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: "My children, I will be with you only a little while longer. I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." - Jn 13:33a-35

  This Week's Happenings!
Highlights for the week of April 24, 2016 –
For more news & details see the Bulletin

  Grateful Hearts Appeal
Thank you for supporting our Offertory Appeal.
You may respond by returning the envelope enclosed in our letter, or respond online.
Please click the link below
Grateful Hearts Appeal
  The Year of Mercy Challenge
The universal Church is now engaged in an extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy as declared by Pope Francis. Join fellow parishioners as we support each other in living out our mission: “To live the Good News so joyfully, that we can’t help but proclaim it!” The challenge: Perform at least one act of mercy each week. Then share your story. My Works of Mercy cards will be available in the Tower Kiosks. Share your story and grow in our parish mission!
  Parish Dialogue Gathering
As a parishioner, how can I get involved in Synod 16?
St. William will be hosting a Parish Dialogue Gathering on Thursday, May 5th from 7-9 pm, in the Activity Center. There is limited seating, for 60. There is no cost for this evening, however, to best prepare we ask that you register by May 1st. Go to SignUp Geniusto register.
  Discovering Your Gifts Workshop
We the baptized have been empowered with unique gifts from God: Charisms. The Discovering Your Gifts Workshop is a five week journey that will aid you in the understanding of your gifts and talents. You are invited to come and explore your charisms.
The workshops meet Wednesdays 7-9 pm, May 25th thru June 22nd in the St. William Activity Center. There is a fee of $35. Call to register by May 18th , 248-624-1421, or email Shelli Jump sjump@stwilliam.com.
Religious Education — Register Now for both Elementary & High School!
Registration is now open for the 2016-17 school calendar. Forms are available in the Office of Faith Formation, the Rectory Office, or download the Registration Form here for pre-school through 8th Grade. For high school students,click here to download their forms. If you wish to have a form emailed to you please call 248-624-1371, or email Lisa Geoffrey lgeoffrey@stwilliam.com. onth, 10:00am to 1:00pm.
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. Open the 1st Sunday of each month, 10:00am to 1:00pm.
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 April 24, 2016  
  Sunday:   Acts 14:21-27/Ps 145:8-13/ Rv 21:1-5a/ Jn 13:31-33a, 34-35  
  Monday:   1 Pt 5:5b-14/ Ps 89:2-3, 6-7, 16-17/ Mk 16:15-20  
  Tuesday:   Acts 14:19-28/ Ps 145:10-13, 21/ Jn 14:27-31a  
  Wednesday:   Acts 15:1-6/ Ps 122:1-5/ Jn 15:1-8  
  Thursday:   Acts 15:7-21/ Ps 96:1-3, 10/ Jn 15:9-11  
  Friday:   Acts 15;22-31/ Ps 57:8-10, 12/ Jn 15:12-17/td>  
  Saturday :   Acts 16:1-10/ Ps 100:1-3, 5/ Jn 15:18-21  
  Next Sunday:   Acts 15:1-2, 22-29/ Ps 67:2-3, 5-6, 8/ Rv 21:10-14, 22-23/ Jn 14:23-29  
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

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

St. William School Alumni!
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.