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Holy Family Catholic Community is a vibrant, multi-cultural parish of 6,300 families in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. We are one of the northernmost parishes in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Fond du Lac is located on the south shore of Lake Winnebago, the largest inland lake in Wisconsin.

Our parish is a city-wide parish with 25 Masses every week, 12 of them on weekends at four worship sites. The sites are:

  • Holy Family St. Mary, in the downtown area
  • Holy Family Sacred Heart, on the west side of town with our Christian Formation and Youth Center
  • Holy Family, our largest church, is on the east side of town where our parish offices are also located
  • Holy Family St. Peter, a bit farther east, our “country church” in the township of St. Peter
We have a pastor and associate pastor model, along with deacons. The pastor and associates are advised by a Pastoral Council and a Finance Council of both elected and ex-officio parishioners. The four Commissions of the Pastoral Council are managed by employee-directors and assisted by support staff and volunteers. Each Commission is responsible for a specific area of parish activity: Worship, Formation, Human and Pastoral Concerns and Stewardship.

We cluster with Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, North Fond du Lac and Our Risen Savior, Woodhull. With them, we provide Catholic Masses and formation services for the prisoners of Taycheedah Correctional Institution. We have two “Sister Parishes:” one on Chicago's South Side, Our Lady Gate of Heaven; and one in northeastern Nicaragua, Santa Rosa.

Holy Family Catholic Community collaborates closely with St. Mary Springs Academy, a grade K3-12 regional Catholic school, which will move into its new facility at the start of the 2016-17 school year. The new facility is located on the “ledge,” which adjacent to the current location of the high school, on the corner of Hwy 23 (Johnson Street) and County Highway K.

Holy Family Catholic Community is an active member of the Fond du Lac Area Ministerial Association, a collaborative ecumenical clergy association spearheading events, shared ministries to the poor and other community religious and social initiatives.

Welcome Summer Visitors

We’re very happy you’ve taken time out of your summer schedule to join us at Holy Family Catholic Community. Whether you are visiting the area for the whole summer or just the weekend, we hope you find your time with us a welcoming and blessed experience. If you have any questions about Holy Family, feel free to approach any of our lay ministers, ushers, greeters or clergy with your questions and they will do their best to help you. You’ll find our schedule of events including Masses and Reconciliation opportunities listed in the bulletin. Further information can be found here on our website, www.hffdl.org and on our Facebook page, Holy Family Catholic Community Fond du Lac.

If you have any suggestions on how we can better help visitors like you, please let us know. Thank you and have a wonderful summer and safe travels.

Director of Advancement
(920) 921-0580 ext.140