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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Atlanta Archdiocesan Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Celebration
Atlanta – “In Charity and Truth We Have Unity” is the theme for the 2010 Atlanta Archdiocesan Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Celebration. Activities begin on Friday, January 15, at 7:00 p.m. with the Young Adult Celebration at Lyke House, the Catholic Center at the Atlanta University Center, 809 Beckwith St. S.W., Atlanta.
The Eucharistic Celebration to honor Dr. King will be held on Saturday, January 16, at 1:00 p.m. at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 48 MLK Jr. Dr. SW, Atlanta, with Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, celebrant, and Father Edward B. Branch, homilist.
The Youth Celebration will be held on Sunday, January 17, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Peter Claver Regional Catholic School, 2560 Tilson Rd., Decatur.
“The Office for Black Catholic Ministry is privileged to sponsor the 2010 Atlanta Archdiocesan Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Celebration and to join with the larger faith community, in Atlanta and throughout the world, to acknowledge and affirm the life and legacy of Dr. King,” said Charles Prejean Sr., director of the Archdiocesan Office for Black Catholic Ministry. He said, “In so doing, we rededicate ourselves as instruments of God’s grace in service to the wellbeing of all members of His human family. We gather to commemorate a legacythat is grounded in charity and to pray that our own pursuit of the common good will likewise be inspired and sustained.”
Archbishop Gregory stated, “It is providential, that four decades after his untimely death, the influence of Dr. King is in no way diminished, but has increased with the passing years. The reasons for history’s generous elevation of Dr. King are many, but these two stand out: first, he remains an icon for all who believe in the power of non-violent protest and civil disobedience in the cause of justice; and second, his noble character continues to resound effectively in the hearts of millions, his words and actions as moving today, when summoned by memory, as they were when heard and seen the first time.”
For more information on the 2010 MLK Weekend Celebration, contact Charles Prejean, Director of the Office of Black Catholic Ministry, at 404-456-3989 or email@example.com.
Contact Gracie Mulero of the Office for Black Catholic Ministry at 404-978-2776.