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 Message

    

 

 

I hope that by browsing this site you will begin to appreciate the dynamic nature of our parish community! 

First and foremost, of course, is prayer and worship.  

Our parish community is here to welcome you! We hope that you will choose to join us! Please contact the parish office for registration information. The office phone number is (248) 624-1421. God bless you!
In Jesus,
Rev. Michael G. Savickas Pastor

GIVE NOW


Faith Direct online giving allows you to make all of your contributions to our Parish via automatic payment from your checking account or credit card.  This is a totally safe and secure way to simplify your giving. 

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

You may also enroll by TEXTING  (248) 621-8822 and type the amount you would like to give in the message box.   

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

Advent Schedule

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ADVENT SCHEDULE AT ST. WILLIAM PARISH

Dec. 16th    7:00pm Candlelight Mass (Replaces 4:00pm Mass)
Dec. 18th    7:00pm Reconciliation
Dec. 20th    12:00pm Reconciliation
Dec. 20th    7:00pm Reconciliation (Communal)
Dec. 23rd    4:30pm 4th Sunday of Advent
Dec. 24th    10:00am Mass 4th Sunday of Advent
Dec. 24th   4:00pm Christmas Mass
                  6:30pm Christmas Mass
                  Midnight Mass
Dec. 25th    10:00am Christmas Mass
Dec. 30th    4:30pm Mass of Celebrating the Holy Family
Dec. 31st    10:00am Mass of Celebrating the Holy Family
Dec. 31st    4:00pm Solemnity of Mary
Jan. 1st       10:00am Solemnity of Mary

Candlelight Mass

Prayers of the Faithful

1st Sunday of Advent
December 3, 2023

As we begin this season of Advent, let us pray with longing to God, our Father, who loves us. 

  • For the spread of the Gospel, that we may take seriously the call to evangelize, let us pray to the Lord. 
  • For an increase in vocations to the priesthood, let us pray to the Lord.
  • For a deeper appreciation of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, let us pray to the Lord.  
  • For God’s hand upon government leaders throughout the world, and for an end to all wars and conflicts, remembering especially the war in Israel and Gaza, let us pray to the Lord.
  • For an end to all racial hatred—and that God might change the hearts of terrorists and of all who have violence in mind, let us pray to the Lord.
  • For our parish, that all our members might “stay awake” and be good stewards of God’s many blessings as we await our master’s return, let us pray to the Lord.
  • We’ll take a moment in silent prayer now for the intentions of the persons around us, let us pray to the Lord. 
  • For all the sick, and for those who care for them, let us pray to the Lord.
  • For those who have died, that the mercy of God may embrace them, let us pray to the Lord.

Almighty God, give us the courage to put our lives in order, and to know what is truly important.  Fill us with longing for the coming of Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  Amen.

'tis better to give...

The "Giving Trees" are up in the Tower Entrances filled with many tags.  Please pick a tag to help the less fortunate have a Merry Christmas.  Note that the tags indicate a "due date" when the gifts need to be returned. 

Please contact Karen Sommers at (248)624-1421 or [email protected] with any questions.

Christmas Decorating

The Christmas season this year is the shortest it can be on the Liturgical calendar. Consequently, there is a very small window of time for the church to be changed over from Advent to Christmas. To be precise, we have exactly 3 ½ hours to do the changeover. We would love to have you help us and HERE IS HOW YOU CAN.

Kerygma

The Kerygma

Father Michael has talked of this.  Deacon Mike’s homily on 11/5 was all about it.  But you still may be asking, “what exactly is the “Kerygma?"  

The Kerygma is the New Testament word for the simple, radical, countercultural, and joyful message of the Gospel—that “initial ardent proclamation by which a person is one day overwhelmed and brought to the decision to entrust himself to Jesus Christ by faith.” 

READ MORE HERE.

Watch Fr. John Riccardo’s explanation here.  And then head to our blog to share your thoughts on the Kerygma and other Close Encounters of a Christ-like Kind.

Let's start a discussion.

Have you ever had an "encounter" moment?  Tell us about it.  Just scroll down ... Read More »

Sunday Mass

Watch the video of this week's Sunday Mass.

Altar Server Schedules

Altar Servers!  Sign up for your choice of Masses!

Current schedule: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0B4DAFAD2CA1FA7-fall#/ 

Advent schedule:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/Advent23#/

Knights In Action

CLICK HERE to see what the Knights of Columbus are doing around the parish. 

2024 Scholarship Fund Raffle Tickets ON SALE NOW!

Tickets for the 2024 Raffle are ON SALE NOW with the 1st Drawing scheduled for January 8, 2024! See any Usher or Knight to purchase one of the 2024 tickets and/or one of the remaining 2023 tickets for the final drawing. CLICK HERE to read more. 

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:
[email protected]

Learn more about Intercessory Prayer in this video. 

Youth Ministry in Action

Follow THIS LINK to the holiday activies by our Youth Ministry Group. 

Here is the link for the PBJ Ministry work. 

Flocknote

 

As our Parish continues the move from “maintenance to mission, “communication is the key. This is why the Parish seeks to make a greater use of Flocknote text and email to communicate parishioners. 

Flocknote is for ministry – not marketing.   Get the kind of messages you wish and only from the senders you choose.  To sign up, text STWILLIAM2 to 84576 and follow the prompts.  It is that easy!

 

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Deacon Mike's Reflections

December 4th

Get to know Mary deeper this Advent, Sister Miriam talks about " Motherhood" what better person could we learn from than Mary 

Blessings Deacon Mike   

 

To sign up for Deacon Mike's Reflections just CLICK HERE. 

 

FORMED

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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! 

Catholic Services Appeal

To donate to CSA 2023, please click BELOW. 

WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL of $120,178!!!!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED!

Donations can still be accepted if you have not made a pledge, and will come back to St. William 100%.

CSA 2023 Giving Link

The link will take you directly to our CSA donation page at the Archdiocese of Detroit where you can either set up a pledge (you must sign up for a new account) or make a QUICK GIVE for one-time payments to CSA.

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.

Mass Times

Saturday 4:30pm
Sunday 10am & 12:30pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00am

Holy Days 8:00am, 12:00n, 7:30pm

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