Diocesan March for Life Pilgrimage
In 2024, Bishop Rhoades and the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will support high school youth and young adults to attend the Indiana March for Life on Monday, January, 22, 2024 in Indianapolis.
Following the Dobbs Supreme Court Decision, we will focus our efforts on state level advocacy and engagement in order to celebrate and support pro-life legislation within our state and to encourage more resources and local efforts to support unborn children and mothers in need. Through prayer, pilgrimage, formation, and advocacy we will offer avenues for our students to learn more about and become more involved in efforts to build a culture of life within our communities, state, and country.
2023 Local Pro-Life Marches
Northeast IN Rally and March for Life, Saturday, January 28, 2023.
The Rally will take place at University of St. Francis Performing Arts Center, 431 W Berry St, Fort Wayne, IN, at 12pm, doors open at 11:30am. This year’s keynote speaker is Hoosier pro-life advocate Katie Shaw. The March through downtown Fort Wayne will start after the rally.
Rally and March for Life – South Bend
Friday, Jan. 20, 2023 | 11:30 AM – 1 PM
Location: Rally at “The Hall” at 553 E. Washington St., then peacefully march to the Federal Courthouse.
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.