Lyke House Catholic Center at AUC Celebrating Anniversary Weekend

Oct 15, 2013

Monsignor Edward Branch

Monsignor Edward Branch stopped by WCLK recently to talk about Lyke House’s 14th Annual Dedication Weekend, October 17-20, 2013.  Lyke House is the Catholic Center for the Atlanta University Center. 

Constructed in October 1999 and named after the late Archbishop James P. Lyke, O.F.M., the Lyke House is a place of worship, a house of African heritage, a liturgical laboratory, and a school of theological literacy.  The facility as it stands now (from 1992-1999 they operated out of a little blue house on James P. Brawley Dr.) reflects the African roots of Catholic Christianity.

The Lyke House is a community, a family that consists of students, faculty, staff and volunteers locally, and extends to parents, donors, and friends from all around the world.  An incubator for the Church’s future leadership-both lay and ordained-students involved with Lyke House become completely aware of the glory of God, charged forever to intellectually serve humanity in a spirit of love and mercy.

Events for the upcoming Anniversary Weekend are as follows:

October 17, 4:00 – 6:00 PM | Meet & Greet Reception for AUC Faculty and Staff

October 18, 6:00 – 8:00 PM | Community of Parishes Celebrate with the Lyke House Bowman Scholars (the musicians who lead our worship services in music); light refreshments served

October 19, 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM | Day of Community Service for students, staff, Lyke House Council of Advisors, and volunteers

October 20, 10:15 AM – 1:00 PM | Dedication Sunday Mass and Brunch

You can find out more about Lyke House and Catholic Center programs at AUC by going to their bebsite,