St. William Church

6 Church St. 

Williamstown, Ky. 41097                                                                                         

St. John Mission                                                                    

834 Center Ridge (HWY 8134)   

Demossville, Ky                          

  Come join us at Mass.   As we prepare ourselves for the coming of our Lords Passion and Resurrection.  Something wonderful is going to happen!  Be a part of it all.

Lent is upon us.  A time of preparation. A time of reflection. A time for fish fry Fridays.  Come join us from 5-8 pm.  

Prayer to St. William

God our father, in Saint William, your bishop, you gave a light to your faithful people. You made him a pastor of the church to feed your sheep with his word and to teach them by his example. Help us by his prayers to keep the faith he taught and follow the way of life he showed us. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Anyone interested in using one of our halls? See, call, or text, Deacon Mike.  You can reach him at 859-806-4440 or email him at deaconmikelyman1@gmail.com

Do you know someone who might be interested in learning more about the Catholic faith?  Each year in late August / early September, we start our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation) classes for those interested in looking at the Catholic Church.  Have them call or see either Deacon Mike or Father Hils.

Hey Kids (and adults who feel like kids)!  Check the link below to find your way to word puzzles, word searches, mazes, and much more!

How well do you know your Faith? Take the Monthly challenge and see!

Adult Bible Study!!    There are still two more chances to attend the current study.    Please join us!

St. William Church and St. John Mission

Welcome to St. William Church and St. John Mission’s Website. Here you can find out the latest that’s going on at St. William Church and St. John Mission. We hope that God blesses you all and that you will decide to join us for church services sometime or even become part of our blessed family under the Lord Jesus Christ. Welcome New Members We would like to offer our congratulations and a big welcome to all those who are new to not only our local parish but to all those new to the catholic way of life.

February is the Month to focus on The Holy Family!

 

JESUS, Son of God and Son of Mary, bless our family. Graciously inspire in us the unity, peace, and mutual love that you found in your own family in the little town of Nazareth.

MARY, Mother of Jesus and Our Mother, nourish our family with your faith and your love. Keep us close to your Son, Jesus, in all our sorrows and joys.

JOSEPH, Foster-father to Jesus, guardian and spouse of Mary, keep our family safe from harm. Help us in all times of discouragement or anxiety.

HOLY FAMILY OF NAZARETH, make our family one with you. Help us to be instruments of peace. Grant that love, strengthened by grace, may prove mightier than all the weaknesses and trials through which our families sometimes pass. May we always have God at the center of our hearts and homes until we are all one family, happy and at peace in our true home with You. Amen.

 St. John Mission

If you wish to join on Sunday before 8:00 am Mass, we pray the Rosary at St John Mission.   What a fantastic way to start a Sunday!!  We also pray the Rosary at 6:00 pm Thursdays. What better way could you wrap a Thursday up then to spend a few minutes with the wonderful people of St John Mission, praying to the Blessed Mother! 

Do you want to have a good chuckle? Try ” A Little Humor”

Come join us for Stations of the Cross  each Wednesday of Lent.  At 6:00 pm, each week, we will pray the stations that represent the last three hours of our Jesus’ life.

As the weather goes up and down, it seems like
we do too. We received several requests for help
with electric during the last cold spell. We are also seeing
an increase in families with several children requesting food,
especially with school being called off for a week.
Thank you to those who have called me wanting to help out,
and we could use more of you who feel attracted to this
work.
As always, God calls us to different works, and we are free
to respond. A great opportunity to learn about the SVdP
Society is coming up with a workshop where you can hear
about the history, and the help it gives. There is also a
demonstration on how a home visit is conducted. The Ozanam
Training will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at St.
Henry’s. It will go from 8:00 to 3:00 with lunch being provided,
and it is free. Call Kathy if you are interested at 866-0430
Kathy McDonough
St. Vincent de Paul Corner

Celebration of the Sacraments

Celebration of The Eucharist

St. William Daily Mass: 8:30 am -Tuesday thru Friday

Mass is not celebrated on Monday

 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Friday 9:00 – 10:00 am (after 8:30 am Mass) & Thursdays 5 pm-7 pm

Weekends: 4:30 pm – Saturday 10:30 am – Sunday

St. John Mission 8:00 am – Sunday

Clergy & Staff Rev. Damian Hils 859-824-5381 frhils@gmail.com

Deacon Michael T. Lyman 1-859-806-4440 deaconmikelyman1@gmail.com

Coordinator of Religious Education Suzie Noel 859-760-1376

St. Vincent de Paul Society 859-341-3219, 10 am-3 pm M-F

Knights of Columbus 859-801-5338  David White

Prayer Line 859-824-4198 Roberta Poole

Bulletin  Peggy McWilliams 859-512-0060 or mmcwilliams073@gmail.com

Penance: Confessions heard each Thursday of the month from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. They are also available before the Saturday Vigil Mass 4:00 to 4:20 pm. Confession is available anytime upon request.

Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Orders, and Anointing of the Sick : Please contact the Rectory.

Marriage: Please contact the Rectory at least six months in advance.

Missed something on the web? contact me Pat McDonough      pkmcd1989@gmail.com or call 859-866-4262

Are you wondering what’s happening in the Pro-Life movement lately?  Check it out!

Try one of the buttons below and read what Deacon Mike is thinking…

Important! The Messenger- each family registered in the parish should be receiving The Messenger. If you have not been receiving it, please give your name to Carol Rector or Deacon Mike.

Prayer for Vocations

God, our Father 

You made each of us to use our gifts in the Body of Christ. We ask that You inspire those in our Diocese whom You are calling to the priesthood to courageously follow Your will. Send laborers into Your great harvest so that the Gospel is preached, the poor are served with love, the suffering are comforted, and Your people are strengthened by the sacraments.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

“God does not love me because I am good. He loves me because He is good.”  St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Louis de Montfort wrote of these beautiful virtues of Our Lady to imitate:

  1. Ardent Charity: Letting her love for God be the driving force behind every decision
  2. Profound Humility: Knowing who she is before God, nothing more and nothing less
  3. Universal Mortification: Seeking to lay down her life and her will at every moment
  4. Constant Mental Prayer: Always being aware of God’s presence
  5. Blind Obedience: Following God’s call without counting the cost
  6. Divine Wisdom: Always begging for God’s Spirit to guide her
  7. Surpassing Purity: Having a heart immaculately clean and unstained by sin
  8. Angelic Sweetness: Radiating joy and peace to everyone she encountered
  9. Lively Faith: Constantly seeking God’s will and never settling for complacency
  10. Heroic Patience: Always trusting that God was on the move; having more faith in His plans than her own