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Lent and Holy Week Schedules
Stations of the Cross - Fridays at 3:00 pm
additional Confession times:
Saturday, March 23 3:15-3:45 pm
Sunday, March 24 (Palm Sunday) after 9:00 am Mass
Tuesday, March 26 – after 8:30 am Mass
HOLY WEEK -
Thursday, March 28 - Mass of the Lord's Supper at 6:00 pm
Friday, March 29 - Good Friday Liturgy of the Word, Adoration of the Cross and Holy Communion 3:00pm
Friday, March 29 - Good Friday Stations of the Cross 6:00 pm
Saturday, March 30 - Solemn Easter Vigil Mass 6:00 pm
Sunday, March 31 - Easter Sunday Mass at 9:00 am
St. William's Outreach Ministry
The February collection is a diaper drive for the Diaper Bank of Minnesota which provides diapers and wipes to organizations serving low income families. Donations of diapers in all sizes and baby wipes are needed. Leave them in the Gathering Space collection crib or bring them to the parish office.
THANK YOU for your generous support for those in need.
Catholic Fasting Rules for Ash Wednesday and Lenten Fridays
Catholics age 14 and older do not eat meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays during Lent, including Good Friday. Instead of meat many Catholics choose to eat fish - which is why many parishes around the country have fish fries on Fridays during Lent.
On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, Catholics age 18 to 59 also limit the amount of food they eat. Only one full meal, and two smaller meals that together do not equal a full meal, are eaten. The best rule of thumb is to make sure your meals are smaller than what you would eat on a normal day - and to avoid snacks. Exemption is allowed for pregnant women and those who need regular meals for medical reasons.
You may have heard the words "fasting” and “abstinence" used when talking about Lent. “Fasting” is the word used when the amount of food eaten is limited. “Abstinence” is when you completely give something up for a set period of time. Both "fasting" and "abstinence" play a role during Lent to help aid our prayer in preparation for Easter.
A Word from our Pastor
There will be Anointing of the Sick/Elderly after Masses this weekend - March 2/3
Delores Sadowski, Friday, March 1 at 11:00 am Obituary
Barbara Ososki, Saturday, March 2 at 11:00 am Obituary
Mary Hanzel, Friday, March 15 at 11:00 am
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
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.