Buffalo Diocese and hundreds of thousands of other Catholics will be taking a pilgrimage of public witness to Washington, D.C. They are calling for the end of abortion in the United States.
The March for Life takes place at the National Mall on January, 18. The marchers will then proceed to the Supreme Court building.
Director of Pro-Life Activities, Cheryl Calire says that people of every age, sex, religion, background, all have the common denominator of being pro-life. The purpose is to offer penance and prayer for all those affected by the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.
Together all will pray and publicly intercede on behalf of the unborn, parents, families, communities, nation and leaders.
The Diocese of Buffalo will have a large banner so that people can find the group in the crowd. Also cell phones and a buddy system will be used during this trip for safety purposes and in order to keep in constant communication with each other.
To make your reservation or to become a sponsor contact the Pro-Life office.
Sponsors are asked to make a donation to ensure the right to life is not just afforded for some, but for all.
Buses depart on the morning of Thursday, Jan. 17 and reservations must be made on line at http://www.buffalodiocese.org/marchforlife by Dec. 28. Round trip fare $185.00 that includes bus and breakfast. For the bus ride only the cost is $135.00 and for breakfast and speaker the cost is only $50.00
The group from the diocese should arrive in Washington, D.C. around 3 p.m. and will have time to check in and attend the 5:30 p.m. National Vigil Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Reservations should be made at the The Washington Plaza Hotel by Dec. 17. When calling mention the Diocese of Buffalo to be placed in the reserved block of rooms already set aside.
Call Washington Plaza Hotel at (202) 842-1300 or 800-424-1140. Book online at www.washingtonplazahotel.com
Single rate room is $179.00 and a double rate room is. $199.00. There is a 14.5% sales tax per person.
For more details and information visit www.buffalodiocese.org/prolife or call (716) 847-2205.