More than 1,000 University of Notre Dame students and 65 faculty and staff will travel in a 19-bus caravan to participate in the 2018 March for Life on Jan. 19 (Friday) in Washington, D.C. This year’s march observes the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.
Notre Dame’s 2018 March for Life contingent is the largest in recorded memory and will include University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. Father Jenkins will also preside at a Mass for the Notre Dame marchers at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1910 N. Randolph St., Arlington, Virginia.
O. Carter Snead, professor of law and William P. and Hazel B. White Director of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, said: “Notre Dame’s extraordinary participation in the March for Life is one of the most prominent outward signs that the Blessed Mother's University is committed to building a culture of life, where every unborn child, along with her mother and father, is protected by law and surrounded by love and support throughout all of life’s journey.”
A Mass with special intention for those traveling to the March for Life will be celebrated Jan. 18 (Thursday) at 5:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. On Jan. 23 (Tuesday), students, staff and faculty will gather at 12:30 p.m. at the Grotto to pray the Rosary at the Alumni Association’s annual Respect for Life Prayer Service. Prayer intentions may be submitted here.