Mass for the Preservation of Peace and Justice on Sunday

January 11, 2018
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Gabe Jones
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What: Mass for the Preservation of Peace and Justice
Where: Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis (4431 Lindell)
When: Sunday, January 14, 2018, 2:30 p.m.
Who: Archbishop Robert Carlson, celebrant; Rev. Arthur Cavitt, homilist

ST. LOUIS – Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, will celebrate the annual Mass for the Preservation of Peace and Justice at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 14, the day before the observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Father Arthur Cavitt, Executive Director of the Archdiocese of St. Louis’ St. Charles Lwanga Center, a Catholic ministry rooted in the African-American community, will deliver the homily. This marks the archdiocese’s 42nd annual commemoration of the birth and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We live in a country, in a world of intensity, unlike any in recent memory,” said Fr. Cavitt in his spirited homily for the 2017 Mass. “We live in a world full of conflict, and contradiction, and fear, and uncertainty… Share your gifts outside of the neighborhood, outside of the city, outside of the country; be the light of nations in Jesus’ holy name, as this world is indeed a pressure cooker that we are trying to keep the lid on from exploding.”

A reception and awards presentation ceremony for the 11th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Model of Justice Honorees will take place in Boland Hall after Mass. A complete list of honorees can be found on the website of the St. Louis Review.

Members of the media are invited to attend. For additional information about the event call the St. Charles Lwanga Center at 314-367-7929.