22 Years of Faith
Holy Family Catholic Church has been serving Luling, Louisiana and the surrounding areas for more than 22 years. In that time, we have built a parish based in faith and the message of Christ’s love. Our parish has a deep history and relationship with the people of Luling, and we are more than happy to share that with you.
Holy Family Church is composed of many worshipping communities, including Mimosa Park, Lakewood, Lakewood West, Lakewood South, Davis Plantation, Willowdale, Willowridge, Lagatutta, Primrose Estates, Primrose 1 and Coronado Park.
This parish began as a mission of St. Anthony of Padua Church located on Angus Drive in Luling in 1977. The first Eucharist was celebrated in Mimosa School on Sunday, February 12, 1978, the first Sunday in Lent that year. Holy Family Parish had their first Eucharistic celebration on October 19, 1980, in the present Life Center building.
The Parish Center was built in 1986 and the rectory in 1989. The number of registered families since 1980 has increased over 160 percent from 520 registered families in 1980 to 1,350 families registered with Holy Family Church in 2013.
Due to this increase in registered families, it was necessary for us to plan and build a new church building. A groundbreaking ceremony for the new church was held on the feast of Holy Family--December 26, 1999. On October 17, 2001, the dedication ceremony of Holy Family Church took place with Archbishop Francis B. Schulte presiding.
A pre-school was opened in 1986 with 58 children, and today the number has increased to 100.
A Summer Camp was opened in 1995 with a capacity of 126 campers.
There are over 500 students in grades 1-11 in our ever expanding School of Religion program.
Our Chronological Parish Profile
|1977 ||Born as mission of St. Anthony Catholic Church|| |
|October 13, 1979||Held groundbreaking for church|| |
|October 19, 1980||Became a parish with Monsignor Lawrence Hecker as 1st pastor; Celebration of first Mass|| |
|1983||Father Patrick Keane became 2nd pastor|| |
|September 20, 1986 ||Dedicated Parish Center|| |
|1987, Summer||Pre-school started under direction of Mrs. Melissa Landry || |
|December, 1987||Father John Finn assigned to Holy Family Church – 3rd pastor|| |
|November 30, 1988||Formed KC Council 9933|| |
|1988||Senior Adult Group (Busy Bees)|| |
|December 26, 1989||Rectory on church grounds became functional|| |
|August, 1990||Completion of paving of parking lot and road from Lakewood Drive|| |
|July, 1991||Completion of paving of Birch Street approach road paving|| |
|December 26, 1999||Held groundbreaking for new church|| |
|October 17, 2001||Dedication of new church || |
|May, 2002||Completion of paving of parking on west side of church || |
|October, 2003||Completion of paving of additional area to Lakewood parking lot|| |
|January, 2004||Father John Perino assigned to Holy Family Church - 4th Pastor|| |
|Pastor 1980-1983||Pastor 1987-2003||Rev. John M. Perino|
| ||Deacon Coy Landry|
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