The Circle of Women holds its meetings on the third Thursday of the month, September through May at 1pm in the parish hall. The Circle hosts luncheons, a Christmas Party, Bingo, Morning of Reflection, along with other informative meetings. Proceeds from its annual spring and fall rummage/bake sales enabled us to award scholarships to parish college students and to support various local, regional and international organizations. The Circle brings comfort to parishioners who have lost loved ones by serving funeral luncheons. All women of the parish are invited to join in the fellowship of our group.
The Community Table is a free, ecumenical meal at St. Mathias and is put on by the churches from the Lakeland Ministerium. Holy Family helps prepare six of the family style dinners that are served at 5:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. Everybody in the community is welcome.
Friends First is a wonderful group who provides opportunities to socialize for those who are intellectually or physically challenged. Since it first started there has been tremendous growth in the young adults as well as support friends. They meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. For more information contact Carol at 715-356-6636.
The Respect for Life Committee, embraces the seamless continuity of God's gift of Life, based on pope Francis's message, "Open your Hearts to Life." The Respect for Life Committee of Holy Family is developing an overall vision for the parish. We gather and offer information that promotes understanding and awareness of all aspects of the Gospel of Life. We provide opportunities for prayer that focus on current life issues including but not limited to poverty, hunger, abortion, mental illness, human trafficking, and community disasters or emergencies. By increasing awareness we will see those around us in new ways and with renewed respect, mercy and love. (hearts for life)
The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal order of Catholic men started in 1882 and has over 1.8 million members. Membership requirements are Catholic men over the age of 18 years and a commitment to the teachings of the Catholic church. The Knights are involved with our church through donations for community projects, supporting seminarians and are dedicated to helping our youth. Our council, Fr. Dodge Council 7827, has been awarded numerous citations of accomplishments over the years. From highway clean-up to candy drives to pancake breakfasts to youth sporting contests, the Knights have been there. Stop by Classroom 10 in the lower level of Holy Family Catholic Church and see some of the numerous accomplishments the Knights of Columbus have achieved. The Knights of Columbus work hard for you and the community. IN SERVICE TO ONE, IN SERVICE TO ALL. For more information please contact Grand Knight, Ken Lubich 703-473-4183 (cell).
Secular Franciscans dedicate themselves to follow the gospel of life through the example of St. Francis of Assisi. These lay men and women become a professed Franciscan in a journey that involves three formation stages and culminates in a lifelong commitment to live the gospel life.
Orientation (3 months) introduces folks to the lives of St. Francis and St. Clare and share in Franciscan prayer life.
Inquiry (6 months) is an in-depth study of the lives of St. Francs and St. Clare, the Franciscan Charism and Franciscan history.
Candidacy (18-24 months) is the final formal period of initiation. As an immersion into fraternity life, it culminates in a most Solemn Profession to follow the gospel life.
All are welcome to attend the meetings on the third Monday of the month at 9 a.m. in Classroom 7. For more information contact Cathy Wiechering at 715-780-0485.