March For Life 2016 Washington DC and Chicago

March For Life 2016 Washington DC and Chicago

ProLifeCorner-   Freeport/Rockford Illinois-  The Knights of Pro LifeColumbus are organizing a group from Freeport to go with the Diocese of Rockford to the March for Life in Washington DC. All are welcome!

Coming to the March for Life is a great way to find solidarity with 300,000 other people from the US that are also pro-life. Majority of those there are college age and down, though you need not be young to participate. The energy is uplifting to see so many people motivated by love to stand up for life before our elected officials. We will be offering prayers, learning more about life and have an opportunity to see our country’s capitol.

The pilgrimage will leave on  January 20 and will get back on January 24, 2015.

The cost is $350 per person. this includes the bus trip and hotel nights. It does not include food.

Call the church office of StJoseph/St.Mary if you are interested in going. We need numbers by December 5th. 815-232-8271. 

Check out the details on the Diocesan web site at ;


Subject to change

1/20 (Tues PM)

–          Buses will pick up passengers in several locations around the Diocese of Rockford (locations to be determined)

–          7:00pm send-off Mass with Bishop David Malloy

–          Depart Diocese of Rockford for Washington, DC following Mass

1/21 (Wed)

–          Buses will arrive in DC around midday and go directly to Basilica

–          We will spend the afternoon in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate and attend Vigil Mass that evening

–          We will check into our hotel after Mass

1/22 (Thurs)

–          Youth Rally and Mass for Life at the DC Armory

–          March for Life (National Mall)

1/23 (Fri)

–          Groups will spend day in DC

–          Buses will depart for return trip Friday evening

1/24 (Sat AM)

–          Arrive back in Diocese of Rockford


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Below find the information for the March for life Chicago

March for Life Chicago – January 17, 2016

The March for Life Chicago will take place on Sunday, January 17, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. The March will be just over one mile and will begin and end at the Federal Plaza (50 W. Adams St., Chicago).  Please visit the event website for additional details.

The following is a list of information the LiFE Office has received regarding parish or deanery trips that have been organized and are open to anyone who would like to attend:

Departing from St. Charles, IL

Meet at St. John Neumann Parish located at 2900 E. Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174 at 11:30 AM.

Bus will depart at 12:00 PM sharp and return at approximately 5:00 PM.

Cost is $25 per person (reduced family rate available).

T-shirt is included. Please bring your own lunch and snacks.

Visit    to register

Departing from Crystal Lake, IL

Meet at Pingree Station located at 570 Congress Pkwy, Crystal Lake no later than 10:45 AM. Please remember to allow time to walk to the platform.

The train ticket is $8 (valid for the entire weekend). Up to three children under the age of 11 can ride free with each paid adult.

There will be a .75 mile walk from the station to the Federal Plaza where the March will begin.

There are two options for the return trip: (1) 4:30 PM train arrives back at Pingree Station at 5:48 PM; or (2) 6:30 PM train arrives back at Pingree at 7:48 PM.

Please bring your own lunch and snacks.

Trip Coordinator: Billie Crotty – (815) 382-1605 or

Departing from Byron, IL

Meet at St. Mary Parish located at 220 E. Second Street, Byron, IL 61010

Bus will depart at 11:00 AM and return at approximately 6:30 PM

There is no cost for this trip. All ages are welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please bring your own lunch and snacks.

Space is limited.

If you would like to attend, contact the parish office at (815) 234-7431 or

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