March for Life bus openings are offered - Catholic Courier
Local participants in the 2012 March for Life wait to board a bus home from Washington, D.C. Local participants in the 2012 March for Life wait to board a bus home from Washington, D.C.

March for Life bus openings are offered

Openings are available from numerous locations across the Diocese of Rochester for the 2014 March for Life, set to take place Jan. 22 in Washington, D.C.

Buses will leave in the late evening of Jan. 21, returning approximately 24 hours later. The trip’s focal point will be a noon prayer rally followed by the 41st-annual March for Life at 1 p.m. from the National Mall to the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill. Other opportunities in Washington will include Mass, a prayer service and visits to politicians’ offices.

Several groups offer reduced rates for youths as well as financial assistance for those who cannot afford the trip. According to information provided to the Catholic Courier, openings for the public are currently available for the following buses:

Monroe County

* St. Pius Tenth Church, 3010 Chili Ave., Chili. Call Jan Armstrong at 585-293-1717.

* St. John of Rochester Church, 8 Wickford Way, Fairport. Contact Janene Loughran at 585-586-6632 or

* Church of the Holy Spirit, 1355 Hatch Road, Penfield. Contact Sandy Giannavola at 585-387-0993 or

Southern Tier

* St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St., Horseheads. Contact Steve Spaulding at 607-739-9282 or

* Ithaca ecumenical group. Call Mary Anne Tissot at 315-246-7479 or

* Cornell University students. Contact Brandon Pierotti at 603-546-8395 or

* All Saints Parish, Corning. Contact Cory Smith at 607-936-4689, ext. 222, or

Finger Lakes

* St. Mary Church, 90 N. Main St., Canandaigua. Contact Debbie Demarco at 585-248-2647 or

There also will be two private buses from the diocese for young people. One is being coordinated by Rochester’s Holy Apostles Parish for city youths. Sponsorship donations are appreciated and can be made by contacting Father Tony Mugavero at 585-254-7170 or, a bus for youths will be available in central Steuben County. Contact Marie McCaig at 607-936-8341 or


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