Diocesan News

Diocese of Brooklyn Livestreams Prayer Service in Honor of MLK

Civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. smiles during a talk with U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, not pictured, in this undated photo. The federal holiday that celebrates the iconic civil rights leader is observed Jan. 18, 2021. (Photo: Catholic News Service)

FLUSHING — The diocese’s annual prayer service commemorating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was held at noon on Monday, Jan. 16, at St. Kevin Church, located at 45-21 194th Street in Flushing.

The midday prayer service was led by Bishop Robert Brennan. The guest homilist was Father Ajani Gibson, the administrator of St. Peter Claver Parish in New Orleans. 

The choir of St. Martin de Porres Parish, Bedford-Stuyvesant, provided music for the service.