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help for marshals at March for Life in Janu


Please read the following email from the State Deputy requesting help for marshals at March for Life in January. If you have time to support this event please sign up.


Matthew Zahl, Faithful Navigator 1165
Worthy District Deputy and Worthy Grand Knights,

Plans for March for Life 2020 are being finalized and our support is needed to make it a success.  The goal is for each of your Councils to enlist at least three volunteers to help marshal the March for Life.  Having enough marshals is important to having a safe event.  In the last several years authorities have added manpower requirements for first aid, clean-up, marshaling, and keeping Marchers from engaging with counter-protesters.

The theme for this year is Life Empowers: pro-life is pro-woman.  Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life, explained the theme, “2020 marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.  As we prepare to celebrate this great moment in history, we remember and honor the suffragists, the original feminist leaders who recognized the inherent dignity of the unborn and that abortion not only ended a life but harmed women.  The pro-life movement continues their legacy, recognizing that equal rights begin in the womb!”  The March For Life, the world’s largest annual civil rights demonstration, will focus on this theme because it is timely in framing the historical perspective that “Life Empowers: pro-life is pro-woman.”  Your help is needed to have a successful March and spread this important message.

As in previous years, Virginia Knights of Columbus will be the marshals for the March and knowing who will be there is important.  Please take a minute to sign up using this link to the Sign Up Genius page, https://tinyurl.com/KofC2020MFL, so I’ll know you are coming.

The March For Life will take place on Friday, January 24, 2020. You will note the starting location will be as last year, the National Mall at 12th Street, just off the Smithsonian-National Mall Metro Station.   The same, earlier start time is to meet at 8:30 AM at the large Recreational Vehicle.  I look forward to seeing you there!

Let Your Light Shine!

Fraternally,  Bob Szerszynski, State Deputy
State Council of Virginia
Email:  StateDeputy@VAKofC.org
Phone:  703 994-6469

March for Life/Respect Life Holy Hour in January


It’s not too late to sign-up for the March for Life on Friday, January 18, 2019, in Washington D.C. If you already signed up for 2019 no need to respond. This year we have the St. Edward’s bus stopping at the St. Bridget access road by the Middle School for pick-up at 8:30 a.m. as an additional option.  You would need to be at St. Bridget no later than 8:15 a.m. to leave time to check in.  To reserve a seat on that bus, please contact bus captain Tony Hackenburg directly at tjhack@hotmail.com.

If you would like spots reserved on the bus that departs from the Columbian Center we will follow the routine of past years as far as departure time, etc.( meeting at 7:45 a.m. for an 8 a.m.departure from the Pump Rd. location, travel to the Pastoral Center to meet with the Southside bus, and depart DC at 4-4:30 p.m.).  This year, instead of emailing me, contact Darius, the bus captain for the Columbian Center bus, directly at dmyaz@verizon.net .  Darius, please let us know if you anticipate any substantive changes.

When signing up, please provide a mobile phone number.

Please pass this information along to friends, parish groups, etc.  Of course, please make sure to check the weather(I’m hopeful it will be balmy) and dress appropriately.  Also,please  bring your own lunch and refreshments.  We plan to arrive back in Richmond by 6:30 p.m., again depending on traffic.

Also, a Respect Life Holy Hour has been scheduled for January 15, 2019, @ 6:30 p.m. at St. Bridget Church.   The Holy Hour will be intended as a vigil of sorts for the March for Life and will include Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction.  Please make every effort to join the Church in prayer for the success of our pro-life efforts.

Finally, thanks to Ron Campbell and the Knights of Columbus for spearheading a Novena for Life, running from Jan. 14 through Jan. 22.  Information on how to participate in the Novena is available at https://www.saintbridgetchurch.org/Resources/Announcements/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/183020/Respect-Life-Month-Novena-Adoration-March-in-DC

Mike K.