Christmas Weekend at St. William Church

Everyone is welcome to attend Advent and Christmas Masses at St. William Church.  Christmas is on a Monday this year, which makes a three day weekend.  So we want to share our mass times for the Forth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Day.  As Catholics, we want to try to keep both the Sunday and the Christmas holy days by attending two masses.

4th Sunday of Advent
Saturday, December 23rd 4:00 PM Mass
Sunday, December 24th 9:30 AM Mass

Christmas Masses
Sunday, December 24th 4:00 PM Mass
Sunday, December 24th 10:00 PM Mass
Monday, December 25th 9:30 AM Mass

All About the Advent Wreath

  • Usually made up of evergreen branches or boughs placed in a circle, topped with four candles
  • The wreath is blessed and one candle is lit on the first Sunday of Advent; another candle is lit every Sunday until all four candles are brightly burning
  • The EVERGREENS remind us of the everlasting life promised to us by the gift of Jesus Christ, who came among us to save us from sin and death
  • PURPLE CANDLES symbolize our waiting, hoping, longing expectation for the arrival of Christ
  • A PINK CANDLE for the third Sunday reminds us that the time of Christ's arrival is fast approaching and we must prepare
  • The act of LIGHTING THE CANDLES banishes the darkness: a reminder of Jesus Christ, the Light who has come into the world through his birth, and who continues to shine brightly through his Church

 Prayer:

O God, as light comes from this candle, may the blessing of Jesus Christ come to us, warming our hearts and brightening our way.  May Christ our Savior bring life into the darkness of this world, and to us, as we wait for his coming.  Amen.

 

Praying the Rosary

The Rosary will be prayed every Monday at 7:00pm in the Chapel.  If any questions, please call Bill Brennan at 608-449-0502.

Gluten-Free Hosts Available

St. William offers gluten-free hosts to address the needs of those affected by Celiac disease or other conditions.  If you wish to receive a gluten-free host, when it is time to receive communion, we ask that you say “gluten-free” clearly and audibly for the Priest or Eucharistic Minister to hear.  Please do this every time, even when you think the Priest or Eucharistic Minister knows who you are.  If you have a child who will be receiving a gluten-free host please make sure that they also speak clearly as well.

 

Handicapped Accessible

St. William Catholic Church was built with handicapped features in mind.  Getting around is easy at St. William as everything is located on one floor and no stairs are required.  The circular driveway at the church door entrance acts as a nice drop-off/pick-up access area and leads right into the private parking lot which has several handicapped parking spaces available too!