LAKE CHARLES – The Office of Youth Ministry of the Diocese of Lake Charles is sponsoring a six-day Pilgrimage to Washington, DC – January 14 to January 19 – for high school teens and young adults attending the annual March for Life.
Three busloads of Southwest Louisiana pilgrims, including adult chaperones, will join hundreds of thousands of other pro-life supporters to mark the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions, including Roe v Wade, that legalized abortion.
Over the course of the trip, pilgrims will visit a few National Shrines, attend daily Mass including Mass with Bishop Glen John Provost in Our Lady of Victory Church at 4835 MacArthur Blvd. N.W. in Washington at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 18. Also to pray in Adoration for the right to life, visit and pray at the Holocaust Museum, attend a national rally with thousands of others. They will also participate in a prayer walk in front of the White House and Supreme Court, attend a Geaux Forth Rally with other teens from the State of Louisiana, visit national monuments and museums and most importantly join the thousands in solidarity to Pray and March for Life in front of our nation’s capital.
The cost of the pilgrimage is $625, which includes travel, lodging, most meals, scarf, hat, bag, journal and entry fees into various events and sites.
A non-refundable deposit of $200 is due with the registration form, which can be completed online or downloaded for each person making the pilgrimage. Paying the deposit or the entire cost can be done safely using a credit card or an e-check online .
Any payment balance for the pilgrimage must be paid by Monday, December 17. There will be an informational meeting that day beginning at 6 p.m. in the Diocesan Chancery Administration Building, 414 Iris Street.
Spaces for the pilgrimage are reserved on a first come, first serve basis. A spot will not be held without the non-refundable deposit and registration forms turned in to the Office of Youth Ministry, 411 Iris Street. Those considering taking part in this faith-filled journey should act quickly to reserve a seat.