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Together We March: Diocese Organizes MLK50 Walk of Faith

MEMPHIS — On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Most Reverend Martin D. Holley, D.D., Bishop of Memphis, and Reverend Dr. Paul D. Watkins, OP, First Rector of the National Shrine of St. Martin de Porres, invite all the faithful of the Diocese of Memphis to come together to march, pray, and remember the legacies of St. Martin de Porres and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Both helped further the cause of justice and dignity for all.

Together We March is a daylong event beginning at 7:30 a.m. on April 4 at the National Shrine of St. Martin de Porres inside St. Peter Catholic Church (190 Adams Street) and offers private prayer, reflection, and the sacrament of reconciliation. Bishop Holley will celebrate two masses that day. The first mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (1695 Central Avenue). The second mass will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church.

After the mass, the march will begin at 2:45 p.m. outside of St. Peter Church and will proceed 1.2 miles to the corner of Main and Talbot outside the National Civil Rights Museum.

At 4:00 p.m., the National Civil Rights Museum’s MLK50 program will begin, culminating with a moment of silence at 6:01 p.m., the moment Dr. King was fatally wounded.

“Together We March” is inspired by Dr. King's determination toward equal justice and opportunity for all and by St. Martin de Porres’ devotion to the poor and dispossessed around him. 


7:30 a.m. — Morning Prayer with Dominican Friars at National Shrine of St. Martin de Porres 
7:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. — Private Prayer/ Reconciliation at National Shrine of St. Martin de Porres 
9:00 a.m. — Mass at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral (Bishop Holley is celebrant) 
1:00 p.m. — Rosary to be prayed in St. Peter Church. 
1:30 p.m. — Mass at the Shrine of St. Martin de Porres (Bishop Holley is celebrant). 
2:40 p.m. — Organize marchers 
2:50 p.m. — Begin march, depart St. Peter Church/National Shrine of St. Martin de Porres 
3:30 p.m. — Arrive at National Civil Rights Museum 
4:00 p.m. — Participate in National Civil Rights program in courtyard. 
6:01 p.m. — Moment of Silence 

Posted by Cory Dugan at 4:14 PM