Open: Monday ~ Friday
9:00 A.M - 5:00 P.M
(Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.)
Adoration Chapel Is Open 24/7
(Please obtain access code from the Rectory.)
Confessions: Saturday 4:00-4:45PM
Thursdays before First Fridays:
Following the daily Noon Mass
Sister Cristina Scuccia, an Ursuline nun from Sicily, Italy, uses her God-given musical gifts to lead others to the joy she has found in Christ. Listen to her recent audition on Italy's "The Voice," featuring a conversation with the judges in which she explains her calling. (For best results, please choose the full screen option and select the "CC" closed captioned option to view English subtitles.)
Watch a selection of informative and inspirational video commentaries by Fr. Robert Barron. Founder of the global media ministry Word on Fire, Fr. Barron is a renowned author, speaker, and theologian. He is the creator and host of the acclaimed documentary series CATHOLICISM, which has been broadcast on PBS and EWTN, and which was presented during our Lenten "Soup and Catholicism" series.
We are a Roman Catholic community serving the Lawncrest Community of Northeast Philadelphia.
We welcome all those seeking a true home in the love of Jesus Christ - a place where you are not just a number, but a member of the family - our family.
We are glad that you have found us online, and we look forward to seeing you in church!
Dear Friends in Christ,
I welcome you to our new Saint William Parish website. More importantly, I welcome you to Saint William Parish. Our parish is located in the Lawn-Crest section of Northeast Philadelphia. Currently we serve about 1,600 households comprising of 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. the numbers are fewer than years ago, but at our core, we are a Catholic parish who strive to serve Jesus Christ by serving his people.
There are four 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