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Holy Family Parish & School
205 Milwaukee Ave.
Waterloo, WI  53594

Parish:    (920) 478-2032
School:   (920) 478-3221
Fax:        (920) 478-2032

Waterloo Campus Location
  387 S. Monroe St.
  Waterloo, WI  53594

Marshall Campus Location
  120 S. Beebe St.
  Marshall, WI  53559

Holy Family Catholic School
  387 S. Monroe St.
  Waterloo, WI  53594

Parish Office
Parish.Office@holyfamily.info

School Office
School.Office@holyfamily.info 

Fr. Jorge Miramontes, Pastor
pastor@holyfamily.info


Mr. David Podmolik, Principal
dpodmolik@gmail.com 

    
 About St. Mary of the Nativity Parish Minimize

In January, 1908, Rev. Francis Hess, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Waterloo, began to organize the forming of a parish in the community of Marshall, approximately five miles to the west of Waterloo.  The existing Baptist church on South Beebe Street, which had been vacated years earlier, was purchased for the church's beginning.  After the founding of the parish of St. Mary of the Nativity, it became a mission of St. Joseph, and was served by Fr. Hess for approximately two years.

In 1910, St. Mary received its first resident pastor.  Fr. Christian Nellen served the parish for 28 years.  Under his leadership, the parish constructed the present building, which was dedicated in 1921.

In 1981, under the leadership of Rev. Archie Adams, a new catechetical center and parish hall was constructed to the south of the parish building proper.  The new building was joined to the church via an entryway that was accessible from both the east and west sides of the property.  Handicap access was also added at this time.

In 2002, the parishes of St. Joseph and St. Mary of the Nativity in Marshall were linked.  While the parishes remained separate entites, many resources (including pastoral leadership) were shared between both parishes.  2005 would bring a big celebration to the parish and school of St. Joseph, as students, parents, alumni and parishioners celebrated 100 years of Catholic education.

In 2009, plans were made to merge the parishes of St. Joseph and St. Mary of the Nativity into one parish family.  The merger was completed on July 1, 2012.  Holy Family now has two campuses, and continues in its mission of evangelization by it continued support of the parish school.


    
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In 1868, St. Joseph was a parish of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, and was founded as a mission of St. John the Baptist Parish in Jefferson. Although the church was erected in 1869, it would be almost six years before Rev. Joseph Huber was appointed as the first pastor. Fr. Huber served until 1891, and was replaced by Rev. Francis Hess. By the time Hess was named pastor, the parish had grown to more than 100 families.

Fr. Hess' tenure was remarkable, spending 60 years in Waterloo! The parish grew under his leadership, becoming a parish of the Diocese of Madison when territory was taken from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in 1946.

By the 1970's, the parish's needs were continuing to grow beyond what the original church could provide. Plans were begun to construct a new church under the leadership of Rev. Henry Kalscheur. The church was completed in late 1976, and formally dedicated on Novembe 13th.

The original parish school was located adjacent to the original church. In 1962, the land that the current school sits on was purchased from the Waterloo School District and a new building was constructed, due in part to a very generous contribution from the estate of William McKay. The following year, students moved into the new school building which contained six classrooms.

From the time of the original school in the early 1900's until the mid-1980's, the school was staffed by the School Sisters of Notre Dame. The last of the sisters retired from active ministry in 1985.

In 2002, the parishes of St. Joseph and St. Mary of the Nativity in Marshall were linked. While the parishes remained separate entites, many resources (including pastoral leadership) were shared between both parishes. 2005 would bring a big celebration to the parish and school of St. Joseph, as students, parents, alumni and parishioners celebrated 100 years of Catholic education.

In 2009, plans were made to merge the parishes of St. Joseph and St. Mary of the Nativity into one parish family. The merger was completed on July 1, 2012. Holy Family now has two campuses, and continues in its mission of evangelization by its continued support of the parish school.

 

 


    
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