January 4, 2016
March for Life
will be held on Friday, January 22, 2016 in Washington, D.C. This year marks the 43
anniversary of the tragic
Roe v. Wade
Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States. Over 57 million lives have been lost to abortion since 1973, and countless women and men have been deeply wounded by abortion’s devastating aftermath. The
March for Life
is a prayerful event attended by people from all over the country each year to petition the President, members of Congress, and the Supreme Court to stop this intentional destruction of human lives and to pray for a restoration of the protection of human life in all its stages from conception to natural death.
January 22 (the anniversary of the
decision) is designated by the General Instruction on the Roman Missal to be observed by Catholics as a particular day of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion, and of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life.
All are invited to attend the Respect Life Mass at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 19 Chatham St., Worcester, on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Bishop Robert J. McManus will be the principal celebrant and homilist. Those participating in the March for Life in Washington will leave by bus after the Mass, returning at approximately 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23.
The cost of the bus trip is $70 per person for registrations postmarked by Dec. 31, 2015. After Dec. 31 the cost is $85 per person.
Registrations will continue to be accepted until buses are full. Registration forms and student permission slips are available for download at
or may be obtained by calling the Diocesan Respect Life Office at (508) 929-4311, or by e-mail: