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March for Life

March For Life – Washington D.C.

January 20, 2023

What is the March for Life in Washington D.C.?

The March for Life in Washington D.C. began as a grassroots response of pro-lifers nationwide to Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion throughout the 9 months of a woman’s pregnancy. This year, thanks to the Dobbs vs Jackson decision, the 50th March for Life takes place in a post-Roe world. But the March for Life is more important than ever as we strive towards a true culture of life in our nation! Inspired by the Holy Spirit’s gift of Reverence, Catholics and all people of good will come together at our Nation’s Capital to pray and publicly intercede on behalf of the unborn, their parents, families, our communities, our nation and its leaders – that this prayerful presence may open hearts, minds, souls to the fullness of the Gospel of Life in our lives and laws. 

Bus Pilgrimages to the March for Life

Below are the currently announced bus trips planned for 2023, keep checking back as more groups are added!


Diocese of Brooklyn: Contact: Christian Rada (718) 965-7300, ext. 5541 email:[email protected] Departing from Diocesan Offices: 310 Prospect Park West Brooklyn NY 11215.


St. Benedict’s: Contact: Fr. Nikolin Pergjiini 718-828-3403 Departing from  St. Benedict’s Church, Throgs Neck


Hopewell Junction: Contact: Dan Slader [email protected] Departing from  St. Columba Church, Hopewell Junction


Respect Life Office:  Contact: Sr. Hope S.V. s[email protected] or 646-476-0931; Departing from Sacred Heart of Jesus, Westside 

Regina Coeli Knights of Columbus: Contact Holy Innocents Church 212-279-5861; Departing from Holy Innocents Church, Westside

Frassati Fellowship: (for young adults 20-30s) Carpool Jan 20th-21st  Departing from St. Vincent Ferrer, Eastside Sign-up here (looking for drivers and passengers)

Office of Hispanic Ministries: Contact: Krismely Garcia 646-919-3817 Departing from: St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Washington Heights


Orange County

Monroe: Contact: Rich Strobel 914-456-0512, email:[email protected] Departing from: Sacred Heart, Monroe

Putnam County

Brewster: Contact: Maureen Herbstritt  845-279-2021  Departing from  St. Lawrence O’Toole, Brewster

Rockland County

Rockland Right to Life: Contact: Tracey DeRosa  845 826-1744 or 845 548-3146 Departing from:  St. Francis of Assisi, W. Nyack:

Staten Island

Staten Island Right to Life: Contact: Elisa DiSimone (347) 213-2229 Departing from: St. Charles, Staten Island


Yonkers: Contact: Rectory: 914-963-0730; Departing from St. Joseph’s, Yonkers

Crestwood: Contact: Rectory: 914-779-7345; Departing from Annunciation, Crestwood

Ossining: Contact: Peter Marengo [email protected]; Departing from St. Augustine’s, Ossining

Northern Westchester: Contact: Maria Litrenta 914-962-1815  Departing from St. Patrick’s, Yorktown Heights Note: Free for students in Gr 7-12! 

*cancelled* Central Westchester: Contact: Rob Florin 914-473-0784; Departing from Immaculate Conception, Tuckahoe

March for Life Mass for Archdiocese of New York Pilgrims

Opportunities for Local Prayer and Witness

If you are not able to attend the March for Life in D.C. this year, we encourage you to participate in local prayer events or peaceful, prayerful witness outside of an abortion clinic near your. This year, the USCCB Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children observed with penance and prayer every year on Jan 22 is transferred to Mon, Jan 23 because Jan 22 falls on a Sunday.

Mass for Life

Stayed tuned for a listing of local events on Jan 22/23 in the Archdiocese of New York

Orange County
Rockland County

Friday, Jan 20th Mass for Life at 12:00 noon at Saint Margaret of Antioch Church, 115 W Central Avenue, Pearl River, NY 10965.

Staten Island

Friday, Jan 20th –  Motorcade leaving from St. Charles Church 644 Clawson St  following the 12noon Mass to witness at SIUH North and return to St. Charles.


Monday, Jan 23rd –  Holy Mass will be offered at Sacred Heart Church, Esopus, NY at 11:30 a.m. with confessions starting at 10:45 a.m. The flags at the parish will fly at half-mast in commemoration of the 63 million lives lost.


Rally for Life – Saturday, Jan 21st, 12Noon, Maple & Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains; contact Lucy (914) 776-4135


Consider witnessing at one of the following abortion clinics:


Location:        Bronx Abortion
2070 Eastchester Rd, Bronx, NY

Location:        Dr. Emily’s
642 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY


Location:        Planned Parenthood
26 Bleecker Street, NY, NY

Location:        Parkmed NYC
800 2nd Ave #605, NY, NY

White Plains

Location:        Planned Parenthood
                         175 Tarrytown Road, White Plains, NY


Location:        Planned Parenthood
                            136 Lake Street #11, Newburgh, NY

Spring Valley

Location:      Planned Parenthood
                       25 Perlman Drive, Spring Valley, NY

Staten Island

Location:      Staten Island University Hospital North
                          475 Seaview Ave Staten Island, NY

Want to learn more about how to pray and witness outside of an abortion clinic? Click here for Tips for Witness.

What else is going on?

Check out the following events surrounding the March for Life!

Life Fest

Life Fest is a Mass and Rally hosted by the Sisters of Life on the morning of the March for Life Jan 20th 7:30am-10:30 am at the Entertainment and Sports Center in Washington, D.C. It will include music, prayer and dynamic speakers. Perfect for youth and young adults. For more information and to register click here.


National Prayer Vigil for Life

The National Prayer Vigil for Life is a pro-life prayer vigil held on the eve of the March for Life each January. It is held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.  The Opening Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Burbidge on Thursday, January 19th at 5:30 p.m. and will be immediately followed by a 7:00-8:00 p.m. Holy Hour for Life. Throughout the night, Holy Hours will be led by various bishops throughout the country and available on live-stream. A closing Mass for the Vigil will be celebrated at 8am on Friday morning. Typically, over 20,000 pilgrims from across the nation pray through the night for an end to abortion and a greater respect for all human life.

The Vigil Program will be televised by EWTN and livestreamed on the Basilica’s webpage so millions can participate remotely.

Cardinal O’Connor Conference

The Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life is the largest collegiate pro-life conference in the United States! The conference will be held on Saturday, January 21st. This year’s keynote speaker is March for Life president Jeanne Mancini. To register or learn more about the 2023 conference click here.

National Pro-Life Summit

A massive gathering of grassroots pro-life activists of all ages, hosted in D.C. the day after the March for Life. The National Pro-Life Summit will be held on January 21, 2023. Visit the website to register and for more details.

Novena For Life

9 Days for Life is a “digital pilgrimage” of prayer and action focused on cherishing the gift of every person’s life. A multi-faceted novena highlighting a different intention each day provides reflections, bonus information, and suggested actions. Join to receive the novena through the 9 Days for Life app, daily emails, or daily texts. Find the website here.

Resources for Youth

Make the March for Life more than just a one-day event! Prepare and form young people in an understanding of life and human dignity through these free resources from the McGrath Institute found here.

Other Sites to Visit

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Make time to visit “America’s Catholic Church!” Stop in for Mass, or explore the beautiful basilica, including the crypt. Find relics of Pope St. John Paul II, among others!

Saint John Paul II National Shrine

Visit the National Shrine of Saint John Paul II! Make sure to give yourself time to explore the exhibit of his life and legacy, and to pray with his relic in the chapel. A beautiful and moving experience! Click the image below to visit the Shrine’s website.

Museum of the Bible

January 15 – 21, 2023
400 4th St SW, Washington, DC 20024

Surrounding the March for Life, the Museum of the Bible is offering discounted admission! Plan your visit at and use the promo code ROSE23 to receive a 25% discount on admission.