For The WALK FOR LIFE
January 22, 2022
LA Placita Olvera to LA Historic Park
The DWA Pre-gathering has been cancelled. See following post for details.
One of the most rewarding experiences is to stand side by side with fellow believers in affirming the sanctity of life. There is no better time or place to do that than the OneLife March in Los Angeles on January 22, 2022.
All parishioners within the Diocese of Western Anglicans are encouraged to come together in taking a stand for life. God calls us to gather together in His name, to bear witness to His great glory, to pray for the unborn, the frail, and the elderly as well as for each other, and to encourage one another in proclaiming throughout all nations the good news about the Creator and Giver of Life and His amazing love It is time for us to join in faith and bring the Light of Christ into this dark place within our culture. Won’t you make the decision to be a catalyst for change by walking with us in this expression of faith and service?
This march is a beauty way to join in celebration of the beauty and dignity of EVERY human life, from conception to natural death. “OneLife LA is more than one beautiful day. OneLife LA is our vision for a new way of life. The vision for society as God wants it to be”(1)
(1)Archbishop Gomez, Diocese of the Catholic Church, Los Angeles
Our March Route
WHAT TO EXPECT
OUR MEETING TIME AND PLACE
We will be gathering at 11:30 AM outside the Chinese American Museum at 425 N. Los Angeles St. just south of Old Plaza -cross streets Arcadia and Sanchez. At the end of the march route there are food booths. And picnic areas. Or if you prefer, come join fellow diocesan walkers for a bite to eat and fellowship at The Original Philippe’s at 101 N. Alameda
The walk begins at 12:30 PM in Downtown LA at La Placita/Olvera Street, 125 Paseo De La Plaza, and concludes with a festival at LA State Historic Park at 1245 N Spring Street. Please see route map on the opposite page.
HOW TO GET THERE:
There are multiple options for getting to Olvera Street. They are as follows:
- Carpooling is highly recommended but keep in mind that parking will be at a premium on this day. There are usually many street closures as well as already full lots due to the Women’s March that also occurs at this time.
- VERY IMPORTANT: There are a variety of smaller lots near our gathering place in addition to lots near Union Station. However, all lots fill up quickly so it is recommended that you reserve a spot in advance. The best sources to make reservations (and pay in advance) is Spot Hero (https://spothero.com/). The lots at 777 N. Broadway and 713 N. Hill are within easy walking distance of both the beginning and the end of the march route. Other parking reservation options are ParkMe at https://www.parkme.com/los-angeles-parking/olvera-street or at Panda Parking https://www.parkingpanda.com/olvera-street-los-angeles-parking.
- You may also want to consider taking the Metrolink into Union Station – Schedules can be found at https://metrolinktrains.com/schedules/. Be sure to check the Sat-Sun schedule as times are more restrictive on the weekends and have been greatly reduced due to COVID. This option has provided some exciting opportunities to share with other passengers about God’s great love for us and the sanctity of life
This is an easy walk, but the weather can be warm so be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing (layers are best). Be sure to bring water, hats and sunscreen!
Clergy wear clericals. You are encouraged to bring cassocks.
Bring any pro-life signs you might have. Anglicans for Life will have a few signs to share or check out the many websites that offer pro-life signage.
No outside chairs or tables of any kind are allowed in the park, so be sure to bring your picnic blankets if you are planning on picnicking afterwards!
May we seek to bring Christ’s light into the darkness, and bear witness to the unchanging standard of God’s gift of life, and demonstrate our love for the unborn the elderly, and the vulnerable. May God bless each of you as you prepare for this walk, during this walk, and afterwards.
THE PRAYER FOR LIFE
Lord God, Thank You for creating human life in Your image.
Thank You for my life and the lives of those I love.
Thank You for teaching us through Scripture the value You place on life.
Help me to uphold the sanctity of life in my church and community.
Give me the strength to stand up to those forces that seek to destroy the lives of those most vulnerable, the unborn, the infirm and the elderly.
Today I commit myself never to be silent, never to be passive, never to be forgetful of respecting life.
I commit myself to protecting and defending the sacredness of life according to Your will, through Christ our Lord.
Prayer from Anglicans for Life