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 of the Week

    

 

 

 

Pentecost! The excitement of this feast should send shivers up and down our spines!

If you aren’t experiencing this kind of excitement—or perhaps if you’re even wondering what I’m talking about—it's probably for one of two reasons, both having to do with our CALL TO DISCIPLESHIP and MISSION.

The first reason is that perhaps far too many of today's Christians don't understand the significance of this feast. It's actually a more important feast theologically than Christmas! (I’ve noticed that almost nobody has any trouble getting excited about Christmas.)  On Christmas we celebrate the birthday of the Lord. On Pentecost, it could be said, we celebrate the birthday of the Church! It marks the coming of the Spirit to be with the Church and to empower the Church, to make it alive and to enable it to continue the work of Jesus. (By the way, the Spirit is a person, not a thing. We believe in one God, a Trinity of persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.)

Taken together with Easter, the coming of the Spirit on Pentecost celebrates the victory and completion of Jesus' work. Disciples have to recognize in their own lives the imprint of Christ’s suffering, death, and resurrection. It’s what gives meaning to our lives as we follow the Spirit’s lead day-to-day, and, despite struggles, discover ourselves doing God’s work and finding joy, which is a hallmark of the Holy Spirit.

At this LINK you will find a note regarding security here at the parish.  I encourage you to make yoursefl familiar with its contents.  

In Jesus,

Rev. Michael G. Savickas Pastor

Summer of '24: Repair & Rebuild

SUMMER '24: REPAIR & REBUILD

For some time now, St. William has to take a "band-aid" approach to the maintenance of our facilities due in a large part to the debt incurred by building the Activity Center and because our parish revenue has been flat for the last several years.

Finally we are presented with a situation where projects that "repair & rebuild" can no longer be put on hold.  So we joyfully announce the "Summer of '24: Repair & Rebuild."  To DONATE to this effort, please follow this link. 

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

To learn more, please vist this page. 

We are just introducing the campaign this weekend.  I’m asking you, as faithful parishioners, to really get involved with this effort.  That means, according to your ability and devotion

I hope you get enthused about our parish!  Sometimes the day-to-day can wear us down, and dampen the enthusiasm.  However, despite everyday struggles as a parish, we have a MISSION, and we always want to stay enthused about our Mission!  We need to bring people to the Lord!  Part of that mission means welcoming people—which we already get high marks on!  But part of making people feel welcomed is to have a welcoming environment, and some areas of our church facilities need help.

 

 

 

Flocknote

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

Kerygma - Explained

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

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—While we haven’t gotten all their pledges yet, but in just 3 days we have already received over $102,000, and we am confident that the target of $120K will be quickly covered. 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.

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. 

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

Prayers of the Faithful

Our Good Shepherd knows us and leads us and lays down his life for us.  Trusting in him, we offer our prayers to the Father.  

    • For the pastors of the Church: that the Good Shepherd will help them tend to the flocks entrusted to their care, let us pray to the Lord.
    • For an increase in vocations to the priesthood, and that those called will respond eagerly, let us pray to the Lord.
    • For those who were brought into the Church at Easter, and for our young people who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this Wednesday, let us pray to the Lord.
    • That the members of the Church may be effective witnesses, boldly proclaiming the Gospel message throughout the world, let us pray to the Lord.

To read more, follow THIS LINK. 

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. 
 

 

 

Knights In Action

2024 Scholarship Fund Raffle Tickets ON SALE NOW!

The Knights of Columbus tickets for the 2024 Raffle are ON SALE NOW! We have 600 tickets available for 2024 and they are only $20 each.  See any Usher or Knight to purchase one of the 2024 tickets. 

Follow this link to see what else our Knights Council is offering!

 

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! 

Watch and see what's on this week!  
Sign up for daily reflections here.

The Chosen Season 4

More Episodes Coming Soon

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