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March for Life planned in Washington

The annual March for Life will take place Jan. 22 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

In concert with the annual March for Life, the U.S. bishops invite all Catholics to pray for the protection of all human life by participating in a special novena called 9 Days for Life, from Jan. 16-24. Join thousands of others in praying for the protection of all human life. Download the novena online, or participate through Facebook, e-mail, text message or an app. Join at www.9daysforlife.com.

More information about all the March for Life events is available at www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/january-roe-events/index.cfm.

There will be no Diocese of Burlington-sponsored bus to Washington, D.C., this year for the annual March for Life. It is hoped there will be one next year.

 
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Annual Rally for Life

The annual Rally for Life will take place in Montpelier on Sat., Jan. 16, sponsored by the Vermont Right to Life Committee.

The theme will be "Standing Together – Defending Life."

At 9:30 a.m. there will be a Respect Life Mass celebrated by Burlington Bishop Christopher Coyne at St. Augustine Church.

Then, at 10:45 a.m., people will gather behind City Hall and prepare to proceed down State Street to the Statehouse.

Signs will be provided.

At 11:30 a.m. keynoter Sarah Mary Toce will speak in the House Chambers.

Toce, of Louisiana, was instrumental as the leader of numerous successful outreach seminars for young people in her home state. She is currently pursuing her master of divinity degree at Boston College. She has been named the New England Life and Leadership Project director, and in this new capacity is collaborating with various National Right to Life affiliates in the New England area to foster more youth education and training initiatives in this area of the country. 

 
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