This is the Third week of Advent! Gaudette Sunday! Come join us Mass. Something wonderful is going to happen! Are you prepared for our Lord’s Birthday?
The crowds asked John the Baptist,
“What should we do?”
He said to them in reply,
“Whoever has two cloaks
should share with the person who has none.
And whoever has food should do likewise.”
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
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 Hils.
Our Bible study is in full swing! You can join in at any time. Each week we learn something new about our Bible and the stories within. How exciting! Come join us in Leveque Hall on Thursdays from 7-8:30. Join the fellowship and fun as we learn to understand our Bible better.
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.
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!
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This year, as you worry about trying to find the right gift for a loved one or friend, don’t forget to do something for the homeless or neighbor in need. They are all around us. A couple with a baby, nothing to wrap him in to keep warm but old rags. No place to stay. Sound familiar? Share some of the bounty God has given you, if you look close enough, you just might see Jesus. Wish Him a happy birthday. Give some of the love He gives to us. He wants us to share that love – And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’ Mt 25:40
Thank you to all who participated in the SVdP Turkey Trot. We received about $600 due to your support. I am working on a data sheet to let you know how and what we did during the past year. The goal is for early January and it will be in a bulletin insert. Besides taking care of people with food and utility help, we have been preparing for 26 Christmas dinner boxes. We will be getting them ready on Friday, Dec. 16 th and giving them to designated families on Saturday. Kroger donated $100 gift card for us to make supplement purchases. Hams are donated to the Northern Council and they share with all the church conferences. These times are always so busy preparing for the Christmas season. It is also a time for gratitude for what we have and a time to share with those less fortunate. Have a blessed and happy Advent and Christmas. Our St. William /St. John Conference appreciates all the support you give us. If you are interested in coming along to see what we do, call Kathy at 859-866-0430.
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Celebration of the Sacraments
Celebration of The Eucharist
At St. William’s Church: 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: Saturday at 4:30 pm & Sunday at 10:30 am
St. John Mission 8:00 am – Sunday
Clergy & Staff Rev. Damian Hils 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: 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.
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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 Fr. Hils.
“God does not love me because I am good. He loves me because He is good.” St. Thomas Aquinas