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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

45th Annual March for Life – After marching, join brother Knights from across the country for conversation, hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies

Dear Brother Knights,

On behalf of the staff of the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, I would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Many of you will be joining Catholics from across the country in Washington, DC for the 45th Annual March for Life. As part of an effort to support and promote a culture of life, we would like to welcome our Brother Knights to The Nation’s Capital by hosting a free Open House for all Knights and their families on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. 

After marching in support of life, join brother Knights from across the country for conversation, hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies. While you are here, take some time to pray for life and tour our beautiful Church and Chapel. Spend time in prayer before a first class relic of our patron and experience our moving exhibit on the life and legacy of Saint John Paul II. 

While you are in Washington please visit your Shrine. The Saint John Paul II National Shrine is located right across the street from The Catholic University of America in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC. Free parking is available, and we are a 15 minute walk from the Brookland Station on Metro’s Red line.

Admission is free but please RSVP at http://jp2shrine.org/knightsrsvp so that we can better welcome you, your family, and your Council to the Shrine.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Vivat Jesus,

Brandon Brown, FDD, PGK

Knights Outreach

Saint John Paul II National Shrine