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One Hundred and Fifty Years

In 2006, Holy Family Parish celebrated its One Hundred and Fiftieth anniversary! As the parish community celebrates its Sesquicentennial Anniversary, we look back on its great achievement with joy and gratitude to God for His providential blessings that have guided and sustained us.

 

Through the foresight and hard work of our ancestors in the faith, Holy Family Parish began in the mid 1800’s – the decade before the Civil War – and was established upon faith in the Gospel and the continuing grace of the Holy Spirit.

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Over these hundred and fifty years, parishioners have met many challenges and difficulties. None only did they encounter the early years of the Civil War and its aftermath with great immigrations of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but they met the challenges of the First World War, the Great Depression, and the Second World War.

 

As we celebrated our Hundredth anniversary, we experienced the tremendous growth in the expansion of our country in the 1950’s. Following this, we saw the life of the parish renewed in the wake of the Second Vatican Council (1965-1965) and changes of the late twentieth century.

 

Today, in the twenty-first century, we look to God’s grace to continue as the Pilgrim People of God, to make progress under His providence as a parish under patronage of the Holy Family.

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