March For Life – Washington D.C. – January 24, 2020
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. Each year, 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.
Plan Your Trip!
Visit the official March for Life website for more general information on the March for Life in Washington, DC.
Interested in joining the Respect Life Bus to the March for Life? Contact us.
Sr. Charity, SV
Asst. Respect Life Director
Buses from the Archdiocese
Here is a full list of buses travelling to the March for Life from the Archdiocese in 2020!
NY Pilgrim Mass in D.C. on Jan. 24, 2020!
There will be a special Mass in Washington D.C. for all NY Pilgrims celebrated by His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan!
Where: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Washington D.C. (near the site of the Rally)
What else is going on?: Surrounding events in Washington D.C.
Youth Rally and Mass for Life
#Stand4Life at the Youth Rally and Mass! If you requested tickets, we will be in touch with you soon!
Interested in Tickets for the Youth Rally and Mass? – Ticket order is NOW open for 2020.
By October 31, email
email@example.com with the following information:
(i) Group/Parish Name
(ii) Group Leader and Contact Information
(iii) the Total Number of Tickets for your group
(iv) any special seating requirements.
Please do not overestimate.
By December 1st, you will be contacted with the number of tickets, if any, your group has received.
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 watch a video welcoming you to the shrine.
Cardinal O’Connor Conference
The Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life is the largest collegiate pro-life conference in the United States! Learn more about the 2020 conference, named for the founder of the Sisters of Life, here.
St. Patrick’s Prayer Vigil for Life
January 22nd – Day of Prayer and Penance
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has declared that in all the dioceses of the United States of America, January 22nd shall be observed as a particular day of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion, and of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life.
The Mass “For Peace and Justice” (no. 22 of the “Masses for Various Needs”) should be celebrated with violet vestments as an appropriate liturgical observance for this day. (General Instruction of the Roman Missal, no. 373) Today the priest has a choice between several different readings. He may preach on the Readings of the Day, or one of the sets of readings from the Mass for Peace and Justice.
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.