Reflections by Randy Hodge
|Posted on October 31, 2018 at 8:15 AM|
Throughout our recent history, many of our students have attended The March for Life in Washington D.C. Almost every student who has attended the March over the years has come back inspired by the event.
As our students continue to be inspired by those who have attended the March before them, the number of students wanting to attend this event continues to grow. Last year, 35 of our students and six chaperones attended. The goal now is to send our entire student body to the March. To encourage attendance and to show our support of students and staff who would like to attend, the school calendar is cleared of any events from January 17 – 19.
The trip begins early on Thursday morning with students boarding the bus and heading toward Washington D.C. The trip is filled with singing, movies, stories and prayer. Once they arrive, they will attend a rally at George Washington University. At the rally, the students will listen to powerful speakers, sing of God’s glory and experience the Lord in adoration. These things set the mood for the morning to come.
The next day will begin with sightseeing around our nation’s capital. Following sightseeing and about an hour before the March, the students and staff will attend another rally. This rally features testimonies from mothers who have experienced the effects of abortion. There are also many politicians who show up to offer their support for the pro-life movement. Following this rally, students will proceed in the March for Life which ends at the Supreme Court. Following the March, they will spend some time at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception where they will attend Mass and offer up our prayers for the unborn. Our students and their chaperones will then board the bus and head for home.
Sending a whole high school to Washington D.C. is a costly endeavor and we are looking for those who may be passionate in their support of life at all levels who would be willing to be generous and serve as a sponsor of this event.
More and more I am inspired by our student body and their willingness to not only be advocates for the unborn but also for the elderly, the impaired and the underprivileged. Our students are encouraged to come home and share the experience they had on the March for Life with others and to continue to be advocates and stand up for life at every level. You can read more about the March at marchforlife.org