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Lent is upon us. A time of preparation. A time of reflection. A time for fish fry Fridays. Come join us from 5-8 pm. Only one fry left! Join us this Friday!
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.
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 either Deacon Mike or Father Hils.
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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.
March is the Month to focus on Saint Joseph
St. Joseph feast day is March 19th. He is the Patron Saint of of the Universal Church, unborn children, fathers, workers, travelers, immigrants, and a happy death.
Thank you St. Joseph for caring for our Blessed Mother, and our Savior, Jesus. Please watch over the universal church so that we may end with you and the other Saints in Heaven.
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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Come join us for Stations of the Cross each Wednesday of Lent. At 6:00 pm, each week, we will pray the stations that represent the last three hours of our Jesus’ life. The 28th is our last Wednesday for Stations, then Good Friday at 12 noon will be the last time for this lenten season!
Holy Week Schedule
At St. William’s:
Vigil Mass at 4:30 pm
Sunday Mass at 10:30 am
Monday No public Mass
Tuesday. 8:30 am
Wednesday 8:30 am
Holy Thursday 7:00 pm with Adoration to follow.
Good Friday Stations of the Cross at 12:00 pm. Services
(Mass of the preSanctified) at 3:00 pm. with Confessions to follow.
Easter Vigil at 8:30pm.
Easter Sunday. Mass at 10:30 am.
At St. John’s:
Palm Sunday Mass is at 8:00 am
Easter Sunday Mass is at 8:00 am.
Celebration of the Sacraments
Celebration of The Eucharist
St. William Daily Mass: 8:30 am -Tuesday thru Friday
Mass is not celebrated 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 email@example.com
Deacon Michael T. Lyman 1-859-806-4440 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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.
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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.
“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:
- Ardent Charity: Letting her love for God be the driving force behind every decision
- Profound Humility: Knowing who she is before God, nothing more and nothing less
- Universal Mortification: Seeking to lay down her life and her will at every moment
- Constant Mental Prayer: Always being aware of God’s presence
- Blind Obedience: Following God’s call without counting the cost
- Divine Wisdom: Always begging for God’s Spirit to guide her
- Surpassing Purity: Having a heart immaculately clean and unstained by sin
- Angelic Sweetness: Radiating joy and peace to everyone she encountered
- Lively Faith: Constantly seeking God’s will and never settling for complacency
- Heroic Patience: Always trusting that God was on the move; having more faith in His plans than her own