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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.
  • 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. 
  • 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, and an usher will tell you when to exit.  Again, there will be no gathering in church building or parking lot.
  • 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.

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novenaforamericaNOVENA PRAYER FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (recited each day)
God our Father, giver of life, we entrust the United States of America to your loving care.  You are the rock on which this nation was founded.  You alone are the true source of our cherished rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  Reclaim this land for your glory and dwell among your people.

Send your Spirit to touch the hearts of our nation’s leaders and citizens.  Open our minds to the great worth of human life and the responsibilities that accompany respecting and protecting human life and religious liberty.  Help us to ring an end to racial injustice, violence and all the evils that divide us.  Remind your people that true happiness is rooted in seeking and doing your will.  Make us instruments of your peace!

Through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, patroness of our land, grant us the courage to reject the “culture of death” and lead us always to respect life in all its stages and circumstance.  We ask this through Christ Our Lord.  Amen.

(Mention your intention)

These are the recommended intentions for each day of the Novena:

  • Monday, October 26:  For an end to abortion in our country and for respect for life in all its stages, from conception to natural death
  • Tuesday, October 27:  For an end to the COVID pandemic in our country and for all those affected by it
  • Wednesday, October 28:  For an end to racism and social injustice in our country
  • Thursday, October 29:  For the protection of religious liberty in our country and around the world
  • Friday, October 30:  For those who protect and serve us in law enforcement in our country and for an end to violence and destruction, especially in our cities
  • Saturday, October 31:  For those who protect our country in the armed forces at home and around the world and for peace in the world
  • Sunday, November 1:  For the poor, for immigrants and refugees, for the forgotten and most abandoned in our country
  • Monday, November 2:  For the protection of marriage as the faithful union of one man and one woman and for the strengthening of family life in our country
  • Tuesday, November 3:  For those who govern our county and for those who are running for elected office that they might serve with a commitment to life, respect, compassion, liberty and justice for all


2 lg stars PLEASE NOTE:  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

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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