Pregnant and parenting moms in need are in our parishes and our neighborhoods.
Everyone in the parish community should know where to refer a pregnant woman in need.
We can also support local pregnancy centers where they exist, and we can also find and share other resources with pregnant and parenting women.
And where there are few local resources, we can create our own, based on the gifts of the parish community!
With this in mind, Walking with Moms in Need is a program designed to guide parishes in a process leading to the transformation of all members of the parish community into sources of useful information and tangible support for mothers and fathers who are pregnant or parenting and in need.
This yearlong program is divided into five phases, throughout which parishes are asked to complete a simple inventory of resources currently available in their local area. After this initial inventory is completed, parishes will be asked to assess the results and identify gaps. Once this assessment has been completed, parishes will begin planning their response and how they can improve outreach in their community, based on their findings.
We hope you and your parish will join us in Walking with Moms in Need.
Walking with Moms in Need is a yearlong process comprised of 5 phases:
How can I participate?
For Pastors. Contact us to inform us that your parish, parishes, or deanery (if applicable) will be participating in the program. Familiarize yourself with the Parish Action Guide, and follow the steps there described under Phase 1.
For Parishioners. Reach out to your pastor and explain that you want to participate in the Walking with Moms in Need program, either as the leader, a member of the core team, a member of the support network, or just by praying for mother and fathers in need and supporting the implementation of the parish response plan.
For more information, contact:
Daniel Oubre, Parish Life Team Lead
Archdiocese of San Antonio
Email: [email protected]