Pro-Life Ministry

March for Life

Student participation in the annual March For Life is an O'Connell tradition dating back more than thirty years. Each year, students from Bishop O'Connell make their voices heard in our Nation's Capital and stand up for the sanctity of human life.

"The vibrancy and unity of young and old at the March proves its message: That every life is worthwhile regardless of how far along it's come." - Alex S. '15.

View a slideshow from March for Life 2015 below:


Knights for Life

Knights for Life is Bishop O'Connell's student-facilitated Pro-Life club. The group meets once a week in order to discuss various pro-life topics ranging from abortion to embryonic stem cell research, the death penalty, euthanasia, and any other issue that attacks the dignity of human life. They hold various fundraisers throughout the year in order to assist pro-life efforts in the area. One of the most successful events is the "Baby Shower" where the students raise money in their religion classes for expectant mothers in need. The money is then used to purchase items for mom and baby and delivered to a local crisis pregnancy center.

Knights for Life is also very active in the local pro-life community, participating in the annual March for Life every January and praying monthly outside of a local abortion clinic. In 2015, the club reached out to other local high schools to join them in prayer in order to be a united witness for the culture for life. The club's goal is to be a peaceful and prayerful, pro-life front on campus and in the community