Remembering the Legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 05, 2010

Washington Auxiliary Bishop Martin D. Holley will be principal celebrant and homilist for the Archdiocese of Washington’s annual Mass to celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

Friday, January 15, 2010
Prelude (music and program): 7:00 p.m.
Mass: 8:00 p.m.
St. Mary Catholic Church
520 Veirs Mill Road, Rockville, MD 20852

This year’s theme is “Work for Justice and Find Peace.” The music during the Mass will be provided by the Archdiocesan Mass Choir (members are from parishes throughout the archdiocese) under the direction of music director Edison “Eddie” Cromwell and co-director, Marvin Ford.

Prior to Mass, the program will include musical selections from the St. Cecilia African Gospel Choir, a group of African Catholics based in the Archdiocese of Washington, and dance presentations by a combined group from St. Augustine and St. Teresa of Avila parishes in Washington, DC. The program also will feature dramatic readings of Dr. King’s speeches by WPFW 89.3 FM broadcaster, Von Martin. A reception will follow in the church hall after the Mass. All are invited to attend this free event.

For more information, please call the Archdiocese of Washington’s Office of Black Catholics, 301-853-5371. (Media calls: Office of Communications, 301-853-4516 or [email protected]). St. Mary Catholic Church is located near the Rockville Metro stop, on the Red Line.

The Archdiocese of Washington includes 590,000 Catholics in Washington, DC and five Maryland counties: Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s.

Susan Gibbs
Office of Communications
[email protected]