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Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry


Due to Covid-19, the March for Life pilgrimage will look a little different this year. Tony Cerveny (Director of Youth and Sports Ministry) and Sister M. Veritas Wilks, FSGM (Director of Youth and Women's Ministry) from the Office of Ministry and Evangelization will be heading to Washington, D.C. for the March for Life. Teens accompanied by parents/guardians and other family members are invited to join us. We will be there to greet you, feed you, organize prayer and programming, and provide a place for the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois to gather. Sister M. Karolyn, FSGM (Vocations Director for the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, in Alton, IL) will be there to speak and lead us in games, prayer, and music. Bishop Paprocki will be there to greet us, and to celebrate Mass with us.

Information for Attendees

Transportation: On your own

Hotel: A block has been reserved at Crystal Gateway Marriott in D.C. Call to book at (703) 920-3230 and mention you are with Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. Room rate is $129/night.

Includes: 2 meals, 2 nights of programming and special Mass with Bishop Paprocki

Questions: Email Sr. M. Veritas Wilks at or Tony at .

Thursday, January 28
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. - Programming put on by the diocese at Crystal Gateway Marriott

Friday, January 29
10:00 a.m. - Mass with Bishop Paprocki at St. Peter's on Capital Hill (313 2nd St. SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

11:00 a.m. - Lunch provided in the basement of St. Peter's

Walk together to the March

1:00 p.m. - March together

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. - Programing back at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel


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