January 17 - 21, 2018
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.
2015 Group Picture at the U.S. Capitol Building
Welcome to the 2018 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 17 in the evening. The following day we will arrive in Washington DC and check in to our hotel and then head out for our evening activities. 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 have time to visit Washington, DC and then celebrate Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. We will head home that evening and be back our original bus pickup points on Sunday morning.
- Cover_Letter.pdf - Details about this year's pilgrimage
- Deadlines_and_Leader_Checklist.pdf - Important Dates and Group Leader Checklist
- Draft_Itinerary.pdf - Draft Itinerary
- FAQs.pdf - Frequently Asked Questions
- Packing_List.pdf - Packing List
Important Dates and Deadlines:
October 31, 2017
- Logo_Design_Contest.pdf - forms are due
November 30, 2017
- Group_Registration_Form.pdf - one form for each group
- Private_Lodging_Request_Form.pdf - as space allows
December 14, 2017
January 10, 2018
- Balance of registration fees are due
Payments by check are preferred, but if online is more convenient, please use the link below. 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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