2 lg stars Attention All Parishioners 

The following conditions MUST BE adhered to, in order to accommodate the safe and successful re-opening of Saint William the Abbot for Sunday Mass:

  • * No public gatherings or greetings before or after Masses, at church entrances/exits or on any parish property.
  • * Only Main entrance doors to be used for entering.  Any/all doors available for exit.
  • * Facemask MUST BE WORN upon entrance to the church building.  May be removed ONLY to receive Holy Communion.
  • * Hand sanitizer is available at entrance.
  • * Proper social distancing guidelines MUST BE adhered to.  Seating areas are designated.  DO NOT sit in marked off areas.
  • * Offertory collection baskets will not be passed during the liturgy.  Please deposit your contribution in the baskets placed by each exit door. 
  • * Printed materials (hymnals, bulletins, etc…) will not be available.
  • * Singing is discouraged.
  • * Holy Communion will be distributed pew-by-pew.  Follow social distancing guidelines.  (see markings on church floor).
  • * Preferred method of Distribution of the Body of Christ is in the hand.  While distribution on the tongue is not prohibited, this method creates sanitary issues, so we ask that ALL recipients adhere to the preferred method.
  • * Exiting will be pew-by-pew.  Again, there will be no gathering in church building or parking lot.
  • * For those who should stay at home for safety or heath issues, the dispensation from Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation will remain in effect until Monday, September 7th.
  • * We will continue to livestream all the 9:00AM daily Masses and Sunday Mass at 10:15AM. The link can be found on our website.
  • * For more information regarding the Bishop’s directives, please visit the Diocesan website at https://dioceseoftrenton.org.


2 lg stars PLEASE NOTE:  The Sunday Bulletin is once again available on our website.  Please click the link at the bottom of the left column.

Registration for School of Religion is now open.  Please go to the link below for WeShare, and then click on School of Religion, Pay.  Follow the prompts.  Once you have paid, we will send you a link to ParishSoft, where you will be able to register for the School of Religion program.  You must be a parishioner of St. William the Abbot Parish to attend our School of Religion program.  If you would like to join the parish, please call or email the parish office.

2 lg stars Many of you have received an email that says it is from Fr. Tom.  It is asking for money or gift cards for him.  It is a SCAM!  Fr. Tom would never solicit money or gift cards from anyone.  Please delete it.  There is also one asking for the same thing for Bishop David.  That is also a SCAM.



we are a Roman Catholic Parish located in Howell, NJ, within the Diocese of Trenton.

We are a welcoming Catholic community, led by the Holy Spirit, are called to proclaim, and to witness to, the Good News of Salvation, so that we may grow together, among all generations, and advance the Kingdom of God, in our love and service of God and neighbor.

"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence... The more we receive in silent prayer, the more we can give in our active life. We need silence to be able to touch souls. The essential thing is not what we say, but what God says to us and through us." Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta


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Mass Schedule

Week Day Masses:
Monday thru Saturday at 9:00AM

Wednesday also at 7:00PM
Saturday Evening: 5:00PM
Sunday Morning: 8:00, 10:15 and 11:45
Holy Days will be announced

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturday at 4:00 to 5:00PM,
Wednesday at 6:00 to 7:00PM
and half an hour before each Mass on Sundays, also by appointment



St. William the Abbot

2740 Lakewood Allenwood Rd.
Howell, NJ 07731

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 9:30AM to 3:00PM.


Director of Religious Education:
Dawn Cappetto