Parish Updates

April 21-27 Safe Environment Awareness Week

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee recognizes April 21-27 as Safe Environment Awareness Week. Each year in the month of April, which is recognized around the country as child abuse prevention month, we dedicate a week to elevating the general awareness of the Church’s efforts to keep our children safe. We want people to know that we are committed to maintaining safe environments in our parishes and schools through adult child abuse prevention training; criminal background checks for all clergy, volunteers working with minors, and employees; safety training for children in each grade level; and adhering to all mandatory reporting requirement laws.


This year join Holy Family to mark the parish’s support for child abuse prevention by wearing the color blue on Monday, April 22. Wearing blue helps remind us and encourage others to prevent child abuse and support healthy children and families.



Presentation to teach us how to emulate Mary’s peaceful example rescheduled for April 26

Holy Family’s “Peace in the Chaos” presentation featuring Catholic educator and speaker, Anne Auger, has been rescheduled for 8:15 to 9:30 am on Friday, April 26. Come to Holy Family South Hall, 271 Fourth Street Way, to learn how you can emulate Mary’s example of peace, and find peace in the trials you face big and small. Children are welcome to attend.




High school students can tour Champion Shrine and Lambeau Field with Holy Family

High school students can join Holy Family on its free High School Two Shrine Tour to the Our Lady of Champion Shrine and Lambeau Field on Sunday, April 28. Students will meet at Sacred Heart School, 678 Western Ave., (park in southwest corner of lot), board the bus at 11:20 am, and leave at 11:30 am. Students will arrive at the Our Lady of Champion Shrine and enjoy private Mass at 2:00 pm with Fr. Matthew Kirk, which counts towards your Sunday obligation. Around 2:45 pm, students will leave Champion and travel to Lambeau Field, where they will take a 60-minute tour, which includes the Atrium, east side premium seating areas, player’s tunnel, and the field level (please note that this tour includes .5 miles of walking). At 5:00 pm, students will leave Lambeau and return to Sacred Heart around 6:00 pm.


To sign up, please visit by April 22.



Altar Server Training now set for May 4

Holy Family’s May Altar Server Training now has a new date! New or refresher Altar Server Training will be held on Saturday, May 4 from 9:00-10:45 am in Holy Family Church, 271 Fourth Street Way, Fond du Lac. Altar Servers must be Holy Family Catholic Community parishioners in 3rd grade or higher.



Volunteer at Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit!

Would you like to help Holy Family bring the Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit to the parish? The parish is looking for volunteers to assist with setup, takedown, and during exhibition hours from Friday, May 10-Sunday, May 12.


The exhibition, taking place in Holy Family Hall, is a self-guided tour of 158 Eucharistic miracles collected from 22 countries, prayerfully gathered by Blessed Carlos Acutis before his death in Oct. 2006. All verified and approved by the Catholic Church, this is an amazing opportunity to delve deeper into your faith and witness the True Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. The exhibit will be open from 7:30 am to noon and 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, May 10; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and 5:00 to 6:30 pm on Saturday, May 11; and 9:00 am to 2:30 pm on Sunday, May 12.


To learn more and to sign up to volunteer, please visit




Healing the Whole Person: Engaging Your Story to come to Sacred Heart

Join Holy Family for “Healing the Whole Person: Engaging Your Story,” an 8-week series that provides the framework for understanding and receiving Christ’s healing and peace in the heart of the Catholic Church. Using videos featuring Dr. Bob Schuchts & Sr. Miriam James Heidland presenting the John Paul II Healing Center’s Healing the Whole Person teachings, each session includes a guided prayer experience and a workbook journaling activity for private reflection and prayer. There will also be opportunities to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. There will be no large/small group sharing.

The program will meet Wednesdays, May 1-June 26 from 6:45 to 8:30 pm at Sacred Heart School and Church, 678 Western Ave., and 200 S. Peters Ave. respectively. Those who participate are invited to attend the 6:00 pm Mass at Sacred Heart Church. The final class will include this Mass.


The cost to participate is $20 per person for materials, but no one will be denied due to financial circumstances. To register, please visit


For more information, please contact Jordan Skiff at or (608) 487-6612.




Limited spots remain for high school trip to Steubenville-St. Paul Conference

Only a few spots remain for Holy Family’s trip to the Steubenville-St. Paul Conference July 26-28. Steubenville-St. Paul is a weekend conference that evangelizes, equips, and empowers high school youth to become radical, joyful disciples. Spots are available to high school students on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you would like to sign up to attend the conference, please fill out our registration form at




Fr. Edward Sippel Scholarship applications due on May 3, 2024

In honor of Fr. Edward Sippel, Holy Family Catholic Community will award two $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school students who, along with their parent(s), have been registered members of the parish for at least one year prior to applying for the scholarship. Students must have been confirmed. Application and materials are due by May 3, 2024. For more information, please visit





Community Updates

Fond du Lac Children's Museum - DINOSAUR DISCOVERY - Friday, April 19, 2024

The Fond du Lac Children’s Museum invites you to unearth fun during their special Dinosaur Discovery! Explore the fascinating world of dinosaurs, discover real fossils, and enjoy prehistoric crafts and activities, plus a special presentation led by Paleontologist Nick of the Dinosaur Discovery Museum!


Click here for more details!



Springtime Splendor Art & Craft Expo



Fond du Lac County Health Department Pop Up Drug Take Back Day

The Fond du Lac County Health Department is requesting you help do your part to keep unused and expired medications out of unlocked cabinets, the trash, and our water supply. Safe disposal is easy and saves lives!


Drug Take Back Flyer English-Spanish


Permanent Drug Drop Box Locations



CSA Earth Day Fair - April 27, 2024

The Earth Day Fair returns to Founder’s Hall at the motherhouse of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes (CSA) directly across the street from the SMSA campus. On April 27, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., you are invited to interact with 18 Earth-focused exhibitors and participate in tours, presentations, a raffle, and other activities. Whether you’re spotting birds, taking time to pray the labyrinth, or purchasing food from the food truck, you’re sure to find something you love and plenty to learn!

Full event details are available at




Free Workshop - May 16, 2024 - Mead Public Library from 4:30-5:30 p.m.