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January 21, 2015

ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA TO PARTICIPATE IN
2015 MARCH FOR LIFE IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

Promoting the respect and protection of all human life and the end of legalized abortion



Thousands of faithful from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will travel to Washington, D.C. for the 2015 March for Life.

The March for Life activities will begin with an Opening Mass at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The principal celebrant and homilist will be Cardinal Se´┐Żn Patrick O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Pro-Life Activities.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Avenue Northeast
Washington, DC 20017


Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will celebrate Mass for the approximately 2,000 pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia who are attending the March.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
10:00 a.m.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Avenue Northeast
Washington, DC 20017


The March for Life Rally will begin at the National Mall at 12:00 p.m. Participants from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will meet on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 6th Street (in front of the National Gallery of Art). They will process behind the Archdiocese of Philadelphia banner, carried by seminarians from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

For Media Coverage of Bus Departures for Washington, DC on Thursday, January 22, 2015:

71 buses will depart from 59 Parishes and Schools throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Thursday morning, including two buses transporting more than 100 seminarians and faculty from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood. Please contact Stephanie Brophy at 215-587-3747 or 215-932-4762 for detailed information.



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Editor's Note: For more information on the March for Life, call the Office for Life and Family at 215-587-5661 or visit www.phillycatholiclife.org.

Contact
Stephanie Brophy
Associate Director of Communications
215-587-3747

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