In a previous post, I shared about things to do if in D.C. for the weekend.
Recently, I discovered events from many pro-life groups national and local. One group is Priests for Life who will have events planned in D.C. and on the West Coast to coincide with Walk for Life in San Francisco.
Here is a list of additional events happening after the March, if you plan to stay for the night or make a weekend out of the largest peaceful demonstration of the country.
- Vigil for Life
- The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will have a night-long vigil for life. Here is information on adoration, night prayer, and the opening and closing masses
- Nellie Gray Mass
- A mass in the extraordinary form will be celebrated by the community of St. Mary, Mother of God Parish in downtown Washington D.C. This mass has been celebrated in memory of Nellie Gray for the last 8 years.
- Pro-Life Karaoke
- Rehumanize International and Secular Pro-Life will be hosting an epic karaoke party the night of the March for Life.
- This event is a fundraiser. $20 suggested donation at the door for adults. $10 suggested donation for students. $1-5 suggested donations to get on the song-request list. There will also be prizes and a raffle to win some limited edition pro-life merch! Light snacks, beer, wine, and soda will be provided! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
- Students for Life of America Summit
- Dr. Monique Ruberu and Richara Krajewski are slated to speak at the annual summit in Washington, D.C. which is expecting 2,000 in attendance.
What to bring and pack
It’s January. It will be cold, so be sure to bundle up, wear layers, and keep warm as best as possible.
Also bear in mind that you will encounter some homeless people living on the streets. Here is what to do.
- Give them your leftovers
- Give them toiletries (toothbrush, hand sanitizers,
- Help them get to a homeless shelter
- Give them your pocket change
- Give them clothes, gloves, a hat, scarf, and even your time.
- Give them a gift card to a fast-food chain.
To me, being Pro-Life does not have to limit us to defending the unborn. Rather, we care about all life. That is from the unborn child in the mother’s womb to the elderly person and everyone in between.