Thompson Gas' final sign-up is August 15th if you wish to top off your tank at the pre-season price of $1.499. This price is for existing and new customers. Additional sign-up sheets are available in the Parish Business Office or you may call the office at 837-2000 for more information.
The Diocesan Office of Evangelization and Parish of St. Barnabas are coordinating a special pilgrimage to see the internationally renowned German Passion Play and Eastern Europe including Prague and Poland on May 20-30, 2020. Witness the world famous Passion Play at Oberamergau Germany. Celebrate the 100th birthday anniversary of St. John Paul II in Poland. Venerate the icon of Our lady of Czestochowa. Visit the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow. For more information contact Frank Villaronga, Director of Evangelization and Adult Education at 704-370-3274, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact Evelyn Wavrek at Select International Tours: 800-842-4842.
THE DSA provides support for more than 20 services that Catholic Charities is able to offer to those in need in Western North Carolina and throughout the Diocese. Mid July marks the half-way point of the DSA Campaign this year. When we have reached our goal set by the Diocese, funds over and above our target are refunded directly to the Parish. Likewise, any shortfall must be paid from Parish operating funds. If you have not yet pledged or made a donation to the 2019 campaign, please consider supporting the DSA with your financial gifts!
Join fellow Parishioners on Friday, July 26th from 5PM-7PM and enjoy fresh mountain trout, either fried or grilled, fries, slaw, hush puppies, brownie and a drink for the incredible price of $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12. The Knights of Columbus always put out an outstanding meal, so plan on being there and help support their worth-while causes in the community!
Thompson Gas Give Back Program will take place again this year for both Parishes. All existing customers must sign up again and we always welcome new customers. As soon as the final figures are in as to our rebate from last year and pricing for this coming year, we will have an insert in the Bulletin. This is a win-win situation for not only the parishioners but our parishes as well as part of their “Giving back to our churches” program.
St. Vincent de Paul is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday July 13th starting at 7PM. You will feast on an all you can eat spaghetti dinner with meatballs, sausage, penne a la vodka, salad, garlic bread, and dessert for a rock bottom price of $12 each. Tickets will be available after each Mass the weekends of June 29-30, July 6-7 and at the door July 13th. Ticket are always available thru the Parish Office.
If you are not already signed up on our e-alert system and wish to be included on important notifications from the Parish, please go to our St. William website and follow the Flocknote signup directions on the home page. The web site address is: www.st-william.net. Further, please send your prayer requests to email@example.com with Prayer Request in the subject line for publishing. Please send your E-Alert requests to firstname.lastname@example.org with E-Alert Request in the subject line for publishing. Please only send parish business and scheduling requests to the Parish Secretary and Business Manager. Their email addresses are in the bulletin. Thank you for your understanding. Your Communications Team
Guardian ad Litem volunteer is the eyes and ears for a judge, and the person who tells the child’s story in court. Volunteers are needed in Cherokee and Clay Counties to assist judges in making decisions regarding the best interests of the child. For more information please contact Tonya Steiert, Cherokee and Clay County Program Supervisor at 828-837-8003. Be a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves.
The Madelyn Lea Concert will take place at the Hayesville First United Methodist Church on Tuesday, July 30th at 6:30PM. If you have any questions, please contact Director Cody Killian at email@example.com or telephone 828-361-7888. As time draws closer, the Parish Business Office will have tickets available for purchase.
Our Ladies Guild will host their first Father's Day Brunch immediately after the 11 AM Mass, Sunday, June 16th. Please stay after Mass and join us in celebrating that special father, grandfather, great-grandfather or godfather who has inspired us throughout our lives. A free will offering will be taken.
Knights of Columbus will have a fish fry next Friday, June 14th, from 5PM-7PM out at the Pavilion on the campus of St. William Church. Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for children. Dinner will include locally grown mountain trout from Andrews, French fries, slaw and brownie. Soft drinks and water will be available. In the event of rain they will move the dinner into the Commons of the Church. The Knights always put out a great meal at a great price so mark your calendars and join us Friday.
Bulletin Prayer Lists will be purged on June 30th. 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. The Prayers of the Faithful which are read from the altar during Mass are for the most serious illnesses of our Parishioners. They are also remembered on the Bulletin Prayer list for each Parish. If you wish your family member to be remembered, it is important that you contact the office. Please respect others’ privacy and be sure you have authorization from the person or their immediate family to place someone on the list.
The Knights of Columbus will host a mini retreat at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church on Saturday morning, May 18th in the Social Hall. The Theme will be Ask or Stump the Pastor who will be Father George. Donuts/Coffee at 9:00AM with sandwiches and Adoration to follow. All Parishioners are invited. RSVP to Jack Faulkner at (828) 557-5530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are blessed and most fortunate that our annual Mission scheduled for August 3rd thru August 7th will be led by Fr. Kevin MacDonald, C.Ss.R. Fr. Kevin is a Redemptorist priest originally from Woburn, MA. Ordained in 1991, Fr. Kevin has worked as a parish priest in Dominica, New York, Boston, St. Lucia and St. Croix. He is currently assigned to the Redemptorist Community in Daytona Beach, Florida. We are thrilled to welcome him back into our faith community this summer. A Mission Schedule and Mission Prayer will be an insert in an upcoming bulletin. Mission prayer booklets will also be available. More information will follow.
Bishop Peter Jugis, will celebrate a Mass for United States military personnel on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Charlotte. The Mass and rosary (to be recited at 10:30 a.m.) will be offered for all military personnel who have died, retired and for those who are now serving. All military personnel are invited and encouraged to come in uniform.
All Diocesan mandated collections will now take place the FIRST weekend of each month where a collection is called for. On the THIRD weekend of each month there will be a second collection earmarked towards our DSA/Priest Retirement assessments, and those monthly collections will continue until our goals are reached. Thanks for your cooperation.
We warmly welcome back our seasonal Parishioners and hope that you have a wonderful summer in the mountains! This is just a reminder that if you do not contribute on line or already have your envelopes, please visit the table in the Commons area of both Churches to pick up your envelope box. If they are not there and you desire to have them, please contact the Office at 837-2000.
Congratulations to Deacon Carl, who will celebrate the 31st anniversary of his Ordination as a Deacon of the Church on May 14th. Your special gift from God has blessed us by your very presence in our life, and we are grateful for all you do! You hold a very special place in our hearts, and our prayers are with you as you continue your journey!
Sisters Terry Martin and Margarita Castaneda, CND will be leaving IHM parish and moving to Connecticut as the end of May. Sister Libby Osgood will also be leaving at this time. Thank you for all your support and prayers during these years of dedicated service. The sisters will keep you all in prayer. The sisters are most grateful to both parish communities and heir staff for their support and prayers through the years.
Join us Saturday, May 18th at 7 PM in the Commons as we venture out to the cuisine of the Middle East for an authentic Lebanese dinner! Tickets for this event are $15 and you may bring your own wine or beer only! Tickets will be available the weekends of April 27, and May 4th and 11th. Please call the Parish Business Office if you still need tickets.