Welcome to St. William Catholic Parish!
We are pleased to have visitors at every Mass and worship along side us! Even if you are just stopping by during one of our parish events, we want to make sure you feel welcomed and not a stranger to our growing community!
We invite you to become an active registered parishioner. We created several ways you can become an active registered parishioner.
- Download and Print our registration form and place completed form in gift giving baskets
- Complete our registration form and email the completed form to
- Stop by our parish office during our office hours and we can get you set up!
Are you a former Catholic?
Are you interested in returning to the Catholic Church? If you are, please click here for more information. If you would like to speak with someone, you may also contact Mr. Chris Pond: (901)262-5634 or click here to send him an email.
We are glad that you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith. If you are interested in finding out more about the Catholic faith, one of the best ways is to speak with the pastor and parish staff. Once you decide that you want to become Catholic, you will participate in a process called the Rite of Christian Initiation, or RCIA as it is sometimes referred to. In RCIA you will learn about the teachings of Jesus as the Catholic Church has handed them on and also have the opportunity to participate in the life of the parish through service and prayer.
What does initiation into the Catholic Church entail?
If you have not been baptized, the Christian initiation process prepares you to become a Catholic Christian through the sacraments of Christian initiation: baptism, confirmation and holy Communion. If you have been baptized in another Christian church, the initiation process prepares you to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church by celebrating the sacraments of confirmation and holy Communion.
I’m a baptized Catholic. Is RCIA for me?
If you have been baptized as an infant, but have not celebrated the sacraments of confirmation and holy Communion, the RCIA program would be appropriate for you.
If you are an inactive Catholic, one that has celebrated all the sacraments of initiation, and would like to return to active participation in a parish, speak with our pastor about “Catholics Returning Home.” You may also find helpful information on the “Once Catholic” Web site, which you can visit at www.OnceCatholic.org.
How long does it take to become Catholic?
The RCIA preparation usually lasts for several months. Many parishes begin classes in the fall. RCIA candidates for all three sacraments of initiation will typically celebrate the sacraments during the Easter Vigil liturgy on Holy Saturday.
What if I change my mind?
Seeking information about the Catholic faith will not commit or oblige you to become Catholic. We encourage you to learn as much about the faith and take as much time as you need to make this decision. While we love the Catholic faith, and hope that you will also come to love it, we will not pressure anyone to make such an important decision.
If you are interested in becoming a Catholic or are interested in learning more about our faith, please check out our RCIA Program.