Diocesan March for Life Pilgrimage

Due to the overturning of Roe vs. Wade, the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will not be attending the March for Life in January of 2023. Instead, we are encouraging our youth, families, and communities to support mothers and unborn children through the Walking with Moms in Need initiative.

High School March for Life Pilgrimage

March for Life registration is now closed.

Departure Locations:

South Bend
St. Joseph High School
Marian High School
Fort Wayne
Bishop Dwenger High School

Pre-departure Meeting Schedule:

In-person March for Life Pre-departure Meetings:
Sunday, Jan. 9, Bishop Luers High School / 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 15, Bishop Dwenger High School / 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 16, St. Joseph High School 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 16, Marian High School 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Chaperones should plan to attend one of the four in-person pre-departure meetings. Parents / students can attend the in-person meetings or online offerings.

Online option:
Monday, January 10, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
Thursday, January 13, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

March for Life 2022 Schedule

Please remember that all details are and must remain tentative to respond to pandemic-related uncertainties. We remain overwhelmingly optimistic that the pilgrimage will occur.

Thursday, January 20, 2022
6:00 PM Mass and Departure from Indiana

Friday, January 21, 2022
7:00 a.m. Arrive in Arlington, VA
9:00 a.m. Life is VERY Good Rally and Mass at Eagle Bank Arena
11:00 a.m. Depart for Capitol Mall
1:00 p.m. National March for Life
5:30 p.m. Arrive at Host Parishes
6:00 p.m. Pizza Dinner
7:00 p.m. Adoration and Confession

Saturday, January 22, 2022
9:30 a.m. Mass with Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC.
11:30 a.m. Visit St. John Paul II National Shrine, Washington, DC.
4:30 p.m. Arrive at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton National Shrine
5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass at Seton Shrine

Sunday, January 23, 2022
7:30 a.m. Arrive in Indiana

How Do I Request a Departure Location / Small Group?

Learn more details about how to attend the March for Life as a group.

1. For those attending St. Joseph High School, please contact Christine Baglow for more information on attending with St. Joseph High School.

2. For those attending Marian High School, please contact Margy Kloska for more information on attending with Marian High School.

3. For those attending Bishop Luers High School, please contact Nicole Rudolph for more information on attending with Bishop Luers High School.

For those travelling with Bishop Dwenger High School, parish groups, homeschool groups, and other public and private schools, participants should complete this Departure and Small Group Request Form along with those they will be travelling with.

March for Life Adult Registration.



Please complete the following details to submit an adult registration for the 2022 Diocesan March for Life Pilgrimage: January 20-23, 2022.
  • This online registration form is to be completed and submitted by the adult being registered.
  • Participant Release

    If you would like to participate in this event, please complete the form below:
  • Parish / School Information

  • Emergency Medical Care Form

    Participants must complete, sign and submit this form. Participants are responsible for updating the information on this form should changes occur before the event.
  • In the event of an emergency, I request that the parish make reasonable attempts to contact:
  • I understand that decisions concerning the type of emergency medical care or treatment administered are normally made by health care providers and not by the parish/diocese and that exigent circumstances may require the administration of emergency medical care or treatment without my prior consent. However, I have indicated below any treatment preferences I have which the parish/diocese may disclose to a health care provider. (participants may check and complete the following):
  • The parish/diocese may also disclose the following information to a health care provider:
  • I understand that in the event of an emergency, the parish/diocese will make reasonable efforts to notify a health care provider of the above-checked/completed information, but I acknowledge that I am responsible for communicating such information to the appropriate medical personnel.
  • Participant Signature

    By typing my full name and today’s date, I agree to the Participant Release, Code of Conduct, and Emergency Medical Care Form.
  • Note on Payment

    We are having some difficulties accepting payment online currently. Adult cost is $65. Please send a check / cash to the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. Payable to: Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend Attn: Youth Ministry P.O Box 390 Fort Wayne, IN 46801.

March for Life Student Registration.



Please complete the following details to submit a youth registration for the Diocesan March for Life Pilgrimage.
  • This online registration form is to be completed and submitted by the parent/guardian of the student being registered.