Each year, pro-life advocates from around the country travel to Washington, D.C. to hold the largest public witness to stand up for the unborn on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, January 22nd. As you well know, Roe v. Wade and its sister case, Doe v. Bolton, legalized abortion here in the United States throughout all nine months of pregnancy. Since its radical ruling on January 22, 1973, over 55 million unborn babies have died due to abortion, and countless women harmed.
Hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists take to the streets in Washington, D.C. to stand up and be a voice for the voiceless. Do you want to be one of them?
Coordinators from around the Commonwealth are organizing buses to attend this year’s March For Life. Some have overnight stays at local hotels, while some travel through the night to get to the March and arrive back home early the next morning.
Below is a list of the buses that are traveling from Massachusetts. If you would like to participate in one of these trips, or you would like more information, please contact the bus captains listed below. We also have 16-passenger vans for individuals to rent for free from a generous donor listed at the very bottom. The list is broken up based on the name of the city/town the bus will be leaving from.
Also, be sure to join Massachusetts Citizens For Life as we host the annual Pro-Life Caucus at the Russell Senate Building, Kennedy Caucus Room, in Washington, DC from 9 AM – 12 PM. This is the only event of its kind which takes place before the March For Life rally on the Mall. Experts on a variety of pro-life topics will address the crowd, and this is a great opportunity for individuals to lobby their legislators and explain why we are in Washington, DC. Donuts and coffee will be available.
Arlington & Burlington, MA – January 21-23 (3 Days & 2 Nights)
Pick-up locations: St. Camillus Church, Arlington, MA & St. Margaret Church, Burlington, MA
Hotel: Hampton Inn, Silver Spring, MD
Cost: $259 per person (double hotel room occupancy) or $339 (single room occupancy).
Please note that there is no guarantee of reimbursement in the event is cancelled due to hazardous weather. Also, a $100.00 per person deposit is required with registration. The full balance is due by December 15, 2015. Checks should be payable to March For Life/ Arlington, and mailed to March For Life/ Arlington, c/o Joseph Kolb, P.O. Box 942, Leominster, MA 01453.
For more information, contact
Thomas Harvey: 617-710-3616 – or – firstname.lastname@example.org
Joseph Kolb: 781-844-0353 – or – email@example.com
Bellingham, MA – January 21-23 (No Overnight Stay)
Pick-up location: St. Brendan Parish, Bellingham, MA at 9 PM Thursday, January 21st.
Hotel: No Overnight Stay. Traveling Thursday night, arriving at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception at 6:00 A.M. for mass. Taking the metro to the Mall for the day’s events on Friday, and leaving Friday evening to arrive back in Bellingham early Saturday morning.
Cost: Each person will be asked for a $25.00 fee to help defray some of the expenses. (A major donor covers most of them!)
For more information, or to register, please call the parish office at 508-966-9802 and speak to Gladys or Taryne.
Burlington, MA – January 20-22 (2 Days & 1 Night)
Pick-up location: Burlington Mall in Burlington, MA at 10 PM Wednesday, January 20th.
Hotel: Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel
Cost: $169 (4 to a room), $186 (3 to a room), $220 (2 to a room), or $323 (single room)
For registration or for more information, contact Brian X. Murphy at 978-852-6006 – or – Brian@AboutTownProperty.com
Cape Cod – January 21-23 (3 Days & 2 Night)
Pick-up locations: St. Pius X Parish in South Yarmouth (5:30 AM), St. Julie Parish in North Dartmouth (5:45 AM), St. Margaret Parish in Buzzards Bay (6:00 AM), and St. Vincent de Paul in Attleboro (7:00 AM).
Hotel: Hampton Inn Hotel
Cost: $295 per adult and $210 per youth. Family rates can be discussed and will be reviewed on a per case basis.
Travel insurance is offered this year. Should the trip be cancelled, you will not lose your money.
For registration or for more information, contact Kevin Ward at (508) 291-0949 or Vanessa Cloutier at (508) 566-2884, for more details. You can also visit their website at www.capecodbusforlife.org or www.ccbfl.org.
Chicopee, MA – January 21-23 (No Overnight Stay)
Pick-up location: St. Stanislaus Parish, 534 Front St, Chicopee, MA 01013
Hotel: No Overnight Stay. Traveling Thursday night, arriving for the day’s events on Friday, and leaving Friday evening to arrive back in Chicopee early Saturday morning.
Cost: $64 per person. Financial assistance available for those who need it.
Please note that there is no guarantee of reimbursement should the trip be cancelled due to hazardous weather.
For registration or for more information, contact Peggy Bradford at MCFL’s Ludlow Office – 413-583-5034 – or – PBradford@MassCitizensForLife.org
North Adams, MA – January 21-23 (No Overnight Stay)
Pick-up location: Adams, North Adams, Williamstown, Pittsfield, and Great Barrington at 9 PM
Hotel: No Overnight Stay. Traveling Thursday night, arriving for the day’s events on Friday, January 22nd, and leaving Friday evening to arrive back in Massachusetts early Saturday morning.
Cost: $25.00 donation per person. They are also accepting donation from individuals to help defray the costs of the bus to attend this event. Donations should be sent to MCFL, 6 Bob’s Hill, Adams MA 01220
Please call Robin at 413-743-1329 for more information and to reserve your seat.
Worcester, MA – January 21-23 (No Overnight Stay)
Pick-up location: St. Paul’s Cathedral, Worcester following 7:30 PM mass
Hotel: No Overnight Stay. Traveling Thursday night, arriving at the Shrine on the Friday for morning mass, attending the March at noon, and leaving immediately after the March to arrive back in Massachusetts early Saturday morning.
Cost: $85.00 per seat.
FREE 16-Passenger Van Rentals
A very generous pro-life family is offering to provide free van rentals to individuals who wish to attend this year’s March For Life. If you would like more information, or to make a reservation, please call one of the VERC Rental offices listed below: