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Parish Outreach and Social Justice Ministries

Annie's Way 

Tino Hernandez  (512) 748-1763

This Thanksgiving event works to serve meals to needy families and individuals who do not have plans with their families.  In recent years, approximately 1,000 people have been served; including deliveries to homebound.  Annie's Way is a collaborative effort which brings many faith communities together in order to serve others the way Christ served all. 

Bereavement

Debbie George (512) 600-8158 – bereavement@saintwilliams.org, More Information

At the time of a loved one's death, we rely on our faith, family, and friends to help us through the grieving process. There are several types of bereavement groups that can help at the time of loss. Seven Choices meets monthly on the third Saturday of the month and offers an introduction to the process of grief, prayer support and a chance to talk about how things are progressing (or not) with you and your family. New Day Catholic Bereavement Support Group meets weekly for nine weeks and, through journaling and Scripture, delves much more deeply into the issues that surface when a loved one dies. No One Cries the Wrong Way is a video-based series aimed at helping children cope with death. Our parish also offers support and resources for women and families who have suffered miscarriage or infant loss.

Christ Child Society

Ofelia Melendez (512) 786-4705, More Information

This organization is dedicated to providing personal service to children and youth regardless of race or creed.  Christ Child Society services for children are provided in honor of the childhood of Christ. 

Divorce and Beyond

Debbie George (512) 600-8158 – dgeorge@saintwilliams.org

Divorce and Beyond is an 8-week self-help support group for persons who are divorced or separated.  It works to help people remain connected with the Church as they move beyond the pain and anxiety of marital breakdown. Divorce and Beyond is endorsed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  It is open to all, regardless of faith.

English-as-a-Second Language Classes

Nelson montealvo, (512) 497-7192

This group offeres english classes in the beginner and intermediate level.  Classes are free and open to the general public.  A nominal fee is required for the purchase of materials and workbooks for each student which they can keep.

Gabriel Project

Toll Free (877) 932-2732

The Gabriel Project offers immediate and practical help to women who are facing a crisis pregnancy. Training is provided to volunteers by the Office of Pro Life Activities and Chaste Living of the Diocese of Austin.

Health Ministry

Sandy Bruskewitz (512) 255-1917, More Information

This ministry coordinates health screening events, provides health-related information to our parishioners and also staffs a health tent at the annual Spring Fiesta and Fall Festival.

Heart of Virtue Ministry

Devin Rose (512) 914-3222, devin@heroicvirtuecreations.com 

Heart of Virtue Ministry helps parish members grow in the virtue of purity.  We do so by support, creating fellowship, and offering events focused on education and awarness. Heart of Virtue has a monthly small group fellowship meeting for men. These meetings serve to provide support for men who are actively trying to grow in the virtue of purity. Specifically, they aim to avoid the use of pornography in their lives.  Join us on every 3rd Friday of every month from 6-7 am in the St. Francis room of the Parish Activitiy Center.  

Homebound

Geri Lynn (512) 629-9006 - gerilynnlynn@gmail.com

Members of this ministry bring the Body of Christ to persons who are homebound. Men and women of this ministry must be confirmed Catholics who have completed the Eucharistic Minister training and have been commissioned.

Hospital Visits

Debbie George (512) 600-8158 – liturgy@saintwilliams.org

Men and women of this ministry dedicate themselves to the needs of persons who request prayer and or visitation for themselves and/ or family members who are in the hospital.

Just Because

Tino Hernandez (512) 748-1763, More Information

Just Because is a Christmas project that provides gifts and Christmas dinners for needy families. This project depends entirely on the generosity of volunteers for donations of time and talent.

Meals Ministry 

Mary Rutherford, (512) 740-5660

Providing meals to our parish priest is the focus of this ministry. Holidays and occasionally coordinate their birthday meals are a common practice. 

Medical Mission

Tino Hernandez (512) 259-5746, More Information

This group of medical professionals and lay people provides medical and dental care as well as over-the-counter medicines to low income communities in Mexico, Central and South America.

Natural Family Planning

Deacon Steve Pent (512) 600-8160 – marriageministry@saintwilliams.org

Natural Family Planning is fertility awareness, the knowledge of a couple's fertility.  It is a natural way of following God's plan for achieving and/or avoiding pregnancy that is in accordance with Church teaching. There are three Diocesan approved methods- Sympto-Thermal Method, Billings Ovulation Method, Creighton Model Ovulation Method. Classes are held on a regular basis throughout the Diocese and online.

Nurses Ministry

Sandy Bruskewitz (512) 255-1917

The Nurses Ministry consists of nurses who meet and organize medical screenings and provide education in health issues to the parish.

Nursing Home

Azucena Overman (512) 627-6423, More Information

The Nursing Home Ministry offers personal visits, weekly rosaries and communion service for the residents of area nursing homes.

Pro-Life Committee

Ann Bierschenk, More Information

The Pro-Life Committee promotes an enhanced respect for all human life, in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Project Rachel

Toll Free (877) 932-2732, More Information

For over 25 years, women and men have been seeking help in healing their emotional and spiritual wounds from Project Rachel, the post-abortion ministry of the Catholic Church. Project Rachel has trained priests and professional counselors who can help you heal spiritually and emotionally, regardless of faith. Project Rachel has led thousands of grieving women and men from despair to hope and peace.

Sacred Heart Community Clinic

Liz Burton-Garcia (512) 238-1052, More Information

The Sacred Heart Community Clinic provides outpatient health services to the medically underserved residents of the Round Rock area. Its mission is to continue the healing ministry of Jesus Christ for those with no health insurance or who are underinsured within the Round Rock and surrounding community. This organization promotes wellness and provides physical, emotional, and spiritual care with dignity.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Mary Tucker, More Information

This organization provides utility and rental assistance to needy families. Families can also receive nutritious food through the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is open Monday and Friday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Volunteers are always needed.

 

MORE INFORMATION

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.

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