Holy Family Parish Church Makati City Submitted by Jiress Ann Romulo 217A - VDC
History• Location: Faraday St. Brgy. San Isidro, Makati City• Run by Salesian Fathers• 1960s – Birth of San Isidro Chapel. It was named after the Spanish mystic, who is the patron saint of agriculture, as a reminder that the bustling place was once swamp and agricultural lands.• 1980s – A second structure was built but partly burned. Holy Family Parish logo
History• 1983 – A stronger structure was built by Fr. Renato Frias of Sta. Clara de Montefalco, Pasay – There was confusion among the community as to whether they belonged to the Sta. Clara Parish in Pasay or to San Ildefonso Parish in Barangay Pio del Pilar, Makati. – Bishop Gabriel Reyes decided that the chapel should be part of San Ildefonso Parish. – Fr. John Rizzato of the Salesians of Don Bosco, then parish priest of San Ildefonso, agreed to unite the barangay under one parish
History• 1987 (Birth of Holy Family Parish) – Fr. Douglas envisioned the future church to be a shrine under the tutelage of the Holy Family since he noticed how the community worked together in building their place of worship in unity, peace and love like their patron San Isidro Labrador. – Due to an existing San Isidro Parish Church in Taft Ave., Fr. Douglas and the community embraced the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph as the patron of the newly constructed church.• April 26, 1993 - The Holy Family Church was officially established as a parish.