This Wednesday, April 4, 2018, marks the date that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated fifty years ago.
Dr. Bernice King has asked all churches worldwide to toll their church bells 39 times at 7:01 p.m. EST the evening of April 4. This was the time Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. He was 39 years old.
The following parishes will toll their bells:
- The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Atlanta
- Catholic Church of St. Ann, Marietta
- Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Atlanta
- Holy Trinity, Peachtree City
- Prince of Peace, Flowery Branch
- St. Andrew Catholic Church, Roswell
- The Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Atlanta
- St. Paul of the Cross, Atlanta
- Sts. Peter and Paul, Decatur
- St. Peter the Rock, Thomaston
Click here for more information from The King Center.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. worked daily for peace and justice for every person. We continue to work toward peace and justice for all in our world today. It is important we continue to do so together.