March for Life
Each year the Respect Life Ministry sponsors a pilgrimage to the National March for Life in Washington, D.C. Students from the Catholic high schools, Confirmation students, parish pro-life groups, and individuals come together the day before to travel by bus to our nation’s Capital to participate in the Opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. On the day of the March, Archbishop Leonard P. Blair celebrates Mass in the hotel where the pilgrim group is staying. This Mass is followed by an inspirational pro-life speaker and then the actual March.
Due to the unsettled situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, Respect Life Ministry did not sponsor a pilgrimage to the March for Life in 2022.