St. William Church

6 Church St. 

Williamstown, Ky. 41097                                                                                         

St. John Mission                                                                    

834 Center Ridge (HWY 8134)   

Demossville, Ky                          

  Let us celebrate the return to Mass! We must practice social distancing and make sure we keep a safe distance as we worship God together. Be safe, and see you soon! We welcome our new Priest, Fr. Benton Clift!

 You may receive spiritual communion when you cannot receive the actual Sacrament.   Recite the following prayer when you wish to receive it spiritually: 

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul.  Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.  I embrace you as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You.  Never permit me to be separated from You.  Amen

If you were to repeat this every fifteen minutes, it would not be too much.

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 e-mail  Fr. Clift.  You can reach him at 859-824-5381

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 Fr. Clift.

Do you know someone who might be interested in learning more about the Catholic faith?  Each year, we start our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation) classes for those interested in looking at the Catholic Church.  No obligation, just learn about the Faith. Have them call or see Father Clift.

 REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

This is the perfect time to learn to pray the Rosary! is an excellent site to visit to learn the prayers and Mysteries if you do not already know them. While we are home more due to covid-19, it gives us time to reflect on the Perfect Love, that is God. It only takes about fifteen to twenty minutes to pray, and the results are Graces given to us through our Blessed Mother.

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.

July is the Month to focus on The Precious Blood of Our Lord! 




The most Precious Blood that He gave every drop to save us!

The SVdP Corner

How quickly time passes! Thank you very much for your generosity to the St. Vincent collection. The calls for help have not stopped. We are getting many requests for help with rent to avoid eviction. Apparently, there is not agency now that will help with this aspect. We have recently finished up preparing 20 knapsacks for the homeless. They were delivered to a homeless shelter here in Grant Co. There is a client who is in need of a working woman’s bike. This lady works from 1:00 pm until 9:00 pm. She is walking right now and I know I how uncomfortable I would feel walking in the dark.
Anyone interested in coming for a home visit or helping out, call Kathy at 859 866 0430.

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

One way to help with the empty feeling with no Mass, is to read the Bible. Don’t start at the beginning, we all know how God created the world in six days then rested!  Try starting with the Gospels. How wonderful the stories of Jesus are, as told through the four Gospels! Then into the Acts!  Read just a little at a time. Think about it, and ask yourself, what does this mean? How can I apply this to my life now? What morals does this teach me?  Some of it means a little, some of it means a lot!  None of it is there by accident!

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!

Celebration of the Sacraments

Celebration of The Eucharist

At St. William’s Church:   Saturday Mass at 4:30 pm & Sunday Mass at 10:30 am

At St. John Mission:  Sunday at 8:00 am

Clergy & Staff Father Benton Clift  859-824-5381;

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 

Penance:   Confession is available anytime upon request. Contact Fr.Clift.

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 or call 859-866-4262

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

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory be, to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit!  As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen

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

Thank you God, for everything!