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January 10, 2006

CARDINAL RIGALI LEADS EVENTS HONORING BIRTH OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.



The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will help celebrate the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. by leading events in memory of the civil rights leader. Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, will lead the 23rd annual interfaith prayer service to reflect and pray about Dr. King's vision of a just, nonviolent society. Philadelphia Mayor John Street will also speak at the beginning of the prayer Service. The service is the oldest of its kind in Philadelphia, bringing together people of all faiths.

Sunday, January 15, 2006
3:00 p.m.
St. Raymond of Penafort Catholic Church
Vernon Road and Williams Avenue
Philadelphia


Young people are encouraged to mark the holiday for Dr. King by serving the community on his birthday. Participants in the Archdiocese's Day of Service will meet before traveling to one of many service projects in Philadelphia, then join one another at the end of the day to share pizza and fellowship.

Martin Luther King Day of Service
Monday, January 16, 2006
10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Archdiocesan Office Center
222 North 17th Street
Philadelphia


The Archdiocese offers several service projects from which to choose, including St. Ignatius Nursing Home, Liberty Nursing Home, Cardinal Bevilacqua Community Center, St. Cyprian Parish and Women of Hope, a shelter for homeless women at 12th and Lombard Streets.

The Martin Luther King Day events are cosponsored by the Office for Black Catholics, Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs and Office for Youth and Young Adults of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.


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Contact
Matthew Gambino
Associate Director, Office for Communications
215-587-3747

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