Parish Open Hours
Church: is open for private prayer daily from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm. Mass has resumed, on our usual schedule, with safety precautions of requiring masks by all who enter, encouraging physical distancing, and increased sanitizing.
Office: Open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. (The office chapel remains closed). Phone Number is 261-4883.
Ministry Center: due to lightning strikes and multiple repair issues, the MC was demolished ahead of schedule for the new building project.
Mass - Livestreamed online
Sunday: Live at 9am, the video is available for the remainder of the day.
Daily: Monday-Saturday, live at 8am and available afterwards.
The weekly bulletin can be found online here.
If your finances permit, please continue to support your parish community by donating online here. Like many others, the reduced attendance at Mass has impacted St. William as well. Your support allows us to continue our ministries, and we appreciate all gifts. (Please know that our priests and staff do NOT ask for money or gifts through email or text messages. Unfortunately, scammers are targeting churches again- please only give through the parish office, the Sunday collection, or the link listed here. Thank you!!)
Most recent COVID related Messages from the Pastor and Bishop
Bishop Dewane's November 2020 letter - continues to listen to public health data and hear from Priests and Parishioners. He has extended the dispensation to attend Sunday Mass into 2021. At the same time, Bishop Dewane invites the Catholic Faithful who are able, to return to their Parish for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
Pastor's letter of May 2020 - detailing the guidelines and restrictions for public Masses.
Information for Parishioners
While some Church activites may be restricted, our faith is alive. We encourage you to reach out to others, with distancing guidelines, by phone, email, letter or video call during this ongoing time of isolation. Let us pray for one another, especially for those who are lonely, or who are sick or dying.
Parish wide events are still limited to mainly the Sacraments. The only faith formation taking place on campus is Youth Group and the RCIA (adults preparing to enter the Church through Baptism or Confirmation). Family Faith and Adult Faith Formation are online. All social activities have been postponed. All other organizations are asked to either meet virtually or postpone their meetings during this pandemic.
Please be on guard against scams - verify any suspicious request *before* clicking a link or replying to an email or text. We will not ask for money or gift cards to be sent by any means except our usual collection methods, including the link above. Please call our parish office to verify any donation requests!
Seasonal Resident Returning?
If you'd like to pause your envelope delivery, please use the form below or call our office at 239-261-4883.
RESOURCES FOR PRAYER-AT-HOME
An article on Prayerful Participation in an Online Mass can be found on this page from the University of Notre Dame.
Pray the Scriptures for Mass at home. You can reflect on the readings, pray the Lord's prayer and have a spiritual, if not physical, communion. You can find Mass readings here: The US Bishops Website - website only, included audio version of bible readings. Always free.
LITURGY OF THE HOURS
Here is a way to connect with the Church in her worldwide prayers on Sunday. A good step by step guide is found on Keep the Lord's Day Holy.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
Also, you can click here for a PDF collection of at home prayers for Times of Healing, Illness, and Death
Grateful Living: From videos to articles, this site is full of inspiration to help us appreciate God's gifts in the present moment. Click here for more.
Peaceful Inspiration: Free, one minute audio reflections on nonviolence can be found on the Sisters of St. Francis website.