Stand Up for Life
"Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed. Each of us is loved. Each of us is necessary."
Pope Benedict XVI
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2021 Kansas City Youth Rally for Life
Friday, January 29, 2021
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
St. Therese North Parish
7207 NW Highway 9
Kansas City, MO 64152 ( Map )
Stand Up for Life is an engaging morning of praise and worship, dynamic speakers, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered by Bishop James Johnston, Jr. All youth in the greater Kansas City area are invited to discover the joy of living as a son or daughter of God by proclaiming the good news. You will be inspired and empowered to Stand Up For Life!
***You can watch a livestream here of Mass with Bishop Johnston on Friday, January 29, at 11:00 a.m. CST!***
What About COVID-19?
We have worked with diocesan and civil officials to ensure that all necessary precautions and guidelines are being implemented to safeguard the safety and health of everyone. Masks are required, and social distancing will be maintained, similar to the protocols for Sunday Mass. In addition, all participants will have their temperature taken before entrance and will be required to complete a COVID-19 symptom screening.
If civil officials implement more stringent restrictions and an in person event is impossible, we are committed to offering a virtual event. In that event, information will be communicated to participants and leaders.
I Want to REGISTER
There is a $10 registration fee per student or youth. This amount will assist with the cost of event materials.
All high school youth must be registered by an adult who will serve as their chaperone during the event - either their parent, teacher, or youth minister.
Students at St. Michael the Archangel, St. Pius X, or Bishop LeBlond must register through their high school. Additional members of parish youth ministries and students at other local high schools should consult their respective teachers or youth ministers for specific directions.
NOTE: When registering, chaperones will need to provide first and last names and T-shirt size for each student or youth. To facilitate the process, up to 50 students or youth may be registered during a single session.
Chaperones must be VIRTUS-certified and should follow your own organization's protocol regarding permission slips and parental consent; please have these forms with you during the event. If questions, contact Sr. Jude Andrew, OP, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration closes on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.
I Want to HELP
The Respect Life Office is currently working with our diocesan Youth Office and the leadership of our local Catholic high schools and parish youth groups to build a stronger local youth pro-life presence.
This will include developing dedicated youth tracks within our existing events and activities, including those we share with the Archdiocese of KCK. We will also be creating new pro-life youth events and activities focused on pastoral care, education, prayer and worship, and public policy advocacy. The January 29, 2021, Stand Up for Life KC Youth Rally will be the first of what we hope will become our annual “winter” youth pro-life event.
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, there will not be booths set up for vendors this year. However, if your local pro-life organization would still like to participate, each youth will receive a "swag bag" full of small gifts and promotional items. If you would like to contribute, or if you think you might be interested in facilitating a future discussion for our youth, please contact Sr. Jude Andrew, OP, at email@example.com .
If you or your local organization would like to assist with underwriting this year's event with a gift of $500 or more, your logo will be included on the back of the T-shirts, in the event program booklet and in all subsequent promotional materials. Please contact Bill Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 816.714.2367.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to Stand Up for Life, you may do so on-line by selecting "Stand Up for Life" in the drop-down menu on the Respect Life Office donor page linked below.
You may also mail a check payable to "Respect Life Office" to the address below. Please include "Stand Up for Life " in the memo line.
Respect Life Office
20 West Ninth Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Thank you for your generosity in making Stand Up For Life possible! We are grateful for your commitment to educating and empowering the current generation of pro-life advocates.
Questions? Contact Sr. Jude Andrew, OP, at email@example.com
"Speak Up" for Life...
Join pastors, students, and fellow pro-lifers to peacefully pray for the sanctity and protection of all human life in our country. Hear local pro-life leaders speak on the topics of education, activism, legislation, pregnancy, and healing.