Related Events

There are many events happening around Washington, D.C. surrounding the March for Life.  These events are not sponsored by the March for Life, but we wanted to make you aware of them during your trip to the Nation’s Capital.  Check back in the weeks leading up to the March for Life as related events are continually added to this page!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Planned Parenthood Protest

8-11 am: Pro-lifers Gathered at Planned Parenthood in DC at 1225 Fourth Street NE. Prayers and speeches, led by Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, Janet Morana, Bryan Kemper, and other pro-life leaders and activists.

Evangelicals for Life

Join the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and the North American Mission Board for Evangelicals for Life, a major pro-life conference in conjunction with the March for Life. Evangelicals from across the country will gather at McLean Bible Church January 17-18, right outside Washington, D.C., to be inspired and equipped by top speakers including Russell Moore, Karen Ellis, J.D. Greear,  Mindy Belz, Amy Ford, and Dhati Lewis. Registration is now open.

2019 Law of Life Summit

The Summit will examine jurisprudence “Beyond Roe” and what the judicial/legal landscape will look like if Roe is defeated.

The Law of Life Summit brings together many of the nations most prominent advocates for the sanctity of human life. The 2019 Law of Life Summit includes an impressive range of national speakers followed by the Americans United for Life panel on state laws after Roe, and the Thomas More Society panel on legal coaching for sidewalk advocacy.  Details and registration information available at LawLife.org.

2019 Law of Life Summit

Catholic author and speaker Debbie Staresinic will be selling and signing her books, Theology of the Body Rosary Meditations and On a Mission to Love at the Ruah Woods Press Booth on Thursday from 2-4pm. Debbie will also be selling her limited edition custom-made rosaries. All proceed from the books and rosaries benefit Ruah Wood Press’ curriculum program Rooted: K-12 Theology of the Body.

Screenings of “Fatal Flaws” Film

Date: Thursday January 17, 2019

Times: 2:00 AND 8:00 PM

Place: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel (999 Ninth St NW)

Trailer: www.fatalflawsfilm.com

Many people believe that once assisted death is legal, it becomes settled law i.e. it is no longer controversial. Fatal Flaws uncovers the long-term consequences of assisted suicide laws in certain U.S. states such as Oregon, as well as in the Netherlands, Belgium and Canada.

Assisted death laws contain intentional flaws that enable decisions to cause death in otherwise unacceptable circumstances. How do laws that give medical professionals the right to kill their patients affect society?

These screenings are hosted by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and will premiere the 55 minute educational version of the film. Fatal Flaws is co-produced by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and DunnMedia. There is no cost to attend and no ticket is required. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Everyone is welcome. The film is rated PG: theme or content may not be suitable for children. Call 1-877-439-3348 or email [email protected] for more information.

On Personhood: A conversation with Sarah C. Williams

6:00 PM to 7:30PM

Interview and Book Signing

Sarah C. Williams, Author:  Perfectly Human – Nine Months with Cerian

In conversation with

Maria McFadden-Maffucci, Editor, The Human Life Review

University Club DC ~ 1135 Sixteenth Street, NW ~ Washington, DC 20036

OneVoiceDC

Renaissance Downtown DC Hotel, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

OneVoiceDC is a free non-denominational event and a collaborative effort among pro-life, pro-family, and pro-liberty organizations. It will focus on prayer and worship to end the ultimate human rights injustice of our day: abortion. Held at the main hotel of the March for Life, OneVoiceDC is an evangelical event and is open to all. Join us as we Pray, Worship, and March.

Register HERE.

National Prayer Vigil for Life

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception – Washington, DC

On January 17, the evening before the March for Life, thousands will gather in prayer for the 5:30 p.m. Opening Mass in the Great Upper Church. The Mass will be followed by prayer throughout the night, concluding with a 7:30 a.m. Closing Mass on Friday, January 18.

No tickets or reservations are required for this event. For more information on the complete overnight vigil schedule and frequently asked questions, please click here.

Life is Very Good Evening of Prayer

EagleBank Arena on the campus of George Mason University

Sponsored by the Diocese of Arlington Office of Youth Ministry

Evening Of Prayer (including Eucharistic Adoration): 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Featuring  Mark Hart, The Afters, Ben Walther Band, and Fr. James Searby.

Tickets are $17 each. Discount rate of $28 if you attend both the evening and morning events (see below). Reserved seating in order of payment.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please see Life is VERY Good. Contact Christine at [email protected] with any questions.

Tridentine Latin Mass offered by a priest of the Society of St. Pius X

6:00 PM

Meeting Room 12/13/14

Movie Screening, Where There Is Darkness

Catholic Mobilizing Network is co-sponsoring a special screening of the award-winning documentary, Where There Is Darkness, on Thurs., Jan. 17th from 8:00 – 10:00 PM in at Catholic University (Hannan Hall Room #108). The screening will immediately follow the National Vigil For Life, and is just a short walk away from the Shrine.

The film tells the story of Fr. Rene Robert, who was murdered by a man named Steven Murray in 2016. As a younger man, Fr. Rene had written a Declaration of Life, which requested that the death penalty not be imposed should he ever die as a result of a violent crime. That Declaration of Life was instrumental in keeping Steven Murray from receiving a death sentence. (More info on Fr. Rene and the film available here.)

Tickets are $8 and can be purchased here.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Tridentine Latin Mass of the Holy Innocents, Chanted by the Benedictine Monks of Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery

7:30 AM

Grand Ballroom North

Morning Mass for Life

7:30 AM

Working professionals praying for those in solidarity with those marching: join us for an hour of music, mass, and adoration.

St. Mary Mother of God
727 5th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Mass with Bishop Glen Provost for the Lake Charles March for Life pilgrims in Washington

10:00 a.m.

Our Lady of Victory Church:
4835 MacArthur Blvd. N.W. Washington, D.C.

Life is Very Good Morning Rally and Mass

EagleBank Arena on the campus of George Mason University

Sponsored by the Diocese of Arlington Office of Youth Ministry

Morning Rally (including Mass with Bishop Burbidge and opportunities for reconciliation): 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Doors open at 8:00 a.m.) Featuring Sr. Miriam James, Ben Walther Band, and Fr. James Searby.

Tickets are $17 each and include a Chick-Fil-A lunch to go. Discount rate of $28 if you attend both the evening and morning events. Reserved seating in order of payment.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please see Life is VERY Good.  Contact Christine at [email protected] with any questions.

Youth Rally and Mass for Life

Verizon Center and DC Armory

Once again the Archdiocese of Washington will host the Youth Rally and Mass for Life on the morning of the National March.  The event will be held at the Verizon Center and the DC Armory, both in Washington, DC.

All tickets have now been reserved. If you would like the opportunity to be put on a waiting list, please contact [email protected] or 301-853-4555.

For more information about the event, visit youthrallyandmassforlife.org . . . or www.facebook.com/youthrallyandmassforlife.

ProLifeCon Digital Action Summit

Live Webcast and 801 G St NW Washington, DC 20001, 8:30 am

12310570_10153775945177442_7890775904462350638_nThis is the premier conference for the online pro-life community to learn about issues impacting the #prolife movement, and to share practical ways to make a difference for life on digital platforms such as blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Check it out at frc.org/prolifecon!

National Memorial for the PreBorn and Their Mothers and Fathers

Christian believers and clergy from numerous denominations, including Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life, will gather for this event at historic Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, 1776 D St., NW (18th and D St) on the morning of Friday, January 18, 2019. We will start with a Mass, for those who wish, at 7:30am. (Doors will open at 7:00.). Then, the interdenominational service will take place from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Fr. Pavone will deliver the sermon. Admission is free, no tickets are required, and large groups are welcome. Fr. Mitch Pacwa and Sandra Merritt will be our special guest speakers and we will welcome Joyce Im Bartholomew as our musical guest. See NationalPrayerService.com.

Silent No More Awareness Campaign Testimonies

Outside U.S. Supreme Court, 2:30 to 5:30 pm

March For Life 2014The Silent No More Awareness Campaign will be hosting a national event at the end of the March for Life in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Building.  Campaign participants will share testimony of their abortion pain and healing from 2:30 to 5:30 PM.   If you are interested in getting additional information or sharing your story, send an email to Silent No More Awareness Campaign co-founder Georgette Forney at [email protected].  Please include your first and last name, phone number, and email address.  This year the Campaign will also feature stories from others who have also been impacted by abortion (grandparents, siblings, friends and clinic workers) to kick off their Shockwaves Initiative.

The 7th Annual Nellie Gray Mass
Saint Mary Mother of God Catholic Church
725 5th St. NW, corner of H St., Washington DC
4:30 p.m. after the March for Life

The Paulus Institute will host the 7th annual Nellie Gray Mass in memory of the founder and leader of the March for Life from its inception 40 years prior to her passing in 2012.  The principle of “no exceptions” is based on Catholic teaching, which was inspirational to Nellie.

The Nellie Gray Mass will be celebrated at Saint Mary Mother of God Catholic Church at 4:30 p.m. following the March for Life. Sacred music will precede the Mass at 4:15.

The Paulus Institute sought to memorialize Nellie Gray’s saintly contribution to the March for Life with the celebration of the Traditional Roman Rite Mass. An annual Mass after the March for Life is intended to keep her name joined to the March at St. Mary’s Church, where she was a devout parishioner and attended the Traditional Mass regularly.

As was reported in the Arlington Herald for the 2017 Mass, “more than 500 attend the Mass, standing room only,” and most under 25 years old. This Mass is organized by The Paulus Institute for the repose of the soul of Nellie Gray. It is “important to honor her and pray for her soul. First you march in defense of the unborn, and then you pray for the soul of the woman who started it.”

The Mass will be offered in the reverent and beautiful solemn form of the Traditional Latin Rite, dating back millennia. The Mass is open to all. Catholics in the state of grace may receive Holy Communion kneeling and on the tongue; for all others, a spiritual communion is recommended.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Latinos por la Vida Conference

The Latinos por la Vida conference is organized for January 19, 2019 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 3305 Glen Carlyn Rd, Falls Church, VA 22041. Our annual Latino conference in the U.S. gathers hundreds from the Latino communities to speak and learn about pro-life advocacy and legislation. This year the main subject that will guide all the different speakers and presenters will be BE PROLIFE. Our Conference is in Spanish Language.

Tickets are for sale online at https://corazonpuro.nationbuilder.com/lxv_2019

For more information please visit our website www.latinosporlavida.com

La conferencia de Latinos por la Vida  se realizará el 19 de enero de 2018. Nuestra conferencia anual para Latinos en Estados Unidos congrega a cientos de personas de las comunidades latinas para hablar sobre la defensa de la vida. Este año, el tema principal que guiará a los diferentes oradores y presentadores será SER PRO-VIDA.  La conferencia es en el idioma español.

Los boletos están ya a la venta en línea: https://corazonpuro.nationbuilder.com/lxv_2019

Students for Life East Coast Conference

First Baptist of Glenarden, Upper Marlboro, MD

The Students for Life East Coast Conference is a one-day event that provides education, training, and opportunities with pro-life activists from across America and national leaders who all know just how vital this pro-life generation is to abolishing abortion in our lifetime.  Make sure you register NOW so that you can be a part of a life-changing experience.

Click HERE for more information.

Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life

Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Each year, the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life strives to promote intellectually rigorous discourse on the sanctity of human life as well as build a culture of life both within and beyond the Georgetown community. Georgetown students founded the Conference in 2000 and remain both the organizers and facilitators of what has become the largest student-run, pro-life Conference in the United States. Rooted in the Catholic tradition, the Conference is named in the honor of His Eminence John Cardinal O’Connor, who principally committed himself to advocate for the defenseless and eloquently defend pro-life positions.

We aim to encourage discussion among men and women of all faiths and backgrounds, including students, professionals, academics, and clergy. Participants will leave the Conference equipped with the necessary arguments and information to engage their local communities and foster a culture of life.

This event requires registration. Click HERE for more info.