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Summer Intern

Hello, my name is Brady Gagne and I am a seminarian for the archdiocese of Milwaukee. I am doing a two-month internship at Holy Family this summer and will be entering my Junior year in the college seminary this fall. A desire toward the priesthood began to form within my heart after I visited St. Francis de Sales Seminary for a school project in fifth grade. I am from Slinger, but I am already familiar with Fond du Lac as I went to St. Mary's Springs Academy for high school, along with having relatives that live in the area. I enjoy spending time with close friends and playing ultimate frisbee. I am really looking forward to spending my summer in Fond du Lac, and learning all that I can about parish life! Please keep me in prayers, thank you.

Tour Italy with Holy Family • May 2020

The Holy Family Choir is inviting parishioners to join them on a pilgrimage and performance tour of Assisi, Florence, and Rome, May 13-21, 2020. Plans include walking tours of sites, enjoy performances by the Holy Family Choir including a planned Mass at in St. Peter's Basilica. We also expect to see Fr. John Mitchell during the trip! You need not be a member of the choir or a musician to be a part of the trip. Contact Paul Thelen for more information.


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Director of Liturgy and Music
(920) 921-0580 ext.122

175th Anniversary Tour

Mary Carol Zunker, our receptionist, and Michelle Ludtke, our administrative assistant, represented Holy Family Catholic Community at the 175th Anniversary Celebration of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee on Saturday, May 4. Mary Carol and Michelle are pictured with Archbishop Listecki holding Holy Family's special banner, which was used in the procession. Special thanks to Harry Schneider and Beth Campshure for designing our banner! Also, check out Holy Family's little "church," (pictured) which is now located outside the parish offices. Again, special thanks to Kelsey Carter for designing and painting the church and to Nick Freund for installing it for us. Holy Family Church has been chosen as one of the "passport sites" for the Exploration Tour of churches in our archdiocese and inside our little "church" you will find passports, stampers, and historical data on Holy Family. Go to 175.archmil.org for more information on how you can explore all the beautiful churches on display in our archdiocese from now until November 28, 2019!

Part-time Maintenance/Custodian Position

Holy Family Catholic Community is seeking a reliable individual to do maintenance/custodial work weekday mornings, Monday – Friday, 6:00-11:00 am. Successful applicants will be outgoing, customer oriented, and have some mechanical skills. Position does include weekday snow removal. Background check required. Interested individuals may fill out a job application at Holy Family Catholic Community, 271 Fourth St. Way, Fond du Lac.



Facilities Supervisor
(920) 921-0580 ext.126

Fr. Ryan

I am pleased to announce that Fr. Ryan Pruess will be returning to full time active ministry beginning on September 1. During his time away Fr. Ryan has worked hard to address many of the issues related to his health and has made great progress. Please keep Fr. Ryan in your prayers and offer him your support as he continues to work on living a healthy life.

You are blessed to have a wonderful community and thriving parishes. I would like to offer a most sincere word of thanks to Gail Kraig for her service as Temporary Parish Director during Fr. Ryan’s time away. Her leadership has been a great blessing. I would also like to thank the priests and the parish staff members who took on more responsibilities.

I pray that God will continue to send His abundant blessings upon you, your families and your parish communities.


Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Jerry Herda
Vicar for Clergy
Archdiocese of Milwaukee

20th Anniversary Year

Holy Family Catholic Community will be celebrating its 20th anniversary as a parish on July 1, 2020. With that in mind, the parish directors have decided on a celebratory theme for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, beginning this July. That theme is “20 in 2020!” You will see upcoming activities and events during the next year which will focus on our parish theme, such as “20 Hours of Adoration,” a 20K Walk, the “Year 2000 Trivia Night,” plus many more. A special Mass of celebration will take place on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 6:00 pm at Holy Family Church. Stayed tuned for more information throughout the year!