Event Info

Dates for Generation Life: Love Thy Neighbor

Proclaiming the Gospel of Life

Begins at Home

January 27-30, 2021

Love in Action

Proclaiming the Gospel of Life begins at home.

As we journey through this year’s Generation Life: Love Thy Neighbor, all are invited to put LOVE INTO ACTION by serving our neighbors.

Below are four ways to put LOVE INTO ACTION; participate in any or all!

As the Generation Life community let’s fill our schools, parishes and neighborhoods with LOVE IN ACTION. Post pictures and share what you are doing! Tag @genlifestl, @prolifestl and #genlifestl

The Haven of Grace

As a group, raise funds to purchase an item or items from the below Baby Registry and have them sent directly to The Haven of Grace.

Birthright of St. Louis

As a group, raise funds to purchase an item or items from the below Baby Registry and have them sent directly to Birthright of St. Louis.

LifeLine Coalition

Gather support from your communities to raise funds and donate at the link below to the LifeLine Coalition. Following donation, email prolife@archstl.org and mention Love in Action. 

Create your Own

Love in Action is about serving your neighbors and can be achieved in a variety of ways. We encourage you to pursue any other service opportunities that your parish or school communities have available that work best for your group.

Schedule (Jan 27 - Jan 30, 2021)

Time Description
7:00 - 7:30pm Opening Program with Hosts and Music
7:30 - 7:50pm Video from Chris Padgett
7:50 - 8:10pm Walking with Moms Interview with Mary Varni
8:10 - 8:30pm Elena Kraus Witness/Interview
8:30 - 8:45pm Prayer and Reflection Activity
8:45 - 9:00pm Closing Remarks and Music
Time Description
TBD Individual Group Programming
Time Description
TBD Individual Group Programming
Time Description
1:45pm Webinar Opens
2:00pm Host Welcome
2:10pm Archbishop Rozanski Opening Prayer and Reflection
2:40pm Love and Justice for the Vulnerable: Judge Rebeca Navarro-McKelvey
3:00pm Racial Harmony: William Critchley-Menor, SJ
3:30pm The Value of Connection: Jon Givens and Switch Coffee Company
3:50pm Love in Action
4:00pm Reflection by Fr. Chris Martin
4:15pm Eucharistic Adoration with Praise and Worship
4:50pm Closing Remarks


Registration will open on this site at 10:00am CST on Thursday, October 8th, 2020 and will close at 4:00pm CST on Thursday, November 12th. We are able to serve 1600 participants at this time. If that number is reached, we will reach out to those on the waiting list with information on next steps.

Individual registrations are to be completed by Wednesday, December 9th. Registrations completed by this day are guaranteed to receive their shirt size of choice. Any registrations completed after December 9th will still receive a shirt, but we cannot guarantee a size.

Per Archdiocesan policy, each group must have one chaperone for every ten teens. We recognize that more adults may be needed for transportation so for this year only have lifted maximum chaperone regulations.

*All Chaperones must be 21 or older and in compliance with Archdiocesan Youth Ministry Policies.

On Wednesday, January 27th, we hope to gather from 7:00-9:00pm at launch sites throughout the Archdiocese. Groups will gather for an evening of programming focused on launching teens into the weekend ahead.

On Saturday, January 30th, we hope to gather in the afternoon, tentatively 2:00-5:00pm outdoors on a football field. We hope to come together as a community for a prayerful rally including a guest speaker, Eucharistic Adoration, and the opportunity for praise and worship.

Thursday and Friday are free for groups to gather in-person or virtual in a time-frame and location that works best for them if they so desire (please consult your pastor and local guidelines for gathering restrictions). Resources will be provided to each group leader to assist in planning a time of programming.

Yes. Every thing we do will be in line with both Archdiocesan and health department guidelines. Times and locations may need to shift in order to guarantee proper protocols are followed.

For the rally on Saturday, we have laid out the following plans:

Plan A: Every participant that registers will attend the rally in person – this location may be outdoors to accommodate all socially distanced

Plan B: If venues can only hold a small percentage, we will host two sessions of the rally

Plan C: If venues can only hold a small percentage, we will get as many in as possible, and live stream the rally back to the launch sites – this is when registration timing matters, the first to register will be given first option of attending in person

Plan D: If venues are not allowing anyone, we will live stream the rally to everyone at the launch sites

Plan E: If everyone is sheltered at home like this past spring, we will live stream to everyone at their homes

Regardless of the current restrictions at the time of Generation Life: Love Thy Neighbor, programming materials and the giveaway item will still be given to all participants who are registered.


*The registration will NOT include a t-shirt as the early registration did. Please use the “Group Registration” to sign up. If you are signing up as an individual please enter your name as the “group name”. It does not matter if you sign up for the high school, or 8th grade track, all virtual content will be the same. If you are signing up as a group, please use your name as the group name and register a spot for each individual who will be viewing the content.

*An invoice will be emailed to you following registration. Webinar links will only be sent once payment is received. All payments are non-refundable.