The St. Louis Archdiocese will lead the way with 38 buses, Kansas City is sending 12, Jefferson City is sending 5, and Springfield/Cape is sending 3 buses. The annual pilgrimage typically involves over 500,000 people from across the country and is a great witness to the power of grass roots efforts to influence public policy. For many Missouri school students, this is their first exposure to the pro-life movement, and many become lifetime pro-life advocates after attending the event.
Each of the dioceses has vigil Masses scheduled next week to commemorate the Roe v. Wade decision, and to encourage a culture of life. Check your local diocesan website for more information.