Province Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Event

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ATHENS, Ga. — Holy Name Province’s commemoration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday will be held this year at the Catholic Center at University of Georgia here.

Provincial Minister John O’Connor, OFM, will be the celebrant and homilist at the 10 a.m. Mass on Jan. 17, the Sunday of the holiday weekend. The adult choir from St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Greenville, S.C., directed by Stan Greggs, will lead African-American hymns, said David Hyman, OFM, chair of the Province’s African-American Ministry Committee.

A reception in the ministry center will follow the Mass.

Neil O’Connell, OFM, a graduate of the University of Georgia and a former campus minister who now lives in New York City, “will fly here for the event,” David said. Friars who are available to attend are welcomed by David and guardian Thomas Vigliotta, OFM, whose phone number at the Catholic Center is 706-543-2293.

The Web site of the ministry, directed by Thomas, offers a variety of features including:
· A photo page with five albums
· A welcome letter from Tom 
· Spiritual development information
· Graduate Students and Young Professionals Fellowship, a young adult ministry
· Religious education information
· Resources including Mass schedules and advisory board members