Published January 8, 2015
ATLANTA—The 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Celebration, sponsored by the Office for Black Catholic Ministry of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, will be held Jan. 15-18. Events include a night of service, Eucharistic celebration and youth celebration. All are invited to attend.
The weekend begins with the young adult night of service on Thursday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m., at the Lyke House, the Catholic Center at the Atlanta University Center, 809 Beckwith St., SW, Atlanta.
The Mass commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be celebrated by Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m. at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 48 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SW, in Atlanta.
A youth celebration is set for Sunday, Jan. 18, at 3 p.m. at St. Peter Claver Regional School, 2560 Tilson Road, Decatur.
The weekend events will also recognize the work and legacy of Charles O. Prejean Sr., director of the Black Catholic Ministry. Prejean will be retiring at the end of January.
The Office for Black Catholic Ministry recently announced the winners of two separate poster contests for Catholic school students. The volunteer panel planning the MLK celebratory event judges an overall poster and essay contest. Employees of the Chancery of the archdiocese vote for their favorites in a Chancery’s Choice contest.
This year’s poster contest theme was “Come to me and I will give you rest.”
The 2015 winners are:
- Olivia Tolliver, fourth-grade student at St. John the Evangelist School, Hapeville, received first place in the overall poster contest and the Chancery’s Choice contest.
- Cameron Pickens, third-grade student at St. Mary School, Rome, received second place in the overall poster contest and third place in the Chancery’s Choice contest.
- Natalie Bondulich, fourth-grade student at St. Thomas More School, Decatur, earned third place in the overall poster contest and second place in the Chancery’s Choice contest.
- Olivia Burton and Annalise O’Connell, fourth-grade students at Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Atlanta, won third place in the overall contest and second place in the Chancery’s Choice contest.
For more information on the events, contact Ashley Morris at the Office for Black Catholic Ministry at 404-920-7533 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.