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Mission Statement


As beloved sons and daughters of God, we, the parish of Saint William, are called to proclaim, by word and deed, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, crucified and risen. By the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the grace of the Sacraments, we endeavor to lead all souls to heaven by fostering spiritual healing and equipping all people for the work of ministry.

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18 de septiembre | 7:30 am - XXV Domingo Ordinario (Spanish)

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Sept. 18 | 9:30 am - 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (in English)

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Sept. 21 l 12:15 pm - Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

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Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 18, 2022


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News in the Parish

From our Pastor, Fr. Francisco


"...Receiving our Lord is an encounter with His perfect love, an encounter that brings about healing, conversion, and transformation—that which can give us the grace to lead others to Christ...We have many opportunities to spend time with the Eucharistic Face of our Lord..." Read more >>

Children's Liturgy of the Word

September 18, 9:30 am Mass


Children’s Liturgy is an opportunity for young children who have not yet received their first Holy Communion to attend a liturgy that is designed for their developmental level. Children will be encouraged to grow in love and reverence for the Lord in the Eucharist, the scriptures, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. To learn more or volunteer, please email >>

Catechetical Sunday 

Weekend of September 18


The Church in the U.S. will celebrate Catechetical Sunday this weekend (Sept. 18, 2022). Those who the community has designated to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned at each of the Masses this weekend, starting with the Saturday Vigil Mass.

 

Catechesis is a distinct and special ministry in the Church. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church makes clear, “Catechesis is intimately bound up with the whole of the Church’s life . . . her inner growth and correspondence with God’s plan depend essentially on catechesis” (no. 7). This ministry of teaching in the name of the Church has a profound dignity, which is why catechists are formally commissioned by the Church. It is only fitting that we set aside a day to highlight this ministry and invite the entire church community to think about our responsibility to share our faith with others.

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration


Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration has returned to Saint William. The Adoration Ministry invites you to learn more about Adoration. If you would like to sign up as a committed adorer or have questions, please complete the form here >> 

Verbally Guided Children's Adoration & A Quiet Family Adoration Hour, Repeat Monthly


Families are invited to a Verbally Guided Children’s Adoration, which repeats on the 2nd Wednesday of the month and A Quiet Family Adoration Hour on the 1st Friday of the month in the Sacred Heart Chapel. For additional details, please see the parish event calendar >>

Children's Choir Registration

Rehearses Wednesdays, 5 pm - 6:15 pm


At this time, the Children’s Choir at Saint William is looking for children who have received the Sacrament of Holy Communion, are of elementary and middle school age, and love to praise God through song.


No audition is required to participate in the Children’s Choir.  To register online >>


Music Ministry 4-Week Training Program

Starts September 27, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (reply by September 20)


Are you interested in serving God through song? Have you always wanted to sing in the church choir but didn’t think you had enough experience or music training? The Saint William Music Ministry is hosting a 4-week training program for all parishioners who feel called to join the various Sunday choirs. To sign up, email the Director of Music Ministries >>


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That Man is You

Next meeting: September 21, 6 am


The group has resumed its in-person, weekly breakfast meeting and invites you to participate. That Man is You! combines Scripture, secular research, and a little fun to address the pressures and temptations facing men in our modern culture. It seeks to form authentic leaders who will be capable of transforming homes and society.


To Register:  Please see the bulletin (pg. 5) for contact details >>

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Get Involved in Ministry Life: Ministry Guide and Discernment

Sept. 21


Thinking about getting involved in ministry life? Contact the Office of Ministry Life to reserve your seat for the Ministry Guide & Discernment at Saint William on Wed., September 21 from 7 pm - 8 pm. 


Learn more >>

Upcoming Mandatory Parent Meeting

September 22

 

TRIUMPH (grades 6-8), 6:30 pm - 8 pm in the PEC Banquet Hall. The mandatory, bilingual meeting is for parents with teens in TRIUMPH & Middle School R.C.I.A Year 1 & Year 2.  

Liturgy Summit

September 24, Saint William 

 

Saint William will be holding a Liturgy Summit on the morning of Saturday, September 24. It will be a time for the community to come together. During this first year of the National Eucharistic Revival, Fr. Francisco will share his Liturgical vision, there will be time for prayer, and training will be offered for all who participate in the many parts of liturgy. Learn more >>

Guadalupana Breakfast

September 25


All are invited to the next Guadalupana breakfast on September 25, following the 7:30 am and 9:30 am Masses. Credit / debit card payments are now being accepted.

Basic Teachings Series

Starts September 26, Parish Evangelization Center


Life in Christ: The Moral Life -  The 5-part series highlights how the Church's moral teaching relates to the issues of today. Reserve your seat >>

Blue Mass for First Responders

Sept. 29, 6:30 am at Saint William


Saint William invites all First Responder Professionals to a special Mass to celebrate the Feast of the Archangels: Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. This celebration is in honor of those who protect and serve our citizens and keep our communities safe. Breakfast will follow Mass. View calendar >>

Mother-Daughter Retreat

October 1, Parish Hall, Saint William 

 

We invite all mothers and daughters (13-16 years old) to share this special time. Take this opportunity to build a stronger bond with each other as you explore together the grace of how God created you as women and rejoice in the special gifts He has granted you. Register online >>

This Weekend in the Narthex

September 17-18

"Healing the Whole Person" Series

Starts Sept. 29, Parish Evangelization Center


The Healing the Whole Person series is an 8-week course that introduces us to the healing power of Christ, who helps us recognize unhealthy patterns that have arisen from deeper wounds or lies we have come to believe. This course begins the process of healing so as to grow in the freedom of the children of God. Saint William is one of four parishes in the country currently offering this course. To learn more, you are invited to stop by the Narthex following Mass this weekend (September 18). Reserve your seat >>

Food Donations

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Increases in demand for food and for financial assistance has put a strain on the St. Vincent de Paul’s food pantry. This demand has outpaced the current daily food donations leaving the pantry with dwindling stock and empty shelves. For those wishing to donate, items can be dropped off in the designated areas in the Narthex or in the blue barrels at the St. Vincent de Paul Office. 


SUGGESTED ITEMS TO DONATE:

The items must be non-perishable and must not have been previously opened or out-of-date: Canned FruitCanned Tuna, Soup (canned & dried), Dried Beans, Macaroni and Cheese (especially needed)Peanut ButterCereal & Oatmeal (especially needed)Jelly (Plastic jars/bottles), Cooking Oil (Plastic bottles), Rice (Plastic bags, No boxes please), Laundry Detergent (small size, dry/liquid), Spaghetti/Pasta Sauce (canned or Plastic jars) 


“Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”   - Matthew 25:40 

Employment Opportunities at Saint William

Have you thought about joining the Saint William team? We have several opportunities, including the recently posted part-time Nursery and Childcare Coordinator. To learn more about employment, please visit the Saint William website >>

News in the Diocese

Catholic Charities of Central Texas (CCCTX)


Catholic Charities of Central Texas is committed to supporting new parents as they journey through pregnancy, infancy and early childhood. St. Gabriel’s Pregnancy and Parenting Program provides free education, mentoring and material support until the child’s third birthday so that you can give your baby the best possible start at life. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (512) 651-6116 or visit https://ccctx.org/st-gabriels-pregnancy-parenting-program.

EIM Compliance, Upcoming Workshops


EIM Policies require all clergy, religious, seminarians, employees and adult volunteers serving in any EIM compliance-required ministry to submit an EIM Application for Ministry (www.austindiocese.org/application) (one-time only) and attend an in-person EIM Workshop (www.austindiocese.org/initial-eim-training) within 60 days, and update/renew compliance at least once every three years. Online EIM Training (www.austindiocese.org/onlineeimtraining) is available for existing applicants who have previously attended a workshop and are due to update/renew their EIM compliance.


Note: For questions, please contact Tommy Sustaita at tsustaita@st-william.org.

Retrouvaille (Austin)

September 30 - October 2


Is your marriage going down the right road—or is it a little off track? Retrouvaille offers hope for a better relationship. Retrouvaille is a peer ministry of volunteer couples that can help you learn the tools of healthy communication, build intimacy and heal, just as they have done in their own marriages. For more information about our upcoming Retrouvaille weekend, please call 1-800-470-2230 or visit our website >>



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