Province Celebrates Martin Luther King at St. Camillus

John Frambes In the Headlines

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The weekly multicultural Mass at St. Camillus Church here was an apt setting for Holy Name Province’s annual celebration of the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

St. Camillus, as host parish, pulled out all the stops with music from a variety of traditions, liturgical dancers and fine repast at the conclusion of the Mass. Henry Fulmer celebrated a homecoming and half as he preached to the local congregation and 30 representatives from St. Joseph Church in Wilmington, Del.  Henry, who has served in both parishes, challenged his listeners not to grow comfortable, but to acknowledge that injustice and unfairness continue in our country.

“We still need voices like Dr. King’s,” he said and asked everyone to be that voice. Non-violence in the King and Gandhi tradition was a recurring theme of the homily.

For the St. Joseph parishioners, visiting at Holy Name College with alumni of the novitiate was a highlight of the trip.

Minister Provincial John O’Connor participated in Sunday’s Mass.

— Fr. John s pastor of St. Joseph Church in Wilmington.