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Lent 2015 at St. William Parish

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

During this Lenten season the Church invites us to renew our hearts and lives through prayer, study, fasting and works of charity in the hope of experiencing the redemptive power of Jesus. 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, March 2 — Reconciliation Service
  • Monday, March 9 — Stations of the Cross
  • Monday, March 16 — Stations of the Cross
  • Monday, March 23 — Tenebrae Service


Our Lenten Bible Study session, to be held on Tuesday, March 10 at 7 pm, continues our “Where’s That in the Bible?” series with a discussion of Biblical justification for feeding the poor, especially children.

As part of our Lenten almsgiving, our Social Outreach Ministry is again asking for donations of household items and toiletries for the Rhode Island Family Shelter, the only temporary emergency family shelter in Kent County.  Items are due by Palm Sunday, March 29.

Our Youth Ministry is sponsoring a Walk-a-Thon on Saturday, March 28 at 11:30 am.  Proceeds will benefit our parish food closet.  The event is open to youth of all ages.

Family B-I-N-G-O Night

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Our next Family Bingo Night will be Saturday, January 17 at 5 pm. Admission is $5 per person. Food will be available for sale. Prizes include gift cards to Betty’s Candies, Gregg’s, Cilantro Mexican Grill, Governor Francis Inn, IHOP, movie passes and more. Join us for an evening of fun for all ages! Bring a friend!

Christmas Mass Schedule

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Please note the times for Christmas Masses:

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

Best wishes for a joyous Christmas season!

An Evening of Seasonal Sacred Music

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Come enjoy the sounds of the Advent and Christmas seasons at our concert, “Preparing for the Nativity: An Evening of Sacred Music for Advent & Christmas” on Saturday, December 6 at 6:30 pm in the church.  The concert will feature our own Adult Choir under the direction of Christopher A. Caramello along with the Rhode Island College Chamber Singers under the direction of Teresa Coffman. Free will offering.  A collation will follow in the Parish Center.

Holiday Food Baskets

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Thanksgiving baskets

We have begun our second phase of our holiday basket collections: collecting food. We hope to distribute about 75 food baskets for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Each of the baskets will include the items on this list. Please donate any or all of these items. Food donations can be deposited in the large bin near the glass doors in the foyer of the church.

November – Month of Remembrance

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Every November we display in the sanctuary the Book of the Dead, which contains the names of all our loved ones who have died.  If you would like to add new names for the book, please put the names on a piece of paper and place it in an envelope entitled “Book of the Dead” or call or email the rectory with the names.

Each year we remember our parishioners who have died in the past year at an All Souls Vesper service, which will be held on Monday, November 3 at 7:00 pm. The service will include the Evening Prayer of the Church, music and homily. Family and friends of the deceased as well as all parishioners are invited to attend.  A collation will follow the service.