On January 24, three of our young parishioners attended the March for Life in Washington D.C. with the Diocese of Lansing bus. They represented our parishes and represented LIFE. This March was of historical size – over 200,000 attended. They participated in a vigil Mass at the Basilica, several rosaries, and witnessed many great talks from priests, religious and abortion survivors on how important it is for the young generation to stand up for life. We spent the night camping in a gym at Catholic University and walked many steps around DC and the March itself. They also attended a Catholic Youth rally with 18,000 youth from all over the country where Pope Francis gave a message from his Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Christope Pierre, “The Holy Father is close to you, and believes in you, and with his spirit he marches with you.” This year’s theme was “Life Empowers: Pro-Life is Pro-Woman” to emphasize the power of women and how important it is that they are to be cared for while carrying life. Support your local care pregnancy centers; we currently have the baby bottle drive at both parishes! They can always use donations, diapers and supplies. We are thankful for our parish support and prayers on our pilgrimage for life! It was an amazing experience for all!