Bulletin Prayer Lists will be purged on December 31st. The Bulletin prayer list contains the names of Parishioners and immediate family members in need of prayers, and the e-alert system is for friends and extended family members as well as Parishioners. Prayers of the Faithful read during Mass are for the most critically ill members of our Parish family and will remain in the Prayers for one month unless you notify the office. If you wish your family member to be remembered in prayer, please contact the office.
There is a sign-up sheet on the Bulletin Board for anyone who wants to provide the pastries after Sunday morning Mass. This is open to individuals or committees and commissions. The Men's Club have taken the first weekend of the month and St. Vincent de Paul has taken the last weekend of the months posted. This is a wonderful opportunity for our parish family to share a cup of coffee and some goodies after Mass.
The Bulletin deadline for the weekend of December 29th is Wednesday December 18th. The Bulletin deadline for the weekend of January 5th is Friday, December 20th. Please be sure all bulletin items are emailed to the office by the dates above. Thank you for your cooperation.
Knights of Columbus Council 14087 is committed to helping our veterans. This years donations will assist veterans seeking affordable housing and those needing assistance re-entering the work force. Local organizations will receive 100% of all donations. Your free will donation will be taken the weekend of November 2nd and 3rd at both Parishes. If you pay by check, please make your check payable to the Knights of Columbus Council 14087. Thank you for supporting our American heroes.
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All Saint's Day is Friday, November 1st. As is our tradition, we remember our immediate family members and parishioners who have passed away this past year in our Litany of the Saints. If you would like to have a family member remembered, please call or email Gail at the Parish Business Office, and be sure to specify which parish you are with.
It’s time to get your annual flu shot. The experts strongly advise to do so by the end of October. Those 65+ years of age should always ask for the "Senior Flu Shot," which is 24% more effective for seniors than the regular one. Shots are available at Ingles, Walmart, Walgreens, and your Doctor's office. Free with Medicare. Dr. Joe Keffer
The Ladies Guild Christmas Boutique will take place on Saturday, December 7th and Sunday December 8th. We are looking for donations of anything Christmas and craft related (Think decorations and gifts). Remember, the Boutique is only 7 weeks away! For more information contact Sandy Hoffer at 828-644-0729 or Marie Keffer at 828-494-5262.
Save The Date! Our traditional Parish Thanksgiving Dinner will take place on Sunday November 24th after the 11AM Mass. This is the perfect time for all of us to come together in fellowship and celebrate the many blessings we have received this past year. A sign-up sheet to promote your "famous" covered dish is in the Commons.
Prayerful Hands Ministry has created Pocket Prayers for our military and 1st Responders. If you have a family member in these professions, please feel free to take one from the basket in the Commons to send to your loved one. These are little reminders that those who serve to protect us and our freedoms are in our prayers.
Remember your honeymoon! Remember how special it was? Worldwide Marriage Encounter helps you bring back the togetherness of those times. Sign up today to attend one of the upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends on Nov 8-10, 2019 in ATLANTIC BEACH, NC and Nov 8-10, 2019 in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Early sign up is recommended. For more information visit our website at: https://NCMarriageDiscovery.org or contact us at: applications@NCMarriageDiscovery.org or 704-315-2144. Click heading to go to webpage.
The Book of Life is in the Commons on the Lectern outside the Sacristy for all to write the names of deceased family and friends. If you have previously inscribed names in the Book, you do not have to do it again. The Book will be on the altar the month of November, and those in the Book will be remembered at all Masses. November is a special month set aside to remember our loved ones who have gone before us.
Important Notice for all St. William and Immaculate Heart of Mary Volunteers. If you have not had a Diocesan background check done in the last five (5) years, or if you are not sure, please contact Peggy in the office. You can also email her at email@example.com.
IHM Bereavement Support Group continues this Wednesday thru November 13th. We will meet at 9:30AM in the upstairs kitchen. These sessions are meant to be a comfortable, casual and confidential way for all who have lost a loved one to listen and share their experiences and gain some healing. The meetings are open to both parishes and all are welcome. For more information please call Mary at 828-389-4543.
Bishop Begley Conference on Appalachia on “Working for Safe and Affordable Housing in Far Western North Carolina” will take place in Franklin, NC on Saturday November 2nd starting at 9:30AM. The conference will focus on efforts by varied non-profits to provide affordable and safe housing in the far western counties of North Carolina. For event information please go to www.ccdoc.org/education. Click heading to go to webpage.
Catholic Charities is conducting a Day of Reflection at St. William on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 with moderator Sr. Mary Hugh Mauldin, RSM, MA. The topic is “The Beatitudes and Living the Christian Life.” There is no charge for this event which begins at 10AM and concludes with a prayer service at 2:20PM. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. These programs have always been a huge success in the past so please be sure to include this event as part of your preparation for advent and the birth of our Savior. Sign up sheets are available in the Commons area of both Parishes and all are welcome in our House.
If you desire to have a Mass said on a specific date, it is necessary to call the office a few months ahead of that date. With one priest, two churches and over 500 families, Masses tend to fill up at least 5 months ahead of time. Also remember, you can have the Gifts carried to the Altar during the Offertory in memory of a loved one. This is especially important as we approach the holiday season.
Children's Faith Formation grades 1-6 and Confirmation resume Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Classes run from 6:00-7:30PM in the Seiglie Center. Registration will take place Sept. 18th from 5:30-6:00PM before regular classes begin. Only first graders and new students to the program need to complete a full registration form. All other students need to have their information verified by a parent. Verification and registration will take place on the Sieglie Center porch. Registration forms are available on the table in the Commons. You may also contact Charlene Davidson at 828-541-9300. The children are the future of our Church. If we do not teach our children, the Church has no future.