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.

I am the way, the truth and the life, says the Lord;
no one comes to the Father, except through me.

Jn 14:6

 

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

Save the Date

We will be issuing a new parish pictorial directory in the Fall. The last time that we did this was in the year 2013. So it is time for an update. Photographers will be here on September the 16th, 17th, and 18th from 2:00 pm until 8:30 pm on those days. Please come and have your picture taken. It costs nothing, and there is no obligation to buy the photographs or the directory published. This is not only a way to keep the parish united, but also acts as an historical record of the parish.

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.

Religious Education
 Next adult education class will be on ACTS. A compelling Story of the First Christians.
Come join a wonderful adult faith group on Thursday nights at 7 pm. Loads of fun and
learning followed by discussion. ACTS will begin on September 5 th 2019. Sign up is in
the lobby on the table.
 Religious education registration will be available in the lobby after mass. Sign up sheets
are on the table. The first class will be on September 8 th , 2019. Children 5 and up
should sign up.
 Youth group if for student that have been confirmed and through high school. They do
lots of fun activities, learning about God and mission work.
 Any questions feel free to contact Suzi Noel, Director of Religious education.

Suzi Noel

“Acts” is coming!  A new Bible study will begin on September 5, 2019.  Come join us in Leveque hall as we learn about what the apostles did through the Bible in Acts.  You know, Bible study is much more than a bunch of people with their heads buried in it, trying to make sense of it.  We read a part, then watch a video with an expert to tell us what the meanings are, and then we discuss how it affects us and makes us feel.  Everyone is different, not two reactions are the same. What good fellowship it is!  Sign up in the gathering area, or let Suzi Noel know you’re interested.  Thursdays 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.

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.

August is the Month to focus on The Immaculate Heart of Mary!

‘Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, dwelling pure and holy, 
cover my soul with your maternal protection 
so that being ever faithful to the voice of Jesus, 
it responds to His love and obeys His Divine Will.

I wish, O, my Mother, to keep unceasingly before me your co-redemption 
in order to live intimately with your Heart 
that is totally united to the Heart of your Divine Son.

Fasten me to this Heart by your own virtues and sorrows. 
Protect me always.  Amen.’

 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”

SVdP Corner

It is hard to believe that August is here! The weather having been and what is yet to come has prompted many calls for help with utilities. Children are home for the summer so there is also need for food. I do not think that I have thanked you for your generosity at our last collection for SVdP. We received around $1300.00 and it has really helped. We will have a truck here in the parking lot the weekend of August 16 th . If you have any gently used clothing, toys, or furniture that you would like to give, please consider bringing the items to the truck. It will arrive Fri. evening and go back early Monday morning.
We are in need of people who are interested in helping put food together and doing home visits. You would go with someone who has been doing this to see if this is something you may want to do more of. You can call Kathy at 859-866-0430.
We appreciate all of the prayer and support you give us.

Click the button below to see some of our Vincentians give their reaction to what they are doing!

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 lovely is the Bow of God, what beauty lies beneath…

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 Tue-Fri.  9:00 – 10:00 am (after 8:30 am Mass)

Weekend Mass:   Saturday at 4:30 pm & Sunday at 10:30 am

At St. John Mission:  8:30 am – Sunday

Clergy & Staff Rev. Damian Hils 859-824-5381;  pastor@saint-william.org

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  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.

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!

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

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