St. William Church

6 Church St. 

Williamstown, Ky. 41097                                                                                         

St. John Mission                                                                    

834 Center Ridge (HWY 8134)   

Demossville, Ky                          

  Come to Mass!     …do this in memory of Me.      (Lk 22:19)

John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said,
“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.
He is the one of whom I said,
‘A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me
because he existed before me.’

Jn 1: 29-30

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

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.

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.

 REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

“Acts” is here!  A new Bible study.  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.  Each week stands on its own, you can jump in at any time. 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.

January is the Month to focus on The Holy Name of Jesus! 

Holy Name Prayer of Contrition

Most Merciful Jesus, by that Precious Blood which you willingly shed for sinners, I beg You to wash away all my sinfulness and to look mercifully upon me, a poor and unworthy sinner, as I call upon Your Holy Name. Mercifully grant me, through Your adorable Name, which is the joy of heaven, the terror of hell, the consolation of the afflicted, the refuge of sinners and the strength of those who repent, the grace of eternal salvation through the holy Name of Jesus.

I ask this in Your Name, who live and reign with God the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

The SVdP Corner

Just in case you missed last week’s bulletin, this bears repeating. Once again, you have done an amazing job of sharing food with our pantry. The response was overwhelming and we cannot thank you enough for your generosity. We even had to make some more room to hold it all. It will last us for several weeks. I can almost repeat the above with your generous contributions to the St. Vincent collection. The amount was $1554.00. Many families will be assisted for rent and utilities.
If you would like to participate more with time and talent, I will be happy to meet with you one-on-one if you were unable to come to last Wednesday’s informational meeting.
Congratulations to John Jump who was elected as our new president. He will take over in January. Thank you to Fr. Hils for all his encouragement and support. God bless you for all for your generosity. We are getting ready to prepare thirty Christmas dinners for families in need. We do receive ham or turkey donations from the Northern Ky. Council along with some canned goods. The boxes are wrapped with Christmas paper and we will be preparing them on Friday, Dec.13 th at 6:00 pm if you would like to help. If you have any questions or think you may be interested in joining us, call Kathy
at 859 866 0430.

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

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: 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:  8:00 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.

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