Awaken in mercy at 2023 Weekend for Life

Published: December 5, 2022

Registration Form

To register your parish, download and return the registration packet above with fee to the address provided by Dec. 23This overnight event focuses on right-to-life issues from a youth perspective. It is held the night before the annual Mass and March for Life in Little Rock.

High school youth are invited to attend the 2023 Weekend for Life Jan. 21-22 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Little Rock. This overnight event focuses on right-to-life issues from a youth perspective. It is held the night before the annual Eucharistic Procession for Life and Mass for Life in Little Rock.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision (now overturned) that legalized abortion in the United States in 1973. Participants are invited to celebrate the gift of life and the human dignity of every person and remember the millions of babies lost to abortion.

Weekend for Life offers a featured speaker, praise and worship music, prayer, skits and a dance on Saturday night. This year's speaker is Julia Holcomb, who will share her story about being the 16-year-old girlfriend of Aerosmith's Steven Tyler.

On Sunday morning, participants will join Catholics of all ages from across Arkansas in a Eucharistic Procession for Life at 10 a.m. from the Doubletree Hotel through Riverfront Park to the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock where the Mass for Life will be celebrated at noon. 

Weekend for Life participants will have a box lunch after Mass and then join others in the statewide March for Life with rally at the state Capitol, which includes prayers, speakers and music at 2 p.m. 

The cost is $75 for youth and $85 for adult chaperones. Scholarships are available. Register though your parish by Dec. 23. To register your parish, download and return the registration packet with fee to the address provided. This event was canceled in 2021 and 2022 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Weekend for Life is sponsored by the diocesan Catholic Youth Ministry OfficeFor more information, contact Tricia Gentry at (501) 664-0340, ext. 418.