Fr. Ryan Pruess is currently on health leave. Gail Kraig, currently Holy Family's Director of Parish Operations, has been appointed by the archdiocese as Temporary Parish Director, until Fr. Ryan's health issues are resolved. Fr. Jerry Herda, Vicar for Clergy for the archdiocese, will be the supervising priest for Holy Family. Please continue to pray for Fr. Ryan. If you have any questions, please direct them to Gail Kraig at the parish office.
A letter from Fr. Ryan is attached below.
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.
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!