Bishop Matano to join March for Life pilgrims - Catholic Courier

Bishop Matano to join March for Life pilgrims

Bishop Salvatore R. Matano will join diocesan parishioners in Washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life, which will take place Jan. 22.

Diocesan parishioners will travel to the nation’s capital Jan. 21 and 22. The march marks the 41 years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions legalized abortion in the United States. The U.S. bishops have designated Jan. 22 a day of prayer and penance in reparation for sins committed against human life.

Bishop Matano will meet with Rochester pilgrims following the 7:30 a.m. Jan. 22 solemn Mass for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

He also will meet Rochester pilgrims at 1 p.m. at the start of the march on the corner of Seventh and Madison at the National Gallery of Art.

To reserve a seat on a bus, or to donate to support a bus, contact:

  • Janene Loughran of St. Jerome’s Church in East Rochester for a bus leaving St. John of Rochester Parish in Fairport, 585-329-1974;
  • Jan Armstrong at St. Pius Tenth Parish in Chili, 585-293-1717
  • Liz Gilges of St. Mary Church in Canandaigua, 585-489-2344
  • Stephen Spaulding of Chemung County Right to Life, 607-739-9282;
  • Father Tony Mugavero of Holy Apostles Parish in Rochester, which will send a bus of youths, 585-254-7170;
  • Sandy Giannavola of Holy Spirit Parish in Webster, 585-387-0993
  • Mary Anne Tissot of 40 Days for Life in Ithaca, 315-246-7479
  • Cory Smith of All Saints Parish in Corning, 607-936-4689.

Details on the March for Life are available at, and

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