We’re going to the National March for Life! You are invited to come along.

First and foremost: please read the Handbook!

This is the first time that the Diocese has organized a group trip to the National March for Life. We am very excited to be a part of this and are grateful to Bp. Vetter for his support

The Handbook includes the pertinent information for joining us on this pilgrimage, including registration deadlines, forms, and instructions, as well as some resources like fund raising tips.

Planning during the pandemic presents challenges, to say the least. Please understand that the situation is dynamic; the Covid-19 mitigation polices we have in place now may very well be different by the time of The March.

You must understand that we may have to adapt or change our own policies or expectations for participation. Furthermore, there are other individuals, agencies, and entities (e.g. the city of D.C., the F.A.A., the March for Life, our hotel, etc.) who may make their own policies, over which we have no control but may directly impact us.

This year the theme of the March is “Together Strong: Life Unites.” Regardless of what challenges may arise, I am committed to leading a group to D.C. from our Diocese and invite others to join me. The March is not a protest but a public witness and celebration of all human life, from conception to natural death. I look forward to marching alongside you.

Questions? Please contact Kevin Molm at kmolm@diocesehelena.org or 406.389.7055.

Quick Details:

Register: Click here to register. Deadline to reserve your spot is December 15. (Registration fees are due in full by January 1).

Dates: January 19-23, 2022

Plan for two travels days – Wednesday, January 19 and Sunday, January 23. The March is on Friday; We will schedule other tours and March-related activities before/after.

Who can go: All ages are welcome! Minors (18 and under) must be chaperoned by a Diocese of Helena Safe Environment (VIRTUS) trained adult. Those under 14 (8th grade an under), must be chaperoned by a parent/guardian.

All adults (18+) must be Safe Environment-compliant (VIRTUS).

We are limited to 51 total participants. Registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Your spot is not reserved until we receive your $100 non-refundable deposit.

Travel: The individual and/or their local group leader assumes the responsibility for coordinating their own travel to/from D.C. and, in the case of minors, coordinating a Safe Environment (VIRTUS)-compliant adult chaperone.

Estimated Cost: $1,200 per person. Travel to/from D.C. is to be arranged by the individual or the local parish/school group leader, and is estimated to be $500 (airfare, ground transportation, baggage fees, etc.).

Registration is $500 (this includes a $100 non-refundable deposit) and includes includes: hotel, ground transportation in D.C., admission to events, and some food. This is to be paid to the Diocese of Helena by January 1, 2022.

Discounts and Policies:

  • Children under 2 and who can sit on your lap are free to attend.
  • Pre-K/K: those aged 2-6 will be charged $200.
  • Elementary & Middle School: Children who are not yet in high school (~0-14 years old), must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and will be charged $400.
  • High School: Young people in grades 9-12 must be accompanied by an adult (not necessarily their parent/guardian) who is safe environment-compliant (VIRTUS). Seniors in high school who are 18 years old will be considered a “High School Youth Participant” and must be chaperoned by an adult who is 21+ and compliant with Safe Environment policies (VIRTUS).
  • Adults: All adults (18+) must be safe environment compliant (VIRTUS).

Refunds: Participants must submit a $100 non-refundable deposit with their registration. Full refunds (except deposit) will be granted for cancellations on or before January 1. No refunds after January 1.

Covid-19: Things will likely change in the next few months. Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are gathered. We cannot guarantee that participants will not be exposed to COVID-19. Participant sand their families should evaluate their own risk when determining whether to participate; they acknowledge and agree to assume these inherent risks associated with attendance. These risks include the potential for lost registration fees or other associated costs if the event is cancelled or if they choose to withdraw their participation because of the pandemic.

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