St. William Catholic Church - FaithStreet

"Finding Hope"

This year the holy season of Lent begins Wednesday, February 14. All Catholics are encouraged to participate in the three traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. May this Lent be filled with many blessings for you and your family.

Lenten Regulations

  • Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of Fast and Abstinence (Limit of one full meal and two smaller meals for persons 18 thru 59 years of age; no meat for persons 14 years of age and older)
  • All Fridays during Lent are days of Abstinence. (No meat for persons 14 years of age and older)​
  • There is no obligation to fast during the weekdays of Lent. However, voluntary acts of self-denial are encouraged

Rice Bowls

We will once again participate in the Lenten Rice Bowls program.  Please be sure to get one and use it as a tangible expression of putting into practice the Lenten traditions of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. They may be returned on Holy Thursday evening or at anytime during Holy Week.

Lent 2018

February 28, 6:30-8:00pm

  • Sacrament of Reconciliation

March 20, 7:00pm

  • Lenten Communal Reconciliation Service
    at Blessed Sacrament Parish

March 26, 6:30pm

  • Sacrament of Reconciliation

Every Saturday at 4:00pm through March 24

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday During Lent after 8:30am Mass

... Prayer

... Healing

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday, February 14

Ashes will be distributed at:

8:30am Mass

7:00pm Mass

Holy Week at Saint William Church

Palm Sunday – March 25

Saturday, 5pm; Sunday, 8:30am & 11:00am

Blessing and Procession of Palms at all Masses

Holy Tuesday – March 27

Chrism Mass, 10:30am St. Columba Cathedral

Holy Thursday – March 29

Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7:00pm

Adoration of Blessed Sacrament until 10:00pm

Solemn Night Prayer, 10:00pm

Good Friday – March 30

“Keep Watch Prayer Vigil” 12:00noon – 3:00pm

Good Friday Passion and Veneration of the Cross Service, 7:00pm

Holy Saturday – March 31

Blessing of Easter Food Baskets 12:00noon

The Easter Vigil, 8:00pm

Easter Sunday – April 1

8:30am & 11:00am Mass

Lenten Mission

Finding Hope….Reflections from the Wizard of Oz

February 25-27, 2018
Sunday ~ February 25          6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Monday ~ February 26         7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday ~ February 27         7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Presented by Friar Johnpaul Cafiero OFM of the Holy Evangelists Franciscan Friary – Chicago, Illinois
Babysitting and Children’s Activities available each night


Featuring a Special Presentation of the “Wizard of Oz”

Dinner ~ Raffles ~ Special Surprises!