What is the Youth Rally and Mass for Life?
The Youth Rally and Mass for Life will be held virtually on January 29, 2021. We will offer live streaming on this website, beginning at 8:00 AM on Friday, January 29. The Youth Rally will officially begin at 8:30 AM. At 10:00 AM, we will transition to coverage of a Mass with Cardinal Wilton Gregory, live from the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle.
Join us in prayer that we as a nation may stop wandering in the wilderness of the culture of death and enter into “life in abundance” (John 10:10) through our faith in Jesus Christ and our proclamation of the Gospel of Life.
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The Archdiocese of Washington has created a pre- and post-rally discussion guides to help schools and youth groups to lead conversations around the events of the Youth Rally: https://adw.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/01/21Booklet-Youth-Rally-Discussion-Guide.pdf
The McGrath Institute at the University of Notre Dame has produced a discernment guide to help lead conversations on the many ways that students can live out an authentically pro-life ethic. The guide offers prayer and discernment resources, as well as information on the various types of vulnerabilities faced by people across the world. The resource also includes a quiz to help students discern how they can best use their skills and knowledge to serve their community and the larger world: https://mcgrath.nd.edu/about/centers-initiatives-and-programs/life-human-dignity/march-for-life/
The USCCB Pro-Life Secretariat publishes educational resources, bulletin inserts, and advocacy materials at https://www.usccb.org/prolife
Catholic Relief Services publishes a series of lesson plans and videos connecting all topics of Catholic Social Teaching. These resources can be found on their website: https://www.crs.org/resource-center/CST-101