Educational Resources for Walking With Moms in Need
- The Gospel of Life, Compendium which provides a thorough summary of St. John Paul II's prophetic encyclical on the dignity of human life. Click here
- The Gospel of Life, Study Guide which offers scriptural reflections, prayers, and discussion questions to help readers reflect more deeply on The Gospel of Life—the inspiration for Walking with Moms in Need. Click here
Launch of “Walking with Moms in Need: A Year of Service”
Even though we were unable to celebrate the launch of Walking with Moms in Need: A Year of Service, we can still come together in building a foundation of prayer for this effort. This initiative comes to us from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and invites parishes to support pregnant and parenting moms in need in our parishes and our neighborhoods. As Pope Francis reminds us, our parishes need to be “islands of mercy in the midst of a sea of indifference”. Everyone in the parish community should know where to refer a pregnant woman in need. To learn about resources in our diocese, visit our Pregnancy Support page.
If you have some extra time at home, check out the online resources and begin thinking about creative ways you can prepare for Walking with Moms in Need: A Year of Service, when it is pastorally and practically appropriate for everyone’s safety. To learn more visit: https://www.walkingwithmoms.com/
Moms in Need, Webinar Link: Intro to Walking with Moms in Need
Since this initiative has been impacted by the corona virus health pandemic, below are some alternative start dates to consider:
- October 2020, Respect Life Month
- January 2021, 9 Days for Life Novena & Roe Anniversary (1-22).
- March 2021, delay a year
Monthly Prayer Intention
Pray for Life features a monthly prayer intention, short reflection, suggested actions, and more. It focuses on the needs of pregnant and parenting moms of young children in our parishes and our neighborhoods. Prayer Guide