Thirty-two students and eight adult chaperones from Central Catholic recently traveled to Washinton, D.C. to participate in the annual March for Life. The group drove through the night, leaving in the evening and arriving at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary for Mass and a tour at 10:30 am. They spent the rest of the day touring the capital before staying the night at John Paul the Great High School in Virginia where they slept on the classroom floors.
On the day of the march, the students and chaperones attended the Arlington Diocese Life is Very Good youth rally and Mass. They then met up with students from other Indiana high schools – Guerin Catholic High School in Noblesville and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Carmel – for some fellowship and pictures, and then together they all joined the March for Life.
“Going on the March for Life was an incredible experience, and not just because of the good times our group had together,” said student Mary Kate Krane. “It was amazing to be there, to be one of the people who were marching, to realize just how many of us there were.”
After the March, the group went back to the John Paul II Museum for a tour. They were able to pray before relics of both St. John Paul II and St. Faustina at the Museum. They then headed back to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and prayed at the Basilica before heading home.
“This trip is a beautiful spiritual journey. It is SO much more than simply a ‘march,'” said chaperone Kelly Hudson. “I wish ALL of our students could make the trip at least once while they are in high school!”