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Mom: The Spiritual Heart of the Home

Contributed by the Faith Formation Team

It is no secret that most Bible studies and church offices are filled with a disproportionate number of women. Why is this? Because as St. John Paul II wrote in his Apostolic Letter on the Dignity and Vocation of women, “Christ speaks to women about the things of God...


Blessing for Mothers & Spiritual Bouquet

May 11-12

On May 12th weekend, there will be a blessing for all mothers during each Mass. Following Mass, mothers will be invited to pick up a rose and prayer card, courtesy of the Pro-Life Committee. We invite all families to join us for Mass.

A Mother’s Day Spiritual Bouquet is a beautiful way to honor your mother, whether she is near or far, living or deceased. If you wish to honor your Mother, Wife, Grandmother, or any other special mother during the month of May, please take and complete an envelope from the Welcome Center and place it in the offertory collection or drop it off at the parish office.

Parish Office & Nursery Closed

May 12

The parish office and nursery will be closed on Mother’s Day, May 12, and will resume its regular schedule on Monday, May 13 (9 am - 6 pm).

Mother's Day Bake and Gift Sale

May 12, following the 7:30 am, 9:30 am and 11:30 am Masses

Pick up something special for your favorite Mom after Mass on Mother’s Day! Stop by the table in the foyer of the Parish Center (Bldg. 3) after Mass. Gifts include baked goods, plants and crafts. The event is sponsored by The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Our Lady of the Hills Court #2415. Proceeds support the Court’s fundraising projects. Cash & check only.

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

The Adoration Ministry invites you to learn more about Adoration. If you would like to sign up as a committed adorer or have questions, complete the online form. Learn more >>

Unbound 1: Freedom in Christ

5-week Training, 7 pm - 9 pm (In English)

(Fridays) May 17, 24, 31 and June 7, & 21 at the PEC Auditorium

Are you struggling with your spiritual life in areas of temptation, compulsion, or past wounds? You're invited to come encounter God's love and truth in an Unbound 5-week course which begins on Friday, May 17. 

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Office of Ministry Life

Upcoming EIM Workshops at St. William

May 22, 6 pm (Spanish) June 8, 9 am (English) PEC Auditorium (Bldg. 5) 

Prior to getting involved in ministry, everyone must fulfill the parish and diocesan requirements. The first step required to serve at St. William can be found here >>

Ministry Guide and Discernment

May 15, 7 pm - 8 pm

A ministry guide and discernment session is about igniting your potential and finding your unique way to contribute at St. William.

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Awaken Your Gifts,

A Morning Reflection

June 1, 8:30 am

Every person has been given gifts from the Holy Spirit. These are called “charisms” and they are used to build God’s kingdom on Earth. While many people can recognize their natural talents and abilities, they may be unsure of their charisms…

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Pentecost Sunday

Weekend of May 18-19

The Pentecost Vigil on May 18 will be celebrated using the extended form. Please allow an extra hour for this Vigil Mass. Incense will be used at the 5 pm Vigil. There will be no incense during the 5 pm Mass on Sunday, May 19. 

Registration for the St. William Children's Choir

Season 2024-2025 is Now Open

The Saint William Children’s Choir is looking for children who have received the Sacrament of Holy Communion, are of elementary and middle school age, and love to praise God through song. The choir rehearses every Wednesday in the church from 5 pm – 6:15 pm and sings for the entire Mass once a month without any assistance from the adult choirs. No audition required.

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Steubenville Conference

June 21-23

Join us for this 3-day high school Catholic conference in Irving, Texas! ONLY 40 spots available. Incoming freshman and outgoing seniors are welcomed, too. Cost: $350 ($150 deposit required). Scholarships available!

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Seasons of Hope

May 8, 15, 22, 29, and June 5, 19 & 26

7 pm to 8:30 pm (PEC)

If you are in need of consolation after losing a loved one, Seasons of Hope, a Christ-centered faith sharing group, meets on Wednesday evenings. To learn more, please pick up a pamphlet from the display case in the main entrance of the church or in the parish office. 

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend at St. William

June 28 - 30

Take a new look at your marriage, priorities, and lifestyle. Learn simple, effective communication techniques. Rediscover your hopes and dreams together. 

Application Fee: $200 (non-refundable)

Questions / Application: 512-677-WWME (9963) and

To our contributing families and individuals, thank you for your continued support and generosity.

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News in the Diocese

Catholic Charities

Did you know that Catholic Charities of Central Texas serves people of all ages, faiths, ethnic backgrounds and economic circumstances? We are dedicated to eliminating poverty in our community so that all Central Texans may thrive in their God-given gifts and dignity.

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Project Stephen

May 16, from 7-9 pm

The Pastoral Center in Austin

Project Stephen provides an opportunity to actively engage men who are discerning their call to a deeper relationship with God through service as a deacon. This is a time of prayer and reflection, and an opportunity to discuss one’s call with others. Hear witness from a deacon, his sense of call and life of service, and learn about the qualities, characteristics, charisms, and aspects of the diaconate and of formation

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Cedarbrake Retreats

Summer Silent Retreat

May 31 - June 5

This retreat is an opportunity to learn more about God and yourself through the gift of silence. Talks, Mass, adoration, and confession will be part of this retreat. One may choose from two to five nights. Father Harry Dean and Brian Egan will lead this retreat. The cost varies depending on the number of nights. For more information, visit or call (254) 780-2436.

A Women's Retreat

June 28 - June 30

Deep within each of us is a hunger for more fulfillment, more power and more control. At the depth of this insatiable hunger is the desire for connection and union with God; it can also manifest itself as a desire to be more perfectly yourself because every step toward a better version of yourself is a step toward God. We will explore the five lessons of becoming your perfect self. Beverly Collin will lead this retreat; she was the assistant director at Cedarbrake for 18 years. Costs: $295 for a private room, $255 per person and $150 for commuters.

National Eucharistic Congress

July 17-21


Come join your brothers and sisters from the Diocese of Austin and across the nation for the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis. A Eucharistic Procession, Mass each day, an incredible line up of speakers, sessions and tracks for family, catechists and more.

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Employment Opportunities at Saint William

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As beloved sons and daughters of God, we, the parish of Saint William, are called to proclaim, by word and deed, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, crucified and risen. By the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the grace of the Sacraments, we endeavor to lead all souls to heaven by fostering spiritual healing and equipping all people for the work of ministry.

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