1.Chapel of Perpetual Adoration is open. 24/7 Access to chapel requires an electronic key card which can be purchased for $10 in the rectory during normal hours or after mass in the sacristy.
2.For those who would like to pray for their deceased family members please pick up All Souls Day envelopes available at the entrances of the church, fill out with names and return to the collection basket. We will pray for them for the whole month of November.
3.Today you can purchase Car Raffle tickets after all the masses. Tickets are also available at School and Rectory during regular office hours. For more information check our bulletin or website.
4.Please join us for Bible Study on Monday, November 11th at 6:30pm at St. Michael’s Room in the Church.
5.St. Rocco Society would like to invite everyone to 116th Annual Dinner Dance on Saturday, November 16th at Monzo’s Banquet. Please check bulletin for more information.
6.Soon we will be celebrating Thanksgiving….giving Thanks to God for all His gifts and sharing with family and friends. For many this is a difficult time, as some of our fellow parishioners and community members are experiencing hardships due to life’s unexpected turns. Please consider sharing…..
At the Thanksgiving Day 9:00 am mass you can bring your donations of non-perishable items and place in baskets located around the altar rail.
If you are unable to attend mass that day, St. VDP containers are always available at the all the entrances of the church. Thank you for continual support of St. William Parish and the St. Vincent DePaul Society and your sharing with others less fortunate. More information in the bulletin.
7.Book of Mass Intentions is open for 2020. Stop by the Rectory or pick up a form at church and have a mass said for a loved one.
"Our DREAM BIG Car Raffle Winners!!!
The Parish Council and Fr. Gron would like to congratulate the winners of our Dream Big Car Raffle.
Third Prize winner(s) is Charles and Patricia Boyle.
Second prize winner is Teresa Anna Wypych, who has donated the $1500 prize to the parish.
First prize winner..?
Well that's a great story...
Fr. Gron and the Parish Council invited Bishop Manz to the Cruising With The Saints Party-Drawing held on January 12th.
During the Homily at the 4:30 Mass Bishop Manz joked about not having a ticket for the car raffle.
A avid parishioner and volunteer here at St. William, Maria Alvarado, bought a ticket for the Bishop.
During the event Bishop Manz awarded Barbara Rogers the parishioner of the year award.
Barbara greatly deserved this award due to her many years of service to the parish as a Cantor, Choir member and long time parishioner, among other duties. Our heart felt congratulations and appreciation goes out to her.
Bishop Manz had to leave before the car raffle drawing.
He handed his ticket to Christopher Gonzales who is a student in the St. William RCIA Program and was volunteering at the event that night.
The Bishop told Christopher if the ticket is drawn that Christopher could have the prize
And Guess What Happened...
Bishop Manz's ticket was drawn and Christopher won first prize.
When Christopher called his mother Maria to tell her he won she did not believe him at first. Then finally, after some convincing she came to the party and believed.
God works through so many people.... this is evidence of that truth.
WHAT A GREAT NIGHT!!!
Thank you to all who purchased and sold tickets, volunteered in any capacity and supported the raffle for our parish.
TO TEACH WHO CHRIST IS
The Campaign is still on-going and we need everyone’s help in achieving it. If you have pledged already - THANK YOU - we are most grateful and thankful for your generosity. For those who have not please prayerfully consider a pledge of any amount. Pledge cards can be found at the entrances of church and rectory.