The following comes from a January 24 Catholic Sun article by Ambria Hammel:
It’s never too early to begin marching for life or understanding that God is the only one who can give life and take it away.
Those are key messages that children ages 5 to 14 learned during their school’s first March for Life Jan. 22. Most Holy Trinity’s student trek from the church to the hall across the street featured joyful singing and handmade posters — largely on light pink or blue papers and featuring tiny footprints — proclaiming the value of life from the moment of conception.
In essence, it was a scaled down version of what pro-life advocates experienced the same day in Washington D.C. — minus the low temperatures. It also served as an early preview of what others could expect at the Arizona Life Rally that got rolling an hour later in downtown Phoenix. It was that rally that inspired the one at Most Holy Trinity.
School leaders planned to take its older students to the Arizona Life Rally. Students from several area Catholic high schools and St. Agnes Catholic Elementary School did attend. Most Holy Trinity students wanted a way to engage all of its students in the Church’s day of prayer and penance for legal protection of the unborn.
The result: a mini March for Life at the Sunnyslope school, which since it was removed from the interfaith event in downtown Phoenix, also included a group-wide rosary. Students prayed the Joyful Mysteries with guided meditations following each Hail Mary so the school’s earliest learners could follow along.
Most Holy Trinity students will keep the unborn at the forefront of their minds too. Each student spiritually adopted an unborn baby to pray for throughout the next nine weeks. They even took a moment of silence to allow the Holy Spirit to whisper that child’s name. The prayerful journey will lead students right through Lent and end with a baby shower for a nearby pregnancy resource center.