Saint William Parish
601 Seagate Dr.
Naples, FL 34108

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MassSchedule

Confessions:
Saturday
10:00am

Parish Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

Mailing Address:
Saint William Parish
Office & Ministry Center
750 Seagate Dr.
Naples, FL 34103

Parish Office
239-261-4883

Parish Fax
239-261-8729

Ministry Center Fax
239-403-4435

 
 

 


SAINT WILLIAM ADULT FAITH FORMATION
NEW PROGRAMS FOR 2014



 
BAKHITA: From Slave to Saint
Monday evenings August 11th, 18th and 25th
Ministry Center Hall 7:00pm

This beautiful film about an extraordinary woman will be shown in three segments on Monday evenings in August. Come to be inspired by a new saint who has been named the patron saint for those who experience human trafficking. Saint Josephine Bakhita, pray for us and for an end to Human Trafficking. Born in a village in Sudan, kidnapped by slavers, often beaten and abused, and later sold to Federico Marin, a Venetian merchant, Bakhita then came to Italy and became the nanny servant of Federico's daughter, Aurora, who had lost her mother at birth. She is treated as an outcast by the peasants and the other servants due to her black skin and African background, but Bakhita is kind and generous to others. Bakhita gradually comes closer to God with the help of the kind village priest, and embraces the Catholic faith. She requests to join the order of Canossian sisters, but Marin doesn't want to give her up as his servant, treating her almost as his property. This leads to a moving court case that raised an uproar which impacts Bakhita's freedom and ultimate decision to become a nun. Pope John Paul II declared her a saint in the year 2000. 
CHECK BACK SOON FOR UPCOMING PROGRAMS! We hope you will be able to come to one or more of the programs.
Sister Christa Cunningham, OP
Director Adult Faith Formation
Contact:
Sister Christa Cunningham
emailsrchrista@saintwilliam.org
(239)261-5831