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March for Life (March on the Mountain)

  • Contact us! 
    Paul Girardi
    Associate Director
    Campus Ministry
    814.472.3328
    pgirardi@francis.edu

    History of The March

    In 1973, Roe v. Wade, a landmark decision made by the United States Supreme Court, overrode many state and federal restrictions on abortion in the United States. Since that time there have been roughly 1.21 million abortions per year, or roughly 3,300 abortions per day.

    Each year on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers, from across the United States, gather in Washington D.C. to stand up for the unborn, marching through the nation’s capital at the annual March for Life.

    In order to promote the pro-life message, Saint Francis University holds its own March on the Mountain annually for those who cannot attend the national rally. Saint Francis students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the local community gather on the campus mall to proclaim the sanctity of all human life, uniting their prayers with those of the hundreds of thousands of other pro-life advocates from across the United States.

    The annual March on the Mountain is sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Knights of Columbus Council #8222.

    2018 March on the Mountain Event Details

    March on the Mountain 2017

    Join the Saint Francis University community as we welcome Bishop Mark Bartchak for our 5th annual March on the Mountain on Monday, January 22nd.  We gather to unite our prayers and proclaim the sanctity of human life with Pro-Life advocates around the country on the 45th Anniversary of  Roe v. Wade.  

    The Rosary will be recited prior to the March in the Immaculate Conception Chapel, located on the Loretto campus, beginning at 10:30 a.m. This will be followed by several guest speakers. The March itself will begin with a short prayer at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Chapel. The walk will then commence around the mall in the center of campus and will conclude at approximately 11:55 a.m. for those that wish to attend the 12:00 p.m. MassAdoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be held immediately following the Mass until 5:00 p.m.

    If you can join us for the entire walk or for only 5 – 10 minutes come out and show your support.

    Some signs will be provided but feel free to bring your own.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Paul Girardi in the Campus Ministry department at Saint Francis University @ 814-472-3328.

    The March on the Mountain is sponsored by the  Saint Francis University Campus Ministry Department and Students for Life.

    We hope to see you there! 

  • March on the Mountain 2018 Schedule

    March on the Mountain 2018 will be held on Monday, January 22, 2018.

    When

    What

    Where

    10:30 a.m.

    Recitation of the Rosary
    The Rosary will be followed by remarks from several guest speakers.

    Immaculate Conception Chapel
    11 a.m.  Prayer Service Immaculate Conception Chapel
    11 a.m. March for Life
    The March will conclude at approximately 11:55 a.m. for those who wish to attend the noon Mass on campus. 
    Campus Mall 
    12 p.m. Mass    Immaculate Conception Chapel