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.
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REGISTER NOW for Fall Faith Formation Classes!
Ages 3-6 Sunday Morning 8:45-10:00
Grades 1- Confirmation - Wednesday Evenings 6:30-7:45pm
St. William's Outreach Ministry
The September collection is for Hope 4 Youth MN which assists youth/young adults who are homeless.
The following donations are needed: Ramen noodles, Kraft mac & cheese cups, soups, snack crackers, fruit cups, PopTarts, granola bars, Spaghettios, shampoo, hair brushes, shaving cream/razors, tooth paste/brushes, feminine hygiene products, Q-tips, cotton balls, lotion, T-shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts, new or used in good condition tennis shoes. Leave items in the collection crib at church or bring them to the parish office.
THANK YOU for your generous support for those in need.
A Word from our Pastor
Next weekend we welcome Fr Eloy Romero-Rojas from Cross Catholic Outreach who is speaking at all the Masses on behalf of the poor in developing countries such as the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Central and South America. There is no special collection but materials will be provided in the Gathering space if you would like to help.
The American Red Cross is making an urgent appeal for more blood donors. Supplies are seriously low. All blood types are needed but especially O and B negative. Platelet donations are also urgently needed. If you can donate blood, please call the Red Cross and find a location near you to make arrangements.
Thanks to all who attended or worked at the Fall Festival gathering after Mass last Saturday. It was a great turn out, nice weather, and good food and fellowship.
Upcoming FuneralsLois Mernin - Friday, September 29 at 11:00 am Obituary
Florence Quick - Saturday, October 14 at 11:00 am Obituary.
Also, please pray for the Repose of the Souls of Sheila Carlson and Joan Zuk.
Please return your Catholic Services Appeal gift as soon as possible. Last year our rebate was a little over $3,000. This fiscal year the budget is going to be challenging. Please help if you can. Envelopes are at all entrances to the church.
You should have received the fiscal year-end financial state July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023. If you did not get a copy of the report either in the mail or via email please call the parish office. It is also availalbe to view below.
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.