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Church of St. William

WELCOME TO THE CHURCH OF ST. WILLIAM
OUR MISSION
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.  

VIEW OUR STREAM ON ROKU AND APPLE TV

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 feedbackIf 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 collection in May is for Abria, an organization helping women experiencing an unexpected pregnancy.  Donated items needed are new or gently used baby clothing sizes newborn to 2T, diapers and wipes, formula, crib sheets and blankets, baby towels and washcloths, developmental toys for infants and toddlers up to  2 years of age and new/gently used maternity clothes in all sizes.  Leave items in the Gathering Space collection crib or bring them to the parish office.  Fliers listing items needed will be in the crib and at church entrances.

THANK YOU for your generous support for those in need.          

 

A Word from our Pastor

This weekend we welcome guest organist Patrick Henning who is substituting for Neil who is on vacation. Patrick is well known around the Twin Cities and is a graduate of  the Eastman School of Music, New York, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Welcome Patrick!

Monday is Memorial Day. The parish office is closed

Next weekend, June 4/5 there will be anointing of the sick/elderly after Masses.

To date 104 donations have been made to the Catholic Services Appeal.  $24,340 has been received in pledges and gifts which is 83% of the goal.

At all entrances to the church there are special envelopes for:

At all entrances to the church you will also find envelops for the following:

--Byrne Residence for Retired Priest’s Renovation fund. Built in 1995 the 29 apartments are in need of renovation including building exterior, windows, electrical, lighting, security, internet, phones, elevator, roofing and flooring. If you would like to donate to this cause, mail your donation directly with the envelope provided

--Peter’s Pence—This collection helps Pope Francis in his evangelization and social justice efforts. You may drop the envelope in the collection basket or mail to the parish office.

 

--St William Maintenance fund—this envelope will be in the September/October envelopes mailed to your home. As reported in the last finance letter, the parish maintenance costs are costing more and more as our buildings and equipment age, and we must repair or replace items as they arise. Finance leadership favored a special envelope should parishioners want to help.

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.

MASS TIMES
WEEKEND
Saturday Vigil: 4:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am

DAILY MASS 
Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30am

RECONCILIATION
Saturday: 3:30pm (or by appointment)

ROSARY (ZOOM MEETING)
Monday: 3:00pm

DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET (ZOOM MEETING)
Friday: 3:00pm
How to Recite The Divine Mercy Chaplet

ADORATION
Wednesdays of Faith Formation: Check bulletin for dates/times

 


 

FORMED
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ON DEMAND.

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PARISH APP
LET'S STAY CONNECTED!

Our new Parish App is available for you to download! Click on the links below.


Or Text 
Parishapp1 to 800-950-9952


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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.

Pastoral Staff