Crusader News Bracket Competition– Join Now!!

March 12th, 2012

  Who doesn’t get caught up in March Madness??  We thought it might be fun to have a friendly “Bracket Challenge” and see how well we can pick the winners against our  friends.  The Cusader News will even put up a couple of restaurant gift cards for the top finishers to make the competition more interesting.

Each person may enter two brackets.  Scoring is shown below.

Enter your brackets today!!  You CANNOT  Add or Edit brackets after 11 A.M.  Thursday, March 15 !!


The Group Password is “dadsclub”

Note:  To be eligible to win prizes, you must be a registered subscriber of the Crusader News.


New Volleyball Director

March 7th, 2012

Hello St. William! I would like to introduce myself, my name is Joe Brzezinski, I am the new Volleyball director. Check back here often to find out the latest news regarding volleyball. For starters, sign up will be in May, Check back here for info on exact dates. Until the Email gets situated, feel free to email me Thanks, Joe


Buy your Saint Patrick Day Party Tickets Today

February 27th, 2012


 In cooperation with THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS and THE USHER’S





Featuring Irish Music by


St. William’s Activity Center, 135 O’Flaherty Drive, WalledLake, MI     48390

(Just south of Maple on Pontiac Trail )

The party will include open bar, dinner, dancing, Irish sing-a-long,

door prizes drawings, a raffle for the “Cooler O’Booze” and much more. 


Cocktails start at 6:30pm

Dinner starts at 7:30pm

Dancing and Irish sing-a-long after dinner

Open bar and dancing all night long

ONLY $45.00 per couple. ($25.00 per person) OR a Table of 8 for $170

With that price your Irish eyes should be smiling.  So join us for some good food,
good music,good friends and a good time.  Be sure to mark this on your calendar.

To reserve a ticket or a full table of 8,

 Please contact Tim McClorey at (248) 624-5845

or email

(All reservations should be in by March6th!)


Any proceeds go to help with various projects around our Parish.



February 26th, 2012

Registration for the 2012 Football season is underway!  Early registration is open throughout the end of March.

Before completing your registration, please read the Participants Guide available on our site at the following link. The Participants Guide will familiarize you and your child with the expectations which you should have of our program and which we will have of you and your child.  When you have read the guide, you should print and sign the Participants Guide agreement form.

Click here to read the Participants Guide now.

You can print the registration form, the CYO Assumption of Risk waiver,and the Participants Guide  agreement and print and complete them:

The four completed forms above may be dropped off at the rectory, the school office, or the Religious Ed office (Attn.: CYO Football) or mailed directly to Coach Rioux at 1552 Pond View Drive – Wixom, MI 48393.  (The health appraisal should be completed based upon a physical conducted after June 1, 2012 and must be turned in prior to the start of season in August.)

For any questions, feel free to contact Coach Rioux at 248-705-2426 or at


2012 Lenten Fish Fry Season Makes Historic Start

February 26th, 2012

The plans were laid, the truckloads of food on order, the equipment made ready, and the workers were signed up for their shifts on Wednesday when the word came down that presidential hopeful Rick Santorum was planning to visit the St. William Dads’  Club Fish Fry on Friday night.  The news increased the excitement which surrounds the event which most of us anticipate almost as much as opening presents on Christmas morning.    The former Pennsylvania senator and Republican presidential candidate greeted nearly 1,000 people at the St. William Dads’ Club 24th annual Lenten fish fry.   “I love the smell of fish on a Friday night,” Santorum told the crowd, saying he appreciates the respect it showed to the tradition of fish fries.  Santorum spoke for about a minute, then walked around theSt. William Activity Center and visited the kitchen, greeting fans and taking several photographs. He also signed dozens of signatures on books, paper, body parts and clothing.

In addition to feeding a presidential candidate and hosting dozens of reporters and photographers from local and national television, radio, and newspaper media, the opening night of the 24th annual Lenten Fish Fry also earned noteworthiness as 1,105 dinners were served eclipsing the record nights recorded last year.  Fish fry chairman, Dennis Goebel was pleased with the results and (pleasantly) surprised  as always that the volunteer staff can continue to serve record numbers of delicious meals.

Kari Ziegler has captured the typical excitement of our Fish Fry as well as some of the added spectacle which Rick Santorum brought to the event:

Fast Tube by Casper

More Fish Fry links:

2012 Fish Fry Menu

The Detroit News (2/24/12)

Detroit New Article (2/25/12)

Boston Herald (2/25/12)

Conservatives for Congress (2/24/12)


Basketball Banquet: Wednesday, March 7, 2012

February 23rd, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 St. William Activity Center

Our Annual Basketball Banquet will begin at 6:15 p.m. sharp. Begin arriving at 5:45 for uniform turn in. {Please bring clean, folded uniforms-unbagged. We will check them in the small meeting rooms and bag them up.)

Varsity player families are asked to bring a dessert to share. Junior Varsity families are asked to bring a side dish or salad to share. (Have both a JV & a Varsity player?? Bring a side dish or salad). Intramural families, bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share.

We will supply pizza, pop, and the program! (Preliminary Program, below)

5:45 p.m. –6:15 p.m. Arrival/Uniform turn-in

6:15 p.m. –6:17 p.m. Introduction
6:18 p.m. — 6:25 p.m. Intramural Player Recognition – M. Higgins

6:26 p.m. –6:29 p.m. Invocation/Grace

6:30 p.m. –6:54 p.m. Dinner. Pizza brought to tables;

(Release by tables to salad, side dish, bread table)

6:55 p.m. –7:04 p.m. Dessert Served

7:05 p.m. –7:15 p.m. Thanksgiving. Season Recap.

7:16 p.m. —7:23 p.m. Cheerleading

7:24 p.m. –7:31 p.m. Coach Paler

7:32 p.m. –7:39 p.m. Coach Higgins

7:40 p.m. –7:47 p.m. Coach Osip

7:48 p.m. – 7:55 p.m.  Coach Dulzo

7:56 p.m. –8:01 p.m. Program & Player development notes

8:02 p.m. –8:10 p.m. Coaches Kelly & McDonald

8:11 p.m. –8:22 p.m. Coach McManamon

8:23 p.m. –8:31 p.m. Coach Goerss

8:32 p.m. –8:40 p.m. Coach Ottinger

8:41 p.m. –8:51 p.m. Coach Dykstra

8:52 p.m. –8:57 p.m. Todd Diffenderfer, Athletic Director

8:58 p.m. Closing Prayer



CYO Playoffs Begin this Weekend

February 22nd, 2012

St. William has an unprecedented FOUR (4) teams invited to participate in the CYO playoffs. All four teams compete at the district level this Saturday, February 25:

Varsity Girls #2 (McManamon) v. John Paul II #2 AT St. Mary, Wayne at 11:15 a.m.

Varsity Boys #2 (Goerss) v. St. Robert #2 AT Our Lady of Sorrows at 11:15 a.m.

Varsity Girls #1 (Ottinger) v. St. Scholastica AT Ssacred Heart , Dearborn at 1:45 p.m.

Varsity Boys #1. (Dykstra) v. St. Michael #1 AT Our Lady of Sorrows at 1:45 p.m.

Cheer our teams on tomorrow. Next games will be on Sunday afternoon for winners.


Order Your 2011 Crusader Basketball Spiritwear Now!

November 30th, 2011





All-New Crusader Basketball design available on a variety of wearables including the popular long-sleeve grey T-Shirt which makes a great uniform ‘cover-up for before and after games.

A great gift idea for  your favorite players or fans.

See the attached order form for available colors, styles, and sizes.

Orders due with payment by Wednesday, December 7, 2011.

Orders (with check) can be turned in to your coach or at the gate at this weekend’s home games on Friday & Saturday night.  Please place form and payment in an envelope marked “St. William Dads’ Club”

Basketball wearables order forms 2011


PDF Version of Season Basketball Schedule Available

November 30th, 2011

PDF Version of Season Game Schedule

Whether you are a player, a parent, or a lover of our Crusader Burgers, you will want to keep track of the season game schedule for CYO basketball.  All games and practices arre listed in the “Upcoming Events Calendar in the upper left column of our website.  The event calendar is scrollable and by clicking on an event, you can get details including maps to most event locations.  For those who want a table-form reference copy, a four page pdf file is available which contains the game schedule for the rest of the year.  The first two pages contain the entire schedule sorted by date & time, the last two pages are sorted by team.  Please note that This schedule is still subject to change including the addition of Christmas Tournament game times for teams comprting in St. Patrick (White Lake) tourney and changes(we hope) to eliminate conflict with the Confirmation workshop.    Basketball2012_CYO_game_schedule_release level1_parent release



Practice Location/Time Change for Thursday (12/1/11)

November 29th, 2011

The gym is unavailable Thursday after 6:00 p.m.  have rented an additional court at Home Court Advantage for JV Boys #2 (6-7:15 p.m.), JV Girls #2 (6:30-7:45 p.m.), Varsity Boys #3 (7:30-9:00 p.m.).  No practice on Friday (home games).


Home Court Advantage is located on West Road approximately ½ mile east of Beck Road.  (Just west of the railroad tracks on the south side of West Rd.) 46903 West Road, Wixom, MI 48393