Sat, Jan 12, 2013
4:30 PM

2013 Keep the Dream Alive Mass and Awards

Honoring the Memory of  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) and the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington DC honored Martin Luther King, Jr., by presenting awards to contemporary heroes during the “Keep the Dream Alive” Mass & Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

The event took place during the celebration of Mass with Most Reverend Martin D. Holley, Archdiocese of Washington serving as presider and Monsignor Charles Pope, pastor of Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian as homilist.

Rev. Larry Snyder, President of CCUSA told the honorees, “We are inspired by our faith to serve the least among us, and I know that the work you do every day is similarly inspired.”

Preceding the event, more than 20 individuals participated in a volunteer day with the Harriet Tubman Women’s shelter and Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors Coat Closet, two programs of Catholic Charities working in the District of Columbia.

The 2013 “Keep the Dream Alive Award” recipients:

  • Rev. William M. Lies, C.S.C., Vice President for Mission Engagement and Church Affairs at the University of Notre Dame;
  • Carolyn Tisdale, Retired Executive Director, Catholic Charities of West Tennessee;
  • Beverly Carroll, Assistant Director in the Secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church at the United States Conference on Catholic Bishops (USCCB);

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington honored The Honorable Arthur Burnett, Sr., Retired Judge, District of Columbia Superior Court, with the 2013 “Faith Does Justice Award”.

Event Location

Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Roman Catholic Church
1357 East Capitol Street, S.E.
Washington, DC 20003


Street parking is available. For more information about parking or directions, please contact Holy Comforter-Saint Cyprian Roman Catholic Church at (202) 546-1885 or

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