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 March for Life Youth Pilgrimage

​The Office for Evangelization and Faith formation 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.
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. Spots will not be held for without payment. For more information, please contact Christie Smith, diocesan director of youth ministry and special events.



In order to attend the March for Life, a waiver must be filled out. To fill out the waiver, Click Here or click the "Sign Waiver +" tab. For more information, please contact Christie Smith, diocesan director of youth and young adult ministry.       

Review and Print the Packing List - for departure details and a useful checklist.

Pilgrimage Itinerary
Evening of Prayer - January 23
1:00 p.m. - Depart from Greensburg Central Catholic High School
6:30 p.m. - LiVG Evening Rally
10:00 p.m. - Depart for hotel (Springhill Suites Marriott)
10:30 p.m. - Pizza party in hotel
11:30 p.m. - Lights out
Morning Rally- January 24
6:30 a.m. - Continental breakfast at hotel
6:30 a.m. - 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