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March for Life Pilgrimage

January 23rd-24th, Washington, D.C.

Life is VERY Good!

March for Life Pilgrimage

When and Where

January 23rd-24th in Washington, D.C.

How much?


Who's it for?

8th-12th grade students


• 2:30pm: Meet at St. Catharine (please make arrangements to be excused from school early)

• 3:00pm: Depart for Washington, D.C. via Cardinal Transportation

•11:30pm: Check into hotel in Fairfax, Virginia


• 7:30am Wake up and eat continental breakfast at hotel

• 8:15am Leave for Life is Very Good Rally and Mass ( Includes a Chick-fil-A lunch to go)

• 11:00am Depart for the National Mall for the March for Life

• 1:00pm March for Life begins

• 5:00pm Bus pickup at Union Station and return to Columbus (arrive ~1:00am)

*Scholarships are available. We never want cost to be a hindrance at St. Catharine.

Packing List

• Money for two (1-2) meals

• Reusable water bottle

• Warm clothing (hat, scarf, gloves)

• Boots that keep your feet warm and dry

• Rain-friendly jacket

• Snacks, appropriate movies, and homework for the bus ride

• Toiletries and medication

• Some students will need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow, but you will be notified personally if that is you.

Additional Information:

• This is a pilgrimage, not a sight-seeing trip

• There will be at least a 1:6 ratio of adults to students

• All adult chaperones will be in compliance with Safe Environment Policies for the Diocese of Columbus

• If you BRING it, you have to CARRY it.

• We are in D.C. for less than 24 hours, so you really don't need much.

• Ask questions before the trip – waiting until we’re on the trip is too late.

• Students may bring cell phones, however please keep in mind this is a pilgrimage. So limit your time with these items and be present. Leave other valuable items at home.

• Be spiritually prepared: spend time praying and contemplating the meaning and purpose of this pilgrimage.

• Make a good Confession.

• Offer up the inconveniences of group travel for those lives lost to abortion.


The Participant shall comply with the following:

• The Participant must stay and participate in the entire event. The Participant may not leave the premises unless accompanied by an adult leader, parent, or legal guardian.

• The possession or use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or weapons of any kind is not permitted.

• Foul language is not tolerated.

• The Participant must comply with any and all directions of activity staff.

• The Participant must respect the rights and property of others. Damage to or defacing of property will be the financial responsibility of

the Participant involved and the undersigned.

• Failure to abide by this Code of Behavior may result in a request to the undersigned to transport the offending Participant from the

premises, and the undersigned shall immediately comply with the request.

March for Life Registration


Contact Brendan at brendan@stcatharine.com