To the Holy Family Community,
Today, I take the opportunity to inform you that our Associate Pastor, Fr. Thomas Naidu, has been reassigned by Archbishop Listecki, and will be taking a new assignment effective April 13, 2020. Fr. Thomas will be returning to missionary work, serving alongside Fr. Michael Wolfe at our archdiocesan sister parish (La Sagrada Famila) in Sabana Yegua, Dominican Republic.
Fr. Thomas has served faithfully at Holy Family Catholic Community for over four years and we are very grateful for his years of dedicated service. I have always appreciated Fr. Thomas and his commitment to the Church. He has taught me that a priest has an ability to use his God-given talents to touch the lives of our parish members and the larger community.
I am delighted for Fr. Thomas and the new opportunity this presents him. He has shared with me on numerous occasions the amount of love he has for Holy Family and the community here in Fond du Lac. His leadership and innovative ideas have always kept us on track to achieving our vision of forming disciples for Christ and being living witnesses to the good news.
In the near future, I will be meeting with the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and the Holy Family leadership team to begin to plan for Fr. Thomas’ replacement. His replacement will not be assigned to Holy Family until June 20, 2020, which means that there will be a period of time where Fr. John LoCoco, Fr. Fabian Rodas, and I will be the only priests serving our community. We give thanks to God for the gift of our retired priests willing to help us during this time! I will be sure to keep you posted on future developments and share with you the information, as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience and prayers. Please join me in congratulating Fr. Thomas on his new assignment.
-Fr. Ryan Pruess