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Publication of the bulletin is currently suspended. We do not know when it will resume, but please keep these deadlines in mind if we begin publishing during the period below.

The upcoming Easter holiday also brings early deadlines for submitting an article. Please note the following dates:

  • Palm Sunday, April 5 articles are due by 9:00 am on Tuesday, March 24
  • Easter Sunday, April 12 articles are due by 9:00 am on Friday, March 27
  • Easter Flower Names are due on Monday, March 30
  • Sunday, April 19 articles are due by 9:00 am on Wednesday, April 8

Submit articles to Matthew at mrodenkirch@hffdl.org or mail to 271 Fourth Street Way, Fond du Lac, WI 54937‑7508. When emailing, please include the name of your event in the subject line.

The regular deadline for bulletin announcements is Thursday by 9:00 am, 11 days prior to the publication date.

Communications Coordinator
(920) 921-0580 ext.143

Holy Family, Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Our Risen Savior Parishioners--a Message from Your Parish Trustees

March 19, 2020

Dear Fellow Parishioners.

As Trustees for Holy Family, Our Risen Savior and Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parishes, we are writing to you today to solicit your continued financial support to the parishes during these difficult times. Like you, we are parish members who are deeply invested in the success of our communities. With all Masses being canceled for the next several weeks, including last week, we feel the need to express our concerns regarding the potential shortfall from the offertory and envelope collection that are so important to meeting the financial needs of our three parishes.

 

The offertory and envelope collection represents a significant portion of our monthly income. With the cancellation of the Sunday Mass schedule now and into the unforeseen future, we are deeply concerned with our ability to meet the monthly operating expenses. Therefore, may we offer you this suggestion to help your particular parish during this time?

 

Prayfully consider what you would normally place it the collection basket (cash or envelope) and mail a check for your total donation for the next three to four week period to the parish officefor Holy Family at 271 Fourth Street Way, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 or to the parish office for Our Risen Savior and Presentation at 706 Michigan Ave., North Fond du Lac, WI 54937. We will see that your donation is promptly credited to your contribution account.

 

In addition, you have our assurance that every effort is being made to limit expenses as we work through these unprecedented times.

 

We thank you in advance for your continued efforts in keeping our parishes financially sound.

 

May the blessing of the Lord keep all of us safe.

 

Respectfully,

Holy Family Catholic Community

Harry Schneider, Trustee Treasurer

Steve Hess, Trustee Secretary

 

Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish

 

Terry Willis, Trustee Treasurer

Tom Mueller, Trustee Secretary

 

Our Risen Savior Parish

 

Lucy Cook, Trustee Treasurer

Steve Schlosser, Trustee Secretary

Mass

Per Archbishop Jerome Listecki, all Masses have been suspended.

Mass Intentions
Archbishop Listecki has directed that all Masses be canceled, but that priests continue to say a daily Mass. All of our Mass intentions that have been scheduled for that day, at each of our Masses, will be prayed at a Mass during that day. There is no need to reschedule your Mass intention. Watch our Facebook page; Fr. John and Fr. Ryan will be attempting to live-stream those Masses. https://www.facebook.com/HolyFamilyFdL/

We continue to record a Sunday Mass that will be on our YouTube channel and shared on Facebook and our website. Look for that beginning on Saturday evenings.

Scholarships Available

Two SMSA scholarships, each for four students currently in eighth grade and entering ninth grade at SMSA are again available this year. Full information on requirements and how to enroll in the "Joan Setser Memorial Scholarship" and the "BeeDee Scholarships" are available on the PDF below. The deadline for each is Friday, April 17, 2020. If you have any questions regarding this scholarship process, please contact Gail Kraig .
Open 2020-scholarships.pdf
Director of Parish Operations
(920) 921-0580 ext.140

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!

A Message from Fr. Ryan Pruess, Pastor

To the Parishioners of Holy Family, Our Risen Savior and Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parishes,

Yesterday, 3/24/2020, the clergy and staff members received a letter from Archbishop Listecki regarding the CoVID19/Virus. We'd like to share some of the highlights of that letter with you, our parishioners.

  • The suspension of public daily and Sunday Mass throughout the archdiocese and at our parishes continues to be in place. Priests may continue to celebrate Mass without a congregation. Our priests have been live-streaming Masses and the Stations of the Cross.
  • The distribution of Holy Communion is permitted only as Viaticum (meaning the Eucharist as given to a person near or in danger of death). Other practices of "private" distribution may not take place.
  • April 1 was designated as a day for 12 hours of the Sacrament of Reconciliation throughout the archdiocese. This is postponed. However, Confessions will be offered on Saturdays from 8-10 a.m. at Holy Family Church and from 3-5 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church.
  • Public celebrations for Holy Week, Holy Thursday and Good Friday are canceled in all archdiocesan parishes and our three parishes, as well. Those services will be live-streamed, if possible.
  • The baptisms of the Elect (RCIA candidates) and the receptions into full communion across the archdiocese are postponed until a later diocesan-wide common date.
  • The ViaCrucis at Holy Hill is cancelled.
  • The suspension of public celebrations of the Eucharist will continue for Easter Sunday. Holy Family will live-stream Easter Mass, if possible.
  • Confirmations and First Communions are now postponed until the health crisis has passed.
  • It is a challenge to celebrate funerals the way people might like. We will encourage families to delay the rituals if at all possible. If there is no way to delay, families of the deceased will need to be cautious about keeping the number of people to a minimum and maintaining the proper social distancing between people.

Please know that you all remain in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult times. 

With you, in Christ,
Fr. Ryan Pruess
Pastor

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