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Where to find a Catholic MLK Day event (2022 edition)

A nationwide listing of Catholic MLK Day events in dioceses around the country.

(O’Malley Creadon Productions)

One time during the year when Black Catholic events are sure to abound is Martin Luther King Day. We have compiled here a list of such events throughout the nation, both in-person and virtual.

(This list may not be exhaustive. Please contact your local diocese, Black Catholic office, or a Black parish in your area for more info. We will also be updating the BCM calendar as more events are announced.)

Archdiocese of Atlanta

Diocese of Arlington

Diocese of Austin

Archdiocese of Baltimore

Diocese of Beaumont

  • 1/15: MLK Mass at 4pm CT with Bishop David Toups at the St Anthony Cathedral Basilica. Reception to follow.

Diocese of Birmingham

  • (PASSED) 1/8: MLK Prayer Breakfast at 10am CT with Fr Kevin Fausz, CM at the Cathedral of St Paul Life Center.

Archdiocese of Boston

Diocese of Brooklyn

  • 1/17: MLK Prayer Service at 12pm ET at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church with Fr Alonzo Cox and homilist Fr John McKenzie of the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in Detroit. Seating will be limited.

Diocese of Buffalo

  • 1/16: (Virtual) MLK Mass at 10am ET with Bishop Michael Fisher and homilist Fr Fred Alexander, OCD at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. Tickets required.
  • 1/17: MLK Day of Service.

Diocese of Camden

Diocese of Charleston

Archdiocese of Chicago

Diocese of Cleveland

Diocese of Colorado Springs

Archdiocese of Denver

Archdiocese of Detroit

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

Diocese of Forth Worth

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Diocese of Green Bay

Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

  • Benedictine College’s MLK March and Celebration at 5:30pm CT beginning on campus in Atchison. Livestreamed event from O’Malley McAllister Auditorium to follow.

Diocese of Lafayette

Diocese of Little Rock

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Diocese of Memphis

  • 1/14: MLK School Mass at 8:30am CT at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
  • 1/17: MLK Mass at 11:30am CT with Bishop David Talley at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Archdiocese of New Orleans

Diocese of Oakland

Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee

  • 1/16: MLK Mass at 3:30pm PT with Bishop William Wack, CSC at St Joseph Catholic Church in Pensacola.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Diocese of Phoenix

Diocese of Pittsburgh

Diocese of Portland

Diocese of Raleigh

Diocese of San Diego

Archdiocese of Santa Fe

  • 1/16: MLK Mass at 12pm MT with Archbishop John Wester at St Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church.

Archdiocese of Seattle

Diocese of Springfield (Massachusetts)

  • 1/16: MLK Mass at 8:30am ET at St Michael's Cathedral with Deacon Art Miller of St Mary’s Catholic Church in Simsbury, Connecticut. Coffee hour to follow.

Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau

Archdiocese of St. Louis

Diocese of Toledo

Archdiocese of Washington

Nate Tinner-Williams is co-founder and editor of Black Catholic Messenger, a seminarian with the Josephites, and a ThM student with the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA).

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