Welcome

Father John Auby, rest in peace!

Father Brian D. Dulli
bddulli@gmail.com

Parish Membership: We happily welcome all residents of our neighborhood and beyond to join of our parish family. Please contact the parish office 608-755-5180 to register as parish members.

Sacrament of Baptism: Baptismal Preparation classes are held the third Monday of each month at 6:30 PM in the Narthex. Call the Rectory office to register at 608-755-5180.

Communion for the Sick: We are happy to bring Holy Communion to those confined to their homes. Please notify Fr. Brian or a parish extraordinary minister of communion if someone at your house wishes to receive Communion at home.

Anointing of the Sick:  Those needing the sacrament of the anointing of the sick or the last rites can contact Fr. Brian at the parish office at 608-755-5180.

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday morning 8:30 -9:00 am (or anytime by appointment). Communal celebrations are scheduled several times during the season of Advent and Lent.

Sacrament of Marriage: Congratulations on your decision to marry!  Marriage is a permanent, exclusive commitment between one man and one woman that is by its very nature open to children.  Christ consecrates the commitment of married love and makes marriage a lasting sign of Jesus Christ’s steadfast love for his church.  Because marriage is the foundation of the life of the church and of our society, it requires significant reflection and preparation.

In order to provide time for this necessary preparation, we ask that each couple planning to marry contact Fr. Brian at least six months prior to the date of the wedding.  This is an expectation for all couples in which at least one of the parties is Catholic.  For any Catholic to validly marry, he or she must follow the canonical form of marriage.  Ordinarily, this means that a valid marriage takes place in a Catholic Church before a Catholic priest or deacon and two witnesses.

For a serious reason, some of the requirements of canonical form may be dispensed by the diocesan bishop.  Failure to follow the canonical form of marriage or to obtain the proper dispensation can result in a marriage that is not recognized by the Catholic Church. This can make a Catholic ineligible to receive any sacraments in the Catholic Church until the marriage situation is resolved according to the Church’s marriage laws.  Therefore, it is imperative that all Catholic parties planning to enter into marriage contact Fr. Brian well in advance.  We are happy to work with you no matter what your situation is.

If you would like to schedule a wedding at St. William’s Church, or you are a St. William’s parishioner who would like permission to marry at another location, please call the parish office.  Parishioners who were not married in the Catholic Church and would now like their marriage blessed, or convalidated, are also invited to call Fr. Brian to schedule an appointment.  To schedule a wedding call the parish office at 608-755-5180.

Becoming Catholic:  When Jesus Christ came to Earth, he founded one Church, upon the ministry of the twelve apostles.  The Catholic Church represents that unbroken tradition of unity with Jesus Christ and His Church going back to the beginning.  The word Catholic means “universal”.  It also means “according to the whole.”  The Catholic Church strives to live out this historical unity with Christ and the whole Church while also teaching the whole message of salvation in the fullness of truth.

All salvation is accomplished by our Savior Jesus Christ.  God willed that this one salvation for all mankind would be accomplished through one Church united together with Christ to the glory of God the Father.  If you would like to join the Catholic Church in giving glory to God, please call! Full initiation into the Catholic Church for adults takes place through a program called RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults).  Upon completing the RCIA program, adults will be eligible to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.  We also welcome adults who were baptized in other Christian traditions to learn more about the Catholic faith.  In the Catholic tradition, we acknowledge that there is “One Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all.” (Ephesians 4:5)  For this reason, Christians validly baptized in other traditions are not re-baptized.  These candidates as they are called are prepared for full communion with the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.  Candidates, after a course of preparation, are received as members of the Roman Catholic Church, confirmed, and receive their First Holy Communion as Catholic.  We also follow a similar process for unbaptized children above the age of 7.  Please contact the office at 608-755-5180 for more information.

St. William Catholic Church
1822 Ravine Street
Janesville, WI 53548

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