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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.

Christmas Mass Schedule

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Please note the times for Christmas Masses:

  • Thursday, December 24 — Mass at 4 pm
  • Friday, December 25 — Mass at 9 am

Best wishes for a joyous Christmas season!

Family B-I-N-G-O Night

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

The first Family Bingo Night of the year will be Saturday, November 14 at 5 pm. Admission is $5 per person. Food will be available for sale. Prizes include gift cards to Pier 1, Shell, Cilantro Mexican Grill, Governor Francis Inn, movie passes and more. Join us for an evening of fun for all ages! Bring a friend!

Coat Drive

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

We will be holding a coat drive the weekend of October 24-25.  If you have any gently used children’s and adults’ coats and jackets–along with hats, gloves and scarves–that you no longer need, drop them off in the foyer this weekend. We will be delivering the items to the Kent County Diocesan Outreach Center in West Warwick.