March for Life

MFL letterhead

January 25 - 29, 2017

You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb. I praise you, because I am wonderfully made; wonderful are your works! My very self you know. 

Ps 139:13-14


2017 Pilgrimage

Group 2015

2015 Group Picture at the U.S. Capitol Building

Welcome to the 2017 March for Life pilgrimage for the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois!  This site will be updated regularly with details about the bus trip to Washington, DC.  I also send regular updates through my eNewsletter.  Call or email me to subscribe, (217) 698-8500, ext. 154 or .


Buses will depart from various locations across the diocese on Wednesday, January 25 in the evening.  The following day we will arrive in Washington DC and have some free time to explore downtown.  That evening we will check in to our hotel and then head out for our evening activity.  The next morning we will celebrate Mass downtown and then participate in the March for Life rally and demonstration parade.  After the March, we will have time to meet with elected officials to discuss pro-life legislation currently before Congress.  That evening will be a tour of memorials.  Saturday morning we will depart Washington, DC to visit Gettysburg National Battle Field.  We will celebrate Mass at a local parish on the way home that evening and be back our original bus pickup points on Sunday morning.


Registration Details

  • Details about this year's pilgrimage
  • Important Dates and Group Leader Checklist
  • Draft Itinerary
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Packing List

Important Dates and Deadlines:

 October 31, 2016

  • Logo_Design_Contest forms are due

November 30, 2016

  • Group Registration Form
  • Private Lodging Request Form

December 15, 2016

  • Youth_Registration_and Medical History / Consent Form
  • Adult_Registration_and Code of Conduct Form
  • Hotel_Room Assignment Form.pdf
  • Cancellation and Substitution form

January 5, 2017

  • Balance of registration fees are due

Online Payments

Please use the link below to make payments for your registration for the March for Life.  Please mark the payment as "March for Life" in the Activities drop down box and list the people to whom the payment applies in the Payment Instructions box.

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Fillable Forms

If you would prefer to type in information on a fillable form, please download this resource:


Donations Appreciated!

If anyone would like to sponsor the trip or an individual, please contact Kyle at (217) 698-8500, ext. 154 or email .


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