Everyone from conception to the moment of natural death has inalienable rights and we rejoice in the privilege of affirming those rights on the anniversary of a regrettable decision of the Supreme Court. May the March for Life reaffirm our commitment to serve the truth, to respect everyone, and to unite in prayer.
The March for Life is an annual rally which takes place in Washington DC to peacefully protest the practice and legality of abortion. This year, the March will take place on January 24 with the theme “Life Empowers: Pro-Life is Pro-Woman.”
Last year, Archbishop Broglio led some 40 members of the Archdiocese in the annual March for Life on the National Mall. Once again this year, there will be several events which support the March for Life and help to make it a time to unite in prayer and reaffirm the dignity of the human person from conception to the moment of natural death.
National Prayer Vigil for Life
2020 National Prayer Vigil for Life will take place Thursday, January 23 through Friday, January 24 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. On Thursday, January 23, Confessions and the Divine Mercy Chaplet will precede the Opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Upper Church.
Archbishop Broglio will be the principal celebrant and homilist of the Closing Mass, which will be celebrated at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, January 24, in the Great Upper Church. Both Masses will air on EWTN as well as on the National Shrine’s YouTube channel and Facebook page..
Youth Rally and Mass for Life
The Youth Rally and Mass for Life strives to encourage youth participating in the national March for Life in their witness as disciples of Christ and promoters of the Gospel of Life. It will take place on January 24, 2020 at the Capital One Arena in Washington DC.
Life is VERY Good Rally
Life is VERY Good is an effort led by the Diocese of Arlington which will take place at the EagleBank Arena on the campus of George Mason University. The Evening of Prayer on January 23 is an opportunity to pray for the success of the March for Life our hearts and those of others in this country. The Morning Rally prepares youth to make their voices heard as they proclaim the gospel of life during the March.
March for Life
The March for Life will take place on January 24. To learn more about the schedule of events for the March for Life in Washington DC, visit the organization’s website. For those who are unable to join the Washington DC March, check the list of State Marches to find an event closer to you.