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March for Life 2019 - January 18th in DC

Since the 1973 Supreme Court cases, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, which legalized abortion-on-demand in our country, over 60 million lives have been lost to abortion.

MARCH FOR LIFE 2019 - Unique From Day One!

In response, over the years, millions of Americans have come together for the March For Life in Washington DC to save lives, end abortion, and promote a culture of life in our country. 

This year St. Joan of Arc parishioners will support the March for Life in a number of ways.  First, we will be observing a nine-day novena from January 14 – 22, 2019.  We invite all parishioners to:

·         Sign up to receive a Respect Life prayer intention each day by text or email.  You can sign up at the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops website:  You will receive a different intention and prayer each day.

·         Join us during at SJA during January 14-22 for daily and Sunday Mass where we will offer a special prayer of intention for Life and for the success of the March.    

Also, we will be joining other Harford County Catholic parishes attending the March for Life in Washington, DC on January 18, 2019.  If you are interested in traveling with us for the March, please contact Nancy Schmidt at, or Deacon Ray Van Pelt at, for travel coordination and sign up.

You can also learn more about the Catholic Church’s position on Respect Life principles and Pro Life activities by visiting, or at the Archdiocese of Baltimore Respect Life website: