Our school’s annual trip to the March for Life is fast approaching. Students in grades 7-12 will board a bus for the long ride to Washington, D.C. next week, where they will witness to the belief that every life is a gift. The theme for this year’s march is “The Power of One,” which speaks to the idea that even a small group such as ours can effect huge change. We are so proud of our students for their courage in publically saying “yes” to life and standing up for the weak and fragile of our society.
As our group heads out for the long trip, we are trying to organize snacks for the bus ride. Please consider signing up to donate by clicking here.
While the sixth grade class does not go on this trip, they will participate by attending Bishop Peter Libasci’s March for Life Mass next Friday at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester. This is an opportunity to join our prayers with those attending the march in Washington. After Mass, the bells at the Cathedral will toll 44 times, one for each year since the Roe v. Wade decision. The class is looking forward to this special day.
Pope John Paul II spoke strongly and often on the sanctity of life. Some words of his to think about as we support in prayer our kids on the march next week: “America you are beautiful…and blessed…. The ultimate test of your greatness is the way you treat every human being, but especially the weakest and most defenseless. If you want equal justice for all and true freedom and lasting peace, then America, defend life.”