Men and women from the city of Detroit, including many members of the Sacred Heart Major Seminary community, in addition to clergy, religious, laymen and women of the Archdiocese of Detroit, gathered at Ste. Anne de Detroit Catholic Church on Monday, January 15, to celebrate Mass as the country honored the memory, work, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The principal celebrant and homilist of the Mass was the Most Reverend Gerard Battersby, auxiliary bishop of Detroit, who was joined at the altar by concelebrating clergy from several Michigan dioceses. “Jesus Christ is the reason for our gathering today and every day,” Battersby remarked. “It’s in him and by his blood and in his holy name that we are brothers and sisters—that though different, and from different mothers—we have but one father, one faith, one baptism.”