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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* 
Mar. 30 ~ Apr. 5, 2015
Sister Parish: Immaculate Heart Of Mary Parish
1433 U.S. 64 Hayesville, NC 28904 IHM Map
Diocese of Charlotte News
Saint of the Day:


FELLOW CHRISTIANS:
Join us as we carry the Cross of Jesus Christ
through the town of Murphy on Good Friday,
April 3rd. We will assemble at St. William at 10:15AM,
leaving the Church at 10:30AM, praying
the Scripture Stations of the Cross as we walk.
You will have the opportunity to take turns carrying
the Cross, and we will finish around 11:45AM at the
United Methodist Church.  Wear comfortable clothing
Monday
ST. William 9AM Communion Service
Tuesday
ST. William 9AM Mass
Wednesday
IHM 5PM Mass
Thursday
IHM 5PM Mass~St. William 7:30PM Mass
Friday
IHM 5PM Mass~St. William 7:30PM Mass
Saturday
Easter Vigil  ST.William 8PM Mass
Sunday
IHM 9AM Mass~ST. William 11AM Mass

LENTEN REGULATIONS
CONCERNING FASTING AND ABSTINENCE
A
sh 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 fasting 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.

OUR FIRST COMMUNION CHILDREN
will be making their Communion on Sunday May 3rd at
the 11AM Mass. There is a basket on the table in the
Commons with the names of our children, and we ask
that you pick a name or two and keep them in your
daily prayers from now until Communion day.

OPERATION RICE BOWL IS IN EFFECT!

Please pick up your rice bowl on the table in the Commons.
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.
DIVINE MERCY:
On the Sunday after Easter the entire Church is called to gather throughout the world to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday. From St. Maria Faustina‚Äôs Diary it is  clear that this Octave Day of Easter
is a day chosen by Christ as a day of extraordinary graces a
complete outpouring of His mercy upon all who approach Him
with great trust and expectant faith. As we approach Holy Week, more information will be available in the Commons as we prepare for Divine Mercy Sunday. Please remember that the Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed after the 5PM Mass each Friday.
Holy Thursday
IHM 5:PM Mass     St.Willam 7:30PM Mass

Good Friday
IHM 5PM Mass      St.William 7:30 Mass

Saturday Easter Vigil
St.William 8PM

Easter sunday
IHM 9AM Mass      St.William 11AM Mass

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