MARCH FOR LIFE
"The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since 1973 is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, legalized abortion on demand." -www.marchforlife.org
Youth Rally & Mass for Life
Thousands of teens, some young at heart adults, as well as a large group of religious sisters, brothers, seminarians, priests and bishops from all over the nation (and beyond!) gathered in the Verizon Center to praise God, celebrate an awe-inspiring mass, and show they stand together for LIFE. See the video of the Rally & Mass in 2015 to the right!
StPYG Overnight and Trip
Overnight for LIFE - We will spend the night at St. Paul on Thursday night in preparation for our trip the next day. We will attend dinner and a concert at Mother Seton Parish and then sleep in the Parish Center at St Paul. Please remember to pack for Friday's weather! Much of our day will be spent outside, so make sure you are prepared for whatever is forecasted. Bring a bagged lunch!
Metro to DC - Around 5:45am on Friday, January 19th we will carpool to the metro to travel to Washington D.C. for the YOUTH RALLY & MASS FOR LIFE and the March for Life. We will leave our overnight belongings safely locked away at St. Paul.
Arrive at Verizon Center - We have tickets for the YOUTH RALLY & MASS. We will sit together and celebrate mass with thousands of young people gathered to honor LIFE.
Lunch and Head to the March - There are speakers on the Mall, but usually our group will find a museum to hang out and keep warm in as we wait for the actual march to begin. This is when we eat lunch, you must bring your lunch since we will NOT be stopping anywhere to purchase lunch.
March for Life! - The streets of D.C. will be filled with people making their voices heard for Life. We will join those marching, chanting, waving signs, singing, and praying on the way to the Capitol building and the Supreme Court. What a powerful experience!
Back to the Metro - After we reach the end of the March, we will head to the Metro, and again carpool back to St. Paul.
Dinner at St. Paul - the Knights of Columbus usually provide a warm meal to marchers as they return home. Our carpool will drop us back off at the church, and you are welcome to stay for dinner! You will be able to pick up your overnight belongings before heading home.