Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

King remembrance includes Mass, service project, youth celebration

Published January 11, 2016

ATLANTA—The Archdiocese of Atlanta and the Office of Intercultural and Ethnic Diversity will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from Jan. 14 to 17 with a young adult service event, Mass, and a Youth Celebration.

The theme for this year’s celebration is “So We, Though Many, Are One Body in Christ.”

The observance begins with a service event for young adults at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, at Lyke House, the Catholic Center at the Atlanta University Center, located at 809 Beckwith St., SW, Atlanta. The guest speaker will be Father Desmond Drummer, parochial vicar at St. Peter Chanel Church, Roswell.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m. at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 48 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SW, Atlanta. Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory will be principal celebrant of the Mass. The homilist will be Father Henry Atem, pastor of St. George Church, Newnan.

The weekend concludes Sunday, Jan. 17, with a Youth Celebration to be held at St. Peter Claver Regional School, 2560 Tilson Road, Decatur. The program begins at 3 p.m.

Donations of canned goods and gently used clothing will be collected for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at each of the events.

For more information on the 2016 MLK Jr. events in the archdiocese, contact Ashley Morris, associate director of the Office of Intercultural and Ethnic Diversity, at