SCC students attend March for Life

Published 12:03 am Saturday, February 17, 2018

WASHINGTON — St. Charles Catholic High School recently sponsored its 13th bus trip to the March for Life in Washington, this year with 20 students commemorating the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.

Senior Jade Brady said March for Life was a faith-enriching journey she will never forget.

“It was a great opportunity to learn so much about the gift of life and to speak for those who can’t speak for themselves,” Brady said. “I was blessed to share this experience to support the unborn and to grow in my faith in more ways than I ever could have imagined.”

The theme of this year’s march was “Love Saves Lives.”

Students gathered at the National Mall for the rally, then marched to the Supreme Court and Congress.

SCC students also visited the Smithsonian Museums and the National Memorials. Students also attended the Life is Very Good Rally and attended Mass with Archbishop Aymond of New Orleans at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Alexandria, Va.

Senior Heaven Mamou said the March taught her lessons about faith and served as a practice in patience.

“I’ve learned that the pro-life movement isn’t merely about the unborn but about valuing all life, loving and being a voice for those who society has deemed less than,” Mamou said.

“Overall March for Life was a very fun and enjoyable trip.”

Students also visited the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and celebrated a Vigil Mass at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine.

Teacher chaperone Raleigh Poche said the pro-life movement is a march for the defense of life for all people regardless of race, age or religion.

“I’m so proud of our students on the march and at home for standing up for this right,” Poche said.