Walk for Life West Coast and the March For Life

Posted on Dec 29, 2014 in 2015 Additional Events, 2015 Walk for Life, Blog, Fr. Malloy 5K Run

Doug Johnson, over at EpicPew has fun comparing the respective virtues of Washington D.C.’s March for Life and our own Walk for Life West Coast:

flickr_2014_1East vs. West: Walk For Life

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If you are pro-life and you have never been to either the West Coast Walk For Life or the March for Life in D.C., it’s time to put them both on your bucket list. Right now is that time of year when pro-lifers start making their plans to head to either coast for a pro-life good time. One is held at our nation’s capital in Washington D.C. and the other is held in San Francisco, CA. Both are held during the same week, but not at the same time. It is possible to do both every year, but sometimes that may not fit into your regular schedule. Either way, I 100% recommend going to both at some point in your lifetime. They are both amazing with two completely different experiences to offer, but here’s a comparison between the two, showing off what makes them unique and great!

We are delighted to be compared with the gigantic March for Life, the flagship event of America’s pro-life movement! One thing Doug wasn’t aware of, though,  is all the stuff associated with the Walk, which has turned it into the most event-filled Catholic weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area. This year, in addition to the Walk, we have:

On Friday, January 23:

STANDING UP 4 LIFE WALK

Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, 12:00-2:00PM

Speakers include Rev. Clenard Childress, Pastor Bruce Rivers, Pastor Walter Moss and Walter Hoye. Download the event flyer here.

ANNUAL PRAYER VIGIL FOR LIFE

St. Dominic’s Church, 2390 Bush St, San Francisco,  5:00 pm

The Sisters of Life will host their annual Prayer Vigil for Life!  Vespers will be at 5:00pm followed by holy Mass.  Everyone is welcome!  Contact the Sisters of Life at evangelization@sistersoflife.org or (845) 357-3547.

 THE 7TH ANNUAL CONVERSATIONS 4 LIFE BENEFIT DINNER

St. Margaret Mary Church, 1219 Excelsior Avenue, Oakland, 5:30 pm

Guests include Father Frank Pavone, Star Parker, Rev. Clenard H. Childress, Abby Johnson, Jeff White, Cecilia Chavez, and Lori & Walter Hoye. For more information, visit here. The event flyer may be downloaded here. Contact Joni at 925-550-3122.

ALL NIGHT EUCHARISTIC ADORATION FOR LIFE

Saints Peter and Paul Church, 666 Filbert Street, San Francisco, 8:00PM-7:00AM

Adoration begins at 8PM, and will last until 7AM on Saturday, January 24.

And on Saturday, January 24 we have:

FR. MALLOY 5K RUN

Golden Gate Park, near the parking lot on the north side of the Polo Fields: 1232 JFK Dr., San Francisco, 7:30AM

The run, which honors the late Fr. John Malloy, SDB, the founding chaplain of the Walk for Life West Coast and first winner of the Walk’s St. Gianna Molla award for pro-life heroism, is a joint production of the Walk for Life West Coast, the Vitae Foundation and the national LIFE Runners team. For more information, go here.

CATHOLIC MASS

St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco, 9:30AM

All priests are welcome to con-celebrate with Archbishop Cordileone.  14 bishops will be con-celebrating.

LAW OF LIFE SUMMIT WEST

St. Mary’s Cathedral Conference Center – St. Francis Hall, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco, 5:00-7:00PM by RSVP only (space very limited)

Second annual “West Coast Summit” sponsored by Life Legal Defense Foundation, Ave Maria School of Law and the National LIFE Runners. An action-packed event bringing together pro-life leaders and students to create measurable and achievable objectives for overturning Roe v. Wade and for defending the sanctity of human life. Contact Lawlife.org for more information.

And on Sunday, January 25:

STUDENTS FOR LIFE OF AMERICA WEST COAST NATIONAL CONFERENCE

St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco, 9:30AM

This is the 2nd SFLA conference on the west coast. SFLA are bringing high-quality training and speakers to San Francisco. Conference features morning, afternoon and evening sessions with national pro-life speakers. Topics include prolife apologetics, how to start and lead a pro-life outreach, your rights on campus, and how to transfer your campus and community through revolutionary strategies. To see a full schedule and register, please go here.

All great faith-filled, fun-filled, and educational opportunities!