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During this time, while we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, this page will have all the most up-to-date information for Holy Family, Our Risen Savior, and Presentation. Please share this information with friends and family who may not have access to the internet.

Mass

Archbishop Jerome Listecki announced on August 25 that the dispensation for the obligation to attend Sunday Mass will end on September 14 and that those "who are capable and not prohibited by other circumstances" will be responsible for attending.

There are several circumstances that excuse people from attending Mass without the dispensation, including if they are sick, or are at-risk for getting sick because of "age, underlying medical conditions, or a compromised immune system," as well as if someone is caring for a sick person.

To view a message from Archbishop Listecki on the lifting of the dispenation, watch the video below: 

For those who are not attending Mass at this time, will keep livestreaming the 8:00 am Sunday Mass at Holy Family on our Facebook page, and will later post it on our website and YouTube Channel.



Mass Schedule:


Weekends

Beginning in August, parishioners will no longer need Mass Passes to attend Mass, as based on the number of people attending Mass and other procedures we have in place, we believe that we can safely worship without the need for them. 

We will continue to rope off every other pew to keep space between those who attend, and ask that when ushering themselves to their own seats, parishioners practice social distancing with themselves and others who are not from their family. Hand sanitizer will be available for people to use when entering church and before receiving Communion, and staff and volunteers will clean the sites after each Mass. Facemasks are strongly encouraged when attending. 

Saturdays: 
  • 4:00 pm Holy Family
  • 5:00 pm St. Peter
Sundays: 
  • 7:15 am St. Mary (Facemask required to attend)
  • 8:00 am Presentation
  • 8:00 am Holy Family
  • 9:00 am Sacred Heart
  • 10:00 am Holy Family
  • 10:30 am Our Risen Savior
  • 12:00 pm St. Mary (Spanish Mass)

Archbishop Jerome Listecki has dispensed Catholics from the obligation of attending Mass through September 6 due to COVID-19. For those who are not attending Mass at this time, will keep livestreaming the 8:00 am Sunday Mass at Holy Family on our Facebook page, and will later post it on our website and YouTube Channel.

Weekdays

  • Monday: 12:10 pm at St. Mary 
  • Tuesday: 7:00 am at Holy Family
  • Wednesday: 12:10 pm at St. Mary
  • Thursday: 7:00 am at Holy Family
  • Friday: 7:00 am at Holy Family
  • Saturday: 8:00 am at Presentation
To view weekday Masses provided by EWTN visit
ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings.

Confession takes place from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays at St. Mary Church prior to the Monday and Wednesday weekday Mass, as well as after the weekday Masses at Holy Family and 8:00 am Saturday Mass at Presentation. It is also offered from 6:00 to 7:00 pm Wednesdays at Holy Family. 


WeShare Online Parish Giving

During these unsettling times, WeShare Support is available to our parishioners.

Their Customer Service Team has been transitioned to their home offices for the safety and wellbeing of their employees and families. During this time, they will be available to assist you with your online giving needs whenever the need arises.

Mass Dispensation Statement from Archbishop Listecki

Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki announced on August 25 that the dispensation from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass will end on September 14 and that those "who are capable and not prohibited by other circumstances" will be responsible for attending. There are several circumstances that excuse people from attending Mass without the dispensation, including if they are sick, or are at-risk for getting sick because of "age, underlying medical conditions, or a compromised immune system," as well as if someone is caring for a sick person
Open massdispensationstatement-letterhead03122020.pdf

Gov. Tony Evers Executive Order

Due to Gov. Tony Evers' executive order, we will require people to wear face coverings at all of our sites. This is a mandate from the state and we expect people to follow it. However, we recognize that there are multiple exceptions to the order as to why people may not be able to safely wear a mask, and due to privacy concerns, we will not question people about why they are not wearing them.

Allowed face coverings include: a cloth face mask, neck gaiter, paper or other kind of disposable mask, or religious face covering. Mesh masks, face shields, and any mask with openings, holes or vents are not allowed. If you have any concerns about mask wearing or the order, please contact the Fond du Lac County Health Department at 920-929-3085.

During Mass, priests and cantors, are not required to wear a face covering, according to an exception in the order (Section 2, iv). While they are not wearing face coverings, they must remain six feet away from others. Priests will wear face coverings when giving out Communion and when they are not on the altar.
For more information on the order, click here.

En español

Querida feligresía de nuestra parroquia Holy Family.

Como es muy probable que haya escuchado, el gobernador Tony Evers emitió una orden ejecutiva el jueves por la tarde en la que ordenaba que todos los residentes de Wisconsin de cinco años o más de edad deben usar cubiertas para la cara cuando estén en un espacio cerrado abierto al público.

Debido a esta orden, a partir del sábado 1 de agosto, exigiremos a las personas que se cubran la cara en todos nuestros sitios. Una cubierta facial se define como "una pieza de tela u otro material que se usa para cubrir la nariz y la boca por completo", lo que significa que puede usar una máscara facial de tela, polaina de cuello, papel u otro tipo de máscara facial desechable, según la disposición. No se permiten máscaras de malla, caretas y máscaras con aberturas, agujeros o respiraderos.

Durante la misa, a mí y a los demás sacerdotes, así como a los miembros del coro, no se nos exige que nos cubramos la cara, de acuerdo con una excepción en la orden (Sección 2, iv). Si bien no usamos cubiertas faciales, debemos permanecer a seis pies de distancia de los demás. Usaremos cubiertas faciales cuando distribuyamos la Comunión y cuando no estemos en el altar.

Este es una disposición del estado y esperamos que la gente lo cumpla. Sin embargo, reconocemos que existen múltiples excepciones a la orden de por qué las personas no pueden usar una máscara de manera segura, y debido a problemas de privacidad, no preguntaremos a las personas sobre por qué no las usan. Si tiene alguna inquietud sobre el uso de máscaras o el pedido, comuníquese con el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Fond du Lac al 920-929-3085. Para leer la orden ejecutiva en su totalidad, visite nuestro sitio web, donde hemos publicado un enlace.

Para aquellos que no asisten a Misa, continuaremos transmitiendo en vivo la Misa dominical de las 8 a.m. (solo en inglés) para la Comunidad Católica de la parroquia Sagrada Familia Fond du Lac. La transmisión es en nuestra página Facebook, que también puede encontrar en nuestro sitio web, hffdl.org, o en nuestro canal de YouTube.

Le pedimos su paciencia y su cooperación durante este tiempo. Como se indicó en la disposición del Gobernador Evers, no debemos acosar a quienes usan una máscara para la cara, y debemos mostrar "paciencia y compasión por aquellos que no pueden usar una de manera segura".

Su servidor en Cristo,

P. Ryan Pruess


Open holy-family-gov-tony-evers-mandate-letter.docx

Return to Mass information for ministerial volunteers

As Mass returns to all Holy Family sites, volunteers will also return as ushers, sacristans, and lectors. Information for volunteers on Mass procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found below.
Open procedures-for-return-to-mass.docx

Fond du Lac County Safe Restart return to Phase One

On August 24, the Fond du Lac County Health Department announced that the county had moved back to Phase One of the Safe Restart plan due to the increased percentage of positive cases. Phase One guidelines recommend that non-essential businesses, restaurants, bars, and organizations reduce their capacity from 50% to 25%, staff and patrons wear facemasks, and outdoor events are set up to maintain social distancing.

We believe this guidance is important, and feel confident that in operating with the protocols currently in place, we are following it as much as we can at Holy Family. We will continue to limit our capacity at Masses and other events by roping off pews, as well as strongly encourage social distancing and require facemasks for those who are able to wear them. We will also continue our cleaning after each Mass and gathering, and ask that parishioners utilize the hand sanitizing stations located throughout our sites.

While Archbishop Jerome Listecki announced today that the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass will end on September 14, please note that there are exceptions to this. People who are sick; at risk for getting sick because of their age, a compromised immune system, or underlying medical conditions; or who are taking care of a person who is sick are excused from attending Mass without the dispensation. All those "who are capable" of going to Mass are responsible for attending.

As we are all well aware, the pandemic is a fluid situation, and as such, we will make adjustments as needed to keep our parishioners and staff safe. If you would like more information on the Fond du Lac County Restart Plan, you can visit the Fond du Lac County Health Department website, which lays out the guidelines for each phase.