March for Life 2024

Stand-up for a most worthy cause, create new friendships, and see some of the incredible sights that Washington D.C. has to offer.

We are the prolife generation

2024 March for Life Details

The March for Life brings together women, men and children across the nation in a peaceful, vibrant and joyful rally. Tens of thousands of pro-lifers march up Capitol Hill every year on the anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling in 1973 Roe V. Wade which legalized abortion across all 50 states.

Even though Roe v. Wade has been overturned and allows states more freedom to pass pro-life legislation, the work of building a culture of Life in the United States of America remains. We have not adjusted our focus. In a post-Roe America, abortions are expected to drop by only 200,000 per year. There are many national legislative battles ahead, including the long-standing Hyde protections that limit government funding of abortion in annual appropriation measures.
The Hyde Amendment, which has saved more than 2 million lives to date, is the most important pro-life policy currently available in our nation. But it cannot be taken as a given. Our most important task is to change hearts and minds. The National March for Life aims to change not only laws on a state and federal basis, but also the culture in order to make abortions unthinkable.
This year, the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas delegation will be traveling by plane instead of bus. This decision was made in consideration of cost, availability and safety. 

The Archdiocesan pilgrimage march will be Wednesday, January 17th – Saturday, January 20th of 2024.

The following costs includes hotel, transportation, and event costs.

  • Four people to a room: $435.00
  • Three people to a room: $455.00
  • Two people to a room: $535.00
  • One person to a room: $735.00

Each person will need to bring additional money to cover food, souvenirs, and any site-seeing they would like to do.

Deposits are non-refundable.

Once a spot is paid in full, it is non-refundable. If a person is unable to attend due to illness or other reason, that spot may be filled by another student, teen, or chaperone up until the bus departs as long as all forms are filled out.

If the trip is canceled for any reason (weather, COVID, March for Life cancellation, etc.), payments, minus the non-refundable deposits will be returned. The Youth Office begins incurring expenses once registration opens and will not be able to give back deposits should a cancellation arise.

Schedule & FAQ

MFL Expo: 9am – 8pm

Kansas Mass at St. Dominic’s 9am

MFL Expo 9am – 11am & 4pm – 7pm

Pre-Rally Concert 11am – 12pm

MFL Rally 12pm – 1pm

March for Life 1pm – 4pm.

Adoration St. Dominic’s 7pm – 8:30pm

On your own. Depending on your flight schedule, it’s always good to arrive at the airport two hours early.

This trip is for all high school students and all other young people under the age of 21. For those unable to attend with their parish or school, there is another group facilitated by Angie Bitner, our Rural Outreach Coordinator, and you can get in touch with her for more information about going on the 2022 March for Life.


If you are above the age of 21, there is a Young Adult Group (ages 21 – 35) that will also be making a pilgrimage as well. For more information on the Young Adult MFL Pilgrimage, email Emily Lopez or give her a call using the button below.



  • 9 AM Arrive at Savior Pastoral Center 12601 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, KS. 66109
  • 9:30AM Mass with Archbishop Naumann
  • Bus Blessing Depart for Washington DC
  • 10-11AM Arrive at Holiday Inn Capitol 550 C St. SW Washington DC
  • You may have to check bags until rooms are ready, take time to eat lunch do a little site seeing. Eat something before we depart at 4:00PM
  • 4:00PM depart for the Basilica
  • 5:30pm-7:30pm Mass return to hotel. Lights out at 11pm.
  • 8:45am walk to St. Dominic’s Catholic Church 630 E St SW, Washington, DC 20024
  • 9:00AM Mass with Archbishop Naumann at St. Dominic’s, return to hotel after Mass.
  • 10:30AM Depart for Rally at the Mall and March for Life (bring snacks & water bottle)
  • 2:30pm return to hotel after March (Free time till 6:30PM)
  • 6:45PM Adoration/Reconciliation at St. Dominic’s 2 blocks from our hotel 
  • 8:45PM return to Holiday Inn (lights out 12 midnight) No Exceptions
  • 9:00AM Bags packed and loaded buses. B/L/D is on your own. 
  • 12 Noon check out. No one can get back into your hotel after check out. This will be your free time to tour the area memorials/museums, etc. Dress accordingly for the weather and bus travel.
  • 4:45pm be at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church for 5:00PM Mass. Buses will be outside and ready for departure after Mass. Load at 630 E St. Southwest. Return to Savior Pastoral Center.
  • Arrival time of buses will be communicated via notification from bus captains.

Packing List & Lodging

Note: Please pack lightly. You will be carrying all that you bring. Your luggage bag will go under the bus so whatever you put in it; you will not be getting into it until we are actually in DC.

  • Small Blanket for bus (24 hour ride)
  • Pillow (for bus)
  • Comfortable shoes for walking
  • Heavy coat
  • Gloves, Scarf, Hand-warmers
  • Multiple pairs of sock
  • Warm, layer-able clothing for DC
  • 3 days comfy (but modest) bus/travel clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Water bottle
  • Medication you need
  • Snacks for trip
  • Rosary
  • Spiritual reading, Bible
  • Cards, games, etc.
  • $60-100 for food money, extra $ for souvenirs, if desired
  • Please bring around $10 to tip drivers although not a necessity (that will be at the discretion of the bus leaders)
  • Spirit of a pilgrim!
  • Cell Phones/Music at the discretion of group leaders.

Holiday Inn Capitol
550 C St. SW
Washington DC 20024
Telephone: 202-479-4000

Group Coordinator Checklist

Details Coming Soon!

There are 3 things we are instructing everyone to turn in to their Group Coordinators:

1. A signed copy of the Code of Conduct (Youth/Adult):

2. A photocopy of each participant’s health insurance card

3. $100 non-refundable deposit per participant due Dec 1st with final payment due Dec 20 as well as rooming lists. *Registration and Health forms coming at a later date.

*We will be following all CDC guidelines for this trip.