The March for Life is a peaceful demonstration to share the truth concerning legalized abortion.
There are plenty of opportunities to participate or volunteer for the March for Life. Check back as information will be added!
March for Life Sign Making -- January 10th
Hosted by the DC Knights of Columbus
Pre-March Family Gathering for Knights of Columbus -- January 21
Hosted by our own O'Boyle Council
Pre-March Theology on Tap -- January 21
Pre-March Preparation for Youth Rally & Mass for Life -- January 22
Assistance is needed to prepare for the thousands of youth at the Verizon Center from midnight to 2am; easy tasks. Carpooling, treats, and many hands-that-make-quick-work make this an enjoyable experience.
Conact: Maureen Smith |
maureenelizsmith [at] gmail [dot] com
Two parishes are particularly close to the March for Life and Supreme Court, St. Peter's and St. Joseph's, both on Capitol Hill. They both have provided hospitality to marchers for decades.
Each year they rely on the generosity and assistance of volunteers - whether parishioners or friends - to provide this hosptiality to THOUSANDS of Marchers. St. Vincent de Paul parishioners have assisted with providing assistance at St. Peter's and St. Joseph's as well.
St. Vincent de Paul parishioners with Bishop Dewane of Venice, Florida
What to expect: Warm spirits and happy faces greeting you, thanking you for volunteering and providing such warmth and hospitality. Day-of tasks include cutting donuts in-half, setting up and maintaining coffee and hot-coco stations, keeping tables clean, answering questions. You will feel gratified that you could provide a little respite for courageous Marchers and be awed at some of the distances they traveled and the stories they share. You may meet a Bishop and even run-into people you know.
Both parishes are welcoming volunteers, can you spare an hour (or more)?
St. Peter's: Shifts are available all day from 4am-5pm. Their biggest crunch is between 3pm-5pm. (Also Pre-March set-up on January 18 from 6pm-7pm; and January 21 around 4pm).
St. Joseph's: Shifts are available in the morning for set-up; afternoon from 1pm-4pm (possibly until 5pm)
Contact: St. Joseph's Rectory | 202.547.1223
MARCH FOR LIFE RALLY & MARCH
Adult and Family Rally and Mass for Life
St. Matthew’s Cathedral: Rally kicks off at 9am and features Sr. Maris Stella, S.V. (Sister of Life) as the main speaker. Fr. Avelino Gonzalez will celebrate the Mass, which begins at 10am. Metro: Dupont and Farragut North (red line). Registration is required. Register at
March for Life Options
(a) After the Mass for Life at St. Matthew's Cathedral (see above), Marchers can gather at the St. Anthony Chapel to walk to the National Mall together.
(b) The rally point for the March is on the National Mall at 12th Street, NW. You can reach the National Mall from the following Metro Stations: L'Enfant (yellow, green, orange, blue, silver lines); Federal Triangle (blue, orange, silver lines); Metro Center (red, blue, orange lines).
(c) If you cannot make the rally point and March, you can meet-up at the Supreme Court. Silent No More testimonies will occur at 3pm. Metro: Union Station (red line).
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