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September 2022

Respect Life Month: Called to Serve Moms in Need

October is Respect Life Month, and this year's materials focus on our call to serve mothers in need.

FREE resources are available to help your parish, school, or ministry inspire Catholics to serve mothers in need in your local community.

Materials include:

  • Poster
  • Reflection
  • Homily Considerations
  • Graphics
  • and more!

You can use the provided materials to help build a culture of life and a community of support for pregnant and parenting mothers in your parish.


In the News:

Rochester: Program helps parishes walk with moms in need

Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano, Bishop of Rochester

Catholic Courier

September 6, 2022

"... In my communication to you and the faithful of the Diocese on June 24, 2022, on the occasion of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, I asked that 'all our parishes and diocesan charitable agencies renew and expand their services to women and children so that mothers can bring their children into this world with peace and tranquility and always knowing they are never abandoned.' It is this same topic which causes me to write to you today; specifically, your help in ensuring that mothers in need in all twelve counties of our Diocese see the Church as a place they can turn to for support and assistance..."


Chicago: Walking with Moms in Need effort launches in archdiocese

Joyce Duriga

Chicago Catholic

August 31, 2022

"Parishes throughout the archdiocese are being asked to participate in the national Walking with Moms in Need effort created by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops...

'Now is a great time for us to just focus all of our congregations on what we can do to really give women good choices and to help everyone understand that the church does care about women and there’s many, many, many resources that we have on hand already and many that are available that we may not know of,' said Dawn Fitzpatrick, the archdiocese’s senior coordinator for Human Dignity and Solidarity..."


Honolulu: Walking with moms in need

Deacon Gary & Val Streff

Hawaii Catholic Herald

June 24, 2022

"... Many times, pregnant and parenting moms find themselves in desperate need of help. According to Catholic social teaching, every individual is our brother or sister in Christ. As Christians, we are called to welcome these women to assist in whatever way we can.

Every Christian is faced with these questions: How do I respect the life and dignity of every person from conception to natural death? How should I get involved in efforts to find solutions and positive contributions toward bringing hope and love at another’s time of need? Can I speak the truth and become a voice for the voiceless? How willing am I to live these God-given truths?...

The diocese has chosen Sept. 8, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, as the birthday of the Walking with Mom’s Program in Hawaii."


After Roe: Walking with Moms in Need

Jennifer Brinker

St. Louis Review

July 29, 2022

"... The Archdiocese of St. Louis will continue to provide information on local resources for women facing unexpected and difficult pregnancies, Archbishop Rozanski said, 'cherishing and protecting women and their children, so that they may both develop their full potential in this world and be happy with God forever in the next.'

The Respect Life Apostolate, which receives support from the Annual Catholic Appeal, has a local online resource guide that includes support providers offering help with financial, housing, emotional and spiritual needs. The locally compiled resources are the result of a nationwide Walking with Moms in Need campaign developed by the U.S. bishops. See walkingwithmomsSTL.com for more information."


Lexington Catholic Diocese program aimed at helping moms, pregnant women in need

Ricky Sayer

LEX 18

June 30, 2022

"LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Catholic Diocese of Lexington is working to get the word out about their program aimed at helping mothers and pregnant women in need, regardless of their religion...

The diocese’s bishop, John Stowe, referenced Roe v. Wade being struck down in a tweet about the program. 'If we are truly inspired by this opportunity to promote the rights of unborn infants, we should be eager to support the program and make sure that each parish is engaged,' he wrote." ...


Prayer Intention

May mothers receive help and support as they pursue their educational goals.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be...

Prayer Cards Available

Our Prayer for Pregnant Mothers is available for purchase as a beautiful prayer card in both English and Spanish. 

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