Please join us as we travel to Washington, D.C. this January to celebrate the beauty of LIFE and to a stand up for the most vulnerable in our society. This pilgrimage is an amazing opportunity to grow in our understanding of current life and dignity issues, as well as be inspired and encouraged through an encounter with Christ and His universal Church.
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GROUP LEADERS: Please download this Hotel Room Chart and complete it on behalf of your group. This chart must be completed for your group and submitted to the LiFE Office with your group’s registration paperwork, no later than December 10th.
Early Bird Deadline: November 19, 2018*
*All paperwork & payment must be submitted by this date to be eligible for Early Bird pricing!
Final Registration Deadline: December 10, 2018
All payment & paperwork must be submitted to the LiFE Office by December 10th.
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(subject to change)
Wednesday, January 16th
Evening – Send-off Mass & departure for Washington, D.C.
Thursday, January 17th
Midday – Arrive at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
5:30 PM – Participate in the annual Vigil Mass for Life at the Basilica
Evening – Hotel check-in
Friday, January 18th
Morning – Mass with Bishop Malloy
Afternoon – Participate in the March for Life!
Saturday, January 19th
Morning – Chaperoned exploration of the National Mall’s monuments and museums
Evening – Vigil Mass (meets Sunday obligation) & depart for Diocese of Rockford
Sunday, January 20th
Morning – Arrive in Diocese of Rockford with joyful hearts & great memories!
This pilgrimage includes:
- Round-trip transportation to Washington, D.C. via comfortable motor coach
- Two (2) nights accommodations in D.C.
- Wednesday evening send-off dinner
- Thursday evening dinner after Mass
- Friday box lunch before March
- Participation in all activities, including March for Life, the National Prayer Vigil for Life, and more.
A truly unforgettable experience!
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For Youth/School Groups:
|YOUTH/SCHOOL GROUP (4 teens/room)||$335/PERSON|
|YOUTH/SCHOOL GROUP EARLY BIRD*||$315/PERSON|
* Early Bird deadline for Youth/School Groups is November 19th.
For Individuals & Families:
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HOW TO REGISTER
Teens & Qualified Chaperones:
Registration forms are available on this site, above. Alternately, you can call the LiFE Office at 815-399-4300 to obtain the paperwork.
Special early bird rate of $315/person applies to youth/school groups & their chaperones. Early bird deadline is November 19th (paperwork & payment must be submitted by this date).
Adults & Families: Registration forms are available through the LiFE Office. All adults participating in this pilgrimage must comply the Diocese of Rockford requirements for those working with youth.
Cancellation Policy: The Life & Family Evangelization Office strives to keep the overall cost of this pilgrimage low through the use of group bookings, most of which require payment from our office well in advance of the actual date. If a cancellation becomes necessary, we encourage the participant and their group leader to work on finding someone to fill the vacated spot. By notifying our office as soon as possible of the pending cancellation, we also will work toward filling the seat. If a substitute is found, a full refund of the fee may be issued. If the participant, the group leader and our office are unable to find a substitute, the following refund schedule is applicable:
- Prior to December 10th, a refund of up to $200 may be issued.
- After December 10th, a refund of up to $70 may be issued.
Contact the LiFE Office (815) 399-4300 X 377 with any questions. Thank you!