Mass for Life to be celebrated in Washington, D.C.

Mass for Life to be celebrated in Washington, D.C. event precedes March for Life on jan. 27 The Annual Vigil and March for Life provides an excellent opportunity for the faithful to become pilgrims for mercy. The Shrine of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. hosts the Mass for Life and provides all the requisites for a good pilgrimage, Confession, Communion, prayer and witness. The Shrine’s Thursday, Jan. 26 Mass for Life is 5:30 p.m. and is televised by EWTN.

The overnight Vigil for Life features our Byzantine Night Prayer, celebrated by Bishop of Passaic’s Very Reverent Kurt Burnette, continues until 6 a.m. Adoration in the CryptChurch. Plans are being made for Divine Liturgy to be celebrated in our Byzantine Chapel at 9:15 a.m. preceding the Rally for Life at noon near the WashingtonMonument.

The Byzantine presence is small but prayerful. Please consider joining us. Cantors and congregational singers are especially requested for the Divine Liturgy at the Chapel. Email Deacon Paul Boboige at or message me at our Facebook page “Eastern Pro Life” for questions and communications. Parking is available near the Basilica. Another alternative which avoids the Beltway traffic is to park at the Shady Grove Metro station near Gaithersburg and ride the subway.

Shower facilities are not provided at the Basilica so pilgrims should come prepared.

Submitted by Deacon Paul Boboige, Pro-Life Office Coordinator, Eparchy of Pittsburgh.