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Buy your Saint Patrick Day Party Tickets Today

Monday, 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.


Crusader Football Posts a Stunning Victory to Move to City-Wide Championship

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

For the second year in a row Coach Jeff Rioux’s Varsity Crusaders defeated the Eagles to advance to the City Championship game next Saturday, October 23 at Ford Field at 10:00 a.m..  Last year, St. William defeated the Eagles of warren St. Anne in their semi-final contest while this year west-side St. Edith Eagles got their wings clipped by the Crusaders.  The Crusaders were in command throughout the game on both sides of the football this afternoon holding the Eagles scoreless through most of the first half.   St. William enjoyed contributions from literally every player on the squad as everyone was on the gridiron to contribute to the victory and to make the trip to the City Championship game next weekend even more meaningful.

Get your Prep Bowl Tickets so you can attend and cheer on your Crusaders. Tickets will be available for only $6.00 ($8.00 at Ford Field)  at practice this week or by contacting our football director, Todd Diffenderfer or Tom Liike.

Parade of Champions (during half time of Championship Game)
St William JV A Volleyball Team:  Division Champions
St William JV B Volleyball Team:  Division Champions
St William Varsity B Volleyball Team: Division Champions
(yes, 3 out of your 4 Volleyball teams won their Division, see note below
about our other team)
Scholar Athletes (to be honored at Parade of Champions)
Volleyball, St William - Susanna Lesniak
Football, St William – Donald Lochbiler
Football, Geisler Middle School – Jeff Prahl
Football, Walnut Creek – Bo Pickens
Football, Novi Middle School – Steven Davis

PS: St William Varsity A Volleyball Team advanced to the Regionals, they
play Monday at 5pm at Ladywood High School.


‘Crusader Club’ to Launch this Fall

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Membership does have its privileges.  Consider just a few:

  • Free admission to all Saint William home basketball games (high school & college athletic alumnus members only)
  • NEW Exclusive “Premium Club Seating” area open to high school & college athletic alumnus members  for Friday night home basketball games.”
  • “Open  Gym” events. (high school & college athletic alumnus members only)
  • Discount offers at the Crusader Grille and on Crusaderwear.
  • Free contests.
  • SMS text coupons for freebies and special offers.
  • SMS text notification of upcoming events of interest to you.

Sign up today!  Contests, events, and giveaways for Crusader Club Members only begin October 19, 2010.

Membership in the Crusader Club is open to all.  Free admissions, Premium Club Seating,  and “Open Gym” events are open to high school & college athletic alumnus members only, and their guests.

You must be 18 to register or have parental/guardian consent.

Click Here to Join


Historic Softball Game Ends Dads’ Decades-old Dominance

Monday, July 26th, 2010

The youth group softball team came to the 2010 parish picnic this past weekend ready to play some softball and determined to win the annual contest against the Dads’ Club.  Since the inception of the annual contest in the early 90’s, the youth group has never beaten the Dads’ Club.  While many published accounts of bygone years recorded the game as ending in a tie, recent years have seen the Dads’ Club’s summer softball team publicly claiming their victories.  This year, the Youth Group was determined to claim theirs.

The youth group began the game strong with a starting line-up that actually held a practice during the week leading up to the contest and held a 7 run lead after 3 innings.  The Dads’ Club rallied in the second half of the game to draw within 1 run going into the heart of their batting order at the bottom of the seventh inning.  Undaunted, the youth group reloaded their outfield and sent the side down in order ending the Dads’ Clubs’ decades long dominance.


St. Patrick Day Party

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Party / Dinner-Dance

Saturday, March 13, 2010

from 6:30 p.m. to midnight

  • Catered Dinner
  • Live Irish Band
  • Open Bar (Beer-Wine-Liquor)
  • Door Prizes & Raffle

Saint William Activity Center

Walled Lake, Michigan

$25.00/person  or $45.00/couple
Table of 8 only $170.00

Buy your tickets today:

Contact Tim McClorey at (248) 310-0052

Or  order your tickets on-line now


New Years Eve Party at St. William

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Purchase tickets by contacting



Godfreys, Converys, Simpsons convey greetings from Pope Benedict

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Fast Tube by Casper

While in Rome at the end of Holy Week, the Godfreys, the Converys, and the Simpsons went to the Colliseum for Stations of the Cross on Friday night and managed to get  spot only a few rows away from the front and some 20 yards from the center above which Pope Benedict’s pavillion was located.  I had only a pocket video camera with only 2x zoom and the lighting was terrible, but we bring you his message anyway (painstakingly translated from Italian). (More from Rome available at )

At the end of his dramatic Passion narrative, the Evangelist Saint Mark tells us: “The centurion, who stood facing him, saw that he thus breathed his last, and said: ‘Truly this man was the Son of God!'” (Mk 15:39). We cannot fail to be surprised by the profession of faith of this Roman soldier, who had been present throughout the various phases of the Crucifixion. When the darkness of night was falling on that Friday so unlike any other in history, when the sacrifice of the Cross was already consummated and the bystanders were making haste to celebrate the Jewish Passover in the usual way, these few words, wrung from the lips of a nameless commander in the Roman army, resounded through the silence that surrounded that most singular death. This Roman army officer, having witnessed the execution of one of countless condemned prisoners, was able to recognize in this crucified man the Son of God, who had perished in the most humiliating abandonment. His shameful end ought to have marked the definitive triumph of hatred and death over love and life. But it was not so! Hanging from the Cross on Golgotha was a man who was already dead, but that man was acknowledged to be the “Son of God” by the centurion, “on seeing that he thus breathed his last”, as the Evangelist specifies.

We are reminded of this soldier’s profession of faith every time we listen anew to Saint Mark’s Passion account. This evening, like the centurion, we pause to gaze on the lifeless face of the Crucified One at the conclusion of this traditional Via Crucis which, through radio and television coverage, has brought many people together from every part of the world. We have re-lived the tragic event of a man unique in the history of all times, who changed the world not by killing others but by letting himself be killed as he hung from a cross. This man, seemingly one of us, who while he was being killed forgave his executioners, is the “Son of God”, who, as the Apostle Paul reminds us, “did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant … he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross” (Phil 2:7-8).

The anguish of the Passion of the Lord Jesus cannot fail to move to pity even the most hardened hearts, as it constitutes the climax of the revelation of God’s love for each of us. Saint John observes: “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life” (Jn 3:16). It is for love of us that Christ dies on the cross! Throughout the course of the millennia, a great multitude of men and women have been drawn deeply into this mystery and they have followed him, making in their turn, like him and with his help, a gift to others of their own lives. They are the saints and the martyrs, many of whom remain unknown to us. Even in our own time, how many people, in the silence of their daily lives, unite their sufferings with those of the Crucified One and become apostles of a true spiritual and social renewal! What would man be without Christ? Saint Augustine observes: “You would still be in a state of wretchedness, had He not shown you mercy. You would not have returned to life, had He not shared your death. You would have passed away had He not come to your aid. You would be lost, had He not come” (Discourse 185:1). So why not welcome him into our lives?

Let us pause this evening to contemplate his disfigured face: it is the face of the Man of sorrows, who took upon himself the burden of all our mortal anguish. His face is reflected in that of every person who is humiliated and offended, sick and suffering, alone, abandoned and despised. Pouring out his blood, he has rescued us from the slavery of death, he has broken the solitude of our tears, he has entered into our every grief and our every anxiety.

Brothers and Sisters! As the Cross rises up on Golgotha, the eyes of our faith are already turned towards the dawning of the new Day, and we begin to taste the joy and splendour of Easter. “If we have died with Christ”, writes Saint Paul, “we believe that we shall also live with Him” (Rom 6:8). In this certainty, let us continue our journey. Tomorrow, on Holy Saturday, we will watch and pray together with Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows, and we will pray with all who are suffering; we will pray above all with those who suffer in L’Aquila, hit by the earthquake. We will pray so that in this dark night, the star of hope will appear to them, the light of the Risen Lord.

I wish all of you, even now, a Happy Easter in the light of the Risen Lord!


Pope Benedict Names New Archbishop for Detroit

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI has named Bishop Allen Henry Vigneron, 60, of the Diocese of Oakland, California, as the new Archbishop of Detroit. Installation of the new archbishop has been scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28, at Detroit’s Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. As required by Church law, Cardinal Maida submitted his resignation to the Holy  Father when he turned 75, in March of 2005. Pope Benedict then invited Cardinal Maida to continue as Archbishop of Detroit. Cardinal Maida’s resignation has now been accepted; he will, however, serve as apostolic administrator of the archdiocese during this month’s transition.
Cardinal Adam Maida will introduce his successor, Archbishop-elect Allen Vigneron, at a news conference on Monday, January 5, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, 2701 Chicago Boulevard at Linwood, Detroit. Archbishop-elect Vigneron was born in Mt. Clemens and grew up in Immaculate Conception Parish, Anchorville. He attended Immaculate Conception Grade School before going on to Detroit’s Sacred Heart Seminary High School and College. Later, he studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.  Prior to being named Bishop of Oakland, California, in 2003, Archbishop-elect Vigneron was an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Detroit. His background includes assignments as rector/president of Sacred Heart Major Seminary, work in the Administrative Section of the Vatican Secretariat of State, and service as associate pastor at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Harper Woods.
In his remarks, Archbishop-elect Vigneron expressed his gratitude to Pope Benedict, acknowledged Cardinal Maida’s welcome home, and addressed southeast Michigan’s economic struggle. “I recognize that this challenge for our civic community is – as all societal problems are – a pastoral challenge as well. To that challenge,” he said, “I want to bring all the riches of grace which the Holy Spirit has bestowed on the Church.”
As Archbishop of Detroit, Archbishop-elect Vigneron will be the chief shepherd of 1.4 million Catholics who reside in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Lapeer, and St. Clair Counties. Assisting him in his duties will be Auxiliary Bishops Daniel Flores and Francis Reiss and retired Auxiliary Bishops Moses Anderson, SSE, and Thomas Gumbleton.


Stewardship wisdom to ponder from a saint

Friday, November 14th, 2008
Find out how much God has given you
and from it take what you need;
the remainder is needed by others.
–St. Augustine


Cheerleading Director

Monday, July 28th, 2008

The Athletic Department is pleased to announce Kristen Jackson is the new
Director of our Cheerleading Program. We would also like to thank our past
Director Dawn Kaufman for her hard work and dedication. Cheerleading is
one of the many parish activities that are supported by the St. William
Dads’ Club. For more information about our cheerleading program or the
Dads’ club please visit the Dads’ club web site at