Advent 1
Advent begins on Sunday, December 1. 
We will be adding a noon Mass, Monday thru Thursday starting Monday, December 2nd.

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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


  • We will be having a Pot Luck dinner on Saturday, November 23rd, after the 5:00 Mass, to celebrate Fr. Tom's 25th Anniversary of his Ordination.  Please call or email Brenda Heffernan at 732-890-0830, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to rsvp.  We will continue the celebration with Hospitality Sunday after all Masses on November 24th.  The Knights of Columbus will be making Pancakes, eggs and sausage.  We will also have the usual donuts and bagels.
  • On November 25th, our Pastor, Fr. Tom will be celebrating his 25th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood. St. William the Abbot will be celebrating with Fr. Tom as a parish family on Saturday evening November 23th at 6PM, with a Pot Luck Dinner. The celebration will continue on Sunday morning after each Mass in the form of Hospitality Sunday. Please email or call Brenda Heffernan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 732-890-0830, if you plan on attending the dinner and what you will be bringing. It is BYOB..
  • Our Annual 50/50 has begun. Please buy your ticket after Mass or in the parish office. The drawing is December 15th.


Please mark your calendar for these fun events happening in December:

  • Saturday, December 7 - Santa's Workshop, after the 5:00 Mass
  • Saturday, December 14 - Breakfast with Santa, 8:30 and 10:30.  Tickets on sale soon.
  • Monday, December 16 - 6:00PM, Our Second Annual Sing a long and bonfire


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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 9:00AM to 3:00PM.


Director of Religious Education:
Dawn Cappetto