National March for Life 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020 at 12:00 PM


Washington DC, National Mall
Dc, DC
United States
Google map and directions

Event contact

C.J. Williams

Reserve your room today at the POD D.C. Hotel. Call 202-847-4444 and request the MCFL Group Rate. Reservation deadline: Friday, January 10.

This year, MCFL is sponsoring three buses to D.C. If you can only take the day of the March itself, our bus from Boston leaving Thursday night is perfect, and returns Friday night. If you want to take advantage of the huge array of annual pro-life conventions, meetings, and action, then the bus leaving Wednesday is for you (and so is the exclusive group rate with our hotel partner Modus/POD Hotels).

PLEASE NOTE: You are responsible for making your own hotel accommodations. MCFL has room blocks at a discounted rate for anyone who makes a reservation using Bus Option 2. You can book through the hotel's unique portal at THIS SECURE LINK after you make your bus reservationHotel reservation deadline: Friday, January 10.

The hotel is located just a short distance from the Basilica of the Immaculate Shrine. Rooms are available for $139 per night per room. 

We also have a bus leaving from western Massachusetts Thursday night. 

See all details below.

Our limited edition MCFL "Pro-Life Strong" scarf is free to every individual reserving their seat or hotel room don't wait. Seats go fast, but our scarves go faster.

Full details on each itinerary below:

BOSTON: Day-Trip - BUS #1 - January 23-24, 2020

(depart Thursday, return Friday night after the March)

(Overnight Bus - No Hotel Stay) Our first itinerary will run overnight Thursday to allow members to march on Friday before returning that evening. This is the ideal trip for someone who cannot spend too many days away from home, or who is looking for for the most economical trip.


Arrive in Washington D.C., at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (~7:00)

Optional mass (closing mass for the Knights of Columbus Vigil for Life) (7:30am)

MARCH FOR LIFE EXPO (8:00AM-10:00AM), Renaissance Downtown DC Hotel


MARCH FOR LIFE RALLY (10:30AM-1:00PM), The National Mall

MEET TO MARCH TOGETHER: Warm drinks, hand-warmers, fellow Mass. citizens (12:30PM) @12th St NW & Constitution Ace (across from IRS building)

47th ANNUAL MARCH FOR LIFE (1:00PM-4:00PM) National Mall to Supreme Court

CONSISTENT LIFE NETWORK MEET-UP (2:30pm), Southeast Library, 403 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003



    >>>  Depart: Thursday, January 23rd at 8:00 PM from Riverside Station (367 Grove St, Newton, MA)

    >>>  Return: Friday, January 24th after the March for Life, to Riverside

BOSTON: 2 NIGHT HOTEL STAY -BUS #2 - January 22-25, 2020

(depart Wednesday evening, return Saturday afternoon after the national Pro-Life Summit)

 (2-Night Hotel Stay) Our second itinerary will include a 2-night stay at POD DC hotel full of opportunities to attend The National March for Life Expo and the historic National Pro-Life Summit, endorsed by MCFL, Saturday. PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR the Summit below.

This trip, including the 2 night stay,  is an ideal trip for someone who is looking to maximize their March For Life experience and looking to take advantage of all of the pro-life activities taking place before and after the March. 


Mass at 8:00 AM is an option for all Catholics joining the bus tour

MARCH FOR LIFE EXPO (9:00 AM-8:00 PM), Renaissance Downtown DC Hotel

YOUTH RALLY (2:00 PM), Renaissance Downtown DC Hotel

Massachusetts pre-March meetup, with a bit of complimentary cheer, at the Marriott Marquis lounge, 5:00PM-8:00 PM



Pre-Rally Concert on the National Mall (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)

MARCH FOR LIFE RALLY, featuring Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) (Noon)

47TH-ANNUAL MARCH FOR LIFE (12:30-4:00 PM) National Mall to US Supreme Court Building

CONSISTENT LIFE MEET-UP (2-5:00 PM, Southeast Library, 403 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003)

MARCH FOR LIFE ROSE DINNER (6:00 PM Cocktail Hour, 7:00 PM Dinner) Renaissance Downtown Hotel, DC



NATIONAL PRO-LIFE SUMMIT (by Students for Life and Live Action, endorsed by MCFL) (8:00 AM-5:30 PM)


Peaceful Sidewalk Counseling at Planned Parenthood: Gather at the DC Planned Parenthood between 8:00 AM and noon. Enjoy some fellowship afterwards. (1225 4th St. NE Near the NoMa Gallaudet Metro stop)

>>>Depart: Wednesday, January 22th at 8:00 PM from Riverside Station (367 Grove St, Newton, MA) to arrive Thursday, January 23rd, at BASILICA OF THE NATIONAL SHRINE ~7:30 AM

>>>Return: Saturday, January 25th, 7:00 PM from BASILICA OF THE NATIONAL SHRINE to arrive in Newton early Sunday, Jan. 26th

Western Mass.: Day Trip -- January 23-24, 2020

Depart 10:00 PM from St. Stanislaus Church, Chicopee

Return at approximately midnight on the morning of Saturday, January 25.

To make reservations, please call (413-583-5034) or email ([email protected]) Peggy Bradford. Round-trip bus fare from Chicopee is $72.00. MCFL is proud to partner with the diocese of Springfield for this itinerary.

The Massachusetts meeting spot before the March on Friday, January 24th, will be at Constitution and 12th. Check it out on the map below! We'll meet at approximately 12:30pm.

Find additional buses from our chapters or partners here.



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