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March for Life

March For Life – Washington D.C. –  January 29, 2021

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 that traveled to the March for Life from the Archdiocese in 2020! 

Join us for the NY Pilgrim Mass in D.C. at the next March for Life!

Stay tuned for information regarding a Mass for New York pilgrims at the March for Life in Washington, D.C. in 2021.

His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan celebrates Mass for nearly a thousand New York Pilgrims at the March for Life in 2020.

What else is going on?

Check out the following events surrounding the March for Life!

Youth Rally and Mass for Life

#Stand4Life at the Youth Rally and Mass! Click here for more information on the Youth Rally and Mass!

Interested in Tickets for the Youth Rally and Mass?

Send in your ticket requests by October 2020 to: 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 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 2021 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.