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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 pm


  Special Appeal
The Special Appeal was announced in January 2014 to address the serious shortage in our Sunday offertory collection and get back on track to avoid a projected deficit of $115,000 by the end of the fiscal year (June 30).

Please click on this link to see the information that was sent
to all registered Parishioners.

 
  This Week's Happenings!
Highlights for the week of July 27th, 2014 –
For more news & details see the Bulletin

 
  Back-to-School Clothing Drive
“Pick” a tag starting August 2, return clothing item by August 24.
Details in the Bulletin.
 
  Mom to Mom Sale
August 7, 10 am to 3pm
Tables/spaces available to rent for $10, admission $1. Details in the Bulletin.
 
  4th Annual Strides for SOUL Run, Walk, and Roll
(Support Our Unique Learners)
Saturday, August 2nd. Details in the Bulletin.
 
  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.

Summer Slow Down? No Way!
When the school year comes to a close, and you think that you can relax
for the summer, our Youth Ministry program becomes very busy
by offering many opportunitites to put our faith into action!
We hope that youc an come and join us!
Check out what Youth Ministry has to offer for Junior High and
High School students by visiting our Sign up Genius link:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084DAAA723A64-stwilliam

Vicariate Softball Games
We will come together to play once a month from 2 – 4pm.
Please use the Signup Genius link to view a
listing of all summer games and events: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084DAAA723A64-stwilliam.
Permission slips will be available for each event by the St. William Youth bulletin board located in the West Tower Entrance or contact Karen Trojniak.

High School Youth Summer Service Day
Answer the call to feed the hungry, serve lunch to the homeless at
Grace Centers of Hope in Pontiac. We are scheduled to volunteer our services
on Wednesday, July 23, from 9:45am – 2:00pm. We are limited to taking a
small group of 8 youth and 2 adults, please reserve your spot
on the SignUp Genius link:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084DAAA723A64-stwilliam
Permission slips can be found in the wall folders by the youth bulletin board.

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


 
  Altar Servers
If you are interested in being trained as an Altar Server,
please call the rectory office, 248-624-1421.
Anyone in 4th grade and up.
Current Altar Server Schedule available for download.
 
  All are invited to come pray with us!
Devotions available at St. William Parish
Scriptural rosary and Night Prayer, Tuesday evenings at 7 pm in the church
Pray the Rosary before each Mass, first Sunday of the Month
Holy Hour, fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 pm in the church.
(Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction, Scripture Readings and Rosary)<-->
 
  Help Wanted!
The St. Vincent de Paul Society is looking for new members
to assist them with visitations.
Call the parish office, 248-624-1421 for more information.

 
  PLEASE HELP ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
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.
 
 
Weekly Readings - Week of July 27, 2014
     
Sunday:   1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12/Rom 8:28-30/Mt 13:44-52 or 13:44-46
Monday:   Jer 13:1-11/Mt 13:31-35
Tuesday:   Jer 14:17-22/Jn 11:19-27 or Lk 10:38-42
Wednesday:   Jer 15:10, 16-21/Mt 13:44-46
Thursday:   Jer 18:1-6/Mt 13:47-53
Friday:   Jer 26:1-9/Mt 13:54-58
Saturday:   Jer 26:11-16, 24/Mt 14:1-12
Next Sunday:   Is 55:1-3/Rom 8:35, 37-39/Mt 14:13-21
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    Print a copy here.

 
  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.
 
  41 Years of Bingo at St. 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!

 
  Offertory Report (fiscal year begins July 1)
        Collected     *Projected
Income
    Over/(Under)
07/20/2014     $     13,895     $     13,848     +$       47
June EFTs     $     49,164     $     46,863     +$  2,301
Year to Date     $1,091,945   $1,144,750   -$52,805
Special Appeal     $  46,959              
*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.
 
  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.