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Diocesan pilgrims join the March for Life

March for Life 2017 Theme: 
"The Power of One"

Dates: Jan. 26-29, 2017
(March took place Friday, Jan. 27)
Location: Washington, D.C.

WATCH: March for Life live coverage on EWTN (see schedule below)

FOLLOW: View photos from our March for Life pilgrims on Facebook (search "DioceseofGrandRapids") and Twitter (@GRDiocese). 

Hundreds of youth, young adults and adults from our diocese made the pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. to participate in the 44th Annual March for Life to march, pray and peacefully protest the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision and to promote the gift and sanctity of life. Along with students from high schools and colleges/universities throughout our diocese, many of our parishes as well as Grand Rapids Right to Life were represented at the March.   

Please pray for our pilgrims and pray for and do your part to work to advocate for the sanctity of life. View Respect Life resources on our website.
 
 
Nine Days for Life
Four Ways to Participate!
Your prayers matter; Your sacrifices make a difference
Since the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision 44 years ago, more than 58 million children's lives have been lost to abortion, and the lives of millions of their parents have been shattered. In prayerful recognition of these lost and broken lives, the U.S. Bishops invited Catholics and others nationwide to participate in Nine days of prayer, penance and pilgrimage Jan. 21-29. Click the link for details or to receive the daily novena in English and Spanish each day by email, text message, or through their app.
 
Questions about the March for Life Pilgrimage? Please contact Mark Mann, coordinator of family, youth and young adult ministry, 616-475-1243 or mmann@dioceseofgrandrapids.org or Mary Pereira, 616-243-3927 or mpereira@dioceseofgrandrapids.org
 
EWTN Coverage of March for Life 2017
Thursday, Jan. 26:
5:30 p.m. -
Opening Mass of the national prayer vigil for life from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
 
Friday, Jan. 27:
7:30 a.m. -
Closing Mass of the national prayer vigil for life from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
9 a.m. - MARCH FOR LIFE
 
Additional Resources & Information
March for Life 2017 Flyer | General information