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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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Relic of Saint John Paul II

January 23-26, 2023, Saint William Catholic Church


The Saint William team has been eagerly preparing for the arrival of the official pilgrim and first-class relic of the blood of St. John Paul II, which will be brought to Saint William, starting this Monday, January 23. During the days of the veneration, we invite you to enter through the main entrance of the church. The side entrances will be closed.


We encourage each of you to share in this experience and extend this invitation to your friends and families. The latest schedule, which includes times for several evening talks, can be found online. 


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Healing the Whole Person Series (in Spanish)

Meets Fridays, Starting January 27


The Healing the Whole Person series will be offered at Saint William in Spanish on Fridays starting on January 27, 2023 (with the exception of February 24) for a total of eight weeks. Healing the Whole Person is an opportunity to experience Jesus in His mission of healing. To reserve your seat for the Spanish-language course or to be notified when the next course in English is available, complete the form here >>

 

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Welcome Sunday

January 29 (following Mass at 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm)


On the Sunday following the visit of the relic of St. John Paul II, please join us for Welcome Sunday following the 9:30 am, 11:30 am, and 1:30 pm Masses for a cup of coffee and donuts and an opportunity to visit with some of the priests, staff, ministries and other parishioners. 


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Unbound: Freedom in Christ

Meets Tuesday, Starting January 31 (7 pm - 9 pm)


We are starting a new 5-week prayer minister facilitator and intercessor training for our parish called Unbound: Freedom in Christ. The training includes an introductory Unbound course every Tuesday night beginning January 31, 2023. In this introductory course, you will learn how to use the Five Keys to Freedom. The course involves times of prayer and worship, insightful teaching, and personal ministry from the ministry team.


To reserve your seat, please complete the form here >>

Children's Liturgy of the Word

during Mass at 9:30 am


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 for the latest schedule, please email >>

Nursery is Now Open

with limited capacity


The nursery at Saint William is now open! The first stage of opening includes the 9:30 am, 11:30 am and 1:30 pm Masses and our Baptism classes on Saturdays. Please note: at this time, space is limited.


We are looking for volunteers to assist with caring for children so we can expand our childcare capacity for other ministry events in the future. For more information, we invite you to visit our Nursery webpage >>

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration


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 >> 

"Called by Name" Sunday

January 22


Called By Name Sunday not only is an opportunity for us as individuals to be open to God’s calling in our lives. It is also a chance for us to allow God to call others through our invitation. Is there someone you know who may be called to the priesthood or religious life? Help us to encourage them by sharing their name and contact information.


The candidate needs to be 14-49 years old and single. Those whose names are provided will receive a communication from Bishop Vasquez and the Vocations Office with encouragement and resources to hear and respond to God’s call for their life - no matter what it is.

 

Thank you for your generous participation in Called By Name Sunday. With your help, this initiative will bear fruit for our diocese for generations to come.


To share their information online, please visit:

austinvocations.com.

Looking for a Gift?

Commemorative Book, Parish Office

 

Looking for a special gift for a loved one? The 75th Anniversary commemorative book of the Diocese is now available. The book captures the history and images of our diocese, including that of Saint William.


The book is available (in English and Spanish) in Saint William's Gift shop (following Sunday Masses, except 5 pm*) and parish office (during office hours) for $40. Books purchased at Saint William include a special message from our pastor, Fr. Francisco.


Save the Date

2023

Big Event 2023

April 27-29, 2023 Saint William Parish


Mark your calendars for next year’s Big Event, which is scheduled for April 27-29, 2023! The event will kick off with Fr. Francisco’s 50th Birthday Gala. 

Pilgrimage to Italy with Fr. Francisco

November 13 - 26, 2023


Fr. Francisco will be leading a 14-day Pilgrimage to the Shrines of Italy next year. Registration forms are now available in the church office. For more information, view the Saint William website calendar or email: pastor@st-william.org.

Employment Opportunities at Saint William

Have you thought about joining the Saint William team? To learn more about employment, please visit the Saint William website >>


News in the Diocese

St. Joseph Adoption Novena for Life

January 21-29, 7 pm (Sacred Heart Chapel)


Please join the Knights of Columbus and Pro-life Ministries for the 5th Annual St. Joseph Adoption Novena for Life. The Novena will be held January 21 – 29 each evening at 7 pm in the Sacred Heart Chapel. The prayers and petitions will be provided. Please come as you can to pray for St. Joseph’s Intercession for Life! 

Texas Catholic Pro-Life Day

January 28


The annual Texas Pro-Life Day is Jan. 28. Masses will be celebrated at San Jose Parish, St. Louis Parish, and the University Catholic Center in Austin. The rosary will be prayed at 9 am with Mass beginning at 10 am at each location. After Mass, all are invited to participate in the Texas Rally for Life, a statewide rally at the Texas State Capitol at 1 pm. The Diocese of Austin continues to emphasize local efforts to build a culture of life— to expand outreach to families facing crisis pregnancies and to families who are in need. Join us in continuing to Walk with Moms in Need, and advocate for the sanctity of life from conception to natural death. For more information, visit: austindiocese.org/texas-catholic-pro-life-day.

St. Francis Medical Mission Event

February 4 at 6 pm, Saint William Catholic Church (Parish Hall)


Saint Francis Medical Mission, Inc. aims to bring hope and well-being to those most vulnerable in remote areas, villages and small communities in Mexico and in Central/South American countries by providing health care services, dental services and spiritual counseling to poverty-stricken families. 


St. Francis Medical Mission is scheduled for a medical mission to Belize on June 2, 2023. Funds are needed to buy medical supplies and other miscellaneous expenses: lodging, meals and transportation.


Event Description: Dinner, silent and live auction, entertainment and a special keynote speaker

($30 / couple and $5 for children)

Post Abortion Healing Retreat

February 17-19


Project Rachel is a healing ministry for those who suffer because of a previous abortion experience. Suffering is the untold story of abortion. Grief after abortion is normal — it is the grief of a mother who has lost a child in a traumatic way; it is the grief of lost fatherhood. We are here to help you experience the hope and healing of Christ through Project Rachel.


On Feb. 17-19, the Project Rachel Ministry team will host a confidential retreat for women who have experienced an abortion to seek peace and healing. If you are interested in attending the retreat, or if someone you know is interested, please email: project-rachel@austindiocese.org by Jan. 25.

Unbound: Freedom in Christ Conference

February 17-18, St. Albert the Great


The conference will offer participants ways to open their prison doors by using the FIVE KEYS TO FREEDOM. The conference involves times of prayer and worship, insightful teaching and personal ministry from a trained ministry team. This conference will equip participants with ways to cooperate with God as he sets them free. To register, go to mogpc.org/events-1. The cost is $60, which includes lunch. For more information, call (512) 814-6470 or email HealingHeartsEvents@gmail.com.

Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary

February 20


Preparation for Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary. In Fatima, Our Lady said, "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God." Please join thousands of faithful throughout the Diocese of Austin for 33 days of preparation prayer for Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary. Prayers begin on Feb. 20 and are done privately in our homes using the consecration preparation book. To receive your FREE Montfort preparation prayer book by mail, visit TexasToJesusThroughMary.org by Jan. 18.

Project Andrew

February 25, Saint William Catholic Church


Might God be calling you to be a priest? Bishop Vasquez invites you to come and see. Join other single men, ages 14-49, for Project Andrew at Saint William Catholic Church for a day with Mass, prayer, presentations on the priesthood, and an opportunity to meet many priests of our diocese. Lunch will be provided! There is no cost. To register, visit: austinvocations.com 

Catholic Charities of Central Texas (CCCTX)


Catholic Charities of Central Texas is honored to serve veterans, active-duty service personnel and their immediate families. Case management and more resources are available through our St. Michael's Veterans Services Program to help veteran and military families thrive. Learn more by calling (512) 651-6100 or visit ccctx.org/st-michaels-veteran-services

Giving

To our contributing families and individuals, thank you for your continued support and generosity.


Second Collections:


January 22: Respect Life Ministries


February 5: St. Vincent de Paul


February 12: Debt Reduction




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