March for Life Pilgrimage
Each year, concerned citizens opposed to abortion have gathered at the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., to raise their voices against the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision and to give witness to respect for all human life. Although many religious denominations participate each year, the march is overwhelmingly Catholic and the USCCB and the Archdiocese of Washington sponsor affiliated activities in connection with the march. There is also an important opportunity to meet with members of the Louisiana Congressional delegation regarding life issues. Finally, Louisiana Right to Life gathers young people from all across Louisiana for the Geaux Forth Rally, focused on bringing advocacy for life back home. Our pilgrimage also includes the participation of seminarians, female religious novices, and a chaplain on each motor coach, pro-life catechesis and prayer during portions of our travel time and hotel evenings, and a Rosary for life outside an abortion clinic located just blocks from the White House.
The CYO/Youth & Young Adult Ministry Office year began offering a trip ten years ago open to all area high school students. This has now grown into 500 teenagers from 19 Catholic high schools and numerous parish youth ministry delegations. Hundreds of thousands of mostly young people will peacefully march as witnesses to the sanctity of life. Archbishop Gregory Aymond is supportive of this opportunity and will be attending with us again this year.
The March for Life Pilgrimage is a life-changing pilgrimage that includes the 41st Rally & March for Life, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Capitol, Holocaust Museum, Smithsonian Museums, Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Supreme Court, opportunity to meet Louisiana Congressional Members, Geaux Forth Youth Rally, nightly youth ministry, and more!
Look for more information soon!