JACKSON – Since July, Holy Family Parish has been involving parishioners, especially the youth, in an ecumenical outreach ministry to the senior citizens and the elementary-aged children from nearby churches. There are eight churches within three miles of the parish.
In October, residents of NCBA Estates, an independent living residence for senior citizens, attended a “Meet and greet our neighbors” activity at which 35 of the 40 plus residents were present. Residents filled out a survey of preferred activities and Holy Family worked to arrange those things, such as rides to Mass Sundays and to the polls on election day.
The Nov. 11 fish fry and bingo night activity was also well-attended. Father Xavier
Amirtham, pastor, and the pastoral council prepared and served more than 50 meals. The next opportunity to fellowship, at the residents’ request, is a Christmas celebration. (Submitted by Corinne W. Anderson)