Celebrating 75 Years of Faith and Service

Regular Weekly Mass Schedule
Saturdays - 4:30 pm
Sundays - 9:00 am, 11:30 am, and 6:00 pm
Weekdays - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:15 am
Holy Days - 8:15 am, 12 noon, and 7:30 pm
Confession - Saturdays at 3:30


Excerpts from the Lectionary for Mass ©2001, 1998, 1970 CCD
"There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish; but what good are these for so many?” Jesus said, "Have the people recline." Now there was a great deal of grass in that place. So the men reclined, about five thousand in number. Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them to those who were reclining, and also as much of the fish as they wanted. When they had had their fill, he said to his disciples, "Gather the  fragments left over, so that nothing will be wasted." - Jn 6:9 12

  This Week's Happenings!
Highlights for the week of July 26, 2015 –
For more news & details see the Bulletin

  St. William Parish to be Spotlighted on Television Show
A new show called "Catholic Legacy" will be aired in the Metro Detroit area on WADL - Channel 38 on all area carriers.
Each program will have a parish or other Catholic element spotlighted.
We were selected! The program featuring our parish will air again on August 8th at 12:30 p.m.

  Religious Education 2015-2016
Now taking registrations. For more information, call the Office of Faith Formation
at 248-624-1371 or email lgeoffrey@stwilliam.com

We also offer High School Religious Education!
St. William is the only parish in our area that offers Religious Education on a High School level.
Call or email for more information.
  5th Annual Strides for S.O.U.L. - 5K Run, Walk, or Roll
S.O.U.L., a nonprofit organization that supports special education programs, most especially for the students at St. WIlliam Catholic School, encourages and invites our St. William Parish families to join us in a fun event while raising much needed funds for our students. The staggered start times will begin at 8:00 a.m. at Mercer Beach on saturday, August 1st. The event will be chipped timed with medals being presented to the top finishers in each age group. Sign up now on our page at runsignup.com.
Volunteers are also needed the day of the event and may sign up at signupgenius volunteer page for SOUL.

Try the Parish Family Library
Did you know that St. William Parish has a Family Library? We even have music CDs and movies! It is located in the Disciple's Room of the Education Center. The Family Library will not have regular hours during the summer months, but you can call the Office of Faith Formation to make arrangements to come in.
Please call 248-624-1371.

Altar Servers
If you are interested in being trained as an Altar Server,
please call the parish office at 248-624-1421. Anyone in the 4th grade and UP.

  42 Years of Bingo at St. William!
Come see why!

Every Friday starting at 6:30 pm in Zepf Hall
Doors open at 4:30 pm
Progressive Jackpot! Charity game tickets!
Hard cards and paper special games!

  Weekly Readings - Week of July 26, 2015  
  Sunday:   2 Kgs 4:42-44, Eph 4:1-6, Jn 6:1-15  
  Monday:   Ex 32:15-24, Ex 32:30-34, Mt 13:31-35  
  Tuesday:   Ex 33:7-11, Ex 34:5b-9 & 28, Mt 13:36-43  
  Wednesday:   Ex 34:29-35, Jn 11:19-27 or Lk 10:38-42  
  Thursday:   Ex 40:16-21, Ex 40:34-38, Mt 13:47-53  
  Friday:   Lv 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27 & 34b-37, Mt 13:54-58  
  Saturday :   Lv 25:1, 8-17 , Mt 14:1-12  
  Next Sunday:   Ex 16:2-4, 12-15, Eph 4:17, 20-24, & Jn 6:24-35  
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Offertory Report (fiscal year begins July 1)
   Collected *Projected
End of May 2015 $1,026,506 $1,009,517 +$ 16,989
End of June 2015 $1,110,829 $1,100,068 +$ 10,761
*This does NOT represent needed income, but only the amount we expected would actually come in. Repairs, staffing and programs were slashed accordingly.
Detailed financial reports are always available online at www.stwilliam.com. These include both the annual reports as submitted to the diocese and the current end-of-month report as presented to our Finance Council.
Youth Ministry News!

For more information about Youth Ministry contact
Karen Trojniak, 248-624-1371, ext. 308
or ktrojniak@stwilliam.com

For an updated calendar of Youth Ministry events see the Bulletin.

Youth Ministry Blood Drive
Monday, July 28th from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Contact Mrs. Karen Trojniak at (248)624-1371, ext. 308,or for more details, see the Bulletin

Youth Mass Celebration
Contact Mrs. Karen Trojniak if you would like to participate in a liturgical ministry.

St. William Young Adult Group (SWYAG)
(ages 18-35)

Theology on Tap ... Around the D
Young adults from around the archdiocese gather for food, fellowship,
fantastic speakers, and faith on the 8th of each month.

If you would like to have your name added to the Young Adult email list,
contact Karen Trojniak or
call 248-624-1371 ext. 308

Donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society
help people within our parish boundaries

St. William School Alumni!
An alumni group is now forming. If you are a past student or graduate
of St. William School, please send your contact information to
alumni@stwilliam.com. More information is available on the school website
- http://www.stwilliam-school.com.

Pastoral Letter from Fr. Michael
Access a copy of Fr. Michael’s Pastoral Letter in “PDF” format
that can be opened using Adobe Reader.
From there it can be printed, or saved to a file,
and from there sent in snail mail or as an email attachment.

  Legion of Mary
Meet after 8:15 a.m. Mass on Thursdays in the St. Paul Room
(Small Meeting Room).
Men or women, 18 or older, prayer, fellowship, and service, and evangelization.
Looking for new regular members as well as Auxiliary.
  Natural Family Planning
Learn more. Attend classes. Schedules for natural Family Planning classes are
found at www.nfponline.org or contact nfp@aod.org, or 313-237-4679.