Our Parish Roots:
Whitefish Bay grew rapidly after WWII and with strong Catholic presence the Holy Family Parish was established July 29, 1949. It would be three years before the completion of the church and school building, so Masses were held at the old St. Monica’s chapel and the lobby of Whitefish Bay High School. Four years later, the Holy Family Parish School was started by four Dominican sisters serving 268 students in their first year. An adjoining convent was built for the sisters to live in which now serves as the parish center.
Today, Holy Family is one of the largest north shore parishes. The parish school is a top-flight educational institution earning “Exemplary” status from the Milwaukee Archdiocese. Together, the parish and the school form a vibrant expression of what it means to be a loving and praying community.
We, the loving and praying community of Holy Family Parish, believe the Church is a Christian people. Our mission is to proclaim the word of God, worship the Lord together, and respond to all human needs.