St. William Church

6 Church St. 

Williamstown, Ky. 41097                                                                                         

St. John Mission                                                                    

834 Center Ridge (HWY 8134)   

Demossville, Ky                          

 We have a new Pastor!  Welcome Fr. Benton Clift!


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.

A message from Bishop Foys

 The following two links are the Diocesan Protocols for Celebrating the Liturgy amid Covid19.:

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.

September is the Month to focus on The Seven Dolors of Mary!


There are seven arrows or sorrows Mary held in her heart because she loved God!  

The SVdP Corner

Thank you for such generosity for our SVdp collection. We received over
$2500.00! Calls have slowed down over the covid era but they do keep coming.
We are receiving many calls for help with rent. Eviction protection is no longer an
option. Many sources that were available for rent relief due to Covid are drying
up. We will now be able to help more people in our area. We also are receiving
calls for food and clothing. We do not always realize how blessed we are until we
hear some of the struggles some families have to deal with every day.
If you are interested in becoming a member, or would like to experience a home
visit when they resume, call Kathy at 859-866-0430. Thank you in advance for your
help and support.

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

It’s time for the next Bible Study!!!!  Exodus is the study. Come join us as we learn about our living Bible!  We wear masks and practice social distancing, but that’s no reason not to learn. Come share the fellowship and learn as the stories unfold.  Where: Leveque Hall at 7:00 pm. You can join in at any point, each week stands on its own.

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; Wednesday at 10:30 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  Jenny Breeden;

Penance:   Confession time is 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Thursday.

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!

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.

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!