Among the events marking the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this year, three in particular are connected with the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The first of these will be The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast. The breakfast is sponsored by The African American Catholic Center for Evangelization. Writer and professor of Moral Theology at Marquette, Father Bryan Massingale will be the keynote speaker at the event. Though the event is open to the public, seating and food are limited so attendants are encourage to get a $25.00 donation-ticket before this weekend. Donation-Tickets are available through the African American Catholic Center (323-777-2106).
Saint Mary’s Academy (701 Grace Avenue, Inglewood, CA)
Monday, January 18, 2010 (8:00 AM – 11:00 AM)
Breakfast Keynote Speaker:
Fr. Bryan Massingale (8:00 AM)
After the breakfast, both present and former members of the Office of Justice and Peace Commission of the Catholic Archdiocese will be joining Fr. Massingale for an afternoon retreat. The OJPC consist of twenty individuals from various regions and segments of the archdiocese who have been appointed by Cardinal Mahony to develop and support social peace and justice ministries in the archdiocese. The OJPC members work year round. This event is not open to the public.
In the afternoon, all residents of the area are invited to celebrate The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Mass with auxiliary Bishop Edward Clark at the cathedral. The celebration is co-sponsored by the archdiocese and both the Knights and Ladies of Peter Claver. The celebration will not only serve to remember MLK, but also be a call for all to become instruments of justice and peace. According to the event notice, “Dr. King paved a way that all may be one in our collective diversity. He advocated that all persons on this planet have an opportunity to step up and share their God-given gifts.”
Mass Location: Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels
(555 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles)
Mass Time: Monday, January 18, 2010 (5:00 PM)