-April 2022: Sutton Koch has received the Solemn Vespers Servers' award from the Diocese for her service to St Edward Church. Each year 7th grade alter servers earn an award through the Serra Club Servers' Award. Sutton Koch has been a server since 2nd grade. Congratulations to her for her service and award!!
-Ash Wednesday: K-5th graders wrote down their Lenten intentions. These are a sacrifice they plan to make during Lent. We tacked their responses to the CROSS to be displayed in the church.
Bishop John Iffert celebrated mass with our parish on Feb. 13, 2022. To visit the photo page, CLICK HERE.