#GenLifeSTL Pilgrimage

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What is Generation Life?
Generation Life is an annual event lead by the Office of Youth Ministry of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. As many of you may know, the March for Life takes place in Washington DC every year on the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Inspired by the Church’s pro-life teachings, we gather teenagers and young adults from around the St. Louis area to attend the march in the nation’s capitol.
While we are there, we will also have three days of programming, Mass, confessions, and free time to tour the city.
Event Details
This year, we will have just over 2,000 participants, volunteers, and staff members in attendance! This group is made up of people from sixty-three different parishes, schools, and universities from around the St. Louis Archdiocese. We will load a total of thirty-eight buses and leave from seven different launch sites on Wednesday, January 21st.
We will kick everything off in Washington D.C. on Thursday, January 22nd with the Pro-Life Rally and the March for Life, followed by Mass with Archbishop Robert Carlson in the evening. Fr. Brian Fallon from Queen of All Saints Parish and Paul Masek from the Reap Team will co-host the event. Our keynote speakers will be the Sisters for Life and Ryan Bomberger, pro-life activist and founder of The Radiance Foundation. Fr. Chris Martin, Vocation Director, will present to our group of young adults as well. Our worship leaders for the event are Kyle Huelsing (Youth Track) and Carrie Bajzath (Young Adult Track).
Everything concludes on Saturday, January 24th with Mass lead by Bishop Edward Rice at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Stay In Touch
We are excited about Generation Life and want to share the experience with you. We will frequently cover the event through our blog and social media sites. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get live updates of the event. Please join us in prayer for the dignity of all human life.

Born and raised in St. Louis. I am a memeber of St. Joseph Church in Manchester. I was a core member for two years at Incarnate Word Parish and was a youth minister for seven years at St. Joseph Church. I was a coordinator of youth ministry for the OYM for four year and became the directer of the OYM in June of 2012. I am married to my lovely wife, Samantha, and we have an awesome son, Angelo and beautiful daughter, Gabriella.