St. William Church

6 Church St. 

Williamstown, Ky. 41097                                                                                         

St. John Mission                                                                    

834 Center Ridge (HWY 8134)   

Demossville, Ky                          

For the next few weeks, due to the threat of the Corona virus, CCD classes will be completed at home. Each child has been given their assignments and will return them to the class folders in the gathering area. Their is one assignment due  Dec 6, and one due Dec 13. If we are not able to gather again by then, each student will be contacted by their teacher for further instructions.

God bless

Our Pastor, Fr. Benton Clift!

             

Below is an update on Women’s Crisis Center service offerings:

Women’s Crisis Center is fully reopened and accepting clients for in-person services.

Our outreach offices are open for walk-ins Monday – Friday, 8AM – 8PM.

We offer additional phone services such as counseling and a 24/7 Crisis Hotline (859) 491-3335

Our Domestic Violence Shelters is also open at reduced capacity to comply with CDC guidelines.

All Women’s Crisis Center services are offered free of charge and confidential. Please reach out if you have someone who would benefit from our services.

Our updated brochure is attached for your convenience.

Please be free to share this information with the Church Family and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you! And have a blessed day!

 

    Tetyana James

   Multicultural Coordinator

   Women’s Crisis Center

     Phone: 859 491 3335

          www.wccky.org

“Each  one of us can make a difference. Together we make change.” 

           – Barbara Mikulski

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.

Weekly Mass Intentions
Sat. 11/14/2020 4:30 PM  t Virginia Oliver
Sun. 11/15/2020 8:00 AM Members of Our Parishes
Sun. 11/15/2020 10:30 AM  t Katherine Merz
Mon. 11/16/2020 No Mass Today
Tue. 11/17/2020 8:30 AM No Mass Today
Wed. 11/18/2020 8:30 am- St Williams No Mass Today
10:30 am- St. Johns No Mass Today
Thur. 11/19/2020 8:30 AM No Mass Today
Fri. 11/20/2020 8:30 AM No Mass Today
Sat. 11/21/2020 4:30 PM  t Vivian Bates
Sun. 11/22/2020 8:00 AM Members of Our Parishes
Sun. 11/22/2020 10:30 AM t Howard Clemons

November is the Month to focus on The Holy Souls in Purgatory!

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my own family. Amen.

The SVdP Corner

The calls keep coming in for help with rent, utilities, and food. There seems to be no let up from the effects of covid! We are asking help for our pantry. Bags can be found in the gathering area and a list of suggested items. Any brand is fine and you are not limited to the list. The bags can be brought in any time to the gathering area and for the Thanksgiving Mass too. The second collection for SVdP is also this week. You are always so very generous. The mobile food pantry is coming Dec. 7 th if anyone would like to help. You need to be virtus trained and we can help you with that. This program takes place during the daytime. Please call Fr. Clift if you are interested.
We are in need of members for our organization, so please give it some consideration. I will be happy to answer any questions or have you accompany me during a transaction with a client. Most of the work is now done by phone because of covid. Call Kathy at 859 866 0430.
God bless us all and keep us safe so we can serve others.

A message from Bishop Foys

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

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; bentoncsr@gmail.com

Coordinator of Religious Education Suzie Noel 859-760-1376;  snoel@saint-william.org

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; bulletin@saint-william.org

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      pkmcd1989@gmail.com or call 859-866-4262

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

What’s happening with the new roof and steeple at St. John’s?

Did you know, we are the closest Catholic Church to the “Ark Encounter”? Don’t hesitate to stop by for Mass!

This is the perfect time to learn to pray the Rosary!  http://www.theholyrosary.org/ 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.

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

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

Thank you God, for everything!