Save the date for the first annual March for Life in downtown Natchitoches. St. Mary’s Catholic School and the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Church, in partnership with the Women’s Resource Center, will host a March for Life on Friday, January 21st. The day will begin with a Pre-Rally concert by the Josh Blakesley Band, followed by a Pro Life Rally with guest speakers and finish with the march from the riverbank to the rectory lawn of Immaculate Conception.

The Natchitoches March for Life will mirror and take place at the same time as the national March for Life in Washington, D.C. The national March for Life began in January of 1974. Every year, tens of thousands of pro life supporters march in support of life. This has become the largest human rights demonstration in the world. The national March for Life “is an inspiring, peaceful, vibrant, and joy-filled rally of women, men, young people, and children from all across the country.” (See Together, they “gather to celebrate life, from the moment of conception, to the moment of natural death, and every moment in between.” (See

Local marches began to occur in cities throughout our nation to further expand this celebration of life into our communities. In Louisiana, rallies occur in major cities during the month of January. This will be the first year for Natchitoches to host a rally and march. More detailed information will be announced as plans develop. The public is invited to attend. If you are interested in becoming involved, please reach out to Jessica Spear (, Lisa Guillet ( or Jennifer Luna (