Our Adult Choir resumes rehearsals this month. Rehearsals are held Thursday evenings at 7 pm in the church (unless otherwise noted in our calendar). The choir sings at the 9:30 am Mass on Sunday. New members, high school age and older, are invited to attend. Although being able to read music is helpful, only your commitment is required. Music is an asset to our church and liturgy. Please join us at our first rehearsal, Thursday, September 11, at 7 pm.
Friday, August 15 is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation. Mass will be celebrated at 9 am. With summer vacations and a shortage of help, we could not find a priest to cover a night Mass for the holy day. If you need to attend Mass in the evening, check with neighboring parishes for their evening holy day schedule.
We invite you to join us as we commemorate Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection.
Palm Sunday – Masses will be celebrated at 5 pm on Saturday and at 9:30 am on Sunday.
Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at 7 pm, followed by Adoration until 9:30 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.
Saturday, April 5, our Saturday vigil Mass time returns to 5 pm until November.
Thank you to all the young people of our parish who participated in the Walk-a-thon on Saturday, March 29, and to everyone who donated. The $1,649.49 raised by the St. William youth crew will have a big impact on our Loaves & Fishes food closet.
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.
Ash Wednesday Masses will be celebrated at 9 am and 7 pm.
Lenten Devotions will take place on Monday evenings at 7 pm.
- Monday, March 10 — Stations of the Cross
- Monday, March 17 — Reconciliation Service
- Monday, March 24 — Stations of the Cross
- Monday, March 31 — Stations of the Cross
- Monday, April 7 — Tenebrae Service
Our Lenten Bible Study sessions, held on Tuesday evenings at 7 pm, continue our “Where’s That in the Bible?” series:
- Tuesday, March 11 — “Sin and Redemption”
- Tuesday, April 8 — “Predestination and Free Will”
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, April 13.
Our Youth Ministry is sponsoring a Walk-a-Thon on Saturday, March 29 at 11:30 am. Proceeds will benefit our parish food closet. The event is open to youth of all ages.