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March for Life trip takes a detour


This week we pray for a safe return home for our 24 students and the faculty chaperones who traveled to Washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life. Due to a forecasted snowstorm, the chaperones decided for the students’ safety that Scecina’s Crusaders for Life should leave Washington before the march. I want to thank our staff who organized the trip: Director of Campus Ministry Maria Siap, Catholic theology teacher Kara McCarthy, Principal John Hegarty and English teacher Rachel Shaffer.

Thanks also to those of you who participated last month in Scecina’s successful Trivia Night, organized by Miss McCarthy. This fun event raised funds for the trip.

Although the weather wreaked havoc, this year’s trip still was a great educational experience for our students. They left school Wednesday morning and on Thursday toured Philadelphia, a key city in the nation’s founding, where they visited Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the National Constitution Center. They visited the monuments in Washington, D.C., and Arlington Cemetery, where they saw the plaque bearing Father Thomas Scecina's name at Chaplains Hill.

Scecina’s Crusaders for Life club also is active throughout the year with activities designed to introduce, engage and educate them about the issues about the sanctity of life within the context of Catholic Church teachings. In September, they attended the 33rd Celebrate Life dinner in Downtown Indianapolis as guests of John ’61 and Marilyn Schneider.

The students will have good memories of this year’s March for Life trip, made even more memorable by the threat of a giant snowstorm! We look forward to having them back safe and sound.

God bless,

Joe Therber