Every January on the eve of the March for Life, over 20,000 pilgrims attend the National Prayer Vigil for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. This vigil begins with a Mass which is an opportunity for Catholics from across the country to join together and pray for the protection of human life from conception to natural death in the United States.
Due to a large number of people who attend the vigil, it can be difficult for persons with disabilities to find accommodations they may need to meaningfully participate in the mass (seating, sign language interpreter, etc.). Volunteers who help to coordinate this vigil try their best to accommodate the needs of persons with disabilities at the Mass. If you would like to attend the Vigil mass and need an accommodation, please fill out the form below.
- If we are able to accommodate your request, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a seating voucher for yourself + 1 companion with instructions on where to go the day of the Mass in order to be seated.
- Due to the number of people who try to attend the Mass we can only allow one companion to accompany a person with a disability in the reserved area. All other members of the family/group are responsible for their own seating and should arrive early.
- Please arrive no later than 4:00 pm for the 5:30 pm Mass. Those with confirmation emails/vouchers will be seated on a first come, first served basis, beginning at 2:30 pm. (Remember to bring a print-out of the voucher with you.)
- Note: After 4:00 pm seats will be released and accommodations cannot be guaranteed.