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Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
Published: January 10, 2019
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will celebrate the 33nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Mass at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock. He will present the Daniel Rudd Award to a black Catholic who is active in his or her parish and community during the Mass. All are invited to attend.
This Mass is sponsored by the Diocesan Council for Black Catholics. For more information, contact Rosalyn Pruitt at (501) 375-9617.
In 2018, the bishop presented the award to two people: Jo Evelyn Elston of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Little Rock and John Jacob of St. Peter Church in Pine Bluff. Both recipients work for public schools in their cities and have been active in their parishes. Learn more by reading Arkansas Catholic.
Daniel Rudd was a former slave who lived in Marion, Arkansas, and started the first National Black Catholic Congress. He published the first black Catholic weekly, the American Catholic Tribune, in 1886. He died in 1933.