March for Life

MFL letterhead

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. 

Ps 139:13-14


2018 Pilgrimage

Group 2015

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.


Registration Details

Important Dates and Deadlines:

 October 31, 2017

November 30, 2017

December 14, 2017

January 10, 2018

  • Balance of registration fees are due

Online Payments

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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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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