Ignatian Pro-Life Network Prepares for the March for Life; Celebrating Mass for Life

marchforlife_njnThe Ignatian Pro-Life Network invites you to save the date for the annual IPLN March for Life Mass!

St. Aloysius Church
19 I (“Eye”) St NW
Washington, DC 20001

9:30 am, Friday, January 22, 2010

Priests are welcome to concelebrate – please bring your own alb and red stole, and come to the sacristy by 9:10 am.

IPLN Rally will follow on the Mall at the SE corner of 7th and the National Mall. (Note this changed location!) See below for more rally info.

For more information, please contact
Fr. Phil Hurley, SJ, Apostleship of Prayer Youth and Young Adult Director:
phurleysj@apostleshipofprayer.org
414-486-1152


A Change in the IPLN Rally Location

The IPLN Rally will be after Mass on the National Mall, in the grassy area near the SE corner of 7th Street and the Mall, for Jesuit-affiliated groups. Look for the “JESUIT” banner.

For a map of the walking route from the Mass to the IPLN Rally, click here.

Arrangements are being made with The Dubliner restaurant (at North Capitol and F Streets) for Jesuit groups to have the option of pre-ordering and pre-paying for bagged continental breakfast or lunch meals that can be picked up on the way from the Mass to the IPLN Rally on the National Mall. More details to follow here on the FB group next week. Check back in!

You are welcome to join the IPLN rally, venture over to the speakers at the March for Life main rally (west of 7th St on the Mall), or attend a little of both. The IPLN rally will include several talks by Jesuit-affiliated speakers and updates from student leaders at Jesuit schools about pro-life work at their campuses. Both rallies will begin around noon.

The march itself will probably begin to move around 1:30 or 2:00. IPLN Jesuit groups will try to march together as much as is possible, following the JESUIT banner.

For a map of the March for Life route from 7th and the Mall to the Supreme Court, see:

http://www.marchforlife.org/images/2010/mapbw.jpg

Our various Jesuit groups can then disperse from the Supreme Court.


Student Representatives Needed

At the rally following the Mass, a student or member representative from each school or parish will have the chance to say a brief word (1 minute) about the pro-life advocacy work going on in their institution.

Please reply to Fr. Phil Hurley, SJ by email with the name of your institution and of the person who will speak for your group: phurleysj@apostleshipofprayer.org


“Standing for the Unborn” web page

We recommend providing your group ahead of time with this link to the Jesuit Conference statement on the abortion issue, “Standing for the Unborn,” and encouraging them to read over it before the March for Life:

http://www.jesuit.org/index.php/main/jesuits-worldwide/social-justice/social-outreach/pro-life/

We hope to have some discussion of this document during our gathering.

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