Training, Meetings, Outreach Events

1/24 – 47TH ANNUAL MARCH FOR LIFE IN WASHINGTON D.C.

Join fellow pro-lifers traveling from all parts of the country (and even others who have traveled internationally) to gather in Washington D.C. for the national March for Life on Friday, January 24. Looking for local buses traveling to the March for Life in D.C.? Visit the Pro-Life Union’s March for Life web page containing more details. Click here to view the 47th Annual March for Life’s official website.

1/25 – 1ST ANNUAL NATIONAL PRO-LIFE SUMMIT

For the first time ever, there will be a massive one-day pro-life training event the day after March for Life—for pro-life activists of all ages! You’re invited to a full day of training at the National Pro-Life Summit on Saturday, January 25 from 8:00am-7:00pm at the Marriott Marquis in Washington D.C. (901 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20001) (note: Located just blocks from the National March for Life hotel). This year’s theme is “History Makers” because that’s exactly what we’re doing right now in the pro-life movement! The National Pro-Life Summit will cover a wide variety of pro-life topics, such as ethics and philosophy, empowering women to choose life outside abortion clinics, and so much more. Click here to view the schedule. Speakers include: Lila Rose (president, Live Action), Liz Wheeler (TV host, “Tipping Point”), Charlotte Pence (daughter of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence), and many more—including Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia Board Members, Richara Krajewski and Dr. Monique Ruberu! Don’t miss this first-time Pro-Life Summit! Click here to register online for your seat(s) at this event. Note: For the past 11 years, this event was known as the Students for Life of America National Conference.

1/30 – ON-LINE SUPPORT GROUP FOR ADULT CHILDREN OF DIVORCE/SEPARATION

St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation holds an online support group for adult children of divorced and separated Catholics on the last Thursday of each month for one hour. The next one will take place on Thursday, January 30 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. The support group includes prayer, reflection, and sharing. This monthly session is attended by a Mercedarian friar and the director of St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation. To join the on-line support group, email director.srnf@gmail.com for the event link. For more information about the support group and St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation, click here to visit their website or call 215-870-9913.

2/4 – ON-LINE SUPPORT GROUP FOR DIVORCED/SEPARATED CATHOLICS

St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation holds an online support group for divorced and separated Catholics on the first Tuesday of each month for one hour. The next one will take place on Tuesday, February 4 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. The support group includes prayer, reflection, and sharing. This monthly session is attended by a Mercedarian friar and the director of St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation. To join the on-line support group, email director.srnf@gmail.com for the event link. For more information about the support group and St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation, click here to visit their website or call 215-870-9913.

2/8 – FEBRUARY “NEWBY SATURDAY” FOR SIDEWALK SERVANTS

Want to witness outside an abortion center when you know experienced Sidewalk Servants will also be present? The Pro-Life Union introduces “Newby Saturdays,” held the second Saturday of each month, for newer pro-lifers to learn by example, knowing they won’t be by themselves. “Newby Saturday” will be held on Saturday, February 8 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. outside Planned Parenthood at 12th & Locust Streets. More information can also be found on our Outreach page.

2/8-2/9 – “WONDERFULLY MADE”: A THEOLOGY OF THE BODY RETREAT FOR HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS

St. Peter’s Respect Life Committee is holding their third retreat for high schools called “Wonderfully Made”: A Theology of the Body Retreat from Saturday, February 8-Sunday, February 9 at St. Mary of Providence Center (227 Isabella Road, Elverson, PA 19520).  Arrive at 9:00am on February 8 and depart at 11:30am on February 9. Lunch and dinner will be served on Saturday, and breakfast is served on Sunday. Cost is $75 per person (scholarships available). Learn what it means to be a young, dynamic, Catholic woman in today’s world. The retreat will introduce participants to John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and what it means for your life! This retreat will also include talks, small groups, Mass, adoration and time for confession. Click here to register online for this retreat. For more information, text Eileen Christian at 610-716-1840 or email her at eileenchristian@usa.net.

More Retreat Details: Led by Samantha Kelley, the Founder and President of FIERCE Athlete. Sam is a young Catholic woman, trained in teaching the Theology of the Body. She holds a Master’s degree in Catholic Psychology, is a former Division 1 soccer player, and now rows competitively. Marie DiCeccowill give a talk called “Women’s Health in Conformity with Theology of the Body.” Marie has been a high school health educator for the past 35 years and has recently completed an Allied Health program in women’s health care. She is passionate about educating young females on the beauty of their femininity. Marie believes that the foundation of the “feminine genius” – as described by Pope St. John Paul II – lies in her capacity to know that she is endowed with specific feminine gifts that encourage her to become the woman she is called by God to be. The Sisters of Life will be attending, speaking and leading small groups.

2/26-4/5 – 40 DAYS FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN

Mark Your Calendars! Participate in the next 40 Days for Life campaign, which will run from February 26-April 5.

3/15 – PHILADELPHIA ST. PATRICK’S DAY

The 250th Annual Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Sunday, March 15. The theme of this year’s parade is “250 Years of Faith, Family, Friendship and Heritage.” Join the Pro-Life Union as we continue our tradition to march in the city’s parade! Call our office at 215-885-8150 for meeting location and time, etc. Click here to visit the parade’s official website for more event information, including the parade route.

5/18 – PENNSYLVANIA MARCH FOR LIFE

Mark Your Calendars! Join fellow Pennsylvanians at the Pennsylvania March for Life on Monday, May 18 from 11:00am-1:00pm in Harrisburg at the State Capitol. Sponsored by the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, Pennsylvania Family Council, and Pennsylvania Catholic Conference. More information can be found online at PAMarchforLife.org. View and share their Facebook event page with others!