Holy Family Catholic Church

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Holy Family Catholic Church in Ensley was the first parish for African Americans to be established by the Congregation of the Passion Order (Passionist Fathers), Western Province of Chicago. It began in 1937. The church and rectory were dedicated on February 16, 1941. The church established a high school and elementary school.


  • Lovett, Rose Gibbons (1980) The Catholic Church in the Deep South: The Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama, 1540-1976 Birmingham, AL: The Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama