Parish Ministries


**For additional information on any of the ministries at St. William, please call the parish office at 732-840-3535.
Altar Linens
Members are assigned on a weekly basis to wash and iron the linens we use during Mass.

Art & Environment
They are responsible for decorating the church.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Assist the priest in the distribution of Holy Communion during the Mass. They may also carry the Eucharist to the sick and the homebound.

Knights of Columbus
Council 10005 is a family oriented fraternal organization that proudly serves our parish. They are part of a growing proactive force of the Catholic Church with over 66,000 members in NJ. They meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 7:30PM. 

Liturgy Committee
Members seek to deepen our experience of the central mysteries of our faith by assisting in plans for the liturgical seasons and special liturgical celebrations throughout the year. 

Music Ministry
St William the Abbot is blessed to have a very talented and vibrant group of vocalists, offering their voices in praise and worship to the Lord, while inspiring a beautiful and spiritual house of worship for the people of Saint William the Abbot RC Church. Their beautiful voices are heard at every Mass and Celebration on the weekends and Holy Days throughout the Church Calendar Year.  If interested in becoming a cantor, please contact:
Billy Lawlor
Music Director, Saint William the Abbot.

Religious Education Teachers and Aides
Volunteers teach children from grades 1 through 8 on Sunday mornings or Monday afternoons using the curriculum set by the Office of Religious Education.

Respect Life Committee
Members discuss and distribute pertinent information on life issues, both religious and legal, coming from the Office of Parish Life/Respect Life.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
A preparation program for those considering becoming Catholic or for Catholics wishing to complete the sacraments of initiation.

Social Concerns Committee
Provides help to those in need. Including Thanksgiving baskets and Christmas giving trees.
Stitches from the Heart
Our crochet group, Stitches from the Heart, is looking for people who can crochet. We make blankets for the newly baptized children, and for the sick, and for the nursing home. If you would like to help us, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are also looking for donations of white yarn. Thank you!

Youth Group
The youth group enjoys volunteering with local organizations and being active in various events at St. William the Abbot. For more information or to join, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or DM us on Instagram @stwilliamsyouthgroup.

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