Twenty-five youths and chaperones from the Diocese of Superior are headed to the nation’s capitol to join the 2017 March for Life.

Chris Hurtubise, the diocese’s associate director of Catholic formation, will be taking his first trip to Washington D.C. as he leads the group in the annual pro-life demonstration.

“I’m happy to go,” he added.

The trip is a combined effort of diocesan youth ministry and the Respect Life office.
With organizational and fundraising help from diocesan chancellor Deb Lieberg, who is also the diocesan director of Respect Life, the group is set to travel with Catholics from the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

Most of the youths hail from one of three parishes – Nativity, Rhinelander; St. John’s, Clear Lake; and the Superior cluster. A couple of other towns – Hayward and the Medford/Stetsonville area – are also represented.

Departing the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 24, the group will return to the diocese Sunday, Jan. 29. In addition to joining the March on Jan. 27, they will attend the Students for Life of America Conference Saturday, Jan. 28, and spend a day on the Mall in Washington D.C., visiting places related to pro-life issues.