Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School was proud to be represented by over 100 Pilgrims at the March for Life in Washington D.C. on Friday, January 19, 2018.
Montgomery Catholic was chosen to be the group to lead the March and carry the 2018 March for Life banner, thirty of those were also chosen to attend President Trump’s speech in support of the March for Life in the Rose Garden at the White House before the March began. All of this was in part due to alumna Agnes Armstrong ’16, an Auburn University sophomore, who was asked to be a keynote speaker at the March for Life rally after sending a letter of support to March for Life President Jeanne Mancini. She was impressed by Miss Armstrong which lead to the invitation to the group the school travelled with to participate in such a significant way, representing the Archdiocese of Mobile and Montgomery Catholic. After a delay because of the snow, Montgomery Catholic principal and youth group leader, Justin Castanza, MCPS faculty, parents and students along with local Catholic parish youth groups made the over night bus trip to our nation’s Capital to attend and lead.
A powerful experience, as they joined 25,000 other Catholic’s at their first stop and attended Mass at the Capital One Arena, before beginning their leadership roles as supporters of the March for Life.