Dear Friends in Christ,
I welcome you to our Saint William Parish website. More importantly, I welcome you to Saint William Parish. Our parish is located in the Lawncrest section of Northeast Philadelphia. Currently we serve about 1,600 households comprising about 4,500 people.
I have the distinct honor of being assigned as pastor to the parish where I grew up. This is my old neighborhood and much has changed since I was raised and went to school here. However, the heart and soul of Saint William Parish remains the same. The names and faces are different, but at our core, we are a Catholic parish who strive to serve Jesus Christ by serving his people.
There are three priests living in our parish who serve the needs of the various communities that worship in Saint William Church. We celebrate Mass in the English, Spanish, Urdu (Pakistani), and Haitian Creole languages. We also have many other cultures that are represented in the people who attend Mass here. We are a diverse community with one thing in common - we are all members of the Saint William Parish family.
I invite you to come and visit with us on a Sunday or weekday for Mass. Please let me know you are visiting Saint William for the first time so I can properly welcome you. I also invite you to grow in your relationship with Jesus by visiting our Adoration Chapel. Finally, I invite you to grow in your call as a Disciple of Jesus Christ.
May God bless you,
Rev. Joseph G. Watson
Once again it is time for the Catholic Charities Appeal.
Last year we had a goal of $15,545 and we raised $13,865, or 89% of our goal.
This year the goal is the same as last year, $15,545. As in the last few years, Saint William Parish will give the first $545 to the campaign, which brings our goal to an even $15,000.
Many of you would have received information in your homes, but for those of you who are recently registered in our parish or not registered at all, you will not get the direct mailing. Please visit the CCA website, Catholiccharitiesappeal.org to make your pledge.
Also, you can put your Catholic Charities donation in the collection basket in church and we will get it to the Archdiocese for you. Please be sure that it is clearly marked for Catholic Charities.
Thank you for helping us to reach our goal this year!
Adoration Chapel Is Open 24/7
(Please obtain access code from the Rectory.)
Saturday 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Thursdays before First Fridays
Following the daily 12:00 pm Mass
Confesiones en español
Domingo, 10:00 am - 10:20 am