Candle For Life 2021

Bring a Candle, Be a Beacon!

Dear Friends,

For the Sixth year in a row, the priests of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest  will be leading a group of courageous pilgrims to the March for Life in Washington D.C.  this January 29th, 2021. We have a tremendous opportunity this year to fill several buses of young pilgrims from the Institute's parishes. Young people from all over the Midwest will march and pray together.

More than  just a March, the Institute leads our trip in the spirit of a true pilgrimage, offering our young adults opportunities to pray, to make sacrifices, and to learn about the mystery of the unborn through masses, rosaries, conferences etc.


As we witness an up-rise of the power of darkness against the most precious and more vulnerable gift man could ever receive, life itself, it has become obvious that the defense of life is urgent! Now more than ever, we realize how important it is for us to be present at our nation’s capital.

These young people want to make a stand for Life — for all Life, from its earliest beginnings to its natural end — and we need your help so they can shine their light into this spiritual darkness!
To make this important pilgrimage financially manageable for our young “marcher”, we rely heavily on your donations to help offset the travel and hotel costs. Each chartered bus costs nearly $10,000, so no donation is too big or too small to help with this effort. 

For this reason we are asking you to become a beacon and support our pilgrims by purchasing a Candle-For-Life.

For each donation of $25 and above our pilgrims will carry your intentions (comment section), along with a lighted candle, on the day of the March.
(When choosing "Hide my name & comment ...", only Institute priests/chaplains for March will see them)

We realize that not everyone is able to be physically present at the March, but in this way you can support those who can make the Pilgrimage, and through prayer and sacrifice you will be linked to them spiritually.

Additionally, you can join our Candle-For-Life Movement by lighting a Novena Candle in your home, before the image of Our Lady, 8 days prior to the March-for-life held on January 29th.

Please remember to include your prayer intentions along with your donation, and our pilgrims will pray for you along the way. We will stop en route at Most Precious Blood Church , recently entrusted to the Institute by the diocese of Pittsburgh, and Holy Mass will be offered in D.C. for all our benefactors.

In the event our trip is not possible, for circumstances beyond our control, we will be sure to apply your donation to help offset the cost of next year's trip. 

Help us shine a light into this spiritual darkness.
Bring a candle, be a Beacon!

Wholeheartedly, I thank you in advance for your generous support and prayers. 

May God reward you always!

Rev. Canon Jean-Baptiste Commins 
Chaplain, National Sursum Corda 

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Join our Candle-For-Life Movement at the Chicago March for Life  as well on Saturday, January 16, 2021, by bringing with you a candle-for-life!


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John B Collins 
Chicago, IL
Institute of Christ the King 
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