Moms In Need
"Walking with Moms in Need: A Year of Service" is an exciting, parish-based initiative to assist pregnant mothers in need. The year-long USCCB program officially began on March 25, 2020, the Feast of the Annunciation and 25th anniversary of Evangelium vitae (The Gospel of Life), given to the Church by St. John Paul the Great.
Our neighboring Archbishop Naumann, former chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, has invited all U.S. bishops to encourage their parishes to work with their respective diocesan Respect Life Offices to learn about resources available in their area and to plan and implement a parish response.
Over time, our Respect Life Office, and now our Life and Justice Office, has been blessed with leaders, volunteers and community partners working closely to assist pregnant mothers in need. Throughout this time, we have also been blessed to have strong partnerships with both Catholic Charities of KC-St. Joseph and the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas Pro-Life Office, with whom we have collaborated on many programs, activities and events in this area. We will continue to do all the work that is currently being done, but we will also be introducing the activities and events below during the next year as part of our permanent local "Walking with Moms in Need" program.
USCCB Parish Resources
For "Walking with Moms in Need: A Year of Service", the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities has developed a Parish Action Guide that includes educational, pastoral, prayer, and action-oriented resources for parish use:
Planning resources for parish-based activities
Communications and outreach suggestions
All of these are posted on the USCCB Walking with Moms in Need website and will be available in both English and Spanish.