Holy Family Catholic Community is preparing for the Lenten season and will offer multiple ways to worship. Below is the Lenten schedule, which includes Ash Wednesday, Ways of the Cross/Stations of the Cross/ Vía Crucis, and Morning Prayer. Reconciliation will continue at its regularly scheduled times.
Holy Family: 7:00 am (Facebook Live & in-person); 5:00 pm; and 7:00 pm (Spanish)
Although ashes are usually applied on the forehead, because of the pandemic, this year we will instead sprinkle a pinch of them on the top of the head, and speak the traditional words at that time. For those of who you aren’t able to attend in-person, we invite you to join us via livestream for our 7:00 am Mass on our Holy Family Catholic Community Fond du Lac Facebook page.
Ways of the Cross/Stations of the Cross/ Vía Crucis - Fridays February 19, 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26
6:00 pm (in-person & Facebook Live) at Holy Family Church (led by Holy Family priests)
7:00 pm in Spanish at St. Mary Church (led by Holy Family priests)
7:30 pm at Our Risen Savior (not led by Holy Family priests)
8:00 am Morning Prayer (in person & on Facebook Live):
Every Wednesday during Lent – February 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Support Knights of Columbus with fish fry, Wednesday meal
The Knights of Columbus members have helped Holy Family Catholic Community for many years, and during this time of COVID-19, the organization is asking for your assistance. On Wednesday nights, the Club offers "take out only” from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. In addition, their Friday Fish Fry is available for your dine-in or takeout pleasure. The special for the night as well as the menu for Wednesday and Fridays meals are available online. Please visit their Facebook page @Avenue795, or website avenue795.com for more information. To place your order for takeout, please call (920) 921-1290, and club manager, Jim Rieder, will be happy to assist you.
Potential Rectory Project
On Tuesday, January 19, Fr. Ryan held a Zoom Q&A to discuss the potential rectory project. Watch below:
Holy Family Catholic Community recently commissioned a facilities study to assess the structural and ministerial needs of our six parishes. The results of that study are still in process, however, it is evident to our Facilities and Maintenance Committee the repairs needed at the three rectory buildings we own will cost over $500,000 to adequately repair and upgrade them, and we would still have old buildings after the renovations.
Does it make sense to invest a sizable amount of money into three aging buildings? Or, should we explore the possibility of constructing a new rectory at the Holy Family Church site where our priests serving Holy Family can live and work together? We are exploring the feasibility of constructing a new rectory at our Holy Family site.
Initial conversations have been very positive and I am excited to report that to date a number of sizable gifts totaling $400,000 have already been made to this project. The total project cost could be $1.5 to $1.8 million.
In the weeks ahead, I will be sharing with you more news about this proposed project, the results of this survey and the outcome of the rectory committee meetings. Your input on this project is extremely important! If you have any questions or thoughts you would like to share, I invite you to send them to me via email at email@example.com.
In the meantime, I ask that you please continue to pray for our parish and for clarity as we explore this project.
Fr. Ryan J Pruess Pastor | Holy Family Catholic Community
Holy Family Catholic Community has launched an Amazon registry to share specific items our ministries are in need of, such as those for Christian Formation and the St. Mary's Outreach Center. Simply purchase an item online and it will be sent to the Parish Office without any extra work for you. To view the registry, please visit amazon.com/wedding/share/HolyFamilyFDL
Altar Servers needed
Holy Family is recruiting boys and girls for its Altar Server Ministry. The Altar Server Ministry is a special opportunity for children to participate in the life of the parish as they serve our Lord at the Altar. Altar Server applicants must be Baptized, have received their First Holy Communion, and be in the fourth grade or higher. Training is required. If you and your child(ren) are interested in pursuing this ministry, please complete the Jotform application at form.jotform.com/acords/Server. You will be notified when the training will take place. For any questions, please contact Mary Carol Zunker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catholic Stewardship Appeal 2021
The 2021 Catholic Stewardship Appeal is underway! Please view the video below with a message from our Holy Family Catholic Community chairpersons and Archbishop Jerome Listecki to learn how your donations help fund ministries throughout the Archdiocese.
Support Fond du Lac area crisis agencies with The Family 101.7 FM Radio Station's Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive. Running February 14 to March 7, the Hygiene Drive provides items to Solutions Center Shelter & Support Services, The Salvation Army, New Beginnings, Beacon House, and the ADVOCAP Homeless Program.
Needed items include: cleaning supplies, hair care, laundry soap, feminine needs, deodorant, kitchen trash bags, bathroom tissue, dental care, paper towels, diapers/baby care, body lotion, and face/bath soap.
Collection boxes will be available at each of the Holy Family sites beginning the weekend of February 14. For more information, visit thefamily.net.