Youth Events

Pro-Life Essay Contest

Give voice to your pro-life values!  The Archdiocese Pro-Life Essay Contest is now taking entries from students in grades 7-11.  Prizes range from $20-$40, and first place entries will be submitted to the Knights of Columbus statewide contest. 

Click here for the 7th and 8th grade Entrance Form.

Click here for the 9th-11th grade Entrance Form.

•$40 first place prize and award certificate; essay published on Catholic Voice website
•$30 second place prize and award certificate
•$20 third place prize and award certificate

Students in grades 7 to 11 are eligible, including students enrolled in Catholic school, Catholic Home School students, students attending Religious Education classes and Catholic students attending public school.

All entries must be typed and proofread, no longer than 400 words and printed on only one side of the paper.

Judging is based on the following criteria:
•Understanding of the particular aspect of the pro-life message
•Clarity in communicating the message
•Creativity and originality

For more information, contact Whitney Bradley at or 402.551.9003 x1306.

Annual March for Life

January 15-20, 2019 (SOLD OUT)

Defend the right to life of the unborn and visit holy and historical sites during a holy pilgrimage to Washington D.C. for the annual March for Life. March for Life is for high school youth. Those interested should contact their parish or high school to register. If your parish or high school is not attending, or to get more information, contact Whitney

2019 March for Life Flier

2019 March for Life Quick Facts

Financial Aid Application

Registration for the 2019 March for Life has sold out. To be added to the waitlist, email Whitney Bradley at with your name, school or parish you want to travel with, and contact information.

Walk for Life

In January, local youth make an annual pilgrimage to Lincoln for the Nebraska Walk for Life and Youth Summit. The event is open to students, grades 6 to 12. Walk for Life is sponsored by Nebraska Right to Life.

For more information, contact your parish, campus minister or pastor. 

Boot Camp

Join us for speakers, education, prayer and Mass, activities, movies, food, T-Shirts and special pro-life events. This event is designed for youth, ages 14 to 19.

Pro-life leaders, priests, seminarians and other special guests will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding and defending the truths of the Catholic Faith
  • Planned Parenthood, prayer vigils and sidewalk counseling
  • Contraception
  • Theology of the Body
  • Project Rachel and other diocesan pro-life programs
  • Divine Mercy, Rosaries, Eucharistic Adoration, and Reconciliation

Special events:

  • Pray outside abortion mills
  • Hear testimonies from women facing abortion
  • Participate in the celebration of Mass
  • Share your experience with family members during closing dinner

For more information, contact Whitney Bradley at or 402.551.9003 x1306.