Thursday, Jan. 23
National Prayer Vigil for Life: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, D.C.
· Confessions, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Confessional Chapel of the Crypt Church (Our Lady of Hostyn)
· Chaplet of Divine Mercy,
5-5:15 p.m. Great Upper Church
· Solemn Opening Mass,
5:30-7:30 p.m. Great Upper Church
Principal celebrant: Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, Archbishop of Kansas City, chairman-elect, USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities
· Confessions, 8:30-10:30p.m. Confessional Chapel of the Crypt Church (Our Lady of Hostyn)
· National Rosary for Life, 8-9 p.m. Crypt Church
· Night Prayer (Byzantine Rite), 9:30-10:30 p.m. Crypt Church
· Holy Hours for Life, 11 p.m.-
6 a.m. Crypt Church (led by seminarians)
“Life Is Very Good” evening of prayer (for youth groups): Eaglebank Arena, George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., 7:30-9:45 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Evening includes Eucharistic adoration and confessions. Featuring Immaculée Ilibagiza, Paul George and ALOB. Tickets: $18 each. Discount rate of $29 if you attend both evening and morning events. Contact Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Information and to purchase tickets: https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/youth-ministry/life-is-very-good/
“Celebrate Life Event”: Mother Seton Parish, 19951 Father Hurley Blvd., Germantown, Md. An evening of prayer and praise at Catholic Underground Maryland featuring the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal and Catholic recording artist Taylor Tripodi. The night includes an optional Travelers Mass 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., Praise and Worship Holy Hour at 7:30 p.m., and a concert with Taylor Tripodi at 8:45 p.m. Dinner and concert: $15 suggested donation.
Mother Seton parish is opening its facilities to groups traveling from out of town. If you need a place to stay on the eve of the March for Life, a donation of $35 includes dinner, concert, overnight accommodations (in a meeting room or classroom), breakfast and a bagged lunch. Information: Dominique, (301) 444-3495.
Friday, Jan. 24
National Prayer Vigil for Life (continued): Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, D.C.
· Morning Prayer, Benediction and Reposition, 6:30 a.m. Crypt Church
· Closing Mass, 7:30 a.m. Great Upper Church
Principal celebrant: Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services.
Mass in Washington, D.C., for Archdiocese of New York pilgrims. The Respect Life Office will host a Mass for all Archdiocese of New York pilgrims attending the March for Life. Cardinal Timothy Dolan will celebrate the Mass, joined by New York bishops, priests and seminarians. The Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, 619 10th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. Following Mass, our group will walk to the rally and march under an archdiocesan banner. If an archdiocesan group cannot attend the Mass, you can meet us at 10th Street NW and Constitution Avenue where we will gather until the start of the March.
Youth Rally and Mass for Life: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
The Archdiocese of Washington will host the Youth Rally and Mass for Life on the morning of the national march. All tickets have been reserved. Information: www.youthrallyandmassforlife.org or www.facebook.com/youthrallyandmassforlife.
Adult and family rally and Mass for Life: The Mass will be offered at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036. 8:40 a.m. rally; 10 a.m. Mass. The Cathedral Mass for Life will be celebrated by Bishop Mario Dorsonville. It will feature music by Mike Tenney.
“Life Is Very Good” morning rally and Mass (for youth groups): Eaglebank Arena, George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., 9-11 a.m. (doors open at 8 a.m.) Morning includes rally, Mass and opportunities for confession. Morning rally featuring Paul George and ALOB. Tickets are $17 each and include a Chick-Fil-A lunch to go. Discount rate of $29 if you attend both the evening and morning events. Contact Christine at email@example.com with questions. Information and to purchase tickets: https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/youth-ministry/life-is-very-good/
46th Annual March For Life
11 a.m. musical opening; 12 noon, rally; 1 p.m., march
Location: The March for Life 2020 rally will take place at 12th Street on the National Mall, between Madison Drive and Jefferson Drive. Following the rally, the march will begin on Constitution Avenue between 12th and 14th streets at approximately 1 p.m. Information: www.marchforlife.org
Saturday, Jan. 25
National Pro-Life Summit: Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Ticket prices are $55 for students and $80 for adults. Tickets include admittance to the event and workshops, lunch and a snack break. After Jan. 9 the price increases to $60 for students and $85 for adults. Four national pro-life organizations have united to harness the passion of the most dedicated pilgrims to the annual March for Life, challenging them to return to their communities with a new vision and tools to radically change the political and cultural landscape. Information: https://prolifesummit.com/ Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 9:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m., followed by Mass for Life at 5 p.m., Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart. This year’s keynote speakers are Dr. Jonathan Reyes and Sister Bethany Madonna. This year’s theme is “The Consistent Life Ethic and the Law: the Ethical Argument for Life.” The conference is named in the honor of Cardinal John O’Connor, the late Archbishop of New York, who committed himself to advocate for the defenseless and eloquently defended pro-life positions. Information: http://www.oconnorconference.com/
New York local event for the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade
Tuesday, Jan. 22
Prayer Vigil for Life: Cardinal Dolan will celebrate Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Jan. 22, the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and one year after the signing into law of the Reproductive Health Act. The Prayer Vigil for Life will begin with Adoration at 6:30 p.m. with music by the Sisters of Life, followed by Holy Mass at 7:30 p.m. For those who are not able to be present at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., this event offers a local pilgrimage for building the culture of life in our nation. The event is open to all parishioners, families, parish groups and youth groups.