Current Announcements

Lenten Schedule

Ash Wednesday - Walk Through Ashes

St. Joe 6:30 am-7:30 am
St. John the Baptist - 8:30 am
St. Cloud - noon
St. Mary - 6 pm

Stations of the Cross

Mondays - St. Mary after 8 am Mass
Tuesday - St. Cloud after 8 am Mass
Fridays - Holy Cross after 8 am Mass
Fridays - St. John - 2:15 pm


Parish Reconciliation Service - Monday, March 6 - Holy Cross - 6:30 pm
Saturday, March 4 - St. Cloud - 9:00 - 10:00 am
Saturday, March 11 - St. Mary - 9:00 - 10:00 am
Saturday, March 18 - St. Joe 9:00 - 10:00 am
Saturday, March 25 - Holy Cross - 9:00 - 10:00 am
Saturdays - St. John - 3:15 - 3:45 pm

Holy Week Worship Schedule


Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Thursday, April 6 at 6:00 pm at St. Mary

Good Friday
Friday, April 7 at 3:00 pm at Holy Cross
Stations of the Cross at 6:00 pm at St. Cloud

Easter Vigil
Saturday, April 8 at 8:00 pm at St. John the Baptist

Easter Sunday - April 9
8:00 am at St. Cloud
8:30 am at St. Joe
9:00 am at St. Mary
10:00 am at Holy Cross
11:00 am at St. John the Baptist

Schedule in printable form.

Our Lady of the Holyland Brat Fry

Sunday, March 19 — 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Drive through at Holy Cross Church

NoMass that morning. Please choose one of the other 4 weekend Masses to attend!

You should have received your tickets in the mail. Please return them in the collection basket, mail, drop at offices OR bring them when you come to grab lunch on March 19.

See you there!


We are Our Lady of the Holyland, located in the northwest corner of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. In 1841, Fr. Caspar Rehrl along with pioneer families from Germany founded St. John the Baptist Parish in Johnsburg, Wisconsin. Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Marytown was established in 1849. That same year Fr. Rehrl, the "Apostle to the Holyland" built a log chapel under the patronage of St. Nicholas to serve the German immigrant farmers in nearby Mount Calvary. Renamed Holy Cross, this parish would eventually become three parishes with the establishment of St. Claudius (later St. Cloud) in St. Cloud and St. Joseph in St. Joe. The 3 communities were reunited and became St. Isidore the Farmer Parish in 2010.

Father Paul KoenigToday, the 5 churches which make up Our Lady of the Holyland Parish work together so that we might be a stronger and more vibrant community of faith.

The Capuchin Franciscan friars of the Province of St. Joseph have been serving the people of the Holyland since 1857. Today 3 Capuchin friars serve the people of the Holyland: Fr. Paul Koenig, OFM Capuchin as pastor and Fr. Oliver Bambenek, OFM Capuchin and Fr. Larry Abler, OFM Capuchin as sacramental ministers.

Please join us as we work to become better disciples of Jesus Christ in our Holyland!


Vision Statement:
As disciples of Jesus in the Holyland, love unites us beyond all difficulties. God will do the rest.
Mission Statement:
We are God's children in the Holyland striving to welcome one and all.
We welcome new parishoners.
Please call the Parish Offices.
920-753-3311 or