What do you call a principle without any practice?
A phantom, because it doesn't have life or body!
With that Halloween-style lead-in, we'd like to invite you to join us during Respect Life Month putting our pro-life principles into practice. It doesn't take a national revolution to create tangible changes in society. Just one video posted by a pro-life individual saved Baby Myles.
Here are 3 things you can do during October to save babies, change lives, and give hope. Respect isn't an idea, it's an action. Being pro-life, as so many of you show us every day, is a verb, not a noun. Using your time like this member, and holding a sign at the abortion facility, literally saves lives.
TAKE ACTION DURING RESPECT LIFE MONTH!
OUR 2020 VISION IS PRO-LIFE
- Join 40 Days For Life. Sign up for a couple hours per week. If you would like to join someone who's done it before, please send us a note. We'll partner you with someone! Statistics show that no-show rates for abortions rise to over 50% when there's just ONE person outside the clinic. Be that person!
- Join the Massachusetts Walk for Life (virtually!). Clock 5 to 15k (or more) from now until the deadline for the R.O.E. Act. Here are some great ideas on how to make this a safely-distanced but still strong statement in defense of our women and preborn children. Much like other virtual walks, raise as much support as you can by asking friends and family to support you; and then walk or run whenever you can. (Have your official fundraising link set up by emailing C.J. - [email protected])
- Join the first-ever Dr. Mildred Jefferson Symposium ONLINE, featuring a debate on the question, "Is Abortion Immoral?" A great opportunity to invite friends who may be pro-choice or on-the-fence, or get your chapter together for a watch party. Stay tuned for official registration details!
Many Massachusetts marchers trekked to the capital on our 2-day stay itinerary, while others came blazing in Friday morning to march and head home that night.
This March for Life was historic in many ways. The momentum and power of the crowd held a peace and passion like no year before.The President of the United States even attended the event for the first time in its 47 year history.
We also had members drop everything to come last minute. If you can help some of these young people, please donate to our March for Life fund here.
But check out highlights below!
Our Massachusetts Pre-March Meet Up Thursday night!
These are a few of the attendees. After reviewing action plans for permanently halting the anti-woman, abortion-promoting bill, the "ROE" Act before the committee's decision deadline on February 5th, the team headed to the longtime pro-life pub, The Dubliner.
(Make your pro-life voice heard and join the March for Life momentum by looking up your legislator here and jumpstarting our No-to-Roe Callbanks!)
Friday morning, our MCFL marchers met up with fellow members from other regions, and some who came down solo after checking our social media posts.
Let's bring this sign -- and its writer's creativity -- back to the Bay State!
Good grief! is right.
These sisters made the message that life empowers so "pro-life strong" -- they and drums must have rattled the clouds!
MCFL President Myrna Maloney Flynn spoke to Abby Johnson and then met with the president of the National March for Life, Jeanne Mancini, after an inspiring talk at the Annual Rose Dinner.
"Here's a role model for our daughters," Myrna commented afterwards.
A peaceful, but passionate presence witnessing in front of the D.C. Planned Parenthood with Dr. Michael New. Hundreds gathered on Thursday morning -- another record breaker. You can see C.J. above Googling the nearest pregnancy resource center for a woman, and our Boston travel captain for the members who came down Wednesday, Steven, in our pro-life strong scarf!
Proud to be sporting these scarves. And this sign.
We also dropped by Sen. Elizabeth Warren's office. Her staff were very cordial, but wouldn't accept the gift of this scarf to replace her "Planned Parenthood" pink.
More than quarter million strong--pro-life strong--in Washington D.C.
We know you would have been here if you could have been.
Thank you for supporting the MCFL Pro-Life Strong trip to the 47th Annual March for Life.
Get ready to pick up with us when our team gets back!
You can support the upcoming action with a gift to our work here.
Check if your town or region has a chapter here.
And join us for the MCFL Convention in March!
LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED NEXT WEEK!
MCFL has negotiated a huge discount on hotel rooms for Massachusetts residents traveling to the National March for Life in January!
You can book your room through our secure link here. Or call 202-847-4444 and ask for the "MCFL Block Rate".
The double occupancy suites are in MODUS Hotel, with easy access by foot or metro to
- The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
- The March for Life Expo at the Renaissance Hotel
- Catholic University
- ...and the National Mall and March for Life Rally site
Whatever bus you're taking, or if you're flying down or carpooling, this is our offer to help unite our pro-life citizens, and provide affordable lodging to the many of you who sacrifice so much just to make the journey.
With buses heading down from more locations than ever, we booked 60+ rooms in this 4 star hotel, where a regular rate climbs to into multiple hundreds per night. This opportunity gives you the chance to go to the historic Pro-Life Summit, Cardinal O'Connor Conference, and the Annual March for Life Rose Dinner.
With this discount, each of you in a room only spend ~&70.00.
Call 202-847-4444 and ask for the "MCFL Block Rate".
We hate to interrupt your holiday -- but this news couldn't wait. And the hotel can only hold this deal for us until the 11th.
Make your reservation today! Or offer to give the gift of fellowship, and top-rate lodging, to one of your loved ones making the pilgrimage to protect our preborn in 2020.
By Myrna Maloney Flynn, President, MCFL
I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life. - Ronald Reagan
I don’t remember a lot about being seven, but I remember Alex. He was a German exchange student who lived with us after my brother returned from his stay with Alex’s family in what was then West Germany. I remember Alex pointing to the eastward horizon from our backyard one day, trying to help me fathom where his home was, and squinting in my attempt to actually see this mysterious land with very tall people whose words sounded so different.
I remember Alex telling me a story about a high wall that went on for miles, sliced the land in two, and trapped people on one side. I recall being frightened not only by the notion itself but by Alex’s tone; the way he described the wall sounded a lot like his description of German food or the Autobahn: it was just an accepted part of the culture.
A few years later, like you when you saw the impossible — the Berlin Wall suddenly toppling one night on TV, hoards of elated people atop it, yelling, waving, dancing — I felt a mix of amazement and disbelief. And I wondered, “Which powerful person finally brought it down?”
Yesterday, I came across an article in The Wall Street Journal that offers one highly inspirational answer: ordinary people. To be sure, influencers like President Reagan and Saint John Paul II undoubtedly caused the foundation beneath the concrete slabs to waver. Yet, according to the Journal:
“ . . . formerly secret documents from the Stasi archive and German government collections, along with interviews, reveal that the sparks that detonated the powder keg the night of Nov. 9, 1989, came from the men and women in the middle: largely unknown officials and average East Germans in history’s path. Their actions—some intentional, some not—produced the chain of events that, wittingly and otherwise, leveled the Berlin Wall that night.”
The article reminded me...Read more
Are you wondering: Why go walk for life Saturday?
During the Civil Rights era, walking was the walk, and talk came after. Love is the only answer to the lie that women need violence to obtain equality. Killing is not care. So what is?
Love is a positive, not a negative reaction; and not just a label of pro-life that I pin on my sleeve.
In his speech, "Walk for Freedom", Martin Luther King Jr. stated, "Love must be at the forefront of our movement if it is to be a successful movement. And when we speak of love, we speak of understanding, good will toward all men. We speak of a creative, a redemptive sort of love, so that as we look at the problem, we see that the real tension is not between the Negro citizens and the white citizens of Montgomery, but it is a conflict between justice and injustice [...]"
Our real tension is not between the people who label themselves pro-life or pro-choice. Our real tension lies in the conflict between commitment to love, or commitment to fear and violence, and the cycle of abuse.
So why walk this Saturday?
Because the power of presence is a power greater than any statement of fact, and any argument. It's the power of presence -- not argument or counseling -- that makes Planned Parenthood's no-show rate skyrocket to 70%+ when someone is simply standing on the sidewalk during abortion hours. Because presence is love. I'm here for you, is a statement that your life matters and has dignity. And that can only be acted; it cannot just be talked.
When I go out to walk for life, or to sidewalk counsel, I often speak to a fellow millennial who is pro-choice.
More often than not, we agree: Violence isn't how you solve problems. Equality can't be based in violence. Freedom can't be based in violence.
Abortion is violently dangerous to women subjected to it; and terminally dangerous on every level to the in-utero child subjected to it. But violence you don't see, or know about, is hard to oppose. That's why dialogue, and walks, make a difference.
Walks provide us, and our communities, with three integral ingredients for success in saving lives and changing society:
-- Break from isolation: Every movement for justice has had to unite at a massive level to oppose and expose systemic violence and injustice.
-- Break into the wider community: Every movement for human rights has had to reach, re-educate, and relate to the community at large.
-- Break the chain: Every movement for truth and restoration has had to break an entrenched system of thought and action rooted in a lie, and replace it with bonds of freedom and love. Your walk is a concrete way to re-forge relationships on the basis of love, not violence; openness, not fear; hope, not despair.
This weekend, do something that...
- Connects you with a like-minded community that puts love in action into action for the preborn, women, the vulnerable and marginalized
- Introduces you to the positive resources in your region for women facing unexpected or difficult pregnancies
- Demonstrates to the wider area and state the massive, loving, visible presence of the movement for human rights in the womb, and out of it, defying stereotypes
Walk with me in Western Mass.
For the preborn.
For the women.
Because we all suffer in a society based in violence; and we all deserve a world built in love and justice, free from violence.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
It’s a challenge to actively be pro-life in Massachusetts. Particularly in Northampton, where I live, advocates for the preborn are few. Voices of abortion rights supporters drown out those of us who speak for the voiceless.
For many years, I responded with a relative non-response: silence born of intimidation. But gradually, my conscience awoke to the reality of the behavior that’s become “normal,” and smothered my fear.
Then I sprang into action born of love.
Love for women who get lies, when they most need support.
Love for fathers who never know, who are just as scared, or who buy the same lies.
Love for doctors whose sight fails them.
Love for politicians who trade lives for votes.
And aching love for innocent, lost members of our society, whose potential we will never know.
Meaningful action relieves the pain that abortion injects into our world.
Whereas sitting on the sidelines became increasingly uncomfortable for me, taking to the field energizes as no endorphin can do, especially when you play with a great team.
I know you love as I do.
So show your love in action. Join our team, advocate for the voiceless, and jump off the sidelines into a lifesaving game.
Or donate to bring another into this freeing, life-saving demonstration.
This year’s theme: Love in Action.
Recruit friends, bring family, post photos with the #LoveInAction hashtag, and show others how to play the game—and win.
It may not be popular to be pro-life here. It may be esier to stay home and keep quiet. But to defend the lives and rights of our vulnerable citizens, whether preborn or born, requires us to listen to our conscience and actively, boldly love.
See you on the Common,
Myrna Maloney Flynn
Vice President, Massachusetts Citizens for Life
by Anne Fox
Every year, Professor Michael New has spoken at the Mass Citizens for Life Caucus in D.C. This year, we did not hold our caucus, but I want to share with you what he would have said:
In his article published by The National Review, Michael lauds the huge drop in the numbers of abortions. He looks at it from the point of view of the number of unintended pregnancies that are carried to term -- thus annihilating the opposition argument that abortions are down because of greater availability to contraceptives.
In 1981, fifty-four percent of unintended pregnancies resulted in an abortion. By 2011, that figure had fallen to 42 percent, and it is still falling.
Massachusetts citizens turned out in droves for the National March for Life! We met up with the Archdiocese of Boston, multiple high schools, and the Boston-and-Worcester-based Pure in Heart contingent.
Some of us joined the Women's March, to bring a consistent and truly pro-woman message to their platform of nonviolence. Our rights as women cannot be bought at the price of the lives of our more vulnerable children.
Check out the photos, and the captions for micro-stories on this event.
You may hear the media report the March had "a few thousand". We were close to 1 million strong. Don't forget, here at home: We are not alone.
It was MASS-ive pro-life. And we, from Massachusetts -- so often trailblazers in the past for human rights, the democratic process in our nation, medical and technological development -- can also be trailblazers in the human rights issue of our age.
From the Democrats for Life Forum to the March for Life itself, and from the amazing pre-March youth rally with Louisiana Right to Life to the Rose Dinner, our carpool, and the many buses, participated in just about every activity they could.Read more
We offer these events as a resource for witnessing to the lives lost to our unrestricted abortion laws under Roe v. Wade, and for the lives to be saved by opposing and changing that law. We are a secular organization, however, and invite you to submit your witness events if you make this witness in another way.
Holy Hour for Life, throughout Massachusetts,for
Forgiveness and Healing
An Hour of Prayer with Exposition of the
Holy Eucharist in Support of the Dignity of
Human Life from Conception to Natural Death
Marking the 46th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
( January 22, 1973 – January 22, 2019)
Abington St. Bridget at Holy Ghost Adoration Chapel, Whitman Jan. 22 @ 7 pm
Amesbury Holy Family Rev. Scott Euvrard Jan. 22 @ 9:30 am
Jan. 22 @ 6:30 pm
Andover St. Augustine Dcn. Lou Piazza TBA
Arlington St. Agnes Respect Life Mass Jan 27 @ 9 am
Ashland St. Cecilia Rev. Richard P. Cornell Jan 20 @ 2 pm
Auburndale St. Antoine Daveluy at Corpus Christi Dcn. Cheonil Kim Jan. 3 @ 7:30 pm
Bellingham St. Blaise Rev. Albert Faretra Jan. 20 @ 1 pm
Bellingham St. Brendan Dcn. David Ghioni Jan. 18 @ 7 pm
Beverly CollaborativeSt. Margaret Dcn. Michael Joens Jan. 20 @ 2 pm
Billerica St. Mary at St. Andrew Jan. 20 @ 3 pm
Billerica St. Andrew Dcn. Phil DiBello Jan. 20 @ 3 pm
Billerica St. Theresa of Lisieux at St. Andrew Jan. 20 @ 3 pm
Boston Cathedral of the Holy Cross Rev. Kevin O’Leary Jan. 22 following
(Our Lady’s Chapel) the 9:00 Mass
Boston Our Lady of Good Voyage Rev. Paolo Cumin Feb. 1 @ 3 pm
Boston St Clement Shrine 24 Hour Eucharistic Adoration
Boston St. James the Greater Dcn. Francis Sung Jan. 19 @ 9:30 am
Boston St. Joseph Rev. Joseph White Jan. 22 @ 12:30 pm
Boston St. Leonard of Port Maurice Rev. Antonio Nardoianni Jan. 18 following
the 12:05 Mass
Bradford Sacred Hearts Dcn. Eric Peabody Jan. 19 @ 5 pm
Braintree Pastoral Center (Bethany Chapel) Dcns. Chris Connelly Jan. 22 following
and Patrick Guerrini the 12:05 Mass
Bridgewater St. Thomas Aquinas Dcns. Donoghue, Fitzgerald, Jan. 20 @ 2 pm
Hopgood & Ryan
Bridgewater (East) St. John at St. Thomas Aquinas Jan. 20 @ 2 pm
Bridgewater (West) St. Ann at St. Thomas Aquinas Jan. 20 @ 2 pm
Brighton St. Columbkille Rev. Christopher Bae Jan. 22 @ 7:30 pm
Brookline St. Mary of the Assumption Dcn. Brian Kean Jan. 22 @ 6:30 pm
Burlington St. Malachy Dcn. Richard Billotta Jan. 22 @ 7 pm
Burlington St. Margaret at St. Malachy Jan. 22 @ 7 pm
Cambridge St. John the Evangelist Dcn. Alfred Geneus Jan. 18 @ 7 pm
Cambridge St. Peter at John the Evangelist Jan. 18 @ 7 pm
Canton St. Gerard Majella Dcn. Dan Nelson Jan. 24 @ 7 pm
Canton St. John the Evangelist at St. Gerard Majella Jan. 24 @ 7 pm
Charlestown St. Francis de Sales Jan. 22 @ 7:30 am
Chelmsford St. John the Evangelist Dcn. Fran Burke Jan. 17 @ 7 pm
Chelmsford St. Mary at St. John the Evangelist Jan. 17 @ 7 pm
Chelsea St. Stanislaus Rev. Andrew Grelak Jan. 19 @ 8:30 am
Chelsea/Everett Our Lady of Grace at St. Mary of the Assumption, Revere Jan. 19 @ 9 am
beginning with Mass
Cohasset St. Anthony Dcns. Mattie Henry, Paul Rooney Jan. 20 @ 2 pm
& Jim Theriault
Concord Holy Family Dcn. Gregory Burch Jan. 22 @ 7 pm
Danvers St. Mary of the Annunciation Dcn. Brian F. Shea Jan. 20 @ 3:30 pm
Dedham St. Mary of the Assumption Dcn. Kelley McCormick Jan. 18 @ 7 pm
Dorchester St. Gregory Rev. John Ahern Jan. 20 @ 11 am
Dracut St. Marguerite D’Youville Dcns. Everett Penney and Jan. 17 @ 7 pm
Dunstable Our Lady of Grace Dcn. Michael Markham Jan. 19 @ 10 am
at St. Joseph, Pepperell
East Boston Most Holy Redeemer Dcns. McHugh, Miller, Jan. 13 @ 11 am
Framingham St. Bridget Rev. Mark DeAngelis Jan. 18 following
the 9 am Mass
Framingham St. Stephen Dcn. Alfredo Nieves Jan 18 @ 8 am-8 pm
Framingham St. Tarcisius Dcn. Cleyton Moreira Jan. 21 @ 7:30 pm
Franklin St. Mary (Lower Chapel) Dcn. Guy St. Sauveur and Jan. 13 @ 1:30 pm
Rev. Brian Manning
Georgetown/Rowley St. Mary at Georgetown Church Dcn. Ray Doucette Jan. 19 @ 2:30 pm
Town Parish Presider Date/Time
Groton Our Lady of Grace Parish at St. James in West Groton Jan. 26 @ 1 pm
Groveland St. Patrick at Sacred Hearts, Bradford Jan. 19 @ 5 pm
Halifax Our Lady of the Lake Dcn. Tim Booker Jan. 20 @ 3 pm
Hamilton St. Paul Rev. Michael Lawlor Jan. 19 @ 2 pm
Hanover St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Dcn. John Murray Jan. 22 @ 10:30 am
Hanson St. Joseph the Worker at Our Lady of the Lake, Halifax Jan. 20 @ 3 pm
Haverhill (Bradford) Sacred Hearts Dcn. Eric Peabody Jan. 19 @ 5 pm
Holliston St. Mary Dcn. John Barry Jan. 21 @ 7 pm
Hull St. Mary at St. Anthony, Cohasset Jan. 20 @ 2 pm
Jamaica Plain Daughters of St Paul Sr. Susan James Jan 19 @ 10 am
Kingston St. Joseph Dcn. Kevin Winn Jan. 17 @ 6 pm
Lakeville Sts. Martha & Mary Dcns. George Gabriel Jan. 13 @ 1 pm
& Charles Bower
Lawrence St. Mary of the Assumption Dcn. John DelloRusso Jan. 22 @ 5:30 pm
followed by bilingual Mass
Lawrence St. Patrick Rev. Alonso Macias Jan. 18 @ 5:30 pm
Littleton St. Anne at St. Catherine of Alexandria, Westford Jan. 22 @ 7 pm
Lowell Holy Family (Bilingual) Dcn. Alvaro Soares Jan. 22 @ 7 pm
Lowell St. Joseph Worker Shrine Pure in Heart, Lowell Jan. 22 @ 7-9 pm
Lowell St. Margaret (downstairs chapel) Dcn. Barry Lloyd Jan. 13 @ 2 pm
Lowell St. Rita at St. Marguerite D’Youville, Dracut Jan. 17 @ 7 pm
Lowell UMass Serenity Center Dcn. Michael Mott Jan. 22 @ 4 pm
Lynn Sacred Heart at St. Mary Jan. 20 @ 4:45 pm
Lynn St. Mary TBA Jan. 20 @ 4:45 pm
Lynnfield Our Lady of the Assumption Dcn. Tom O’Shea Jan. 21 @ 6 pm
Lynnfield St. Maria Goretti at Our Lady of the Assumption Jan. 21 @ 6 pm
Marblehead Our Lady Star of the Sea Dcn. Joseph Whipple Jan. 21 @ 3:30 pm
Malden Sacred Hearts Dcn. Van Nguyen Jan. 22 @ 1 pm
Marlborough Immaculate Conception Dcn. Chuck Rossignol Jan. 17 @ 7 pm
Marshfield Our Lady of the Assumption Dcn. John Hulme Jan. 13 @ 2 pm
Maynard St. Bridget Dcn. John Pepi Jan. 28 @ 7 pm
Medfield St. Edward (chapel) Dcn. Fred Horgan Jan. 20 @ 12:45 pm
Medford St. Francis of Assisi Dcn. Bob Breen Jan. 23 @ 7 pm
Medford St. Joseph at St. Francis of Assisi Jan. 23 @ 7 pm
Merrimac Holy Redeemer Church of the Nativity Dcn. Paul Dow Jan. 21 @ 6 pm
Methuen St. Lucy at St. Monica Jan. 23 @ 7 pm
Methuen St. Monica Dcns. John Kobrenski and Jan. 23 @ 7 pm
Middleboro Sacred Heart at St. Martha & Mary, Lakeville Jan. 13 @ 1 pm
Natick St. Patrick 24 Hour Eucharistic Adoration
Needham St. Bartholomew at St. Joseph Jan. 20 @ 7 pm
followed by Vespers
Needham St. Joseph Dcn. Bob Horne Jan. 20 @ 7 pm
followed by Vespers
Newburyport Immaculate Conception Dcn. Paul Dow Jan. 18 @ 6 pm
Newton Our Lady Help of Christians a Sacred Heart Jan. 19 @ 9 am
Newton Sacred Heart Dcn. Bill Koffel Jan. 19 @ 9 am
Norfolk St. Jude at St. Edward, Medfield Jan. 20 @ 12:45 pm
North Andover St. Michael Dcn. Vinny Gatto Jan. 20 @ 3 pm
North Plymouth St. Mary Dcn. Kevin Winn Jan. 15 @ 6 pm
North Reading St. Theresa of Lisieux Rev. Thomas Reilly Jan. 22 @ 9:30 am
Norwell St. Helen Mother of the Emperor Constantine Jan. 22 @ 10:30 am
at St. Mary of the Sacred Heart
Norwood St. Catherine of Siena TBA Jan. 24 @ 4 pm
Peabody Carmelite Chapel (Northshore Mall) Rev. Jilson George, CMI Jan. 22 @ 12:30 pm
Peabody Our Lady of Fatima (bilingual) Rev. Christopher Gomes Jan. 20 @ 3 pm
Peabody St. John the Baptist at St. Thomas the Apostle Jan. 18 @ 7 pm
Peabody St. Thomas the Apostle Dcn. Chuck Hall Jan. 18 @ 7 pm
Pembroke St. Thecla Dcns. Jack Sullivan and Jan. 18 @ 7 pm Charles Landry
Pepperell Our Lady of Grace at St. Joseph Dcn. Michael Markham Jan. 19 @ 10 am
Plainville St. Martha at St. Mary, Wrentham Jan. 22 @ 7 pm
Plymouth (Manomet) St. Bonaventure Eucharistic Adoration Fridays 12-5:30 pm
Quincy St. John Dcn. Bill Proulx Jan. 19 @ 8:30 am
Quincy St. Joseph at St. John the Baptist Jan. 19 @ 8:30 am
Randolph St. Bernadette Dcns. Thomas Burke Jan. 20 @ 3 pm
& Jonathan Mosely
Randolph St. Mary at St. Bernadette Jan. 20 @ 3 pm
Reading St. Agnes Dcns. Matt Baltier & Bill Reidy Jan. 16 @ 7 pm
Revere St. Anthony of Padua Dcn. Joseph A. Belmonte Jan. 22 @ 7 pm
Revere St. Mary of the Assumption Rev. John Sheridan Jan. 19 @ 9 am
beginning with Mass
Rochester St. Rose of Lima at St. Martha & Mary, Lakeville Jan. 13 @ 1 pm
Rockland Holy Family (Main Church) Rev. James Hickey Jan. 20 @ 2 pm
Salem Mary Queen of the Apostles Dcns. LaPointe, Morel, Pena Jan. 22 @ 6 pm
at Immaculate Conception (Bilingual)
Salem St. Anne Rev. John G. Kiley Jan. 22 @ 7 pm
Salem St. John Paul II Shrine of Divine Mercy Rev. Robert Bedzinski Jan. 19 @ 3 pm
Jan. 21 @ 6 pm
Salisbury Star of the Sea Rev. Scott Euvrard Jan. 21 @ 9:30 am
Scituate St. Mary at St. Anthony, Cohasset Jan. 20 @ 2 pm
Scituate St. Mary 40 Hours of Eucharistic Adoration Jan. 18 @ 3 pm through
Jan. 20 @ 7 am
Somerville St. Ann Dcn. Joseph Guerrier Jan. 19 after 4 pm Mass
Somerville St. Catherine at St. Ann Jan. 19 after 4 pm Mass
Somerville St. Joseph at St. Ann Jan. 19 after 4 pm Mass
Stoneham St. Patrick Dcn. Chuck Hanafin Jan. 20 @ 3 pm
Stoughton Immaculate Conception Dcns. Guerrini & Giangiodano Jan. 20 @ 3 pm
Stoughton St. James at Immaculate Conception Jan. 20 @ 3 pm
Sudbury Our Lady of Fatima at St. Bridget, Maynard Jan. 28 @ 7 pm
Sudbury St. Anselm Rev. John Swencki Jan. 22 following
9 am Mass
Tewksbury St. William Dcns. Gerry Hardy & Tom Walsh Jan. 21 @ 7 pm
Townsend St. John the Evangelist Dcn. Chuck Kelley Jan. 26 @ 11 am
Tyngsboro St. Mary Magdalen at St. Marguerite D’Youville, Dracut Jan. 17 @ 7 pm
Wakefield St. Joseph Rev. Ron Barker Jan. 20 @ 7 pm
Walpole Blessed Sacrament Dcn. Alan Doty Jan. 23 @ 6 pm
Walpole St. Mary at Blessed Sacrament Jan. 23 @ 6 pm
Wayland Good Shepherd Parish Dcn. Geoff Higgins Jan. 20 @ 3 pm
at St. Zepherin
Wellesley St. Paul Rev. James Laughlin Jan. 22 @ 1 pm
Wellesley St. John at St. Paul Jan. 22 @ 1 pm
West Groton St. James Dcn. Chuck Kelley Jan. 26 @ 1 pm
West Newbury Holy Redemer/St. Ann Dcn. Paul Dow Jan. 22 @ 6 pm
West Roxbury Holy Name (Lower Church) Dcn. Tim Donohue Jan. 20 @ 2 pm
Westford St. Catherine of Alexandria Dcn. Bill Dwyer Jan. 22 @ 7 pm
Weymouth Immaculate Conception Dcns. Dan Burns & Tim Maher Jan. 19 @ 8 am
Weymouth St. Jerome at Immaculate Conception Jan. 19 @ 8 am
Whitman Holy Ghost Adoration Chapel Dcns. Breadmore, McLaughlin, Jan. 22 @ 7 pm
Winchester St. Eulalia TBA Jan. 20 @ 2 pm
Winthrop St. John the Evangelist Dcn. Jim Leo Jan. 21 @ 9:30 am
Woburn St. Anthony of Padua Dcn. Ed Giordano Jan. 21 @ 6:30 pm
Woburn St. Barbara at St. Anthony of Padua Jan. 21 @ 6:30 pm
Wrentham St. Mary Dcn. Joseph Flocco Jan. 22 @ 7 pm
by C.J. Williams, Director of Community Engagement
Who will cry for the children? Who will be there voice? Each year, hundreds of thousands raise their voices, and put their feet on the ground in our nation's capitol, for the preborn people who can't advocate for themselves at the national March for Life. Each year, we at MCFL have helped coordinate getting hundreds of both new and die-hard pro-lifers into DC. They make a national impact, and always bring back deep inspiration and energy to our life-affirming work at home.
Below is an ongoing list of buses and carpools traveling to Washington, D.C. in January
MFL Carpool, January 16-19, 2019
For details, email our Director of Community Engagement, C.J. at [email protected]
Pure in Heart Boston Carpool & Bus, January 17-20, 2019
Boston Archdiocese "Witness to Life" Buses, January 17-19, 2019
Burlington Buses for Life, January 16-19, 2019
For details, contact Theresa - 978-886-2911
Cape Cod Bus for Life, January 17-19, 2019
For details call Kevin Ward - 508-291-0949
Lawrence Bus Caravan, January 16-19, 2019
(Buses have pick-up in Lawrence & Boston, Wednesday morning. Cost $120. Please bring sleeping bag.) For more details, call Franklyn Rodriguez 978-566-5597
Worcester Diocese March for Life Trip, January 17-19, 2019
Springfield Buses for Life, January 17-18, 2019
(Red Eye departs from St Stanislaus Church parking lot, Chicopee, 10:30 pm)
For details or to reserve your seat, email Peggy - [email protected]
For details, please email Francene at [email protected]
Arlington 3 Day March Trip, 16-19 January, 2019
For details, please email or call Tom Harvey 617-710-3616 -
Bellingham Buses, January 17-19, 2019
(Overnight. Departs from St. Brendan's) For details call (508) 966-0260
(Western Mass) Adams Buses, January 17-19, 2019
(pickups in Adams, Pittsfield, and Lee)
For details, or to reserve a seat, please call Robin - 413-743-1329
Brighton Pilgrimage with Fr. Chris Bae, January 17-19, 2019
(this co-op will be traveling via JetBlue)
For details, and how to purchase affordable airfare, please contact Samantha by January 11th - [email protected]
Airfare was 153.00 as of this posting, 1/4/19. Accommodations provided.
**Updated as of January 4, 2019
If you know of a pilgrimage, carpool, or caravan scheduled to leave from Massachusetts that is not included above, please email us.