Parish Updates

Lenten Priest Talk Series to begin Tuesday

 

Fr. Matthew will kick off Holy Family’s Lenten Priest Talk Series on Tuesday, February 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at Sacred Heart Church, 200 S. Peters Ave. The talks will discuss the preface and first chapter of the Holy Family Christmas Read “This is My Body: A Call to Eucharistic Revival.”

 

On Tuesday, March 5, join Fr. Michael as he discusses the second chapter of the book. Please note: you do not need to read the book to understand and learn from this series.

 


 

Follow in Jesus’ footsteps every Friday at Way of the Cross

Pray on Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross as we retrace His journey to Calvary at the Way of the Cross, taking place every Friday through March 22 at Holy Family Catholic Community. The parish’s priests will lead the Way of the Cross at 6:00 pm at Holy Family Church, 7:00 pm at Our Risen Savior Church, and in Spanish at 7:00 pm at St. Mary Church.

 


 

More than 20 restaurants to donate soup to Soup du Jour March 2

 

More than 20 restaurants and businesses will donate delicious soups to benefit the Holy Family Warming Shelter and Holyland Food Pantry at Soup du Jour on Saturday, March 2 at Holy Family Church, 271 Fourth Street Way. Soups will go on sale at 1:00 pm on the south side of Holy Family Church via the drive-thru line beginning under the canopy entrance. Soups will be available on a first come, first served basis for $6 a cup or three cups for $15 – no credit/debit cards will be accepted.

 

Holy Family is excited to announce the list of participating businesses, as of February 19, is: A&W Restaurant, Annie’s Catering, Avenue 795, Bob’s on the Avenue, Boda’s Restaurant & Catering, Brick House, Downtown Deli, Market, Café, Faros Restaurant & Cocktails, Fat Joe’s Burgers and Brew, Friar Tuck’s, Gilles Frozen Custard, Hotel Retlaw | Table One Restaurant, Oasis Family Restaurant, Red Cabin at Green Acres, Rolling Meadows Restaurant, Salty’s Seafood & Spirits, The Stretch Restaurant, The Diner, The Hive, The Sweet & Salty Pig, Top Shelf Sports Bar & Grille, and Tucker’s Hamburgers. Elaine Graf and the associates of First Weber Realtors will also donate soup from Downtown Deli, Market, Cafe. The fundraiser will also feature soups made by the parish’s Pastoral Council & Human Concerns Commission, Hispanic Ministry, and Staff.

 

For more information, please contact Valerie at the Parish Office at (920) 921-0580 ext. 302.

 


 

Volunteers needed for Soup du Jour

Holy Family needs your help to make their Soup du Jour fundraiser benefiting the Holy Family Warming Shelter and Holyland Food Pantry a success! The parish is looking for volunteers to help scoop and package soup at 1:00 pm in Holy Family Hall on Friday, March 1, as well as for volunteers to act as carhops on Saturday, March 2 at 1:00 pm.

 

Volunteering as a carhop is a great opportunity for families, particularly those with children in middle and/or high school. For more information, please contact Valerie at the Parish Office at (920) 921-0580 ext. 302.

 


 

Men of Christ conference comes to Holy Family March 9

 

All men are invited to join the 2024 Men of Christ conference “Mastering What Matters,” at Holy Family Church, Saturday, March 9. The morning, which will include virtual and live elements, will feature well-known speakers, Mass, Adoration, Confession, and fellowship. Sign-in will begin at 6:30 am, with the conference starting at 7:00 am. The day will end around 1:00 pm with lunch.

 

To register, please visit menofchrist.net. The suggested donation to attend is $25 per person to cover the cost of food/materials, but those who cannot pay will not be turned away.

 

For questions, please call Mike Frydryk at (920) 602-0155, Jim Todd at (920) 904-4357, or the Parish Office at (920) 921-0580.

 


 

Save the Date for Altar Server Training

New or refresher Altar Server Training for Holy Family Altar Servers will be held on Saturday, March 23 from 8:00-10:00 am in Holy Family Church, 271 Fourth Street Way. Altar servers must be parishioners in 3rd grade or higher. This training for any children who would like to serve or already do serve at any of the Holy Family parish churches.

 


 

Last week to make your reservation for Celebrate Holy Family Gala

 

Time is running out to reserve your seat for the Celebrate Holy Family Gala! Enjoy a delicious, gourmet meal & hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, a silent auction teeming with unique items, and beautiful live music when you attend the Gala on Wednesday, April 17 at Holy Family Church, 271 Fourth Street Way.

 

The night, which is a significant fundraiser for Holy Family, will also include the premiere of a special video presentation from the parish. The cost to attend is $175 per person, or $1,400 for a table of 8. Reservations and payments must be made by February 29 by contacting Eva at (920) 921-0580 ext. 202 or ethelen@hffdl.org.

 


 

Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive ends next week

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive to support local non-profits. Through your donation, you will help eight local organizations direct more of their funds to resources like staffing, housing, counselling, and nutritious food. Please drop off your donations at Holy Family church sites by Sunday, March 3.

 

Needed items are: bathroom tissue, cleaning supplies, dental care, deodorant, diapers/baby care, face/bath soap, feminine care, hair care, laundry detergent, paper towels, razors, and trash bags. Holy Family appreciates your generosity.

 


 

Register now to attend Lenten Luncheon on Tuesday

 

Celebrate the important work of Catholic Charities as you enjoy tomato, chicken pot pie, and loaded potato soups this Tuesday at the Catholic Charities Lenten Luncheon from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at Holy Family Hall!

 

The cost to attend is $25 per person. If you are interested in joining us, please visit ccmke.org/Lenten-Luncheons.

 


 

Adult Confirmation classes to begin March 20

 

Are you already Baptized, and have received Reconciliation and First Communion in the Catholic Church? Are you wanting to be confirmed in the Catholic faith?

 

Join Holy Family for an eight-week session to learn more about the faith and become Confirmed from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in Holy Family Church’s Fireside Room, 271 Fourth Street Way, Wednesdays running March 20-May 8 (except April 3 & 17). *After completion of the program a date for Confirmation will be scheduled (*while this program is eight weeks, you may not be Confirmed in eight weeks, depending on each individual’s extenuating circumstances).

 

To sign up, please visit hffdl.org/adult-confirmation or contact Sabina at scarter@hffdl.org or ext. 501.

 


 

Children invited to sing in Holy Family Children’s Choir

 

Children can sing their hearts out and show their love for the Lord when they lead the music at Mass with the Holy Family Children’s Choir!

 

Children in grades 2-8 are invited to join the choir, which rehearses at Holy Family Church, 271 Fourth Street Way, on Thursdays from 4:00 to 4:45 pm through May, and leads the music at Mass once a month. You do not need to register your child for them to participate. Come to rehearsal to receive a schedule. To hear why children enjoy participating in this choir, please watch the following video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iusnWqmyRg

 


 

Community Updates

Bowl for Kids' Sake - On the BIG Screen | Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County

 

Lights! Camera! Action! We’re excited to roll out the red carpet for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County’s BIGGEST event of the year. Pay homage to your favorite movies and characters as you have fun and bowl in support of local youth at Bowl for Kids’ Sake – On the BIG Screen at Parkway Lanes on March 1st & 2nd. Don’t miss out on the costume contests, prizes, and friendly competition—it’s sure to be a box office hit!

 

Visit our website (click here) to register as an individual or join a team, select your preferred bowling shift, and start fundraising! Each bowler must raise a minimum of $75, or $50 for bowlers ages 17 and under. Includes two games of bowling, shoe rental, and a really cool t-shirt if registered by February 15th!

 

 


 

Free Family Friendly Comedy Night

 

The Fond du Lac Chapter of Wisconsin Right to Life is proud to present an evening of Comedy with Comedians Andy Beningo and Des Mulrooney! The event will be held at Horace Mann High School PAC at 7 p.m. on March 2, 2024.

 

Free will donations are accepted and appreciated. Reserve your tickets today by clicking here. A ticket will guarantee a seat, others first come first serve.

 


 

Breakfast with Women Explores Spiritual Journeys

 

What is the central question of your life right now?

Join us in an exploration of your own spirituality and discussion of spiritual resources and journeys that are respectful of all belief systems. Five spiritual directors from the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes will guide us in exploring the landscape of spirituality.

 

Breakfast with Women: Energizing Spirits will be held on March 7, 2024, in downtown’s historic Hotel Retlaw. Check-in and breakfast will be available at 7:30 a.m. The event will start promptly at 8:15 a.m. with presentation, discussion, and panel questions until 9:30, after which, attendees are welcome to stay for continued reflecting and connecting with others in the room until 10:00 a.m.

 

$15 tickets and details at www.csasisters.org/breakfast