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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - May 2022

July 04, 2022

Archdiocese of Washington

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington held its annual Mass celebrating the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. The Mass was held at St. Thomas More Catholic Church located at 4275 Fourth Street in Southeast Washington, D.C. Washington Auxiliary Bishop Roy E. Campbell Jr. presided at the Mass and served as homilist.

The Mass – sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Cultural Diversity and Outreach – is held each year near Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the federal holiday honoring the late civil rights leader that is observed on the third Monday of January. This year, the holiday was observed on Jan. 17th. A direct link to the live stream can be found at

The mission of the African American Ministry continues a long tradition of enhancing the participation of African American Catholics in the community and educating all involved to share their vibrant history. The African American Ministry serves the local Church. It provides a vital connection with the Archdiocese of Washington's Office of Cultural Diversity, the National Black Catholic Congress, and the neighboring parishes in the Archdiocese. The African American Ministry supports the universal Church and broader community by embracing diversity and encouraging unity through the performance of charities and the development of enrichment programs.