2019 March for Life Events in Washington, D.C.


Thursday, Jan. 17

National Prayer Vigil for Life: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, D.C.

Confessions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Confessional Chapel of the Crypt Church (Our Lady of Hostyn)

Chaplet of Divine Mercy, 5-5:15 p.m. Great Upper Church

Solemn Opening Mass, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Great Upper Church

Principal celebrant: Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, of Kansas City, Kan., Chairman-elect, USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities.

Confessions, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Confessional Chapel of the Crypt Church (Our Lady of Hostyn)

National Rosary for Life, 8-9 p.m. Crypt Church

Night Prayer (Byzantine Rite), 9:30-10:30 p.m. Crypt Church

Holy Hours for Life, 11 p.m.-6 a.m. Crypt Church (led by seminarians)

For full details visit: http://www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/january-roe-events/national-prayer-vigil-for-life-schedule.cfm

“Life Is Very Good” Evening of Prayer (for Youth Groups): EagleBank Arena (formerly Patriot Center), George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., 7:30-10 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Evening includes Eucharistic Adoration and Confessions. Featuring: Chris Stefanick, Steve Angrisano, I am They and Father James Searby. Reserve tickets: $18. Discount rate of $29 for those attending both the evening and morning events. For more information and to purchase tickets: http://www.arlingtondiocese.org/youth/lifeisverygood.aspx

“Celebrate Life With Cimorelli and the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal” Mother Seton Parish, 19951 Father Hurley Blvd., Germantown, Md., 7-10 p.m. Optional Travelers Mass 6 p.m. Evening includes Holy Hour led by the friars, dinner and concert with Cimorelli. Reserve tickets: $15 each for dinner and concert. Information: Dominique at (301) 444.3495.

Friday, Jan. 18

National Prayer Vigil for Life: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, D.C.

Morning Prayer, Benediction, & Reposition, 6:30 a.m. Crypt Church

Closing Mass, 7:30 a.m. Great Upper Church. Principal celebrant: Bishop Barry C. Knestout, of Richmond, Va.

Information: http://www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/january-roe-events/national-prayer-vigil-for-life-schedule.cfm

Mass in Washington, D.C., for Archdiocese of New York Pilgrims. The Respect Life Office will host a Mass for all Archdiocese of New York pilgrims attending the March for Life. Cardinal Dolan will celebrate the Mass, joined by New York bishops, priests and seminarians. The Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, 619 10th St. NW, Washington, D.C. Following Mass, pilgrims will walk to the rally and march as a group under an archdiocesan banner. If an archdiocesan group cannot attend the Mass, we invite you to meet us at 10th St. NW and Constitution Avenue, where we will gather before the march.

Youth Rally & Mass for Life: Capital One Arena (formerly the Verizon Center)

The Archdiocese of Washington will host the Youth Rally and Mass for Life on the morning of the national march. The event will be held at the Capital One Arena in Washington. All tickets have now been reserved.

Adult and Family Rally & Mass for Life: The Adult and Family Rally & Mass for Life will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington. Celebrant: Auxiliary Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, of Washington, D.C.; Homilist: Msgr. Robert Panke, director of priest formation, John Paul II Seminary. The rally speaker will be David Bereit, co-founder of 40 Days for Life. Information: http://www.stmatthewscathedral.org/events/2019/01/18/adult-family-rally-mass-life.

“Life Is Very Good” Morning Rally & Mass (for Youth Groups): EagleBank Arena (formerly Patriot Center), George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., 9–11 a.m. (doors open at 8 a.m.). Morning includes rally, Mass and opportunities for confession. Featuring Sister Bethany Madonna, S.V., Steve Angrisano and Father James Searby. Reserve tickets: $17 each, includes a Chick-Fil-A lunch to go. Discount rate of $29 if you attend both the evening and morning events. Reserved seating in order of payment. Information and tickets: http://www.arlingtondiocese.org/youth/lifeisverygood.aspx

46th Annual March for Life

11 a.m. Musical Opening

12 p.m. Rally

1 p.m. March


The March for Life 2019 Rally will take place on the grounds of the Washington Monument, near the corner of 15th St. NW and Constitution Avenue. Following the rally, the march will begin on Constitution Avenue between 15th and 17th streets. Information: http://www.marchforlife.org

Saturday, Jan. 19

“Latinos por la Vida” Conference for Spanish-speaking: St. Anthony of Padua Church, 3305 Glen Carlyn Road, Falls Church Va. 22041. Reserve tickets: $35. Special prices for groups larger than five people, please email pilarvc@corazonpuro.org.

*Precios especiales para grupos de más de 5 personas. Enviar un correo a pilarvc@corazonpuro.org.

To register: http://www.latinosporlavida.com/eventos.html

Students for Life East Coast Conference: FBC Glenarden Event Center, 600 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, Md., 8 a.m.-7 p.m. The Students for Life East Coast Conference provides education, training and opportunities with pro-life activists from across America. Information: http://sflalive.org/

Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 9:30a.m.-4 p.m., followed by Mass for Life at 5 p.m., Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart. This year’s keynote speaker is Cardinal Dolan. This year’s theme is “Pro-Life Priorities: Advancing a Culture of Life.” Rooted in the Catholic tradition, the conference is named in the honor of Cardinal John O’Connor, who committed himself to advocate for the defenseless and eloquently defended pro-life positions. Information: http://www.oconnorconference.com/

New York Event

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Prayer Vigil for Life: The Archdiocese of New York is hosting a prayer vigil in New York for all parishes of the archdiocese to come together on the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The Prayer Vigil for Life will be held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Tuesday, Jan. 22, beginning with Adoration at 6:30 p.m. with music by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, followed by Holy Mass at 7:30 p.m. For those who could not be present at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., this event serves as a local pilgrimage to build up the culture of life in our nation. The event is open to all parishioners, families, parish groups and youth groups.


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