St. William Parish, Walled Lake

 

Parish Mission: To live the Good News so joyfully, we can't help but proclaim it!

 

Parish Goal:  To become an Amazing Parish that fosters discipleship and equips disciples to share the Good News.

Pastor's Column

    

 

 

 

It was about three years ago that the Archbishop wrote a “Pastoral Note,” which was entitled “The Beauty of Truth”.  It dealt with the Christian response to a society that is plagued with incivility and often outright lies within our civil discussions. Sadly, things haven’t improved over these last three years. If anything, often in an effort to promote a particular political agenda, lies are actually promoted as truth—complete with sanctions against those who refuse to endorse those lies.

With that in mind—and especially in view of my 3 most recent articles—it seemed to me appropriate to once again reprint part of what the Archbishop said.  The entire Pastoral Note (about 5 pages) is accessible as a LINK from our website.

Should you wish to read more , CLICK HERE. 

In Jesus,

Rev. Michael G. Savickas Pastor

Adult Faith Formation

Coming Soon!
Adult Faith Formation Calendar for 2024-25.
Bible Studies, Book Studies, and weekend community opportunities for growth in your relationship with the Lord.
 
 
Stay Tuned!

Confessions This Week

Confession Schedule This Week

Wednesday, July 17th, starting at 4:30PM

Altar Server Schedle

Summer Altar Server Schedule

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Summer of '24: Repair & Rebuild

 

SUMMER '24: REPAIR & REBUILD

A quick update on Summer’24:

WE’VE FOUND AN EVEN EASIER WAY to make a pledge, especially if you are not comfortable with navigating the online giving platform.  CALL 1 888-331-8695 and “friendly operators will be happy to take your pledge”.  (I just made up that last quote.)

Setting aside the “advance donors” who have covered the required target.  ALL subsequent donations will go ENTIRELY to our “Repair and Rebuild” campaign. 

If you’ve already pledged, THANKYOU!  And please PRAY for those who have yet to give.  If you have not yet pledged, know that you are being prayed for! 

Still, we need everyone to do what they can and make a sacrificial gift, if we are to be successful.  We’re in this together.  It’s our parish.  Remember, every dollar now stays with the parish!   To DONATE online to this effort, please follow this link. 

For some practical advice on how to pledge through the CSA site, click here.

God bless you!

 

 

St. Monica Club

St. Monica Club @ St. William

Has Someone You Love Left the Faith

Do you have a child, sibling, parent, or spouse that has left the faith or refuses to enter it?  Do you feel hopeless in the battle to save your loved one’s soul?

Join us once a month on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30PM in the church. We will gather as a faith community to call on the intercession of saints that have gone before us.

 

For more information CLICK HERE. 

St. William Mass Schedule

Regular Mass Schedule:

  • Weekend Masses:  Saturday 4:30pm   Sunday 10:00am (Livestreamed) and 12:30pm

  • Weekday Masses: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 8:00am

  • Holy Days of Obligation: 8:00am, 12:00pm, 7:30pm

  • Confessions: Announced weekly

For another great source of inspiration, watch this VIDEO

Flocknote

Prayers of the Faithful

 

Sunday July 14th, 2024

Having listened to God’s word, we now present our petitions before him.

  • For the leaders of the Church, that God may bless them with the courage to prophetically proclaim truth, despite opposition, let us pray to the Lord.
  • For the Church of the Archdiocese of Detroit: that we all may embrace the direction given by the Archbishop in his Pastoral Letter, returning to our mission of joyful evangelization, let us pray to the Lord. 
  • For our Parish: that we may we live the Good News so joyfully that we can’t help but proclaim it, let us pray to the Lord.
  • For those injured or killed, for their families, and for ALL those affected by the assassination attempt in Pennsylvania, let us pray to the Lord.  

To read more, follow THIS LINK. 

Kerygma - Explained

In a recent Homily, Father expounded on the concept of the Kerygma.  To learn more, follow this LINK. 

CYO Volleyball

ST. WILLIAM CYO VOLLEYBALL REGISTRATION!

St. William Dads’ Club would like to extend an invitation to young athletes to join the fun and excitement of girls volleyball. 

We plan to start practices in August with a volleyball camp likely the 1st week in August, the week before the season starts. Practice schedules will be determined by each team's coaching staff. Stay tuned for more details on practices and camp.

For more information, CLICK HERE.

Registration is open to young girls who will be in the 3rd through 8th grade this fall. We are also looking for volunteers interested in helping to coach (or assist) our volleyball athletes. If you are interested, contact our athletic director at ad@saintwilliam.net.

TEAMS/PLAYER REQUIREMENTS:

CYO allows girls volleyball programs for Junior Varsity (5/6th grade) and Varsity (7/8th grade), which we hope to be able to offer based on interest. For 3rd and 4th graders we run an Intramural program.

Each player must be baptized Catholic or attend a Catholic school. Players from the following surrounding area of St. William Parish can be accepted to our teams: Holy Family Novi, Prince of Peace West Bloomfield, St. Mary Milford, St. Thomas West Bloomfield, and Holy Spirit Highland. If you have a question or need clarification contact our athletic director at ad@saintwilliam.net. For registration please go to the basketball page under the Athletics & Club tab at the St. William Dads' Club website, www.saintwilliam.net.

Discipleship Opportunities

"Father, you call me to serve, and I know that Christian service means givng of my time and my talents - both gifts from you Lord. Give me the grace to collaborate with Christ your Son in the salvation of souls by offering others what you have given so gratiously to me. I ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Out of love for Christ and because we are all "called to serve," please examine these opportunities to serve Him and our Parish. 

Catholic Services Appeal

CSA 2024-2025 HAS BEGUN...  

BUT THIS YEAR IT'S ALL ABOUT "REPAIR & REBUILD" ST. WILLIAM

To donate to "Repair & Rebuild" through CSA 2024, please click BELOW.

CSA 2024 Giving Link

We've contacted some advance donors who are excited and engaged with our repair and rebuild efforts—WE HAVE COVERED OUR CSA REQUIRED DONATION!  THANK YOU ALL. 

That means that EVERYTHING ELSE will go to "Repair & Rebuild" St. William Parish. 

The link will take you directly to our CSA donation page at the Archdiocese of Detroit where you can either set up a pledge.  Again, to pledge on-line just follow this LINK.

Sunday Mass

Intercessory Prayers

Jesus instructs us in Matthew 18: 19-20, “Again, amen, I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father.  For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

LEARN MORE about the St. William Intercessory Prayer Team.   

Directily submit prayer requests here:
Prayerrequests@stwilliam.com

Learn more about Intercessory Prayer in this video. 

Missionary Discipleship and Stewardship


As we continue a new year of missionary discipleship, we hope that you prayerfully consider a deeper committment to stewardship and all the mission work we need to do. 

Your generosity overfunded our CSA target so we will be receiving a nice refund, but we need each of you to consider if you can do a bit more to financially support our good works.  Just $5 per week from each  of you could add nearly $200,000 to our budget. 

God bless you all. 

Click here or on the logo above to make a one-time or monthly gift now!

Reflection

For so many working Christians, it’s too easy to get overwhelmed by the distractions of daily living.

The 3-Minute Reset is a simple, daily discipline focused on spending a moment in thought and prayer, and rediscovering the peace that is always available to us. Hosted by Pat Lencioni and Chris Stefanick. 

To listen to the 3-Minute Reset Podcasts,  CLICK HERE. 
 

 

 

Grief Ministry

     

We cannot escape the love of God! We also cannot escape grief. So many people are suffering from the loss of a loved one, loss of  job, or the loss of a relationship.  Grief takes many forms.  One thing we know for sure about grief is that love is healing.

Matthew 5:4: “Blessed are those who mourn, for
they will be comforted.”

Would you please consider joining us in Grief Ministry at St. William Parish?  The only thing you need to be part of this ministry is to love our Lord. READ MORE HERE. Please reach out to me with any questions. 

Lisa Powaser
lpowaser@stwilliam.com
cell number @313-623-8149
Adult Education Formation Cooridinator

Knights In Action

Camp Sancta Maria Summer Camp Scholarships

Calling on all St. William Boys and Girls! Interested in a week at Summer Camp? Why not consider Camp Sancta Maria in Gaylord, Michigan! This Catholic Camp has been offering ‘Wholesome Recreation in a Religious Atmosphere’ since 1933. The Knights of Columbus and St. William Dads’ Club have scholarship monies available for Parish boys and girls who might be interested in attending camp in 2024 but may have a financial hardship. 

Follow this link to see what our Knights Council is doing!

 

FORMED @ St. William Pariish

FORMED LOGO

FORMED is here at St. William Parish!

What is FORMED? It’s the Catholic “NETFLIX” and more, and we have made it FREE to all parishioners!

Explore and Enjoy! 

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Office Hours

Monday 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Tuesday 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Wednesday 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Thursday 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Friday 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.

Staff