Archdiocesan-wide Mass to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15, 2010

For Immediate Release: Jan. 15, 2010
Contact: Jenny Faber, Director of Communications
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Archdiocesan-wide Mass to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mindful of the earthquake victims who continue to suffer in Haiti, Catholics from across the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this Sunday and remember his timeless call to achieve peace through service to one another.

Catholics from all 10 counties of the Archdiocese will celebrate Dr. King's legacy at the 25th annual Archdiocesan Mass honoring his birthday.

Prayers and support will be extended to the Haitian people during the Mass. Following Daniel Cardinal DiNardo's urging, a special collection will be taken up during Mass to support the disaster relief efforts in Haiti.

Cardinal DiNardo will celebrate the Archdiocesan MLK Mass, and Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza will preach the homily.

WHAT: The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston's 25th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Mass of Remembrance

WHEN: 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17

WHERE: The Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Parkway, Houston


  • Praise dancers will perform just before the start of Mass at 3 p.m.

  • Non-obstructive photography and general videotaping (b-roll) at certain locations inside the Co-Cathedral are permitted during Mass. Please contact Jenny Faber, Archdiocesan Communications Director prior to the event for details on locations for photography inside the Co-Cathedral.

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston serves 1.5 million Catholics in 10 counties. It is the largest Roman Catholic diocese in Texas and the 11th largest in the United States.