Notre Dame students, faculty and staff to join 2015 March for Life

by Michael O. Garvey

University president Rev. John Jenkins C.S.C. walks with Notre Dame students during the 2014 March for Life in Washington, D.C. University president Rev. John Jenkins C.S.C. walks with Notre Dame students during the 2014 March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Some 700 University of Notre Dame students, faculty, staff and alumni will be among the participants in the 2015 March for Life on Thursday (Jan. 22) in Washington, D.C., which this year observes the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion.

The Notre Dame contingent will include the University’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. Father Jenkins also will preside at a Mass for the Notre Dame marchers at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Agnes Church, 1910 N. Randolph St., Arlington, Virginia.

A special Mass to send off the Notre Dame marchers will be celebrated Tuesday (Jan. 20), the feast of the founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Blessed Basil Moreau, at 5:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.