Details on the March For Life
The March for Life this year will be held on Friday, January 29. This is a practical way to show our support for recognizing the dignity and beauty of every human being from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death and every moment in between.
Our youth minister, Kelly, will be hosting a prayer service the night before: LIFE IS VERY GOOD via livestream from the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington. The evening will include: Adoration with Bishop Burbidge; a talk by Ennie Hickman; and music by Steve Angrisano. Join our parish at 6:30pm for dinner then the service in the parish hall.
The organizers for the March for Life released the statement below on Friday, January 15th about the changes being made to the March. More details can be found at www.marchforlife.org.
"The protection of all of those who participate in the annual March, as well as the many law enforcement personnel and others who work tirelessly each year to ensure a safe and peaceful event, is a top priority of the March for Life. In light of the fact that we are in the midst of a pandemic which may be peaking, and in view of the heightened pressures that law enforcement officers and others are currently facing in and around the Capitol, this year’s March for Life will look different.
"The annual rally will take place virtually and we are asking all participants to stay home and to join the March virtually. We will invite a small group of pro-life leaders from across the country to march in Washington, DC this year. These leaders will represent pro-life Americans everywhere who, each in their own unique ways, work to make abortion unthinkable and build a culture where every human life is valued and protected.
"We are profoundly grateful for the countless women, men, and families who sacrifice to come out in such great numbers each year as a witness for life – and we look forward to being together in person next year. As for this year’s march, we look forward to being with you virtually."