INFORMATION FOR MARCHERS and SUPPORTERS:
THE BUS TRIP TO THE MARCH FOR LIFE IN WASHINGTON, DC, HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE STORM. PLEASE PASS THE WORD ALONG TO ANYONE YOU KNOW WHO WAS PLANNING TO GO.
You can watch the March for Life in Washington on TV tomorrow. Please see the information below.
Tomorrow, Jan. 22, there will be a local prayer service and remembrance of the victims of abortion at noon, on Perlman Drive in Spring Valley, outside the mall where the Planned Parenthood offices are. Please park in the Spring Valley Marketplace lot and carefully cross the street. Do NOT park in the lot directly across from the prayer site.
EWTN — The Eternal Word Television Network will cover the following events from Washington on Optimum Channel 135 and Verizon Fios 285:
- OPENING MASS OF THE NATIONAL PRAYER VIGIL FOR LIFE — 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21
- CLOSING MASS OF THE NATIONAL PRAYER VIGIL FOR LIFE — 7:30 AM on Jan. 22
- MARCH FOR LIFE, starting 9 a.m. on Jan. 22
- MARCH FOR LIFE 0NE-HOUR SPECIAL, 6 p.m. on Jan 22 on EWTN Nightly News.
Going to the March? Download the EWTN app to your smartphone and see the “big picture” going on around you.
New Yorkers Will Use March for Life to Address Cuomo’s Saying Pro-Lifers Not Welcome. Click here for story.
Performing at the National Mall before the Rally will be two-time Grammy nominee Matt Maher. His most popular hits include most “Hold Us Together,” “Your Grace Is Enough,” “Christ Is Risen” and “Turn Around.” You can hear him at his website http://www.mattmahermusic.com/
Please be on time! The buses will arrive at Sacred Heart and St. Peter’s churches at 5:45 a.m. We will start to board then — with the goal of leaving for Washington at 6 a.m.
Parking instructions: St. Peter’s — Use the parking lot next to the school on Ridge Street (behind the church, which is on Broadway). That is where the bus will be. Do NOT use the lot in front of the church.
Sacred Heart — Use the church parking lot behind the church, but please park away from the church, so the closer spaces will be available for those attending mass or for funerals that day.
If you have a green scarf from last year, please use it again.
Were you there last year?
Four buses of Rocklanders marched for Life in Washington in memory of that infamous, historic day — Jan. 22, 1973 — when the Supreme Court invalidated 50 states’ laws and made abortion legal and available on demand thoughout the U.S.
Since 1973, 55 million unborn babies have died. But each year, thousands of prolifers return to the March for Life without fail to make sure that Jan. 22 doesn’t pass by as just “another day,” without America pausing to reflect on the toll 40 years of legalized abortion have taken on our nation.
This year, you are needed more than ever. Join the hundreds of thousands who have kept faith – and kept the message alive over the years. Let all abortion supporters know that we will never forget or back down or stop fighting to defend life until all our brothers and sisters are protected.
You’ll march with your fellow prolifers from across the country in an experience you’ll never forget. And afterwards, you’ll be able to say that you were part of this historic movement.
This year the organizers are planning a warm-up event/concert before the Rally, after which everyone will assemble into a vast parade up Constitution Avenue to the Supreme Court Building on Capitol Hill.
Buses will depart from St. Peter’s Church in Haverstraw and Sacred Heart in Suffern. Their pastors have given permission to leave your cars in their parking lots. If you are leaving from St. Peter’s please park in the lot next to the school (not the one in front of the church).
We leave Rockland at 6 a.m. The buses are comfortable and have lavatories. We’ll stop at a rest stop (probably in Maryland) on the way down and back. But remember, you’ll be outdoors and on your feet most of the day. So be sure to dress warm – in layers. It can be very cold. Bring some food for the bus and a snack for the March.
If you are new to the March, don’t worry. You’ll find instant friends on the bus — old hands who go to the March every year. We all travel together as a group and everyone looks out for each other. We also try to meet up with the other Rocklanders when we arrive. You’ll also have the cell phone number of your bus captain if you need it.
After the March, we’ll go to the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception — traveling together by Metro (the subway) or by shared cab. At the basilica you can warm up, grab something to eat in the cafeteria, attend Mass if you’d like, and see this great church. We leave DC around 6 pm, and should be home by 11.
The cost is $25 –adult; $12 — child
For reservations or for more information, email us at RocklandRTL@optonline.net. Or call 735-4379, 492-6709, or 634-6885.
More details will come as we get closer to the event. Please check back on this site.