WELCOME TO THE CHURCH OF ST. WILLIAM
The Church of St William strives to be a welcoming, accepting and engaged community.
Guided by the Holy Spirit, we are dedicated to living the Gospel through worship, prayer and service to all of God’s people.
STREAM MASS LIVE 9:00AM SUNDAY MORNING Click Here
If you are not comfortable attending Mass in person or are away and want to stay connected with your parish, follow this link to watch Mass online. Click here to watch each Sunday morning 9:00am Mass Live. To watch previously recorded Masses, click here.
To access previously recorded Masses prior to June 20, 2021, Go to our YouTube site.
Our live stream will automatically be available for viewing on the StreamingChurch.tv Roku channel and the Apple TV channel. Previous on-demand videos will also be available for viewing at any time. Now you can attend Mass live from the comfort of your couch or conveniently watch a missed Mass previously recorded. Simply download the StreamingChurch.TV app on your Roku or Apple TV device and launch the app. Look for The Church of St. William, Fridley. If you need help contact TV Streaming Help.
Our efforts to produce better sound and video quality remain to be an important objective. Please stay with us watching our live mass streamed weekly Sunday mornings with Father David Presiding. We strive to make it better and welcome your feedback. If you want to join our team to help the with weekly streaming, contact Linda Pugsley
Register NOW for Vacation Bible School! Click here for forms!
July 25-28 from 9am- noon - ages 3 and up!!
St. William's Outreach Ministry
The outreach collection in June is for Steppingstone Emergency Housing, an organization in Anoka that provides shelter and other services for single adults experiencing homelessness. The following donation items are requested: twin size bed sheets and blankets, pillows (new), bath towels and wash cloths, laundry detergent, Q-tips, Bandaids, bottled water, boxes of cereal, Pop Tarts, bags/boxes of potato chips, apples, oranges, canisters of lemonade mix and Kool-Aid mix, packs of tea bags, jeans for men and women in any size (new or gently used) and gift cards in any amount (Target, Costco, Walmart or Cub Foods). Thank you!
THANK YOU for your generous support for those in need.
A Word from our Pastor
Fr David wishes to thank all those who remembered his 33rd Anniversary of ordination on June 2nd. Your cards, gifts and prayers were appreciated.
This weekend we welcome Sister Theresa. She is a member of the Sister of St Joseph. Sister Therese is making an appeal for their mission in Peru.
Next weekend July 2/3 there is the anointing of the sick and elderly after Masses.
Special collection envelopes for Peter’s Pence, St William Maintenance, and Renovation of Leo Byrne Retired Priest Residence may be found at all entrances to the church.
With one month remaining on this fiscal year, the Finance Council would like to make a general appeal to all parishioners to keep up with financial support of the parish. If you could play catch up or kick in a little extra this last month it would help our financial position. Please do what you can.
A group of parishioners, along with Fr David, met on Saturday, March 5th to discuss the Archdiocesan Synod. In addition to providing specific feedback to Archbishop Hebda on important topics, the group decided to implement three goals for the parish of St William.
- --Form an Parish Life/Activities committee to plan social events and activities, small groups, retreats/mission, to bring people together (This group would take the place of a “Pastoral Council”)
- --Form a committee to promote Adult Faith Formation. The first event will be a conference by Fr Michael Joncas on Thursday, May 12.
- To promote activities to support our Young Adults in the parish (ages 18-40—singles and married)
If you would like to serve on any of these committees, please call Mary Walus at the parish office 763-571-5600.
Saturday Vigil: 4:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30am
Saturday: 3:30pm (or by appointment)
ROSARY (ZOOM MEETING)
DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET (ZOOM MEETING)
How to Recite The Divine Mercy Chaplet
Wednesdays of Faith Formation: Check bulletin for dates/times
THE HISTORY OF OUR CHURCH
The Church of St William was started in 1963 by Archbishop Leo Binz who named the parish after his predecessor, Archbishop William Brady. St William was born in 1085 in Vercelli, Italy. William was a hermit who led a life of solitude, prayer, penance and sharing of faith by founding several religious communities in Italy. It is said that St. William performed a miracle by restoring the sight to a blind man. St. William died in 1142. His feast day is observed on June 25.