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 March for Life Youth Pilgrimage

​The Office of Faith, Family, and Discipleship sponsors a youth pilgrimage to the March for Life in Washington, DC, each January. The March for Life began as a small demonstration and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since 1973 is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, abortion.​
Our annual pilgrimage, slated for January 23-24, 2020, is open to youth in ninth through twelfth grade and their adult chaperones. No middle school students are eligible to attend and all chaperones must have their required PA clearances.

The youth pilgrimage includes the Life Is Very Good​ evening rally at the Eagle Bank Arena on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., as well as the Life is Very Good Mass on Friday morning at the Eagle Bank Arena in Fairfax, VA.

For adults wanting to learn more about the March for Life and the Pro-Life Movement, visit our Advocacy for Life page. 

The total pilgrimage cost is $75. Registration will be open from June 1, 2019 until January 20, 2020. If registered by December 31, the Early Bird price is $50. Full payment is due to reserve your spot. There are only 50 spots available for this trip, and they will not be reserved without payment.

Before registering to attend the March for Life, a waiver must be filled out. To fill out the waiver, click the red "Sign Waiver +" tab, or Click here.

Packing List
Review and Print the Packing List for departure details and a useful checklist. For more information, please contact Christie Smith, diocesan director of youth ministry and special events.

Having trouble with the online registration? Click here to register directly through Eventbrite in a separate browser tab.

Pilgrimage Itinerary

 Thursday, January 23

Evening of Prayer

1:00 p.m.​ Depart from Greensburg Central Catholic HS
​6:30 p.m. LiVG Evening Rally​
​10:00 p.m.  Depart for hotel (Holiday Inn Express, Fairfax)​
​10:30 p.m. Pizza party in hotel​
​11:30 p.m. Lights Out​

 Friday, January 24

Morning Rally

​6:30 a.m.​Continental breakfast at hotel
​-​Depart for Eagle Bank Arena
​7:30 a.m.​Youth Rally and Mass for Life (Eagle Bank Arena)
​12:00 p.m.​Lunch to go
​2:00 p.m.​March for Life
​4:00 p.m.​Load bus for home
​6:00 p.m.​Dinner at Golden Corral in Frederick, MD
​11:00 p.m.​Arrive at Greensburg Central Catholic HS