Generation Life Pilgrimage Canceled

Important Generation Life Statement

The Catholic Youth Apostolate of the Archdiocese of St. Louis has been closely monitoring the severe weather anticipated later this week in Washington, D.C.  

As the potentially hazardous weather situation in our nation’s capital develops, our main priority is the safety and well-being of the youth in our care. After prayerful consideration of numerous factors and consultation with archdiocesan leadership, professional metorologists, the Catholic Youth Apostolate has decided to cancel the Generation Life pilgrimage to Washington, D.C.

As Catholics, we place a high value on the dignity of human life. We will continue to be tireless advocates for the unborn and as pro-life Catholics we must make the safety of our youth, adult chaperones, volunteers, and staff our first priority.

Although our committed youth and adult pilgrims will not be headed to Washington, D.C., several local events are already being discussed to provide the St. Louis area with opportunities to pray for and visibly defend the inviolable right of all human beings which is the right to life.

Payments will be refunded, minus your 50.00, non-refundable, deposit per person. For further information check out,,, and all of our social media outlets. You can also feel free to contact us at the OYM.

We are looking to have an event on Saturday, January 23rd in the afternoon at the Cathedral in light of the current situations. More details to come shortly.

Thank you for your patience in this matter. This is not a decision that was taken lightly. Please know that you are in our prayers.