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Funeral Mass for former Wilmington pastor Father Paul Williams set for Jan. 13 at St. Camillus in Silver Spring, Md.

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Father Paul Williams, OFM

Mass of Christian burial for Father Paul Williams, former pastor at St. Joseph’s parish in Wilmington, is Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. at St. Camillus Church, 1600 St. Camillus Drive, Silver Spring, Md.

A viewing begins at 9 a.m. Burial will take place at a later date in the Friars cemetery in New Jersey.

St. Joseph’s parish bus will transport up to 16 passengers, age 55 or older, or persons with a disability at any age, on a first-come basis. If you would like to ride the parish bus to the funeral, please send an email to parishsecretary@stjosephfrenchst.org or call the parish office at 302-658-4535. Masks are required.

The Mass will be livestreamed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn1P4AqRu4PuWcRevmBwDtA

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to:

Bishop Malooly celebrates Mass with Father Paul Williams, right, and Deacon Robert Cousar during the Black Catholic Ministry of the Diocese of Wilmington’s annual St. Martin de Porres Mass at St. Mary of the Assumption, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. Dialog photo/Don Blake

St. Francis Emergency Fund (for rent assistance for those in need) at St. Camillus Church
1600 St. Camillus Drive
Silver Spring, Md., 20903

Cards may be sent to:

Franciscan Friars
1600 St. Camillus Drive
Silver Spring, Md., 20903 or to

Ms. Denise Lucas (sister of Fr. Paul)
3902 Old Dominion Blvd.,
Alexandria, VA 22305

Father Williams served in Wilmington for more than seven years.

While in Wilmington, in addition to his pastoral duties, Father Williams also celebrated Mass at Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in New Castle and worked with a local Protestant church for the Ulster Project, which brings teens from Northern Ireland to Delaware each summer. He was also the director of the Ministry for Black Catholics and a member of the diocesan Vocations Admissions Board.