St. William Church

6 Church St. 

Williamstown, Ky. 41097                                                                                         

St. John Mission                                                                    

834 Center Ridge (HWY 8134)   

Demossville, Ky                          

  Come to Mass.   Something Wonderful is going to happen!  Come Holy Spirit, fill up my heart.

When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together.

And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind,and it filled the entire house in which they were.

Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,which parted and came to rest on each one of them

And they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues,as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.

Acts 2:1-4

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. Hils.  You can reach him at 859-824-5381 or email him at frhils@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 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!

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.

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.

May is the Month to focus on The Blessed Virgin Mary.

 

 

Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope!

 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”

We’re counting down the days to May 22nd, Kentucky Gives Day. We need your help to make our campaign a success, and we’ve included a few easy ways that you can support us.
 DBL Law has generously agreed to match donations up to $1,000 which doubles YOUR donation!
Thank you in advance for your support!

 

 The most important mission for Society of St. Vincent de Paul is providing for the less fortunate in our community. Each year the Society helps nearly 31,000 in need. During volunteer home visits to determine the level of need, sadly, they find many children sleeping in chairs or worse. The impact of these conditions is devastating on their lives as evidenced by loss of dignity and the opportunity to develop normally in mind and body. In the last 20 years, we have provided beds for over 14,000 children. Any amount you donate will help provide a bed for a child.

 

Celebration of the Sacraments

Celebration of The Eucharist

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

There is no Mass 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  the button 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.

Our next Bible study has begun every Thursday from 7:00-8:30 pm in Leveque Hall. This study: The Virgin Mary in the Bible. There is lots of great information about our Blessed Mother.  Please come join us as we learn more about the mother of God!  We watch a short video and then have a great discussion. Contact Suzi Noel for more info.

“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