Parish Updates

Teens can play Board Games, watch Christmas movie with Holy Family Youth Group

This month, students in middle and high school are invited to join with their peers to help others with a service project this Thursday, December 21, and watch a Christmas movie on Thursday, December 28 as part of Holy Family’s Youth Group! All events take place from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Sacred Heart School.


For more information, please contact Eric at the Holy Family Parish Office at (920) 921-0580 ext. 502 or



Parish Office to close for holidays, donations accepted on New Year's Eve

The Holy Family Parish Office, 271 Fourth Street Way, will be closed to the general public on Friday, December 22; Monday, December 25; Friday, December 29; and Monday, January 1. However, members of the parish staff will be in the office from 7:30 am to noon on Friday, December 29 to receive end-of-the-year donations. A reminder that all donations to Holy Family Catholic Community must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2023, received in-hand at the parish office by noon on December 29, 2023, or put in the collection basket at Mass the weekend of December 30-31, 2023 in order to be counted as a 2023 tax deductible donation. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Ludtke at the Parish Office or at



Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas is right around the corner and Holy Family Catholic Community hoping that you will join the parish for Mass! Please view the Mass schedule for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Please note that the obligation to attend Sunday Mass and Christmas Mass still stands and must be fulfilled separately. As always, you can fulfill your Sunday Mass obligation by attending not only Masses on Sunday morning, but also those on Saturday evening, December 23, at 4:00 pm at Holy Family, Sacred Heart, and St. Peter Churches. Holy Family will offer its Sunday Mass schedule without any changes on December 24, which means, if you usually attend on Sunday mornings, you can choose to do so at your usual Mass time.

On December 24, you can fulfill your obligation to attend Christmas Mass beginning at 4:00 pm. All of the parish’s Christmas Eve Masses meet this obligation. You, of course, are also welcome to join Holy Family on Christmas Day.


Christmas Eve – Sunday, December 24
Sacred Heart: 4:00 pm; Midnight (Candlelight Mass)
St. Mary: 4:00 pm
Holy Family: 4:00 pm (incense-free); 6:00 to 7:00 pm (Posadas); 7:00 pm (Spanish); 10:30 pm
St. Peter: 4:00 pm
Presentation: 6:00 pm


Christmas Day – Monday, December 25
St. Peter: 8:00 am
St. Mary: 8:00 am
Holy Family: 8:00 am; 10:00 am; 12:00 pm (Spanish)
Sacred Heart: 9:00 am
Presentation: 10:00 am
Our Risen Savior: 10:00 am



Holy Family to offer Masses for Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of God


Start off the new year with Holy Family as the parish offers multiple Masses for the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of God on Sunday, December 31 and Monday, January 1. Holy Family will offer Mass at 4:00 pm at Sacred Heart Church on Sunday, December 31 in anticipation of the Solemnity, and at 8:00 am at Holy Family Church, 10:00 am at Sacred Heart Church, and at noon in Spanish at Holy Family Church on Monday, January 1 for the Solemnity. Because the Solemnity falls on Monday, January 1, 2024, is not a Holy Day of Obligation. When Holy Days of Obligation fall on a Monday or Saturday, the obligation is lifted.



Building Your Domestic Church to help parents teach Theology of the Body

Parents will learn how to teach their children about their bodies when Holy Family Catholic Community’s Building Your Domestic Church Parent Sessions return on Wednesday, January 10 from 6:20 to 7:20 pm at Sacred Heart Church. Today’s world can be a confusing place to grow up. But the Church has a teaching for that! Pope St. John Paul II dedicated himself to giving us what is called “Theology of the Body.” It shares with us the Church teaching on the great and holy purpose of our body. Come learn how to share this with your kids in talks from Fr. Michael Malucha and a couple from Holy Family.



Holy Family to offer screening of Quo Vadis


Love biblical epics? Come watch “Quo Vadis” and imagine what life for early Christians in Rome might have been like. Holy Family will offer a screening of the film on Monday, January 15 at Holy Family Hall, beginning promptly at 6:00 pm. The screening will include an intermission, as it is 2 hours, 54 minutes long. Watch the film to prepare for the Holy Family Monday night class “Epic: The Early Church,” beginning on January 29, or view as a one-time event!


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Based on the novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz, “Quo Vadis” tells the love story of a young Christian woman named Lygia and a Roman patrician, Marcus Vinicius, set against the backdrop of the Roman empire under the rule of Emperor Nero.



Registration for Winter Small Groups & Bible Studies now open!


Would you like to learn more about the Catholic Church and your faith and do so with your fellow parishioners? Then join one—or more—of Holy Family’s Small Groups and Bible Studies beginning this winter! Groups and studies offered this winter include those on the early Church, Bible Basics, Job, St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians, death, and the Sunday Readings. You can learn more about available classes and register now on Holy Family’s website at



Women's Faith Group Bible Study: Walking with a Purpose


Calling all mothers, wife’s and busy women! A faith study through Holy Family is starting on Friday mornings from 8:15-9:45 on January 19th – March 22.




Walking with a Purpose: Seven Priorities that Make Life Work
Lisa Brenninkmeyer understands how it feels when life is stuck on the spin cycle. As a mother of seven, she knows we don’t just need to be told what kind of women we should be. We need some help getting there.


Drawing from her own experience of balancing marriage, motherhood, and work inside and outside the home, Lisa helps you uncover the key to living a busy life with inner calm. What’s the secret? Identifying key priorities, and doing first what matters most.


With humor and wisdom, Lisa will help you:
Stop striving and rest in God’s unconditional love.
– Experience new hope in your marriage.
– Reach your child’s heart.
– Create clarity in a cluttered home.
– Find friendships that go below the surface and satisfy.
– Discover your passion and purpose.


Once in awhile, things may seem as if they’re under control, but we want to walk with purpose regardless of our circumstances. God wants us to daily experience the joy and contentment that comes from knowing we have given our all to what he considers most important. The abundant and purposeful life we were created to live is just around the corner.



The Holy Family Warming Shelter needs your help!


As the Holy Family Warming Shelter prepares to open in less than two weeks, the parish is in need of your help to serve those without homes in our community. Holy Family is currently seeking volunteers, as well as items to help the shelter’s guests including women and men’s sweatshirts and sweatpants, long underwear, winter jackets, individual Kleenex packs, and men’s deodorant. For a full list of items and for information on how to get involved, please visit All donations can be dropped off at the Holy Family Parish Office at 271 Fourth Street Way, Fond du Lac.



Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Consider Holy Family’s RCIA program

Are you searching for meaning in your life and wondering what path God has in mind for you? If you are asking these questions or questions like them, the Catholic way of life awaits you. Join Holy Family’s Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults program, or RCIA. RCIA is a process through which non-baptized men and women enter the Catholic Church. Adults from other faith traditions and those baptized Catholic but not raised Catholic are also welcome. The program will begin this month.


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Community Updates

Michael J. Wolfe Annual Pro Life Exhibition Scholarship

Calling all Teens! Promote your pro life belief and show off your creativity. And win some CASH in the process. Please see the attached flyer for the Michael J. Wolfe Exhibition sponsored by The Fond du Lac Chapter of WI Right to Life.


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