“The world looks to the priest, because it looks to Jesus! No one can see Christ; but everyone sees the priest, and through him they wish to catch a glimpse of the Lord! Immense is the grandeur of the Lord! Immense is the grandeur and dignity of the priest!” -Pope St. John Paul II
All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say:
‘I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”
– The Rule of St. Benedict 53:1
St. William the Abbot School Community, grades Nursery-8th, is a school that is truly “Guided by Faith and Inspired to Excel.” We are dedicated to academic excellence and to the spiritual development of our students within the framework of the Gospel and the traditions of the Catholic Church.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE RECTORY IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, A DIRECTIVE OF THE DIOCESE OF ROCKVILLE CENTRE AND THE STATE OF NEW YORK TO KEEP STAFF SAFE. IF YOU CONTACT THE OFFICE AND LEAVE A MESSAGE, PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH US SOMEONE FROM THE OFFICE WILL CONTACT YOU SOON.
IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT THE RECTORY PLEASE EMAIL INFORMATION@STWILLIAM.ORG.
IF THERE IS AN EMERGENCY ONLY; PLEASE CONTACT THE PRIEST EMERGENCY LINE (516) 312-7361.
The church will remain closed when Mass is not being celebrated for thorough cleaning.
• Private prayer will be available 30 minutes prior to the start of Mass.
• Due to the guidelines provided to us by the Diocese of Rockville Centre, all group meetings and Devotions on the SWA campus are on hold.
• Confessions can be scheduled by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Health Check – If you are not feeling well, have a cough or fever, or have been around someone with Covid-19 within the last 14 days, or have been diagnosed with Covid-19 Coronavirus. For the health and safety of yourself and our community, we ask that you stay home and not attend Mass.
• Please practice social distancing while on the church grounds, remain 6ft apart from other parishioners while entering the church, during Mass, and while exiting to your vehicles.
• Face Coverings - Must be worn at all times upon entering and leaving the Church. For your safety and others, please wear your mask properly covering your nose and mouth.
• The main church doors on Jackson Avenue will be the only entrances used for Mass.
• Kindly follow the seating directions of the Task Force, this will allow us to practice social distancing seating and maximize the pew space.
• To limit the areas in the church that are disinfected after each use, we ask that you stand or sit during the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
• Communion will be given at the end of Mass. Please remain at your seat until a member of the Task Force advises you to exit your pew to receive or exit the church.
Confessions are available each Saturday at 4pm in the Church, prior to the 5pm Mass.
For those parishioners that are not ready to attend Mass, "drive through" Communion is available each Sunday after the 12pm Mass in the rear parking lot of the church until 1:30pm.
Fr. Joe Fitzgerald - Mass May 31, 2020
The Innes Family #UnitedInFaith month of May Rosary.
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