Holy Family is a vibrant and growing faith community committed to proclaiming and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We have over 2000 registered families and offer religious education from PreK through Adult. With over 70 ministries, which provides opportunities for volunteerism and spiritual support, we not only provide services to our parishioners but also provide support to the North Texas Community. Our growing parish school, Holy Family Catholic School, serves PreK through Eighth Grade. Come learn more about the faith community of Holy Family! Explore the website! Make an appointment to meet with the staff liaison of Stewardship of Time, Talent and Treasure! Please contact Monica Molina at MMolina@HolyFamilyFW.org.
The sun rose to a clear golden sky one summer morning in June 1942. It was going to be a hot one! No surprise there. Citizens all around the city of Fort Worth rose and sipped hot coffee at kitchen tables hoping the dry breeze crossing pastures and prairies to the southwest might provide relief. Folks scanned the front page of the Star Telegram for news of War to find another stunning victory by Admiral Nimitz's Pacific fleet in the battle for Midway Island. It was a time when all thoughts and prayers were sent to distant parts of the world.
On the home front, a defense and aerospace company named General Dynamics had recently opened at the western edge of Fort Worth. A two-bedroom frame house on Pershing Avenue sold for $3,000 and a new housing development, Ridglea Hills, had just broken ground. For a small group of west-side residents, history of another kind was about to be made on the corner of Camp Bowie Boulevard and Locke Avenue.
At 11:00 a.m. on Sunday June 14, 1942, a group of 400 Catholic families and clergy gathered for the much-anticipated dedication of Saint Alice Catholic Church by Bishop O'Brien from Chicago. O’Brien was president of the Catholic Church Extension Society, the group providing financial assistance for the young church.
The Church was named under the patronage of St. Alice and in memory of Bishop O'Brien's mother. Bishop Joseph P. Lynch of Dallas was also present. Msgr. Earnest Langenhorst, pastor of the new parish, celebrated Mass. Twenty-three years later as the needs of parishioners outgrew facilities at Saint Alice Church, they moved to a new home on Pershing Avenue and became Holy Family Catholic Church.
At the first mass in the simple frame sanctuary of Saint Alice, Msgr. Langenhorst described the concept of a "Living Parish." This is a where a church is considered to be more than just territory and buildings but a collection of people to whom "a parish must be the center of vital interest," to become "a living organism of the Mystical Body of Christ." Holy Family, a "living parish," is composed of dedicated people ministering to each other and the greater community.
Holy Family Church's history is written in our hearts, in our grace, and in our faith. It is reflected in the eyes of the clergy, countless volunteers, in the exuberant enthusiasm of youth, and the refined peace of older generations. Our history illuminates from service to families, church, and community. The real history, the legacy of the people, is still told in quiet conversation among strangers and friends...and thus, recorded in our souls.
The special needs Mass is for families with members who have special needs, friends and all who love and support someone with special needs. Everyone is invited to attend and celebrate together. It is a time to rejoice in the beauty God has created in each of us. A reception will follow in the Family Life Center, Rooms B & C. Please contact Robyn Flores at email@example.com or Rose Unkefer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The west side parking lot and connector are now complete! The new construction is much more than just parking space. Bathrooms, Reconciliation Room and the Priest Vesting Area are just a few of new rooms.
If you have not had the opportunity to be a part of the Capital Campaign, you can still pledge. Please visit the Capital Campaign page to learn how you can help us reach our financial goal. If you have already contributed, thank you for gift.
6150 Pershing Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76107
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I have been a priest for almost 20 years and last served at Saint John the Apostle for 5 years. I look forward to serving Holy Family, my new faith community.
John 15:16 It was not you that chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain.
I have been a member at Holy Family since 1980 and started working for the parish in 1993. Before that, I was the bookkeeper at Holy Family School from 1990 to 1993. I have a BBA in Finance from TCU and a MPS from Loyola University, NO. Along with being Fr. Nguyen’s assistant, I oversee the parish and school facilities, coordinate the administration and service ministries. I enjoy spending most of my time with my grandchildren. I have 4 granddaughters and 1 grandson.
I am so honored to be serving as the Music and Liturgy Director for our Faith Community.
My husband, Sean and I were married here at Holy Family in 1992. I have been directing choirs here since the fall of 1994 when Kay Fuhrman asked me to start a Children’s Choir. I eagerly took the job so I could stay home with my new-born daughter, Emily. I quit my teaching job at St. Maria Goretti in Arlington and the rest is history! We’ve since added three more children to our family; Michael, Olivia, and Brian. All of my children have been involved with the Holy Family Music Ministry and have been, or are altar servers.
I directed the Traditional Choir at the noon Mass in 1997, started the Youth Choir in 2000, the Bell Choir in 2001, and the Family Choir in 2019, in addition to the Children’s Choir, at the 5:00 Mass. I have spent almost my entire adult life making music at this parish but I always felt God was calling me to do “more” for this community and I am so happy to be doing so now.
I was born and raised in Waco, Texas and graduated from Reicher Catholic High School. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Texas A&M University, where I was involved in the community at St. Mary’s Catholic Student Center. My career in education led me to a variety of experiences including teaching in public schools, assisting in a bilingual school in Madrid, Spain, and working in Catholic schools. I completed a year of service with the Augustinian Volunteers where I worked with students at a Catholic school in Massachusetts. After my year of service, I began teaching at Holy Family Catholic School where I discovered my love for teaching the whole student: spirit, mind, and body. During my time as a member of the parish, I have enjoyed getting to know the parishioners and youth by volunteering in various ministries in our church community. I am passionate about the Catholic Church, and I pray that God uses me as instrument to help the youth discover Her truth, beauty, and goodness.
I have been a member of Holy Family since 1996. My husband, Frank and I were married here and we are raising our children in this beautiful community. I have a Master of Pastoral Studies from Loyola New Orleans and years of experience in ministry. I am so pleased to be able to serve this community and look forward to working with you.
Deborah Granado is the Pastoral Secretary for Holy Family Church. She joined the staff in 2018.
How can you help others in your role?
As I am out and around on the property, sometimes I am the first staff member people see. I try to always be friendly and guide them to where they need to go.
What do you have in common with other parishioners?
We all love Holy Family.
A quote that describes you
"The world is full of amazing things, patiently waiting for your senses to grow sharper.” W.B
What inspires you, your latest adventure?
I enjoy: baking, decorating cakes, my goldfish pond and collecting comic books.