Holy Family Catholic Elementary School in Prince George’s County Celebrates 50 Years of Education & Service

September 24, 2007

Hundreds of Holy Family School alumni will join current students, staff, their families and parishioners for a festive weekend of celebrations marking the school’s 50th anniversary:

Friday, September 28, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
Reunion Gala: Tours, Dinner, Plaque Unveiling, Dancing
Allen Drury Room, Holy Family School
2200 Callaway Street, Hillcrest Heights, MD 20748

Saturday, September 29, 2007 from noon – 4:00 p.m.
Family Day: Food, Face Painting, Games and Crafts
School Field

Sunday, September 30, 2007 at 11:00 a.m.
Anniversary Mass and Reception
Holy Family Church and School (Allen Drury Room)

Holy Family alumni will stroll down memory lane during Friday’s reunion gala as they tour the halls of their school and view old photographs and memorabilia. Following dinner a plaque honoring the dedicated service of the Sisters of Saint Joseph will be unveiled. The sisters opened the school in 1957 with first and second graders and completed their ministry at Holy Family at the end of the 2006-2007 school year. Archdiocese of Washington Superintendent of Catholic Schools Patricia Weitzel-O’Neill also will give some remarks.

Saturday afternoon’s fun-filled family day will feature food, face painting, games and crafts for families of the school and parish.

An anniversary Mass will be held on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. An Vu, pastor of Holy Family Church, other priests who have served at the parish over the years. A reception will follow.

The Archdiocese of Washington is home to 106 archdiocesan and independent Catholic schools, educating nearly 32,000 students in Washington, DC and Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland.

Kathy Dempsey
Office of Communications
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