Pastor’s Message

Fr. Scott Murphy


Fr. Scott Murphy

St. Edward Catholic School is the largest ministry of our parish and integrally united to our community’s mission to form disciples of Jesus Christ. We strive for academic excellence as a key component of helping each student become the best version of themselves. The Catholic understanding of the human person is the underpinning for all that we do at St. Edward School. In this way, our school strives to be Catholic in all things, not just in specific isolated activities. We warmly welcome students and families who do not share the entirety of the Catholic faith with us. We hope to model an authentic version of our faith and we find great comfort in sharing many fundamental values with those who believe differently.

Grounded on Virtue

Key to our vision is each student’s formation in the virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance. These set the groundwork.  Forging character, attitudes and habits to go along with their book knowledge, makes an immense difference in who our students become.

  • Prudence: practicing sound decision-making based on a deepening knowledge of Christian morals and values;

    • Justice: fostering a strong sense of fairness, honesty and respect;

    • Fortitude: encouraging motivated and persevering effort;

    • Temperance: channeling youthful energy through self-awareness, self-control and discipline.

These virtues, animated by the virtue of charity shown in their love for God and one another, a positive hope-filled vision of their place and mission in the world, and faith in God and acknowledgment of his many blessings poured out on them through the Church, all serve as the bedrock on which our students can build their lives.

Nurtured in a Personal calling

We believe that each child is uniquely created, and our educational approach seeks to respond to that reality by giving personal attention to each student.  We desire to aid each child in discovering their passion in life, their way to be the best version of themselves and their specific mission which the Holy Spirit gently leads them to accomplish.

Supported by Community

Forming virtue is no small task. This is why St. Edward Catholic School cannot be understood outside of a tight knit collaboration between parents, school, and parish community. Our team effort in forming our children into future good citizens and strong disciples of Christ counts on this partnership.

Life made better

Personally, I attended Catholic schools from 1st to 8th grade as well as several years of Catholic university studies. Catholic education changed my life forever.  Not a day goes by without that formation being put to use to make my life and other’s lives better. I am very much excited about this new partnership with you all: parents, teachers and parishioners at St. Edward.

Father Scott Murphy was born in the Catholic Holy Land in the small town of Loretto, Kentucky. Following the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation at age 13, he began to wonder if he was being called to the priesthood. At 16 he moved to Cheshire, Connecticut to attend a high school seminary ran by the Legionaries of Christ. The following stages of seminary training in this religious congregation took place in various parts of the world including Dublin- Ireland, White Plains- New York, Madison- Wisconsin, and Rome- Italy. University studies began with a year of classical humanities and over the course of 10 years he achieved a licentiate in philosophy, specializing in anthropology and ethics, and in Theology, specializing in spiritual theology. Both degrees were attained at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome. A three year pastoral assignment during seminary was dedicated to youth groups, retreats and summer camps in the north central part of the United States. Ordained a priest on Dec. 12, 2009 Father Scott returned to youth work, this time in the Ohio Valley Region. He later returned to Italy and served as chaplain to the English speaking community of Florence in the Church of Santi Apostoli where he served for six years. After prayerful discernment he asked to transfer back home from the Legionaries of Christ to the Archdiocese of Louisville. He was assigned to St James Church in Elizabethtown, KY in February of 2019 as an associate pastor.  He was assigned as pastor to St. Edward Church as of August 5th, 2020.