For the 36th consecutive year, the Knights of Columbus will provide free bus transportation for people in the Richmond metropolitan area to attend the 46th annual March for Life in Washington, Friday, Jan. 18. Seating on buses is limited and will be by reservation only. A registration fee may be required; however, it will be returned when one boards the bus. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or approved temporary guardian with written permission.
Charter bus services are scheduled for the following locations:
Altria Theater, 6 N. Laurel Street, Richmond (near the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart). Bus arrives at 8 a.m. for pick-up and departs by 8:15 a.m., and then proceeds to St. Paul Church, Chamberlayne and Rennie Avenues, Richmond, for an 8:20 a.m. pick-up and departs by 8:30 a.m. Contact Chris Ferrara, 804-212-3883 or email@example.com.
St. Gabriel Church, 8901 Winterpock Road, Chesterfield. Bus arrives at 7:45 a.m. for pick-up and departs by 8:05 a.m., and then proceeds to the Church of the Epiphany, 11000 Smoketree Drive, Chesterfield, for an 8:15 a.m. pick-up and departs by 8:30 a.m. Contact Ken Diem, 828-403-2495 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Joseph Church, 828 Buford Road, Richmond. Bus arrives at 8 a.m. for pick-up and departs by 8:30 a.m. Contact St. Joseph Church secretary, 804-320-4932 or email@example.com.
St John Neumann Church, 2480 Batterson Road, Powhatan. Bus arrives at 7:15 a.m. for pick-up and departs by 7:30 a.m., then proceeds to St. Edward Church, 2700 Dolfield Drive, Richmond, for an 8 a.m. pick-up and departs by 8:10 a.m., then proceeds to St. Bridget Church, 6006 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, for an 8:20 a.m. pick-up and departs by 8:30 a.m. Contact Tony Hackenberg, 804-339-0267 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Columbian Center, 2324 Pump Road, Henrico. Bus arrives at 7:30 a.m. for pick-up and departs by 7:45 a.m. Contact Darius Yazdgerdi, 804-740-9633 or email@example.com.
Church of the Redeemer, 8275 Meadowbridge Road, Mechanicsville. Bus arrives at 7:30 a.m. for pick-up and departs by 7:45 a.m. Contact Ed Gillikin Sr., 804-737-7628 or EdGilli@msn.com.
Columbian Center and Church of the Redeemer buses will stop at the Diocese of Richmond Pastoral Center, 7800 Carousel Lane, Henrico, (just off of Parham and Shrader Roads) at 8 a.m. for additional pick-up and a brief prayer service. Church of the Redeemer bus will also stop at St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, 10306 Ladysmith Road, Ladysmith. Bus arrives at 9:20 a.m. for pick-up and departs by 9:30 a.m. Contact Pat Brim, 410-336-91003or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marchers must check in at the pick-up location at least 30 minutes prior to the specific departure time and must bring a lunch, soft drinks, cell phone, hat, gloves and suitable clothing for weather condition. Buses will normally return by 6:30 p.m.