Time: 7:00 pm
The Theme for the 2014 MLK Celebration is “The Content of Their Character: Made in the Image and Likeness of God.” This theme was chosen to join our hope with that of Dr. King for a better life for all individuals, specifically children, where personal integrity is the measure of their character. This theme was also chosen to lift up those who paid the ultimate price of their lives for a better future for their children, especially the children themselves whose lives were taken in the Civil Rights struggle, like the four girls in the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama fifty years ago. The MLK Weekend Celebration begins with the “Young Adult Service Opportunity,” at 7:00PM, January 16th at Lyke House: The Catholic Center at AUC. The next event is the “Eucharistic Celebration” at 1:00PM, January 18th at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The Celebrant and Homilist will be Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, and will feature a children’s choir to memorialize the lives of the four girls who lost their lives in the Birmingham bombing. The last event of the weekend is the “Youth Celebration” scheduled for 8:00PM, January 19th at St. Peter Claver Regional Catholic School.