As part of the nationwide effort Walking with Moms in Need, parishes that have the support of their bishop and pastor are asked to complete a simple inventory of the resources currently available in their local area, assess the results and identify gaps, and plan and implement a parish response based on their findings. The following resources are provided to help guide parishes through the Year of Service as they work to better serve pregnant women in need. 

PARISH RESOURCES

PARISH ACTION GUIDE

The Parish Action Guide includes specific materials and detailed resources to help guide parishes through the Year of Service, including sample timelines, announcements, prayers, activities, homily notes, and more. It is designed primarily for use by the parish leader. While each parish will participate in its own unique way, this Action Guide provides a basic framework and structure that can be adapted to each community's needs.

Everything you need to complete the Year of Service is included or linked to in the Action Guide.

 

PARISH ACTION
GUIDE SUMMARY

The Parish Action Guide Summary is a condensed version of the full Parish Action Guide. It provides simple, one-page instructions for completing the Year of Service.

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PARISH INVENTORY TOOL

The Parish Inventory Tool helps parish leaders identify local resources for pregnancy assistance such as pregnancy help centers, maternity homes, social service agencies, hospitals, and especially Catholic programs and resources. It also asks parishes to begin thinking about how these resources are communicated and advertised to those who are most in need of support.

The inventory tool provides a framework and structure to help guide parishes through the process of gathering important information about local resources.

INDIVIDUAL PDFs

The following resources are all included in the Parish Action Guide. However, individual PDFs of these specific sections below are provided for convenience and ease of use in sharing, downloading, and printing.

YEAR AT-A-GLANCE
SELECTING A PARISH LEADER
(for pastors)
BUILDING A PARISH CORE TEAM
CREATING A PARISH SUPPORT NETWORK
HOSTING A MEETING
COMPLETING THE PARISH INVENTORY
REVIEWING AND ASSESSING
INVENTORY RESULTS
PLANNING A PARISH RESPONSE
HOSTING A PARISH-WIDE MEETING
DETERMINING YOUR PARISH RESPONSE
COMMITTING TO AND IMPLEMENTING
A PARISH RESPONSE
COMMUNICATING HELP
FOR MOTHERS IN NEED
HOSTING A PARISH CELEBRATION
CONTINUING TO WALK
WITH MOMS IN NEED

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