Enjoy some hoops for Holy FamilyPublished 12:01am Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Everyone come and enjoy a basketball fundraiser for Holy Family Church Friday at Cathedral school’s Roy Garcia Gymnasium beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Holy Family has been awarded a Civil Rights grant in the amount of $169,500 through the Mississippi Department of Archives and History for much needed restoration.
This grant is the first in the history of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History to be awarded to a functioning church.
Holy Family is responsible for a 20-percent match, and this basketball fundraiser is one of many fundraiser events provided by the parishioners of Holy Family.
Holy Family is the oldest black Catholic church in Mississippi and is made of late 19th century and early 20th century Gothic Revival architecture and Queen Anne detailing.
Holy Family Catholic Church was dedicated on July 1, 1894, and has been under the auspices of the priests and brothers of the Society of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart (The Josephites), whose Motherhouse is in Baltimore, Md., since 1899.
In 1995 Holy Family was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Many Natchez residents have benefited from the spiritual, material and educational gifts provided by Holy Family Church.
We ask everyone to come and support us. The game will feature three teams from the men’s adult league, including a team from the Natchez Fire Department, and one team led by parishioner Zachary Robinson.
Bring your family, friends and neighbors for a fun-filled night.
Admission is $5 and donations are accepted.
For more information regarding this event call parishioners Valencia Hall, at 601-870-7123, Acquanetta Miller at 601-597-1725, or Patricia Washington at 601-442-6613.
Those persons unable to attend and who may wish to contribute may send donations to:
Holy Family Catholic Church
Holy Family Development Fund
16 Orange Ave.
Natchez, MS 39120
Valencia M. Hall is a Holy Family parishioner.