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Holy Family Parish

elcome to the Holy Family Parish, a faith-filled community located in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. We are a Parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of LaCrosse. We extend a warm welcome to all who attend our church.

The Holy Family Parish of Prairie du Chien has two Churches; St. Gabriel's Church and St. John's Church both located in Prairie du Chien, WI.  Holy Family Parish also supports its Catholic elementary and middle school. We hope that you will find our parish and school community a place where your life of faith will be nourished.  We also hope that you will share your special talents within the community.

Your prayers, your presence and your talents are most welcome.

Our Mission:
The Holy Family Parish is a loving community united by our faith in Jesus Christ. Our prayerful liturgies are community celebrations shaped by tradition of over one hundred years of Eucharistic worship. We welcome all who seek God's love.
The Holy Family Parishes will support this mission by striving to worship God with devotion and celebration while fostering spiritual growth. We commit ourselves to nurturing the parish family while providing a challenging and high-quality Catholic educational program. We will achieve this through stewardship, acts of service, and utilizing our talents to their greatest potential.

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POPE Francis is planning a trip to the United States in September to attend a synod on the family. This is the sec-ond phase of a synod that began last October in Rome. We have a great opportunity for some of our young people to attend this synod, as the Diocesan Youth Ministry team is putting together 2 busses. We have 17 spots available at a cost of $500 each. This includes transportation, lodging and food. After bringing this to the pastoral council, it was decided to seek 17 sponsors for this trip.

Please consider being a sponsor for this once in a lifetime opportunity for one of our young people. To sign up as a sponsor (or a half sponsor) or for more information, please contact the parish rectory.
Thank you for your consideration and God bless.


4TH SUNDAY OF Easter, April 26, 2015
Every person has a vocation, whether it is to the religious life, priesthood, marriage or the single life. It takes discern-ment to determine the vocation we are called to, as well as to determine if this particular person is the one for me. Please cut out the following prayer, and offer it as a family not only this one day devoted to vocation awareness, but every day during the year:

The Diocesan Prayer for Vocations: Heavenly Fa-ther, Bless your Church with an abundance of holy and zealous priests, deacons, brothers, and sisters. Give those You have called to the married state and those You have chosen to live as single persons in the world, the special graces that their lives re-quire. Form us all in the likeness of Your Son, so that in Him, with Him, and through Him, we may love You more deeply and serve You more faithfully, always and everywhere. With Mary we ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Thank you to all that took advantage to take a quick tour of our fellowship hall following the Easter morning Mass at St John’s. The construction is coming along quite nicely, with the electrical and HVAC work now beginning. It is a construction area, but if the doors are open and you are going by and would like a quick peek, stop by. For up to date photos on both projects, you can always check the parish website:

Also, we will be planning some parish work days in the near future. We will try to give a couple weeks’ notice on these so many people can come and offer their help. There will be something for almost everyone, so watch for details.

You will also see that the site work at St Gabriel has now begun. We are waiting for final construction drawings so the footings can be poured. It is exciting to see these pro-jects coming along so quickly. Stay tuned!

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Holy Family Construction Updates:

Holy Family has started "Building the Future". Click on the picture below to see the progress on our Fellowship Hall.

Fellowship Hall:

Building the Future... Preserving the Past


Thank you for your interest in Prairie Catholic Schools.  St. Gabriel’s campus is our elementary school, and encompasses grades Pre-K though 4th, and St. John’s campus is our middle school which entails grades 5th through 8th.  Additionally, on-site daycare is available at the St. Gabriel’s campus.
We know that choosing the right education for your child is one of the most important decisions you face. The entire staff at Prairie Catholic appreciates the fact that you are willing to consider our school, and wish you to know that this is greatly appreciated. The education of our youth is an honor and a great responsibility that we do not take lightly.

A Catholic school offers a unique environment with very special opportunities for its students to grow spiritually. Prairie Catholic is no different. Our setting allows educators to share their faith and values while educating their students, your children. We are committed to helping children grow in faith and love and to display respect and fellowship. Prairie Catholic does not discriminate based on faith and includes many non-Catholic families. These families appreciate our caring, student-centered environment that teaches children to follow Christ’s command to love one another and treat others with respect.

Prairie Catholic provides a strong academic curriculum and a safe learning environment for students to reach their greatest potential.  We support each child by recognizing his or her own talents and instilling an appreciation for the gifts of others. This atmosphere fosters a mutual respect for one another.

We encourage, and are committed to, a cooperative partnership between family and school.  We seek to work with you as parents, in helping your child become the best they can be.  We believe in the mutual relationship of school supporting family and family supporting school.

At Prairie Catholic, we are positive people – learning, loving and living our faith.  We aspire to create a place where your child is safe, happy and knows they are special.

We would love to discuss further the opportunities we can offer your child.  Please call us for a personal tour at:

(608) 326-8624  (St. Gabriel’s)
(608) 326-4400  (St. John’s)


Wade Marlow

Principal, Prairie Catholic Schools

Volunteer Sign up Sheet:

Please consider being a parish volunteer. Click Here to bring up a form you can fill in right from your computer and then print out. Send in to either rectory, drop off, or put in colection basket on Sunday. Thank you for your consideration.