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Vocations Committee

At the sight of the crowds, Jesus’ heart was moved with compassion for them…Then He said to His disciples ‘The Harvest is abundant but the labors are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.' – Matthew 9:36-38


A Discernment Dinner for single, Catholic men (high school age) is held on:

  • the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m.
  • at Saint William Parish Rectory in Round Rock.

Men with an openness to encountering Christ, discovering their identity, and their mission are invited to join others for dinner, evening prayer, a presentation, and discussion. For more information, contact Father Jonathan Raia at (512) 255-4473 or



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One kneels in the consciousness of one’s nothingness and rises a priest forever. - Saint John Marie Vianney Patron of Priests



Participate in the Vocation Committee

The Vocation Committee fosters and supports vocations to the priesthood and religious life in the parish.  Contact Fr. Jonathan Raia at 512-255-4473.


  • Every first Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the Saint William Parish Office.


Spiritual Adoption

On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Vocation Office for the Austin Diocese and the Serra Club of Austin initiated a diocesan-wide program for the spiritual adoption of diocesan and religious priests, religious brothers and sisters, and deacons as well as seminarians, and men and women in discernment from the Diocese.

Expanding on the spiritual maternity of our Blessed Mother for each priest, we invite parishioners and staff to adopt spiritually for one year a priest, sister, brother, deacon, seminarian, and/or man or woman in discernment. Spiritual adoption includes daily prayer for perseverance of the vocation through Eucharistic adoration, a rosary, a Mass intention, a simple interior or vocal petition or a small sacrifice.

To ensure that all members of the local clergy, religious, seminarians, women and men in discernment are prayed for daily, we asked that “adopting mothers and fathers” complete the attached Spiritual Adoption Form and return to the address provided on the form.

Download the Spiritual Adoption form in the Resources section below.


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More Information

For more information, contact Father Jonathan Raia at 512-255-4473.

For more opportunities for you to share your time, talent and treasure within our parish, visit the ministries page or click on the links listed in the menu at left.

PRINT: Click here to print the complete Saint William Ministry Booklet.