2016 MLK Memorial Mass to be Jan. 9

Published: January 5, 2016

The 30th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Mass will be held at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock. Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will be the celebrant and homilist.

The Mass is sponsored by the Diocesan Council for Black Catholics. During the Mass the Daniel Rudd Award will be handed out to a black Catholic who is active in his or her parish and community. To learn more, contact Rosalyn Pruitt at (501) 375-9617.

Alma Stewart, a member of St. Bartholomew Church in Little Rock, received the 2015 Daniel Rudd Award. She has been involved in many aspects of her parish, including serving on parish council, choir, the Altar Society and the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults process.

She has also served as an extraordinary minister of holy Communion. She has also been a member of the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary for 33 years. Learn more by reading Arkansas Catholic.