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Parish Resources

As part of the nationwide effort, Walking with Moms in Need, parishes 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. These resources focus on Phase 1 and 2 of the Year of Service. Additional resources for Phases 3-5 will be made available soon.

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.

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The Parish Action Guide Summary is a condensed version of the full Parish Action Guide. It provides simple, one-page instructions for completing Phase 1 and 2 of the Year of Service.

(Instructions for completing Phases 3-5 will be made available soon!)

Parish Action
Guide Summary

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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.

Coming soon!

Graphics and logos are available for use in bulletins, newsletters, social media, diocesan newspapers, and etc. 

These graphics can be used without further permission, provided that these reproduction guidelines are followed.


Additional Resources

The following resources can all be found within the Parish Action Guide; however, we have also created individual PDFs for convenience and ease of use in sharing, downloading, and printing.

Year At-a-Glance

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Selecting a Parish Leader
(for pastors)

Coming soon!

Building a Parish Core Team

Coming soon!

Creating a Parish Support Network

Coming soon!

Hosting a Meeting

Coming soon!

Completing the Parish Inventory

Coming soon!