Fortified with a 6:30 a.m. Mass, coffee, and doughnuts, a busload of diverse Assumption parishioners headed to Washington, DC on Friday, January 19th to join hundreds of thousands of people of all ages for the annual March for Life. They prayed the rosary en route. Spending the day at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception was an option for those who didn’t feel they could handle the physical demands of the march.
Marchers heard a wide array of speakers talking about every human being’s right to life, beginning with the baby in the womb. Afterward attendees from Pennsylvania had the opportunity to meet and speak with a variety of our own State’s elected officials.
After a full day of witnessing to the value of life, the pilgrims returned to the bus for the ride home and a delicious boxed dinner. Many thanks to Knights of Columbus for organizing this opportunity.