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 strive to worship and pay homage to our Savior. Something wonderful is going to happen!  

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

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!!    Please  think about joining us as we grow in understanding and love in our Faith.  This round is about the seven deadly sins and the seven virtues.    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.

January is the Month to focus on The Most Holy Name of Jesus!

 

The month of January is traditionally dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus, with January 3rd being the feast of the Holy Name. After the Blessed Virgin Mary had conceived her Child by the Holy Spirit, the angel Gabriel appeared to St. Joseph and instructed him that the Child’s name should be called Jesus, which means “God Saves”.

 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”

On Thursday, February 6th, our young people will be confirmed by Bishop Roger Foys at 7:00 pm Mass.Everyone in the parish is invited to attend and join in supporting our candidates for Confirmation. Please join us as these young people take an important step in their faith journey and keep them in prayer.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

We’d like to thank everyone who has
supported our efforts to assist those in need
or supported the St. Vincent de Paul stores
with donations or by shopping in the last year.
Your support goes directly to helping those in need.
If you’d like to be involved in St. Vincent de Paul in a
different way, we will be hosting volunteer
opportunities for individuals or groups on
Sunday afternoon called ‘Sunday Sortsʼ.
At a ‘Sunday Sortsʼ, individuals or groups will help us
sort through our donations received throughout the
week and get merchandise out on the floor before the
new week begins. ‘Sunday Sortsʼ will take place in our
Florence and Erlanger stores from 1pm until 4 pm.
Please reach out to Karen Zengel at
karen.zengel@svdpnky.org or speak with our President,
Kathy McDonough if you or your group is
interested in volunteering for a ‘Sunday Sortʼ. Our local
conference meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month
in Donnelly Hall at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome.
Kathy McDonough

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  Tuesday at NOON

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!

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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