Welcome to the website of St. William Church. We are a vibrant Catholic faith community located in the heart of the Norwood neighborhood of Warwick.

Latest News and Updates

Welcome Back BBQ

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Come join us for burgers, hot dogs, beans, potato and pasta salad, and watermelon at our Welcome Back BBQ on Saturday, September 17 from 12-3 pm on the church grounds. Bring your favorite lawn game.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12.
Tickets may be purchased after Mass beginning the weekend of September 3-4 and may also be purchased at the rectory during office hours.

Ascension Thursday

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Thursday, May 5, is the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, a holy day of obligation. Masses will be celebrated at 9:00 am and 5:30 pm. Please note the time change for the evening Mass.

Holy Week 2016

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016


We invite you to join us as we commemorate Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection.

Palm Sunday – Masses will be celebrated at 4 pm on Saturday and at 9:30 am on Sunday.

Please bring your contributions to Operation Rice Bowl and Crossroads Warwick Family Shelter by Palm Sunday.

Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at 7 pm, followed by Adoration until 9:00 pm.

Good Friday – Stations of the Cross will take place at 3 pm, and the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion will be at 7 pm.

Easter Vigil – Mass will be celebrated at 7 pm. A collation will follow.

Easter Sunday – Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 am.

Lent 2016 at St. William Parish

Monday, February 8th, 2016

In this Year of Mercy, proclaimed by Pope Francis, we are called to become an “oasis of mercy,” instruments of God’s love and mercy. Our activities and programs are designed to assist us in entering into the spirit of this sacred season.

Lenten Devotions will take place on Monday evenings at 7 pm.

  • Monday, February 22 — Stations of the Cross
  • Monday, February 29 — Reconciliation Service
  • Monday, March 7 — Stations of the Cross
  • Monday, March 14 — Tenebrae Service


Our Lenten Bible Study sessions, which continue our “Where’s That in the Bible?” series, will take place on the following Tuesday evenings at 7 pm.

  • Tuesday, February 16 — Genesis and Creation Myth Stories
  • Tuesday, March 8 — The “Name” of God


As part of our Lenten almsgiving, our Social Outreach Ministry is again asking for donations of household items and toiletries for the Crossroads Warwick Family Shelter, the only temporary emergency family shelter in Kent County.  Items are due by Palm Sunday, March 20.

Lent 2016 Begins

Monday, February 8th, 2016

This Wednesday, February 10, is Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of the 40-day season of Lent.  Mass will be celebrated at 9 am and 7 pm.  Ashes will be distributed during these two Masses.

The Church requires Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. In addition, all Catholics 14 years old and older must abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all the Fridays of Lent.

When you come to Mass, pick up a copy of The Little Black Book or The Word Among Us from the back table for your Lenten spiritual reading.

Snow Policy Reminder

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

If the Warwick public schools are closed due to snow, there will not be a 9 am weekday Mass.  Walking through the parking lot to the door of the church can be dangerous even if the lot has been plowed.

Weekend Mass cancellations will be listed on Channels 6, 10 and 12.

We want everyone to be safe.  Thank you for your understanding.