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.
You can also see if your Congressman is hosting a reception for Marchers. This is a great opportunity to visit Capitol Hill after the March for Life and encourage your Congressman or Senator to support policies that protect and defend life! For a listing, click HERE. To add an event, please email [email protected]
Monday, January 20
Three Year Memorial Rally and Walk
Prayer outside clinic begins at 8:00 A.M. Walk begins at 9:30 A.M.
Germantown (Maryland) Reproductive Health Services
In past years, late-term abortionist Le Roy Carhart has stayed away during the week of the March for Life, but this year he is open for business. Come walk with us through the community and be part of the public witness against these horrific late term abortions that are still “legal” here in Maryland. Contact Susan Abel at [email protected].com for more information.
15th Annual Cardinal O’Connor Conference
9:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
The conference will feature: keynote address will be given by Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University; panel on “Publicly Pro-Life: Why Abortion Isn’t a Private Issue;” and several breakout sessions featuring leaders of the pro-life movement.
Human Life International – Seminar with Bryan Clowes
3:00 P.M – 7:00 P.M.
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
Bryan Clowes will be leading two seminars on various pro-life topics. For more information, contact [email protected]
Tuesday, January 21
Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood
8:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M
1108 16th St NW Washington, D.C.
2014 SFLA National Conference – Students for Life of America
9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The 2014 SFLA National Conference is a one-day event that provides education, training, and networking opportunities with pro-life students from across America and national leaders who all know just how vital this pro-life generation is to abolishing abortion in our lifetime. The conference will be held at First Baptist Church of Glenarden – 600 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro, MD 20774.
Advocates and Lawyers for Life Reception – AUL
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m
655 15th St NW, Suite 410, Washington, D.C. 20005
Law Students, Attorneys, and Pro-Life Friends: Join AUL and Oklahoma State Attorney General Scott Pruit for a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception the evening before the Marchfor Life at the AUL offices in downtown Washington, D.C.
To RSVP, please contact [email protected]
Stand for Life Reception – Beltway Right to Life
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Buffalo Billiards, 1330 19th Street NW, Washington
Beltway Right to Life welcomes the national pro-life community to Washington D.C. with a “Stand for Life” Reception on January 21st at Buffalo Billiards near Dupont Circle.
National Prayer Vigil for Life
6:30 – 9:30 (prayer all night)
National Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C.
The vigil schedule includes the Opening Mass celebrated in the Great Upper Church. Prayer continues throughout the night with the National Rosary for Life, Night Prayer and Holy Hours for Life. The following morning, the prayer vigil concludes with Morning Prayer, Benediction and the Closing Mass the next morning (7:30 am)
Uniendo nuestras voces
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Harris Theatre on the campus of George Mason University
Uniendo nuestras voces is a rally in Spanish for the purpose of inviting Latinos into further integration into the pro-life movement. It will include talks by Alejandro Bermudez, renowned journalist from EWTN, and Aurora Tinajero, Director of Spanish Ministry at the Catholic Pro-Life Committee of North Texas, Inc. The rally will also include a concert by the Joan Sanchez & Rio Poderoso band.
Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the event. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit latinosporlavida.com
Life is Very Good Evening of Prayer – Catholic Diocese of Arlington
7:30pm-10:00pm, doors open at 6:30pm
(including Eucharistic Adoration and confessions)
Featuring: Matt Maher Band, Mary Bielski and Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR
Tickets: $15 each. Reserved seating in order of payment.
Pro-Life Rally – Catholic Underground and Paul J. Kim
7:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M
St. Andrew the Apostle, St. Bernadette Church and St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church
As you make your plans to celebrate and defend life this year in the nation’s capital, please join us for a night of prayer, worship, and celebration in this event’s 4th year. Many thanks to the CFR’s, Paul J. Kim and St. Catherine Laboure Parish for making this event possible!
Wednesday, January 22
National Memorial for the Preborn and their Mothers and Fathers – Priests for Life
Beginning wtih a Mass at 7:30 a.m., this interdenominational service will take place from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Admission is free, no tickets are required, and large groups are welcome. The prayer service is sponsored by The National Pro-Life Religious Council, The National Pro-Life Center on Ca
pitol Hill, Faith and Action, Priests for Life, and Gospel of Life Ministries. It will be held at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, 1776 D St., NW (18th and D St) on the morning of Wednesday, January 22, 2014.
Life is Very Good MORNING RALLY – Catholic Diocese of Arlington
9:00am-12:00pm, doors open at 8:00am
(including Mass and confessions)
Featuring: Josh Blakesley Band, Mary Bielski and Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR
Tickets $10 each. Reserved seating in order of payment.
Optional Chick-Fil-A lunch to go: $6.50 each
Youth Rally and Mass for Life – Catholic Archdiocese of Washington
7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
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 Michelle Carper at [email protected] or 301-853-4555.
ProLifeCon – Family Research Council
Pro-life internet activists will gather at Family Research Council headquarters on January 22nd, 2014 for ProLifeCon, the premier conference for the online pro-life community. The event will feature experts and legislators that will inform audiences about the cutting edge of the pro-life movement and provide ways to make a difference on blogs, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and the rest of the online world.
Meet and Greet with Rick Santorum and Family, with the Duggar Family
8:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Congressional A, Lobby Level
Breakfast pastries and drinks will be served; complimentary ticket required. Please contact Shelly Ahlersmeyer at [email protected] or 574-551-3474 for more information.
Adult and Family Rally & Mass – Catholic Archdiocese of Washington
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, Washington, D.C.
Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Washington and the Association of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities
Meet & Greet – 40 Days for Life
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Located in Regency B on the Ballroom Level
Come enjoy a light breakfast and meet the entire National 40 Days for Life Team at our meet & greet just prior to the March for Life at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Capitol Hill.
Peace and ALL Life Meetup – Life Matters
11:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
In front of Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
The second annual Peace & ALL Life Meetup and March group is bringing a consistent voice of support for life, human rights and dignity to the March for Life 2014! The meetup is to promote solidarity amongst our groups, promote connections and networking, and a great opportunity for a photo op (and for press to find us!). Please join us, whether you’re an individual looking for your niche in the pro-life movement, or you’re with an organization who would like to join with us to share our love and support of EVERY human being’s life! For more information, email [email protected]
Silent No More Awareness Campaign
Women and men from the Silent No More Awareness Campaign will share their abortion stories in front of the US Supreme Court immediately following the March for Life rally, from 2:30 until 5:30pm. For more information email [email protected]More.com or call 412-749-0455.
Screening of “40” Documentary
Reception at 2:00 P.M.; Screening begins at 3:00 P.M.
Heritage Foundation, Van Andel Center and Lehrman Auditorium
“40” presents abortion as the most important human rights issue of our time, and addresses some of the strongest arguments for the pro-choice position such as when life begins and “it’s my body, my choice,” countered by pro-life answers from a wide array of pro-life activists, leaders and youth. See the trailer and the March for Life segment at www.the40film.com.
Thursday, January 24
Affirming Life Leadership Networking Event
10:30 A.M. – noon
Catholic Information Center, 1501 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
“Supporting Parents Carrying to Term after Unexpected Prenatal Diagnosis”: Join us for coffee, conversation and a preview of new resources from the Archdiocese of Washington’s Department of Special Needs Ministries and Department of Life Issues. RSVP by calling 301-853-4560.
Author Event: “Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade”
12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Heritage Foundation Lehrman Auditorium
Based on 20 years of research, including an examination of the papers of eight of the nine Justices who voted in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, Abuse of Discretion is a critical review of the behind-the-scenes deliberations that went into the Supreme Court’s abortion decisions and how the mistakes made by the Justices in 1971-1973 have led to the turmoil we see today in legislation, politics, and public health.
9 Days for Life – United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
January 18-26, 2014
On January 22, 2014 our nation will remember the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
Since that tragic decision, more than 55 million children’s lives have been lost to abortion, and the lives of millions of their parents have been shattered.
In prayerful recognition, “Nine Days of Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage” will take place January 18-26, 2014.