MILWAUKEE – A prayer service in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was held Saturday, Jan. 14, at All Saints Catholic Church.
Redemptorist Fr. Maurice Nutt, director of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University in New Orleans, and Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki participate in the 26th annual memorial prayer service in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at All Saints Parish, Milwaukee, on Jan. 14. Fr. Nutt was the keynote speaker at the event. (Catholic Herald photos by Joe Poirier)
Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki gave the prayer and blessing, followed by a keynote address by the director of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University, New Orleans, Redemptorist Fr. Maurice Nutt. Music was performed by the Catholic Community Choir.
This prayer service was sponsored by the Black Catholic Ministry Commission of Archdiocese of Milwaukee, the Black and Indian Mission Grant, Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, 2017 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Prayer Service Planning Committee, and All Saints Catholic Church.
Two attendees sing along to music led by the Catholic Community Choir. More than 250 people were in attendance during the prayer service.
Redemptorist Fr. Maurice Nutt and Fr. Bob Stiefvater, pastor of All Saints, listen to the processional hymn, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” during the start of the memorial prayer service.
Sr. Callista Robinson, a Franciscan Sister of Little Falls, Minn., and a member of St. Martin de Porres Parish, Milwaukee, introduces Redemptorist Fr. Maurice Nutt before his keynote address.