Walking with Moms in Need officially launched on March 25, 2020. This date marked the 25th anniversary of the papal encyclical Evangelium vitae (The Gospel of Life) and the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord.

At that time no one could have foreseen the deep and lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our Church and our nation. While the pandemic sadly overshadowed much of our initial momentum, it has also provided us with new and exciting opportunities to adapt and expand this important initiative to meet the challenges of our unique times.

We have been continually inspired by the parishes and dioceses that continue to embrace this important effort and refuse to be discouraged. Their dedication to serving mothers in need truly answers St. John Paul II's call to build a culture of life and civilization of love.