Parish Updates

Mark your calendar for Oktoberfest – October 9th

Join Holy Family Catholic Community as it celebrates the German festival of Oktoberfest on October 9th at Holy Family Church! The event will begin with a bilingual Mass in German and English at 4:00 p.m. celebrated by Bishop James Schuerman. Following the Mass, the celebration will move into the Prayer Garden where guests will enjoy music from the German folk band, Dorf Kapelle, yard games, a petting zoo, basket raffle, 50/50 raffle, and visits from firetrucks and police cars. Brats, German potato salad, desserts, tamales, tacos, nachos, soda, beer and more will be available for purchase. In the event of rain, Oktoberfest will take place in Holy Family Hall. 

Men’s Group set to return

The Holy Family Men’s Group, also known as the Brotherhood of St. Ambrose, invites men to join them each week for breakfast, a video program, and small group discussion as part of the “That Man is You ” program Wednesday mornings from 5:30 to 7:00 a.m. through December 15th. The program blends the Church’s teachings with medical and social science to address the pressures facing men as fathers and husbands in today’s society.

Farmer’s Blessing

Farmers who wish to have themselves and their equipment blessed for the harvest season can contact Holy Family Catholic Community Associate Pastor and SMSA Chaplain Fr. Justin Weber at or (920) 921-0580 ext. 604 to set up a time for a blessing on Sunday afternoons in September or October.

Interested in becoming Catholic? Join RCIA

Holy Family Catholic Community welcomes anyone who may be interested in becoming Catholic to learn more about the faith and join the RCIA, or Rites of Christian Initiation Program. RCIA classes will begin meeting in October and are for those adults who are not baptized, those from other faith traditions, and those baptized Catholic, but not raised Catholic. For more information, contact Sabina Carter at (920) 921-0580 or

Register now for First Reconciliation and First Communion Preparation 

Registration remains open for Holy Family Catholic Community’s Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion. Children in grades 2-4 can receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion through this program. Preparation for First Reconciliation will occur in the Fall and preparation for First Holy Communion will occur in the Spring. To register, visit As a reminder, registration is not handled through SMSA. 

Among Us Youth Group

Holy Family has a youth group! View the schedule on our new high school webpage:

Community Updates

Free Injury Assessments Available for all SMSA Students, Family and Staff

To schedule an injury evaluation call 1-800-219-7776 or


Evaluations are completed at multiple convenient locations including Fond du Lac and are completed by a licensed physical therapist or athletic trainer at no cost.


Click here (Free injury evaluation PDF) for more information.