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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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Introducing the Liturgy Corner


Welcome to the Liturgy Corner!

To begin simply, the word liturgy literally means “work of the people”. It is something we do together, to foster the mission of the Church – the greater glory of God and the salvation of souls! Thus, liturgy is all about us coming together to worship God as a community, united in Him! And this community is greatly needed – for Christianity is not an individual thing...


Big Event 2023: Gala Dinner Tickets Now Available

Thursday, April 27, Banquet Hall, Parish Evangelization Center

On the first night of The Big Event, Thursday, April 27, we will be holding a Gala and Live Auction in celebration of Fr. Francisco's 50th birthday. Tickets to attend the Gala are $150 per person, which includes dinner and admission to the Live and Silent Auction that evening.

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See what's new at this year's Big Event >>

Penance Service


During Lent, Saint William will offer Penance Services on the following days:

                March 29 - 7 pm - 9 pm

                 April 3     - 1 pm - 6 pm

Additional priests are coming in from other parishes to help provide the sacrament to everyone in attendance. View the Lent and Easter schedule >>

Sanctuary Cleaning Day

March 18, 9 am - 11 am

This parish community event offers an opportunity to build fellowship as volunteers come together to clean the statues, crosses, and icons in the sanctuary of the church. This event is also ideal for families, ministries and organizations to serve together. Sign up here >>

Mother-Daughter Retreat

March 25, 9 am - 1 pm (Parish Evangelization Center)

Mothers and their 13-16 years old daughters are invited to a Mother-Daughter Retreat. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend a morning together, sharing and pondering about the many beautiful ways God created you as a woman, and rejoicing at the wonderful plan He has for you to live a happy and fulfilling life. Registration fee: $20, incl. mother and daughter. Register here by March 20 >>

Godstock 2023

April 15, 9 am - 9 pm, Eagle's Wings Retreat Center, Burnet

The one-day music festival for high schoolers will feature live music by toLoveandRescue, Ali Hoffman, Taylor Schroll and Paul Finley and include talks, games, Mass, starlit adoration & a glowstick dance party.

Register here >>


Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

Fridays during Lent

The Knights of Columbus are hosting their annual Lenten Fish Fry on Fridays from 5 pm - 7:30 pm in the Pavilion as part of their service to the community. Cost per plate: $12.

Ashes to Action Food Drive

During Lent

The Knights are leading an Ashes to Action food drive to benefit the Society of St. Vincent De Paul. Food Donations may be delivered during the fish fry dinner on Fridays or dropped off in the designated bins in the narthex after Mass. View needed items >>

Morning Mass & Confessions on Fridays

Beginning in March, a 6:30 am Mass (in English) has been added on Fridays. Bilingual Confessions are scheduled from 7 am - 8 am following the Friday morning Mass. 

Forty Days for Life

March 25, between 7 am and 7 pm

Hundreds of cities around the world participate in praying to end abortion, offering help, hope and love to women and their families. The Saint William community is invited to participate in peaceful prayer throughout the day on Saturday, March 25, any time from 7 am to 7 pm at the Planned Parenthood clinic on Research at Burnet Road.

The 40 Days Spring Campaign runs now through Sunday, April 2 (Palm Sunday).

Ashes to Easter

Ashes to Easter is an annual Lenten mission project that affirms and encourages local missionary groups and other mission activities of the Diocese of Austin. Families are encouraged to take a box and drop in extra coins during Lent. Boxes may be returned to the parish during the first week of Easter

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 >>

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 (at 5 pm starting in March) 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 >>

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 >> 

A Message from the Nursery Staff


Thank you to everyone who made donations to the Nursery this past month. We appreciate your generosity. We also thank the families who stopped by the Nursery Open House. If you have any questions regarding childcare or would like to tour the Nursery, please contact us at

Save the Date


Vacation Bible School (VBS)

June 12 - 16, 5:30 pm - 8 pm

VBS returns to Saint William this year, and it is going to be even bigger than before! VBS is one week of faith-based fun activities for children in grades Kinder through 5. It is also an opportunity for middle and high school students to volunteer and practice their leadership and service skills. This year, VBS will be offered concurrently in English and Spanish in the evenings to better accommodate families from our parish.


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:

News in the Diocese

Cedarbrake Retreat

March 17-19

A Silent Lenten Retreat will be held March 17-19 at Cedarbrake Catholic Retreat Center in Temple. Come and listen to God inviting you into the desert of silence. Father Harry Dean and Brian Egan will each give a reflection. Mass, Eucharistic Adoration and the sacrament of reconciliation will be part of this silent retreat. The cost is $280 for a private room and $230 for a shared room. Please register through Cedarbrake at or call (254) 780-2436.

Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary

March 25

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 our Diocese to collectively make or renew our “Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary” at a special Holy Mass on the Annunciation of the Lord. Rosary and Mass will be offered on Saturday, March 25th at 11:30 am at Saint Mary Cathedral (Austin), at 4:30 pm at Ascension Church (Bastrop), at 11:30 am at Saint Helen Church (Georgetown), and at 5:30pm at Saint Peter Catholic Student Center (Waco). 

Please visit for more information.

Catholic Charities of Central Texas (CCCTX)

The Disaster Response program at Catholic Charities of Central Texas works to respond quickly to natural disasters and ensures Central Texans are supported across our entire 25-county region. Types of assistance may include emergency financial aid, material assistance, and case management. To learn more, including opportunities to volunteer during times of need, visit



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

Second Collections:

March 12 - Debt Reduction

GIVING TIP: Whether you give via check, cash, Venmo or online, please be sure to include your envelope number or parishioner / family ID. (Each household that is registered at Saint William has a unique ID.) This way we are able to reflect your giving on your parish account. If you have any questions, or need help locating your parishioner ID, please contact the parish office at: (512) 255-4473 or email: 

Easy Ways to Give >>

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 >>

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