Family life is under siege in the secular popular culture. Traditional marriage is redefined by the courts and family values are openly challenged in the media. Christians and people of good will are praying and working faithfully for a crucial change in direction. Join The Austin Chapter Knights of Columbus for the Annual Mass for Families celebrating the family and praying for God’s protection of the essential unit of our human society. This special Mass and reception will be held at St Albert the Great in Austin on Saturday June 30th at 10:00 AM. Join us for this powerful event.
Brothers, our “June” meeting will be held Wednesday, May 30. We are rescheduling from the usual date because St. William is not accepting facility reservations during the first week of June. This will be an important meeting as officer elections will be held. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend. Usual time and location – 7:30 p.m. at the Fr. Michael J. McGivney Pavilion at St. William. Thanks!
Update: This food drive brought in over 12,000 lbs. of food to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Many thanks to the St. William administration and community for supporting this food drive! Although the Lenten food drive is complete, collection boxes are permanently located in the St. William narthex any time you may want to donate throughout the year.
“Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” Mt. 25:40
The Chisholm Trail Council will be organizing and coordinating a parish-wide food donation drive to benefit the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at St. William – helping those most in need in our community.
We will collect all food donations throughout the season of Lent, which begins Feb. 14.
Below are the recommended non-perishable food items (make sure they are unexpired) that can be donated:
- Peanut Butter
- Dry Beans – 1 lb. bag
- Rice – 1 lb. bag
- Macaroni & Cheese
- Spaghetti/Pasta Sauce
- Can Soup
- Can Vegetables
- Can Beans
- Can Fruit
- Can Tuna/Meat
Knights are asked to help in the following ways:
1) Donate food items
2) Promote the effort to other parishioners and ministries
3) Collect donated food items from friends, neighbors, colleagues, coworkers and others
4) Hand out grocery bags to parishioners after Mass on Feb. 11 & 18
5) Help pick-up, sort and deliver the donated items on Mondays and Fridays of Lent
6) Place donations in the receptacle bins in the church narthex
If you have questions please contact:
- Joe Gonzales at 512-965-6111
- Michael Barnett at 512-388-3658
- Deacon Richard Kotrola at 512-233-9388
In order to provide opportunities to bond with our sons, the Council is planning events designed to appeal to younger Knights or future Knights. You can also invite your daughters, wives, friends…but especially consider inviting someone who might one day become a Knight of Columbus.
The events are a rock climbing adventure and a zipline experience. You can find the details by clicking on the links: