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 ONLINE LIVE
Thank you to our Parishioners who are recording and uploading Mass each week. 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
St. William's Outreach Ministry for October
The October collection is a diaper drive for the Diaper Bank of Minnesota, an organization providing diapers to nonprofit agencies serving people in need in the Twin Cities metro area. Low income families may struggle to afford diaper supplies in addition to costs for other needs like food, clothing and housing. If you would like to help, here are items needed: diapers size premie, newborn, 1 to 6 and pull-ups size 2T to 5T. Any brand of diaper is fine. Wipes are also needed.
LEAVE ITEMS IN THE GATHERING SPACE COLLECTION CRIB or BRING TO THE PARISH OFFICE.
THANK YOU for your generous support for those in need.
Synod small groups have started -
Small groups will meet on Wednesdays 1-3 pm or 6-8 pm;
Thursday 9-11 am, 1-3 pm or 7-9 pm or
via Zoom on Saturday mornings 10-noon.
Consult the bulletin for the weekly schedule of which session each group is doing.
A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR
Thanks to those who signed up to be on seminarian Ben Eichten’s Teaching Parish Committee. Ben hopes a few more parishioners, including men, step forward to help on the committee. Please call the parish office if you are interested
Synod small groups are starting, it's not too late to join a group. if you would like more information about synod process, check out the Archdiocese website https://www.archspm.org/synod/
A Pastoral Council is a required consultative board in all parishes. Because terms of certain members ended and then Covid hit, we need to form a new Pastoral Council. The Council exists to provide feedback to the pastor in regards to spiritual and social needs at the parish as council members become aware of them. However, it is not just a group that meets to talk about ideas. The Council members are action orientated in that they implement the desired spiritual and social needs of the parish. Ideally there should be about 12 members on the Pastoral Council and include a variety of persons representing the parish. If there is to be a Pastoral Council there is a need for a chair and vice chair in addition to team members. Normally the Council meets monthly or every few months. If you would be interested in being on the Pastoral Council please call the parish office and leave your name. I want to extend the invitation to any confirmed parishioner, including those who have previously served on the Pastoral Council in years past.
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: 5:45pm
First Friday of the Month: 10:30am (SUSPENDED)
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.