As tens of thousands of pro-life people gather in Washington D.C. for the March for Life this week, the crowd will include representatives from all five Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids: Catholic Central, Sacred Heart Academy, and West Catholic in Grand Rapids; Muskegon Catholic Central; and St. Patrick in Portland. Pictured is Muskegon Catholic Central president Ken Rasp with student pilgrims at the 2019 March for Life.
The March for Life is an opportunity to pray, promote the gift and sanctity of life, and peacefully protest the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion across the U.S. This year, the march takes place on Friday, Jan. 24.
One pilgrim from our diocese will be making his 20th trip to the March for Life. West Catholic Students for Life faculty advisor Pat Nugent was featured in this WZZM 13 article about some of the pilgrims heading to the event.
Along with our Catholic high schools, student groups from colleges and universities in the diocese will be represented at the march, as well as many parishes, and Grand Rapids Right to Life.
Join us in praying for all pilgrims who are traveling to our nation’s capital for this event!
For more information
- View photos from March for Life 2019
- Watch coverage of the March for Life on the EWTN website, via Facebook Live (http://facebook.com/ewtnonline ), or on the free EWTN mobile app available in the Google Play Store or on Apple iTunes
- Live coverage of the Youth Rally and Mass for Life at the Capitol One Arena on Jan. 24 is at: http://youthrallyandmassforlife.org
- Find resources from the diocese's Respect Life Ministry
- Stay connected with our March for Life pilgrims on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
- Visit the March for Life website
- Visit the Grand Rapids Right to Life website
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids are an alliance of 31 vibrant learning communities (26 elementary and five high schools) serving more than 6,340 preschool through 12th grade students throughout West Michigan. Our schools inspire young people to grow in Catholic faith and grace, achieve more in school and life, develop creativity and character, and feel welcomed and cherished for their unique gifts. We partner with parents to awaken the whole child to a world of light and life — that grows better and brighter when children reach their potential.