The National March for Life
For over 40 years, give or take a few snow emergency years, Saint Agnes and other area parishes have sent groups to Washington, DC for the March For Life. The day would usually begin in the “wee hours” of a cold, sometimes frigid Friday in January with a 6 hour bus trip 235 miles to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception where the marchers would attend Mass offered in one of the many chapels. They would then start their march by walking three miles or so to the National Mall for a rally and then past the U.S. Capitol to the Supreme Court Building for another rally. The day was long. The cold could be stinging, snowy, or sloppy wet–or all three but the participants knew that they were speaking out for those who do not have a voice–the millions of aborted babies and others whose lives are considered marginal. They marched then and continue to march for the sanctity of life. They march for the sanctity of all life from conception to natural death.
For the first time ever in 2021 the March for Life has gone Virtual.
Saint Agnes Respect for Life Day
Saint Agnes’ Our Lady of Guadalupe Pro-Life Group will be having a Respect for Life Day on January 29, 2021 which is the day of the march in D.C. The schedule for the day at St. Agnes will be morning Mass as usual at 7:30 am followed by Adoration throughout the day on an hourly basis from 8 am until 6 pm with different intentions at every hour, and then by ending with an evening Mass. All parish organizations/ministries have been asked to sign up for a scheduled hour of Adoration. All adorers are always welcome for Adoration regardless of the schedule.
National March for Life Information
from Jeanne Mancini, President:
The annual rally will take place virtually and we are asking all participants to stay home and to join the March virtually. A small group of pro-life leaders from across the country will 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.
For more information, visit our website for answers to some frequently asked questions.
By RSVPing using the link above, you will receive links to access the March for Life livestreams directly to your inbox on the morning of January 29th.