Youth Mass of Celebration and Thanksgiving
Youth from The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington are invited to participate in a Youth Mass of Celebration and Thanksgiving at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C. on January 19, 2024.
Please join our local schools, youth ministries, and many other young people of the Archdiocese to worship together in celebration and thanksgiving for life.
If you would like to receive more information, please contact the ADW Office of Youth Ministry with the name of your parish, city and the name of the person responsible for participant registration.
For those who are not from our Archdiocese and will be coming to join the March for Life at the National Mall, we extend our gratitude for your commitment to the dignity of life. Many of our local parishes will be celebrating Masses throughout the day and we advise you to contact them to find out schedules and other necessary information for your participation. Use our Parish Mass Finder to locate a parish in The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington area.
Additionally, The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will hold their National Prayer Vigil for Life January 18 – January 19 and all are welcome to participate.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any additional events my diocese group can participate in?
We encourage groups traveling to Washington, D.C. to attend the Vigil Mass at The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Masses will also be held at parishes around the archdiocese. Please contact individual parishes for Mass schedules and other information on how you can participate. Use our Parish Mass Finder to locate a parish in The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington area.
What’s the plan for the 2024 Youth Rally and Mass for Life?
After a consultation process that involved dialogue with other dioceses, ministry leaders, and the partners who assist in hosting the annual Rally and Mass, The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington decided in 2022 not to move forward with hosting a larger multi-diocese rally but instead to host an annual Archdiocese-wide Youth Mass of Celebration and Thanksgiving for Life at our historic Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C.
Will there be an opportunity for The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington (ADW) youth to celebrate Mass together before the March?
Yes! Cardinal Gregory invites youth from The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington parish and school groups to join him for a Mass of Celebration and Thanksgiving at our Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle on January 19, 2024. More information can be found here.
How do I prepare for the National March for Life event?
Visit marchforlife.org for more information on attending this year’s March for Life.