March for Life

The 46th Annual March for Life will take place on Friday, January 18, 2019 in Washington D.C.

Many local churches, schools and groups are traveling by bus from the Greater Philadelphia area to this national event. Please connect with the contact person listed to reserve your seat!

Are you the coordinator of a bus heading to the March for Life and want more seats filled? Click here to email us at mail@prolifeunion.org with the following information:

  • Name of Church/School/Group
  • Meeting time and location
  • Any fee associated with acquiring a bus seat
  • Contact person’s name and information
  • Any other important details a person should know about beforehand

Please refer to two documents from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for other information: Indulgence and 9 Days for Life.

Scheduled Buses

St. Alphonsus Church:
  • Address: 33 Conwell Drive, Maple Glen, PA 19002
  • Meeting Location: Church parking lot
  • Time: Leaving at 7:00 a.m. sharp. (after 6:30 a.m. Mass)
  • Cost: $40.00 (includes bus transportation and dinner; payable in cash the day of the trip).
  • Contact Person/Info: Paul DeCamara, 215-641-0768. You may also call the Parish Office at 215-646-4600.
  • Other Details: There are approximately 20 seats left on the church’s bus. Dress warmly and bring a packed lunch! There is the option to also stay at the Basilica during the March. Click here to complete this form for the Parish Office.
Corpus Christi Church:
  • Address: 900 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale, PA 19446
  • Meeting Location: Church parking lot
  • Time: Leaving at 7:00 a.m. (after a special 6:15 a.m. Mass)
  • Cost: $25.00 per adult; free for students, but students must be accompanied by an adult. Payment details available here.
  • Contact Person/Info: Mary Ellen McCabe, 215-368-1422, mccabers@verizon.net.
  • Other Details: Dress warmly and bring a bagged lunch, water and snacks. The bus will make one rest stop on the trip down and will try to stop on the bus ride home, but due to overcrowded rest stops last year, that did not happen, so please pack a back-up dinner as well. The bus is scheduled to return to Corpus Christi by 9:00 p.m. Click here for more information on their website.
St. Pius X Church:
  • Address: 204 Lawrence Road, Broomall, PA 19008
  • Meeting Location: Church parking lot
  • Time: Leaving at approximately 7:15 a.m. (after the 6:30 a.m. Mass)
  • Cost: $10.00 (plus free will donation to cover any other costs)
  • Contact Person/Info: John Williamson, 610-446-5600.
St. Ignatius of Antioch Church:
  • Address: 999 Reading Avenue, Yardley, PA 19057
  • Meeting Location: Church parking lot
  • Time: Leaving at 8:00 a.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact Person/Info: Lester Ruppersberger, lruppersberger@gmail.com.
St. Denis Church:
  • Address: 2401 St. Denis Lane, Havertown, PA 19083
  • Meeting Location: Church parking lot
  • Time: Leaving after 8:30 a.m. Mass
  • Cost: $20.00 requested per person; family discount is available.
  • Contact Person/Info: Jim Coffey, 610-609-1965.
  • Other Details: The bus will return to the church parking lot by 7:00 p.m.
Covenant Fellowship Church:
  • Address: 1 Fellowship Drive, Glen Mills, PA 19342
  • Meeting Location: Church parking lot
  • Time: Leaving at 7:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $35.00
  • Contact Person/Info: Visit https://covfel.org/event/1211615-2019-01-18-march-for-life/ to register online and for more details.
  • Other Details: Bring your own lunch. The bus will return to the church parking lot by 8:00 p.m.
St. Thomas the Apostle Church:
  • Address: 430 Valleybrook Road, Glen Mills, PA 19342
  • Meeting Location: Church parking lot
  • Time: Leaving at 8:00 a.m.
  • Cost: A $10 donation is requested.
  • Contact Person/Info: Donna Wroblewski, 610-715-4641, donnawroblewski2@gmail.com
  • Other Details: Bring your own lunch. The bus will return to the church parking lot around 8:00 p.m.
St. Agnes Church:
  • Address: 233 W. Gay Street, West Chester, PA 19380
  • Meeting Location: Church parking lot
  • Time: Leaving at 7:45 a.m.
  • Cost: Please bring a tip for the bus driver.
  • Contact Person/Info: Mary Evans, 610-793-1614, mdevans@gmail.com
  • Other Details: Visit https://saintagnesparish.org/march-for-life to register online. Bring your own lunch. The bus will return to the church parking lot around 8:00 p.m.
Assumption BVM Church partnering with St. Patrick Church (Kennett Square):
  • Address: Assumption BVM Church (300 State Road, West Grove, PA 19390)
  • Meeting Location: Assumption BVM Church parking lot
  • Time: Leaving at 6:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $5.00 non-refundable registration fee.
  • Contact Person/Info: Mary Pepe, 610-470-7765, mtep7@hotmail.com; Stephanie Tobin, 484-467-6675.
  • Other Details: Will be traveling in a motor coach bus. Bring your own lunch. The bus will return to the church parking lot at approximately 7:00-8:00 p.m.
St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Church:
  • Address: 8910 Gap Newport Pike, Avondale, PA 19311
  • Meeting Location: Church parking lot
  • Time: Leaving at 6:15 a.m. in comfortable passenger vans driven by parishioners.
  • Cost: $10 donation will be accepted, but not required.
  • Contact Person/Info: Louise Johnson, 973-605-1462, 17johnson@gmail.com.
  • Other Details: Snacks and drinks will be provided. Bring your own lunch. The bus will return to the church parking lot by 6:00 p.m.
SS. Simon and Jude Church:
  • Address: 8 Cavanaugh Court, West Chester, PA 19382
  • Meeting Location: Church parking lot
  • Time: Leaving at 7:15 a.m. (after 6:45 a.m. Mass)
  • Cost: Please bring $3 tip for bus driver.
  • Contact Person/Info: Bill Wohlgemuth, 610-647-2208, pbwohl@verizon.net
  • Other Details: Bring your own lunch. The bus will return to the church parking lot by 8:30 p.m.
St. Rocco Church:
  • Address: 333 Sunny Dell Road, Avondale, PA 19311
  • Meeting Location: Church parking lot
  • Time: Leaving at 6:00 a.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact Person/Info: Sister Star, 484-576-3996
  • Other Details: Bring your own lunch. The bus will return to the church parking lot by 8:00 p.m.
St. Katharine of Siena Church partnering with St. John Neumann Church:
  • Address: St. Katharine of Siena (104 S. Aberdeen Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087)
  • Meeting Location: St. Katharine of Siena Church parking lot
  • Time: Leaving at 6:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $30 per adult; $20 per student
  • Contact Person/Info: Maria and Matt Snowden, 610-975-9474, sksrespectlife@gmail.com
  • Other Details: Bring your own lunch. The bus will return to the church parking lot around 7:00 p.m.
Sacred Heart Church:
  • Address: 203 Church Road, Oxford, PA 19363
  • Meeting Location: Church parking lot
  • Time: Leaving at 6:30 a.m.
  • Cost: Please bring tip for bus driver.
  • Contact Person/Info: Dos Leach, 610-416-2720, dosleach@zoominternet.net
  • Other Details: Bring your own lunch. The bus will return to the church parking lot around 7:00 p.m.
SS. Philip & James Church partnering with SS. Peter & Paul Church:
  • Address: SS. Philip & James Church (107 North Ship Road, Exton, PA 19341)
  • Meeting Location: SS. Philip & James Church parking lot
  • Time: Leaving at 6:00 a.m.
  • Cost: Free will donation for the Knights of Columbus
  • Contact Person/Info: JoAnn Carlin, 484-927-4200
  • Other Details: Bring your own lunch.
St. Peter Church:
  • Address: 2835 Manor Road, West Brandywine, PA 19320
  • Meeting Location: Church parking lot
  • Time: Meet at 7:15 a.m. in order to leave at 7:30 a.m.
  • Cost: Free, but will accept free will offerings. Please bring a tip for the bus driver.
  • Contact Person/Info: Mary Cromwell, 267-307-9101, boxercromwell@1791.com.
  • Other Details: Bring your own bagged lunch and dinner. Bus will return to church parking lot around 8:00 p.m.
St. Patrick Church:
  • Address: 104 Channing Avenue, Malvern, PA 19355
  • Meeting Location: Church parking lot
  • Time: 7:15 a.m. (after 6:30 a.m. Mass)
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact Person/Info: Brian Gail, 484-318-8685, brianjgail@verizon.net
  • Other Details: Bring your own lunch. Bus will return to church parking lot around 7:00 p.m.
St. Joseph Church:
  • Address: 332 Manor Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335
  • Meeting Location: Church parking lot
  • Time: Leaving at 6:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $10.00
  • Contact Person/Info: Dennis Calvey, 484-883-1851, papaden@verizon.net
  • Other Details: Bring your own lunch. Bus will return to church parking lot around 7:00 p.m.
St. Cornelius Church:
  • Address: 160 Ridge Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
  • Meeting Location: Church parking lot
  • Time: Leaving at 8:00 a.m.
  • Cost: Just bring a tip for the bus driver
  • Contact Person/Info: Rob Hasek, 610-357-5766, rhasek@gmail.com
  • Other Details: Will arrive at Shrine at 11:00 a.m. and head to the March for Life at 12:30 p.m.
St. Ephrem Church:
  • Address: 5400 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 19020
  • Meeting Location: Church parking lot behind rectory
  • Time: at approximately 7:30 a.m. (after the 7:00 a.m. Mass)
  • Cost: $20.00 per person (includes dinner). Fee for actual bus is being covered by the St. Ephrem Men’s Faith Sharing Group.
  • Contact Person/Info: Fr. Stephen Katziner, 215-245-1698; Pete Cattie, 610-633-5383.
  • Other Details: Please bring your cell phone. Brown bag lunch. Dinner will take place at a restaurant north of Baltimore. The bus will return to St. Ephrem’s parking lot around 8:30 p.m.
St. Charles Borromeo Church:
  • Address: 2500 Branch Pike, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
  • Meeting Location: Church parking lot
  • Time: at 7:45 a.m. (after the 6:30 a.m. Mass)
  • Cost: Free for parishioners of St. Charles Borromeo, Sacred Heart (Riverton), Our Lady of Good Counsel (Moorestown), and Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Maple Shade). Cost for out of parish individuals is $5 per person, $10 per family.
  • Contact Person/Info: Peg Campbell, 856-296-4440; John Loftus, 856-701-3986.
  • Other Details: Bring your own lunch. The bus will stop on the way down to Washington D.C. The bus will return to St. Charles Borromeo’s church parking lot at 8:30 p.m.
St. Norbert Church:
  • Address: 50 Leopard Road, Paoli, PA 19301
  • Meeting Location: Church parking lot
  • Time: at 8:45 a.m. (after the 8:00 a.m. Mass)
  • Cost: $15 per parishioner; $30 per non-parishioner
  • Contact Person/Info: Joseph Maxwell, 610-955-5701, jf.maxwell@verizon.net
  • Other Details*: Seats available on a first come, first serve basis. Bring a lunch! Bus will arrive at 12:00 p.m. at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception/CUA. A metro ticket will be provided to travel from the Shrine/CUA to the March, and vice versa. Bus will depart from the Shrine/CUA at 4:00 p.m. sharp to drive back to St. Norbert. Bus should return at 7:15 p.m. to St. Norbert’s parking lot. *Please note: The bus won’t make any stops to or from the March. The bus and Shrine have toilet facilities.
St. Elizabeth Church:
  • Address: 120 Saint Elizabeth Drive, Chester Springs, PA 19425
  • Meeting Location: Church parking lot
  • Time: approximately 8:00 a.m. (after the 7:30 a.m. Mass)
  • Cost: $30 per adult; $15 for individuals under 18 years old
  • Contact Person/Info: Chuck Reimer, 610-212-9156, reimer1470@msn.com
  • Other Details: One rest stop will be made along the way to Washington D.C. Marchers will be dropped off at 12th St. & Independence Ave. which is near speakers stage and starting point for March. After departing, bus will then proceed to Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, where it will stay for the rest of the day. Those interested can stay on bus for visitation of the Shrine. Once the March has concluded (around 3:30-4:00 p.m.), marchers will then travel at their own pace to the Shrine (subway fare cards will be provided) to meet up with the rest of the St. Elizabeth Church group. Bus will depart Shrine at 5:00 p.m. for return trip to St. Elizabeth Church parking lot; rest stop will be made about half way back. Bus should return to church parking lot around 8:30 p.m.
Philadelphia Knights of Columbus:
  • First Pickup Bus Location and Time: at Resurrection Church (2000 Shelmire Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19152) at 6:00 a.m.
  • Second Pickup Bus Location and Time: at St. Francis Xavier (2319 Green Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130) at 7:00 a.m.
  • Cost: $35 (boxed lunch included)
  • Contact Person/Info: Nick Marcantonio, 267-315-2096.
  • Other Details: Seats available on a first come, first serve basis. There will be a stop for breakfast. More information can be found here in this CatholicPhilly.com event listing.

Local Events

For those who cannot attend the March for Life in Washington D.C., there are some local events held in the Greater Philadelphia region so that you can be a part of activities with a similar mission as the March for Life:

Prayer Rally in Warminster

There will be a prayer rally held on Friday, January 18th at 12:00 p.m. outside Planned Parenthood in Warminster (610 Louis Drive, Warminster, PA 18974). Signs will be provided. Please consider joining in prayer and to give witness in our society. This event is sponsored by the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition.

26th Annual Chester County March for Life

Join fellow pro-lifers on Sunday, January 20th at 2:30 p.m. inside St. Agnes Church (233 W. Gay Street, West Chester, PA 19380) for prayer, speakers and music. There will also be a presentation of the Public Witness Award. Then a silent march will take place from St. Agnes Church to the old Chester County courthouse. Participants can carry pro-life signs. At the courthouse, there will be a short prayer service that will end in singing to the Battle Hymn of the Republic. Afterwards, all are welcome to visit the Knights of Columbus Hall for refreshments and social time. The Chester County March for Life is organized by the Chester County Pro-Life Coalition.