Dear Parishioners of St. William and welcome guests,
On Monday, March 16, 2020, we received a communication from the Office of the Bishop of the Diocese of Savannah, excerpts of which are included below:
“My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
Peace and all good things!
As we continue to monitor the coronavirus pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control has issued a directive to limit the number of people who can gather in one place at the same time to 50. As a result of this strong recommendation and in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Atlanta, there are to be no public Masses celebrated in the parish churches or missions in the diocese of Savannah beginning immediately.”
· Live streaming Masses. There will be a live streamed Mass from the Cathedral on Sundays at 10 AM, click here to watch. Television and online Masses may be viewed on EWTN, check your local listings for times. The EWTN website lists Masses at 12am, 8am, 12pm and 7pm. For more information click here.
· Keep our churches and missions open, if possible, for private prayer and personal devotions. The church and chapel will be open for private prayer and personal devotion, Mon-Thurs, 9am – 4pm, and Friday, 9am – 1pm. The church is limited to 10 parishioners at a time and if necessary, a waiting line will form and one may enter when one leaves. We ask you to keep a distance of 6 feet between you and others.
· Continuing to support our parish church through online giving or by mail, or support can be brought directly to the parish office.
· Notify the office if there is a need for the Anointing of the Sick, Last Rites or if there is a death, call Fr. Peter at ((85) 516-9088. If he does not answer, please leave a message and he will get back to you as soon as possible.
This protocol will be reviewed on April 1st and determine whether Palm Sunday and Holy Week services will be open to the public.
If you have any questions, please call the church office and we will do our best to assist you, (912) 638-2647.