Parish Updates

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

Men’s Group Set to Return – Wednesday Mornings

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. from September 15th to 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.

Join the Holy Family Children’s Choir – Rehearsals each Thursday

The Holy Family Children’s Choir will resume this month, and is open to all students reading age through 8th grade. Children’s Choir sings for one Mass per month, as well as for special events like the Living Nativity and Christmas Eve Mass. Rehearsals are held at Holy Family Church every Thursday at 3:30 p.m., and will begin on September 16th. Visit or contact the Choir Director, Eva Thelen-Dunphy, for more information.

Healthy Living Program – Begins September 13th

Join Mary Jo Neumann, MS, this fall as she shares ways we can all live healthier lives. Sessions take place on Mondays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Holy Family Church Hall. Topics include “Home Safety Tips” on September 13th, “Nutritional Needs as we Age” on October 11th, and “Healthy Holiday Tips” on November 8th. All sessions will include a Q&A period. Registration is required by contacting Erin Cobb at (920) 921-0580 ext. 301.

Holy Family Offers Meal Program for Those in Need – Held on Tuesdays

Holy Family Catholic Community’s Blessed Bites program offers to-go meals, canned goods, and cleaning/care items to those in need each week. The program takes place at St. Mary’s Church, 59 E. Merrill Ave., Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.—or until meals are gone. All who are in need are welcome.

Laudato Si’ Study – Wednesday Nights

Holy Family’s Human Concerns Ministry will host a study of Pope Francis’ document on caring for creation, Laudato Si’, on Wednesday nights from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. through October 13th in the Fireside Room at Holy Family Church. Copies of Laudato Si’ will be available. Contact Kelsey Carter with questions

Magnifikids Available

MagnifiKids are available in the back of each Holy Family site for the new month on a first come, first served basis (one packet is for the whole month). MagnifiKid is the ideal spiritual guide for your children (ages 6-12), perfectly adapted to their lives.

Community Updates

Women's Empowerment Series - We Need Your Help!

Do you like to make a big difference in our community? Do you love interacting with kids? Well, you’re in luck!


The Women’s Empowerment Series of Fond du Lac is calling all babysitters, childcare specialists, grandparents, aids, volunteers and those with trauma informed child care to assist us in our childcare for our 12-week series.


With the addition of our year-round services and classes, we have had an increase in women and children interested in our organization. This influx of interested participants results in the need for our organization to provide more childcare than in the past. Focus on childcare is currently an essential part of our mission. Childcare specialists will oversee the childcare rooms running smoothly.


This program in partnership with our series will support and nurture growth of families that utilize our services.


The Women’s Empowerment Series mission is to empower women to take control of their lives through knowledge, self-improvement and sisterhood. These same principles apply to participants’ children, teaching them to take control, self-reflect, and create a community with other youth and families in their immediate lives. It is a beautiful scene watching a mother and her child on this delicate journey together as they grow, learn from one another and follow their path to empowerment.


The Women’s Empowerment Series is a mentor-to mentee program, but so much more than just a weekly one-hour commitment. We offer continuous support and resources for the mentees, which fosters a trustworthy and open relationship between mentee and mentor. The series of classes we offer are focused on mental health, financial stability, resources available to all women and overall safety in the home and within relationships. We focus on the importance of healthy lifestyles as a path to a healthier mindset. The Women’s Empowerment Series works with women who seek to rebuild themselves; for themselves and their children. Our series provides them with the skills, knowledge and

resources to do just that; we offer continuous support throughout their time of need. After the 12 weeks of class are over, we maintain contact with the mentees and offer support in any way that they may need.


We know that ongoing events, gatherings, check-ins and close relationships are vital to the success of the Women and Children we serve. We are looking for volunteers to help with childcare on Thursdays from 5-8pm beginning September 2nd and running through November 4th.


If you are interested, please contact us at 920-251-4741, drop in our office at 76 Western Ave. or send us an e-mail at


Dinner will be provided each Thursday evening for all childcare providers.  Click here for our flyer.

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.