San Diego Walk for Life

Changing Hearts, Saving Lives

“Now is the time to begin the work of building a post-Roe America. It is a time for healing wounds and repairing social divisions; it is a time for reasoned reflection and civil dialogue, and for coming together to build a society and economy that supports marriages and families, and where every woman has the support and resources she needs to bring her child into this world in love,” according to the U.S. Catholic Conference.

That work in our diocese includes our annual San Diego Walk for Life, whose 2023 theme is “Changing Hearts, Saving Lives.”

Please join Cardinal Robert McElroy and Auxiliary Bishop Ramón Bejarano in this walk, to be held Jan. 14. The event returns to last year’s site, at Waterfront Park, along Harbor Boulevard.

The walk includes inspiring speakers, free drawings, exhibitors, children’s activities, live entertainment and a coffee truck.

The keynote speaker will be Star Parker, a nationally recognized pro-life advocate, and the masters of ceremony will be Chancellor Marioly Galván, from the San Diego Diocese, and Jake McDonnell, lead pastor of Tribe Church.

Santiago Fernández, one of the leading Spanish-language liturgical composers in the Catholic Church today, will provide the musical entertainment.

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Maria de Lourdes Valencia
Associate Director, Culture of Life
Phone: (858) 490-8323
mvalenciaEmail at
Christina Slentz, PhD
Associate Director, Creation Care
Phone: (858) 490-8327
cslentzEmail at
Mark Smith
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (858) 490-8324
msmithEmail at
Rev. Emmet Farrell
Spiritual Advisor, Creation Care
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