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 since July 2022 to:

  • share information about this project with parishioners,
  • build a parish support network, and
  • collect information that will be included in a parish inventory of resources for pregnant and parenting mothers in our community.
Blessed mother, guide us as we strive to make our parish a place of welcome and assistance for mothers in need.



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


The core team plans to complete the parish inventory in the spring of 2023.  A directory of resources will be available on this website and in a printed brochure.

Meanwhile, watch this page for updates and pray with us that our parish will become a place of welcome and support for pregnant and parenting mothers!



Where to find us

St. Ambrose Cathedral

607 High St, Des Moines, IA 50309

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