Parish Updates

Thank you for your generosity to our Advent Giving Tree, gifts due December 3

Did you select a tag from Holy Family’s Advent Giving Tree? Please return the tag along with your unwrapped gift by Sunday, December 3 to the parish site from which you selected your tag, and you will help to bring joy to a child this season. Volunteers are needed to transport gifts from Holy Family Church to Fairgrounds at 9:00 am on December 14 – not December 7 as was previously shared. Please call (920) 921-0580 ext. 301 if interested.



Find the true meaning of Christmas at The Living Nativity


Celebrate the meaning of the Christmas season at Holy Family’s Living Nativity on Sunday, December 3 at 4:00 pm at Holy Family Church. Featured in The Catholic Herald, this re-telling of the first Christmas will feature live animals, beautiful music from Holy Family choirs and a brass quintet, and Holy Family parishioners! More than half of the Living Nativity tickets are already gone! Get yours now at or the Parish Office for $12 each plus tax. Children age 3 and under are free, but still must reserve a seat.


Holy Family is still seeking a family to play the Holy Family of Mary, Jesus, and Joseph. The parish asks that the baby “playing” Jesus be 0-3 months old. If you are interested, please contact Eva at the Parish Office at or (920) 921-0580 ext. 202.


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Fr. Michael to lead Holy Family Advent Priest Talk


Fr. Michael Malucha will discuss the virtue of courage when he leads the second installment of Holy Family’s Advent Priest Talk Series: Virtues of the Holy Family on Tuesday, December 5 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at Sacred Heart Church. Treats will follow! On December 12, Fr. Kevin will talk about purity in the next session. All are welcome to attend!



Join Holy Family for Mass, adoration in honor of Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception


Holy Family will mark the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception by offering several Masses for this Holy Day of Obligation, as well as all-night adoration. In anticipation of the Solemnity, the parish will offer Mass at 7:00 pm at Holy Family on Thursday, December 7. On the Solemnity, Friday, December 8, Holy Family will offer Mass at: 7:00 am at Holy Family, 9:00 am at Holy Family (SMSA), 12:10 pm at St. Mary, 6:30 pm at Sacred Heart, and 7:00 pm in Spanish at Holy Family (Confessions will begin at 5:30 pm, with children starting first). Please note Mass, Adoration, and Confession will not take place at St. Mary that night. In honor of the Solemnity, please join the parish for an all-night adoration vigil of the Blessed Sacrament beginning on Thursday, December 7 following the 7:00 pm Mass at Holy Family. Adoration will continue through the night and conclude with benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 6:45 am the next day, Friday, December 8. If you are interested in signing up for an hour, please contact Lisa Sutton at or (920) 579-2895. Adoration at Sacred Heart will continue with its normal hours.



Holy Family Youth Group to host fun events this December


Students in middle and high school are invited to join the Holy Family Youth Group every Thursday throughout December for fun, festive, faith-filled events. All events take place from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, except Cor Jesu, which takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.


Events are as follows:
December 7: Cor Jesu – Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, North Fond du Lac
December 14: Board Games & Karaoke Night – Sacred Heart School
December 21: Christmas Wreaths Service Project – Sacred Heart School
December 28: Christmas Movie Night – Sacred Heart School


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



Connect to Christ this winter with Emmaus 90

From New Year’s to Easter, join with pilgrims from around the Archdiocese of Milwaukee to deepen your faith with the Emmaus 90 program. Over 90 days, you will invite Jesus to draw near, unpack the Scriptures, reveal himself in the Eucharist, and inspire you to go out on mission to others.


Pilgrims who participate in Emmaus 90 will receive daily prayer prompts, challenges to grow in holiness, robust formation sessions (by livestream on Thursdays or recording), and discussions for your small group and family.


Holy Family invites you to take part in this program with a small group of 2-3 friends, family members, or fellow parishioners so you can connect weekly, encourage one another, and join together for discussion.


Registration is required and open through December 10. The cost is $20 per person, but no one will be denied due to financial circumstances. Please contact the Archdiocese if you need assistance.





Faith Builders Club for Kids to talk Holy Family


Children and their parents can learn more about the Holy Family of Joseph, Mary, and Jesus this Advent when they take part in Holy Family Catholic Community’s Faith Builders Club for Kids on Sunday, December 10 following the 10:00 am Mass at Holy Family Church. Lasting about 15 minutes, this program invites children to learn more about their faith through a short lesson and craft. Coffee and water will be available for parents in the Fireside Room.



Communal Anointing Mass on December 14

All those experiencing illness are invited to attend Holy Family Catholic Community’s Anointing Mass at 1:30 pm on Thursday, December 14 at Sacred Heart Church. The sacrament, which confers God’s grace through the Holy Spirit on those who are ill, can be offered more than once if a person’s condition has worsened or became ill once again. It is administered bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness, especially near the time of death.



Watch Charlie Brown, make Christmas cookies with us on Saturday, December 16


On December 16, people of all ages are invited to come to Holy Family Hall, 271 Fourth Street Way, following the 4:00 pm Mass to decorate Christmas cookies and watch the classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas” on the big screen! The event is free, but Holy Family is looking for donations of undecorated, cutout Christmas sugar cookies to decorate at the event. Cookies can be dropped off Dec. 15-16 at the Parish Office. For more information, contact Eva at or (920) 921-0580 ext. 202.



Holy Family now hiring for Director of Worship

Family is now hiring for its Director of Worship position.  Responsible for the liturgical life of the six churches within the parish, the Director of Worship will give particular attention to sacred music in our worship of the Lord. In collaboration with parishioners and the priest team, the Director of Worship will work to maintain the liturgical norms of the parish and to manifest the parish’s vision for the liturgical year and season, as well sacramental celebrations. This person will plan music for all liturgies, coordinate schedules for musicians and liturgical ministers, direct and accompany multiple parish choirs, and lead the music at 2-3 weekend Masses, as well as on Holy Days and holidays. For an expanded job description and application materials, please visit Please send a resume and the completed Archdiocese of Milwaukee application to Director of Finance and Human Resources Ellen Kant at


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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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