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

"Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died; this is the bread that comes down from heaven so that one may eat it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world." - Jn 6:48 - 51

  This Week's Happenings!
Highlights for the week of August 9, 2015 –
For more news & details see the Bulletin

  Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15th
Next Saturday, the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is NOT a Holy Day of Obligation this year.  However, since it is the Patronal Feast of the United States, there will be Mass in Honor of Mary that morning at 9:00 am.

  Religious Education 2015-2016
Classes are filling up. If you haven't already, register soon to ensure you get the class you want.Download the Registration Forms 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.
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 August 9, 2015  
  Sunday:   1 Kgs 19:4-8, Eph 4:30-5:2, Jn 6:41-51  
  Monday:   2 Cor 9:6-10/Jn 12:24-26  
  Tuesday:   Dt 31:1-8/Mt 18:1-5, 10 & 12-14  
  Wednesday:   Dt 34:1-12/Mt 18:15-20  
  Thursday:   Jos 3:7-10a, 11 & 13-17/Mt 18:21 & 19:1  
  Friday:   Jos 24:1-13/Mt 19:3-12  
  Saturday :   Vigil: 1 Chr 15:3-4, 15-16 & 16:1-2 / 1 Cor 15:54b-57 / Lk 11:27-28; Day: Rv 11:19a, 12:1-6a, 10ab / 1 Cor 15:20-27 / Lk 1:39-56  
  Next Sunday:   Prv 9:1-6 / Eph 5:15-20 / Jn 6:51-58  
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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.

St. William Young Adult Group
SWYAG is planning our annual bonfire campout on Friday, August 14 beginning at 7 pm, followed by a canoe trip on the Huron River early Saturday afternoon. If you are interested, 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.