March for Life

WASHINGTON, D.C.—“Every Life is a Gift” will be the theme of the 2015 March for Life this January 22. The March for Life began as a small demonstration and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world.

The peaceful demonstration that has marked this somber anniversary every year since 1973 is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, abortion.

The 2015 March begins with a 12:00pm rally on the National Mall. The march itself, leading past the Supreme Court building, will start at 1:00pm.

This year, the Respect Life Office of the Diocese of Bridgeport has made contact with an independent service called Rally Bus to assist with bus transportation to Washington, D.C. Two stops are already planned, one at St. Theresa Church in Trumbull and one from the Danbury Fair Mall in Danbury. If enough people are interested and there isn’t a stop nearby, Rally Bus can add one at a convenient location.

A number of parishes are planning to send delegations to the march. St. Mary Parish in Norwalk and St. Aloysius Parish in New Canaan have each chartered a bus; the St. Mary’s bus already has a waiting list. Another bus company will make a stop at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Newtown.

For those who want to join Respect Life observance closer to home, the Respect Life Ministry is sponsoring a Pro-Life Holy Hour on January 22 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm hosted by St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Trumbull. The hour will include Eucharistic Adoration, prayers for an end to abortion and for an increased respect for human life and a Pro-Life Rosary, concluding with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

Check with your local parish for similar prayer opportunities.