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Parish News in 2013

8th Annual Golf Tournament a huge success.

August 30, 2013 - Friends, parishioners, and neighbors teed-off at the 8th Annual Golf Tournament at Star Ranch Golf Club in Hutto on August 17. The event was a huge success and raised $3,500, thanks to the generous participation of our many volunteers, ninety-six golfers and various area businesses and sponsors.

 

Fr. Dean Celebrates 25 Years in the Priesthood

August 2, 2013 - Close to 600 in attendance and nearly $20,000 raised!

Fr. Dean celebrated his 25 year ordination anniversary with family, friends, and brother priests on July 23 during an anniversary mass. The celebration continued with a fundraiser at the Dell Diamond with close to 600 parishioners in attendance and featuring food, beverages, and an exciting game between the Round Rock Express and the Memphis Redbirds on July 29.

 

Rave Reviews for Cooking Demo & Picnic with Fr. Leo

January 31, 2013 - Saint William hosted, Fr. Leo Patalinghug, nationally known priest, chef, author and TV host, on Sunday, January 27, for a Cooking Demonstration and Family Picnic. The sold out event was attended by almost 300 parishioners and visitors and raised more than $2,500 that will help fund future high profile speakers at Saint William.

 

Blessing - Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Garden

December 14, 2012 - More than 200 parishioners and neighbors attended the blessing of the new Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Garden at Saint William on Saturday, December 8. The morning’s activities, included danzantes from the Round Rock Folklorico group, prayer and blessing, and an opportunity for parishioners to present flowers and candles.

 

A Message from the Pastor - Parishioners Give Generously to help Families in Need

November 30, 2012 - We were so happy to see so many families with us during Thanksgiving Mass, giving thanks to God for all His blessings each and every day. He shows us the way to love, to live, and to GIVE!

 

The History behind the Sacred Heart Statue

November 29,2012 - The Sacred Heart outdoor statue was originally all white and stood along McNeil Road at the entry way of the original Saint William Catholic Church from the 1940’s.

 

2011-2012 Annual Report

October 5, 2012 - Saint William invites you to read the 2011-2012 annual report. It includes a recap of the many impressive highlights from the different programs in our parish. Thanks to your faithful stewardship, we are able to accomplish many things.
You can also view past annual reports, bulletins, and more in the Publications Page of Saint William.
 

NOTICE: Changes to the DELL’s Gift Matching Program

October 4, 2012 - As of January 1, 2013, Dell will no longer be matching your gifts to Saint William or any other religious organization.

 

A Short Interview with Fr. Uche Andeh

July 26, 2012 - Thank you to everyone who attended the weekend receptions to welcome Saint William’s newly ordained Associate Pastor, Father Uchechukwu (“Uche”) Andeh, as he begins what will be an exciting, challenging, and fulfilling life as a Catholic priest.

NEW Outdoor Stations of the Cross

July 19, 2012 - Construction is underway on the new outdoor Stations of the Cross. The site is located behind the education center and near the McNeil Rd. entrance. Each Station measures close to eight feet in height and is encircled in a limestone surround. The Stations of the Cross feature a beautiful paved entrance with gravel walkways, limestone benches, and a pedestrian bridge.

 

Vacation Bible School a Great Success! – “For God all things are possible.” - Mark 10:27

July 3, 2012 - This year’s Totally Catholic Summer Vacation Bible School was an amazing success in two languages of faith! The English session was held in the morning and Spanish in the evening. Both sessions served more than 545 students and was hosted by over 100 adult volunteers during the week-long day camp complete with activity stations geared for children ages 3yo – 5th grade. “Trust God” was our saying for the week and was repeated multiple times throughout each day, reminding kids “No matter what, TRUST GOD!”

Saint William Children’s Choir Debuts at the Mass of the Children Sacred Music Concert

May 17, 2012 - Mom’s, families, and listeners of beautiful sacred music came to the very well attended Mother’s Day weekend concert on May 12 at Saint William. More than 600 people were in attendance.

 

2012 Spring Fiesta Nets $84,000 - Raffle Winners

May 11, 2012 - Clear skies, moderate temperatures, and an exciting line up of musicians and family friendly entertainment drew one of the largest crowds in recent years to the 2012 Spring Fiesta. The Fiesta featured live performances by David Lee Garza y Los Musicales and a festival drawing with wonderful prizes including a 2012 GMC Sierra Truck as this year's grand prize.

Christ Child Society Installs New Officers and Members

May 11, 2012 - On April 2012, Father Dean Wilhelm installed a new slate of officers and members in the Christ Child Society of Texas (CCS), Capital Area, Inc. that will serve for 2012-2014. Welcome new officers and members of Christ Child Society.


 

SUCCESS—Saint William Community Project helps 15 families in Round Rock

April 26, 2012 - On April 14, over a hundred volunteers gathered for the first annual Saint William Community Project and gave of their time and talent to help improve the lives of 15 families in Round Rock. Parish volunteers worked from early in the morning into the late afternoon on projects that included cleaning homes, landscaping, replacing doors, screens, and roofs for the different families that were in need of assistance.

New Statue Commissioned Thanks to a Generous Parishioner

April 23, 2012 - New Statue of Our Lady of Fatima was commissioned thanks to a generous parishioner. The statue arrives from Italy on May 2012, the month of Mary.

 

The Boy Scouts presented Saint William with a Donation

March 26, 2012 - The Youth Leadership of the Boy Scouts Troop 345 presented Saint William with a donation totaling more than $320 at their Spring Court of Honor Awards Ceremony on Monday, March 19. The commitment to making a financial donation was part of their Duty to God and service to their community.

Anthony Rabaey—2012 Altar Server of the Year

March 22, 2012 - Saint William wishes to congratulate, Anthony Rabaey, recipient of the Altar Server of the Year Award. Congratulations, Anthony!

 

Father Dean’s 50th Birthday Celebration Raises close to $100,000; more than 250 in attendance!

March 22, 2012 - Father Dean celebrated his 50th birthday at The Heritage Center at Dell Diamond in Round Rock on March 17. More than 250 friends, family, brother priests, and parishioners from Saint William and former parishes came to celebrate his 50th birthday. Close to $100,000 was raised, thanks to the many generous sponsors and parishioners that attended the event.

Matthew Kelly Kicks off 2012 Catholic Speaker Series; Draws Capacity Crowd

February 1, 2012 - More than 1,700 Catholics from the Round Rock area and from as far away as McAllen, San Antonio and Waco came together to hear Matthew Kelly speak at Saint William Catholic Church on January 29, 2012.

 

A Letter from Fr. Dean: Parish financial status and updates on parish projects

May 31, 2011 - The letter from Father Dean includes updates on the financial status of our parish, which has improved considerably over the last few months! The letter also includes information about the great progress that has been made on some of our ongoing projects. English/ Spanish Letter

 

Perpetual Adoration is now at Saint William

June 7, 2009 - The Sacred Heart Chapel was dedicated by the Most Reverend Gregory Aymond, Bishop of Austin, on June 19, 2009 at 3 p.m. The Sacred Heart Chapel is a replica of the first Saint William Catholic Church is now used for small weddings and small funerals as well as prayer services. The Chapel also has a separate room which will be used for the Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Parishioners have already begun to sign up for adoration.