One Way to Honor MLK
In the long aftermath of slavery, reconstruction, the Jim Crow era and the Civil Rights movement, America continues to wrestle mightily with its understanding of human dignity and inclusion. For some, issues of race and racism remain a particular and everyday focus. For others, not so much.
The annual observance of our national holiday and day of service in Dr. King's honor provides an opportune moment for a broadly shared reflection on his mission, works and words.
St. Mary Church has a long-held tradition of remembering Dr. King with Mass followed by a potluck featuring a plethora of culturally diverse foods. However brief, these moments of “socializing in community” serve to renew Martin’s and our Christian call to love one another as we love ourselves.
This year, St. John XXIII Parish will celebrate a Mass in honor of Dr. King at an all-parish Saturday Vigil Mass on January 13 at St. Mary Church. After Mass, we will have a potluck dinner in the Gathering Space at the rear of the church; please bring one of your favorite dishes to share! All are welcome. Email Jane or Don Colleton (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com) for more information about this celebration.
There will be NO 5 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass at St. Nicholas on January 13.