The pilgrimage to the March for Life in D.C. takes on new urgency this year as we await a decision from the Supreme Court in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health. This 49th anniversary of Roe v Wade could be the last before the Roe decision is finally overturned and the regulation of abortion returns to the legislature.
For an updated listing of buses leaving from the Archdiocese of New York, please see https://archny.org/ministries-and-offices/respect-life/events-2/march-for-life/
Archdiocese of New York Events
❖ Mass in Washington D.C., for pilgrims from the Archdiocese of New York. The Respect Life Office will host a Mass Friday, Jan. 21, for all Archdiocese of New York pilgrims attending the March for Life. Cardinal Dolan will be the principal celebrant. The Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, 619 10th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. Afterward, New York pilgrims will walk to the rally and march under an archdiocesan banner. If an archdiocesan group cannot make the Mass, you are invited to meet us at 10th Street NW and Constitution Avenue, where we will gather for the march.
Prayer Vigil for Life: Cardinal Dolan will celebrate the 5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Saturday, Jan. 22, the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The Prayer Vigil for Life will continue with Adoration at 6:30 p.m., with music by the Sisters of Life. For those unable to be present at the March for Life, this event offers a local pilgrimage for the building up of the culture of life in our nation. It is open to all parishioners, families, parish groups and youth groups.
St. Mary and St. Andrew parish, Ellenville, is cooperating with the Ulster Deanery Respect Life Committee as follows:
Friday, Jan. 21, 2022
Holy Hour in Support of the Marchers at the March for Life, 12 noon-1 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022
Mass at 9 a.m. to be dedicated to Reparation for Legalization of Abortion in U.S.
Other D.C. area events to attend or participate in virtually:
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022
❖ National Prayer Vigil for Life: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception 400 Michigan Ave., NE, Washington, D.C.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the National Prayer Vigil for Life will have a condensed program and will be open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The Vigil program will be televised by EWTN and livestreamed on the basilica’s website.
Principal celebrant: Most Reverend William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, chairman, USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities
During the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m., bishops from dioceses across the country will livestream holy hours. For the full listing of the overnight hours: https://www.usccb.org/prolife/overnight-holy-hours-january
❖ “Life Is Very Good” Evening of Prayer (for Youth Groups): Eaglebank Arena (formerly Patriot Center), George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., 7:30-9:45 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Evening includes Eucharistic Adoration and confessions. 7:30-9:45 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.
❖ Featuring: Sister Josephine Garrett, C.S.F.N., musician Dave Moore, Father Agustino Torres, C.F.R., and concert with Apollo LTD. Tickets : $19 each. Discount rate of $31 if you attend both the evening and morning events. Contact Christine at email@example.com with questions. Information and to purchase tickets: https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/youth-ministry/life-is-very-good/
March for Life Expo: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. The March for Life Expo enables attendees to connect with pro-life organizations and ministries from across the country
Friday, Jan. 21, 2022
❖ National Prayer Vigil for Life (continued): Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave., NE, Washington, D.C.
❖ “Life Is Very Good” Morning Rally and Mass (for Youth Groups): Eaglebank Arena, George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., 9-11 a.m.; doors open at 8 a.m. Morning includes rally, Mass and opportunities for confession. 9-11 a.m.; doors open at 8 a.m. Featuring keynote and emcee Father Agustino Torres, C.F.R., and musician Dave Moore. Tickets: $17 each, including a Chick-Fil-A lunch to go.
❖ Youth Rally and Mass for Life: St. Matthew the Apostle Cathedral.
The Archdiocese of Washington will host a virtual Youth Rally and Mass for Life on the morning of the March for Life. The in-person event is only open to local youth. youthrallyandmassforlife.org
❖ 49th Annual March for Life
11 a.m., Pre-Rally Concert; 12 noon: Rally; 1 p.m., March for Life.
Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022
❖ National Pro-Life Summit: Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert St. NW, Washington D.C. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Ticket prices: $60 for students and $85 for adults. Tickets include event admission and workshops, lunch and a snack break. Four national pro-life organizations have united to harness the passion of the most dedicated March for Life pilgrims, challenging them to return to their communities with a new vision and tools to radically change the political and cultural landscape. Information: https://prolifesummit.com/
❖ Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m., followed by Mass for Life at 5 p.m., Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart. This year’s speakers include Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron, Msgr. James Shea and Helen Alvaré. The conference is named for Cardinal John O’Connor, who committed himself to advocate for the defenseless and eloquently defended pro-life positions. Information: http://www.oconnorconference.com/
❖ Due to Georgetown University health policy, attendees must upload proof of vaccination in advance, or indicate religious or heath restriction and provide a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the conference.
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