Welcome
Whether parishioner or visitor to St. William, may you find the peace of Christ and abundant blessings from our parish community. Please explore our website to see if St. William can become part of your faith journey. We look forward to meeting you!
Father Alejandro (Alex) Ayala is the pastor of St. William Church in Murphy and Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Hayesville, North Carolina.
*Worship This Week* 
Feb. 8 ~ Feb. 14,  2016
Sister Parish: Immaculate Heart Of Mary Parish
1433 U.S. 64 Hayesville, NC 28904 IHM Map
Diocese of Charlotte News
Saint of the Day:


Monday
ST. William 9AM Communion Service
Tuesday
ST. William 9AM Mass
Wednesday
IHM 5PM  Mass/Ashes
Thursday
Cancelled
Friday 
IHM 12PM Mass ~ST.William 5PM Mass
Saturday
IHM 4PM Mass~ ST.William 6PM Mass
Sunday
IHM 9AM Mass~ST. William 11AM Mass

Marriage Discovery
While we await Jesus’ coming let us continue to live for Him and live in
His love in all we do, especially in our marriage relationship. The next          Worldwide Marriage Encounter Apr 29-May 1, 2016 i
n Chapel Hill, NC.  Early sign up is highly recommended.
For more information visit our website at:
http://NCMarriageDiscovery.org
or contact us at applications@NCMarriageDiscovery.org
or 704-315-2144
.

Stress in Your Marriage?
Retrouvaille is a program for married couples that feel bored, disillusioned, frustrated, or angry in their marriage. Some
experience coldness. Others experience conflict in their
relationship. Most don’t know how to change the situation.
This program has helped many couples experiencing
such difficulties.  For confidential information or to apply
to attend the program beginning with a weekend
on February 12-14, 2016 call 800-470-2230 or
email: retrouvaillenc@msn.com or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org

LENTEN  FASTING AND ABSTINENCE
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are the most important penitential days
of the liturgical year. They are both days of fast and abstinence. The rule
of abstinence binds all Catholics 14 years and older. Fasting means
only one full meal per day should be taken. Eating between meals breaks
the fast but drinking liquids does not. The rule of fast-ing binds people
between the ages of 18 to 59. Abstinence means refraining from meat
on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all the Fridays of Lent.

FRIDAY MASS DURING LENT

Will be at 4PM instead of 5PM, followed by Stations,
Reconciliation and Divine Mercy Chaplet.
This change is during Lent only and accommodates our
Friday Fish Fries scheduled to begin
February 19th at 5PM.

OPERATION RICE BOWL IS IN EFFECT!
Please pick up your rice bowl on the table in the Commons area
. It’s easy-throw your change in the box each day and at the end of Lent
you will be surprised at how much you have. Simply write out a check
for the amount of change in your box and turn it into the office.

CHEF RENE’S LENTEN FISH FRIES ARE BACK
A complete fish dinner will be served from 5-7PM starting
Friday, February 19th. Dinners include fried fish, cole slaw,
french fries, bread, and a soft drink or water for an unbelievable
price of $8/adult and $5/children under 12. Join us!

PER FR. ALEX, THE
7PM MASS AT ST.WILLIAM IS CANCELLED
AS WELL AS THE
9AM MASS TOMORROW, THURSDAY.
AHSES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AT BOTH MASSES THIS COMING WEEKEND. ROAD CONDITIONS ARE STILL DANGEROUS
AND THE PROBABILITY OF BLACK ICE AFTER DARK
POSES DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.
Contact :willweb@st-william.net
BEFORE MASS, Spend time speaking to God.   DURING MASS, Listen as God speaks to you.   AFTER MASS, Speak with friends & neighbors.
St.William Catholic Church
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 8am-2pm
St. William
of Vercelli
765 Andrews Rd. (PO Box 546) Murphy, NC 28906  (828) 837-2000