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 3:00 pm during Lent

  This Week's Happenings!
Highlights for the week of March 29, 2015 –
For more news & details see the Bulletin

So they brought the colt to Jesus and put their cloaks over it. And he sat on it. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. - Mk 11:7-8

Those preceding him as well as those following kept crying out: “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is to come! Hosanna in the highest!” - Mk 11:9-10

Excerpts from the Lectionary for Mass ©2001, 1998, 1970 CCD
ABSTINENCE binds ALL who are 14 years of age and older.
Complete abstinence from meat is to be observed on Ash Wednesday
all Fridays of Lent and Good Friday.

FASTING binds all adults 18 through 59 years of age.
The days of fasting are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

  Holy Week and Easter Schedule


Monday, March 30
7 pm, Individual Confession

Wednesday, April 1
12 pm, Individual Confession
and 7 pm, Communal Penance Service
followed by Individual Confession

Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Thursday, April 2, 7:30 pm

Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday
Good Friday, April 3, 1:30 pm

The Blessing of Food
Holy Saturday, 12 noon

  Easter Mass Schedule
April 4th and 5th, 2015

8:30 pm Easter VigilFr. Michael
8:00 amFr. Kaiserl
10:00 amFr. Paxton
12:00 pmFr. Michael

  Stations of the Cross
Fridays at 7:30 pm

  27th Annual Lenten Fish Fry!
Oakland County’s Largest “All-You-Can-Eat”!
Hosted by the St. William Dads’ Club Carry out or Dine-In 4 to 8 pm every Friday of Lent.
Senior Early Bird Special 4 to 5 pm
  Easter Egg Hunt!
All children from St. William "tiny tot" through 4th Grade. April 4th, 9:55 am sharp!
See the Bulletin for more information.
  Ushers' Club 2015 College Scholarships!
Applications are available. See the Bulletin for rules and more information.
  Rosary Altar Society Card Party!
Mark your calendars for May 6th! See the Bulletin for more information.
  Volunteers Needed - Cross and the Light!
St. Patrick Church is bringing this concert experience to our Vicariate.
Volunteers are needed as parking aides, greeters, ushers, and so on.
See page 5 of the Bulletin or call St. Patrick, 248-698-4308 for more information
  Weekly Readings - Week of March 29, 2015  
  Sunday:   Mk 11:1-10 or Jn 12:12-16/Is 50:4-7/Phil 2:6-11/Mk 14:1-15:47 or 15:1-39  
  Monday:   Is 42:1-7/Jn 12:1-11  
  Tuesday:   Is 49:1-6/Jn 13:21-33, 36-38  
  Wednesday:   Is 50:4-9a/Mt 26:14-25  
  Thursday:   Chrism Mass: Is 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9/Rv 1:5-8/Lk 4:16-21  
  Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper:   Ex 12:1-8, 11-14/1 Cor 11:23-26/Jn 13:1-15  
  Friday:   Is 52:13-53:12/Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9/Jn 18:1-19:42  
  Saturday Vigil:   Gn 1:1-2:2 or 1:1, 26-31a/Gn 22:1-18 or 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18/Ex 14:15-15:1/Is 54:5-14/Is 55:1-11/Bar 3:9-15, 32--4:4/Ez 36:16-17a, 18-28/Rom 6:3-11/Mk 16:1-7  
  Next Sunday:   Acts 10:34a, 37-43/Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8/Jn 20:1-9 or Mk 16:1-7 or Lk 24:13-35  
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Offertory Report (fiscal year begins July 1)
   Collected *Projected
End of January 2015 $  629,012 $ 607,421 +$ 21,591
End of February 2015 $  718,953 $ 692,442 +$ 26,511
*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 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 parish office at 248-624-1421. Anyone in the 4th grade and UP.
Current Altar Server Schedule available to download.

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.

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.
  41 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!

  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.