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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 28-29, 2021, is open to youth in eighth through twelfth grade and their adult chaperones. 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. 

If registered by January 18, the Early Bird price is $50. Full price goes into effect on January 19, 2021 and is $100. Full payment is due to reserve your spot. There are only 52 spots available for this trip, and they will not be reserved without payment.

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.

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Pilgrimage Itinerary

 Thursday, January 28

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 29

Morning Rally

​6:30 a.m.​Continental breakfast at hotel
​7:45 a.m.
​Depart for Eagle Bank Arena
​8:00 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
​6:30 p.m.​Dinner at Golden Corral in Frederick, MD
​11:00 p.m.​Arrive at Greensburg Central Catholic HS