Walking with Moms in Need

Helping Moms find support before and after their babies are born

St. Ambrose parish has joined Walking with Moms in Need, an initiative of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to increase the Church’s outreach to pregnant and parenting women in need.    The project is inspired by St. John Paul II’s call to assess the Church’s efforts in building a culture of life.

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Our goal is that St. Ambrose parishioners have access to current information so that each of us will know where to refer a pregnant or parenting mother for help.  In this way, our St. Ambrose community can respond to Pope Francis’ call for parishes to be “islands of mercy in the midst of a sea of indifference.”

A core team of St. Ambrose parishioners has been working on this year-long project since May 2022 to share information with parishioners; build a parish support network; and take an inventory of local resources for pregnant and parenting mothers.  The team completed the inventory process in May 2023.

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At the Masses on the weekend of June 3 and 4, 2023, the team distributed a printed brochure. containing several resources for pregnant and parenting mothers and their families.  More resources are included in an online resource directory.

Certain resources may be subject to income eligibility and funding limitations.  Non-Catholic organizations are included in the brochure and online resource directory where, to our knowledge, the service offered by the organization does not contradict the teachings of the Catholic Church.  If a concern arises about a resource, or to identify other resources, please inform the Walking with Moms in Need team.

Next steps:  
The team will continue to meet to make sure the information included in the brochure and online resource directory is up-to-date.  Also, we will continue to pray and find ways our parish can support mothers in our community as they prepare to welcome the gift of new life and raise their children.

Thank you for the support you have already given.  We ask for your continued support, prayers and involvement.  Thank you!


If you are interested in joining the core team or have questions, contact


Please pray with us that our parish will become a place of welcome and support for pregnant and parenting mothers!


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