Parish Updates

Youth can enjoy pumpkins & pies at this week’s Youth Group

All middle and high school students can enjoy fall-themed activities at Sacred Heart School, 678 Western Ave., this Thursday when the Holy Family Youth Group meets from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The theme of this week’s group is “Pumpkin & Pies.”


The Holy Family Youth Group meets each Thursday of the month and is open to all middle and high school students—except on the third Thursday of the month, which is High School Service Night and open only to students in grades 9-12.



Play Soccer at Wojtyla Day


All high-school age boys are invited to take part in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s Wojtyla Day at St. Francis de Sales Seminary in Milwaukee from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 28. The day will include a day-long soccer tournament, lunch, and Mass.





Celebrate All Hallows’ Eve with Holy Family this Tuesday


Bring the whole family to Holy Family Hall, 271 Fourth Street Way, on Tuesday, October 31 to learn more about the meaning behind the feast of All Hallows’ Eve (Halloween) in a special presentation by Fr. Matthew Kirk from 5:30 to 6:30 pm! Following the presentation, join the parish for its Solemnity of All Saints’ Day Vigil Mass in Holy Family Church. (Tricks or) treats will be served after Mass!



Holy Family Solemnity of All Saints Masses, All-Night Vigil


On Wednesday, the Catholic Church will celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints, and Holy Family will offer several Masses for this Holy Day of Obligation. The parish will offer a Vigil Mass at 7:00 pm on Tuesday at Holy Family Church, 271 Fourth Street Way. After Mass, the parish invites you to participate in its All Saints’ All-Night Vigil to pray for peace in all nations. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will continue through the night until 6:45 am on Wednesday, when there will be benediction before the 7:00 am Mass at Holy Family.


On Wednesday, the parish will also offer Masses at 9:00 am at Holy Family (SMSA), 12:10 pm at St. Mary, 6:30 pm at Sacred Heart, and in Spanish at 7:00 pm at Holy Family. On Thursday, November 2, there will be a Mass in Spanish for All Souls’ Day or Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at 7:00 pm at Holy Family Church.



The Holy Family Warming Shelter needs your help!


The Holy Family Warming Shelter will open its doors to those who are homeless in our area in mid-November. To care for those in need takes the work of a community. If you would like to assist in this effort, Holy Family is currently looking for people to volunteer or donate meals. Volunteers will be trained prior to starting. To learn more about these opportunities, please visit The parish is also seeking donations of specific items which can be purchased through its Amazon Wish List at


As the Holy Family Warming Shelter prepares to open in less than a month, 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 the link below. All donations can be dropped off at the Holy Family Parish Office at 271 Fourth Street Way, Fond du Lac.


List of Items and Information



Travel with Holy Family to Women of Christ Conference


Women are invited to join their fellow parishioners on the Holy Family bus trip to the Women of Christ Conference on Saturday, November 18. The bus will board in the Holy Family Church parking lot, 271 Fourth Street Way, at 6:15 am, leave at 6:30, and travel down to the Brookfield Conference Center. The Women of Christ Conference provides women the opportunity to celebrate their Catholic faith with women from throughout the area. The bus trip will cost $25 per person (an additional $1.75 processing fee if paying online). Register at and pay online with credit card or send a check for $25 with “Women of Christ Bus Trip” in the memo line to Holy Family, Attn: Sabina Carter, 271 Fourth Street Way, Fond du Lac, WI 54937. You must register for the conference separately.



Holy Family to offer 400 takeout Thanksgiving meals to community members


Holy Family will offer a free takeout Thanksgiving meal for people in the Fond du Lac community on Wednesday, November 22. Those who reserve a meal can pick it up from noon to 4:00 pm at Holy Family Church, 271 Fourth Street Way. The meal will include sliced turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, a bun, green beans, applesauce, and homemade dessert.


Four hundred meals are available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 8:00 am on Wednesday, November 1 and must be reserved by Wednesday, November 15 by calling (920) 921-0580. When reserving, please specify how many meals you need and if you will be picking up for anyone else. Need is not a requirement to reserve a meal. All are welcome.


If you would like to contribute to the meal, Holy Family is seeking donations of applesauce cups and canned green beans, as well as monetary contributions to offset the price of turkey, buns, and potatoes. Please bring all donations to the Parish Office at 271 Fourth Street Way.



Volunteers needed for Living Nativity

Holy Family Catholic Community’s Living Nativity will return on Sunday, December 3 to Holy Family Church, 271 Fourth Street Way. To power this beautiful retelling of the Nativity story, the parish is in need of volunteers to take on various roles including: assisting in building the set, moving pews, setting up risers, cleaning up, and participating in the Nativity as a shepherd, angel, or other biblical character. Holy Family is particularly in need of a family to play Mary, Jesus, and Joseph. The parish asks that the child playing Baby Jesus is a newborn, ages zero to three months old.


If you are interested in assisting, please contact Eva Thelen-Dunphy at the Parish Office at or (920) 921-0580 ext. 202.


Learn More about the Roles



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.


Learn More and Sign Up



Community Updates

Big Brothers Big Sisters Halloween Fundraiser


Looking for something fun to do tonight? Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County is gearing up for their fifth annual Halloween fundraiser! This year, the Halloweenie Street Party presented by Society Insurance is on Thursday, October 26th from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM in Downtown Fond du Lac. This 21+ fundraising event is all about friends, food, drinks, games, costumes, and a good cause.


Purchase your tickets now to enjoy tasty treats from local businesses, throw axes with Fondy Axe Company, test your speed with the Fond du Lac Police Department, pet some pups with Sandi Paws Rescue, show off your creativity in the costume contest, and so much more all while supporting one-to-one mentoring. All proceeds benefit BBBSFDL to help them find, train, and match volunteer mentors with youth in our community. We hope to see you there!


Learn More and Purchase Tickets


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