Virtual Life Program Activities
Thu, Jan 21, 2021 2:01 PM-
While the March for Life in Washington, D.C. and many other in-person pro-life events across the country have been curtailed, there are still opportunities to advocate for life.
Virtual March for Life Events
Councils may earn two (2) program credits towards the Columbian Award through the March for Life program by organizing 25 participants in any of the events listed below (or similar state/local events). One (1) program credit is earned for less than 25 participants (members and non-members). Councils can measure participation by hosting a virtual watch party and counting participants (for example) or by promoting an event and asking members to inform the council of their individual/family’s participation.
.Capitol Hill 101 Training
Thurs. Jan. 28th
9:00am ET, 12:00pm ET, 5:00pm ET
This one-hour online training sessions will give participants the opportunity to learn how to make their voices heard by elected officials.
Virtual March for Life
Fri. Jan. 29th
11:00am to 12:00pm ET: Pre-rally show and Matthew West concert
12:00pm-1:00pm ET: March and Rally coverage
A full guide to the virtual broadcast and schedule can be found here.
Virtual March for Life Rose Dinner (Ticket costs $25)
Fri. Jan. 29th
Virtual Prayer Events (Novena for Life)
Councils can earn 1 program credit towards the Columbian Award through the Novena for Life program by organizing any amount of council participation in any of the following prayer events (or similar state/local events). Councils can measure participation by hosting a virtual prayer event and counting participants (for example) or by asking members to inform the council of their individual/family participation.
Virtual National Prayer Vigil
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Thurs., Jan. 28th
Rosary, Mass, and Holy Hour Fri., Jan. 29th 8:00am-9:00am ET
Closing Mass. Supreme Chaplain Archbishop Lori is the celebrant and homilist for this Mass.
Virtual Diocesan Prayer Events
Dioceses will host live-streamed prayer events and offer Mass leading up to the Jan. 29th, March for Life in Washington, D.C. and other state marches across the country including:
Thurs., Jan. 21 - Fri., Jan. 29
Live-streamed Masses or prayer events during the USCCB 9 Days for Life novena.
Thurs., Jan. 28 - Fri., Jan. 29
Live-streamed diocesan Holy Hours in concert with the virtual National Prayer Vigil for Life.
To receive program credit, please submit your council’s participation through the online Fraternal Programs Report Form #10784 (after the event) and the online Columbian Award Application #SP-7 (by June 30th).
For more information and guidance on how to promote and run your own virtual event, please review the Remote Programming Supplement resource.
State Program Director Paul Palka