Pregnant and parenting moms in need are in our parishes and our neighborhoods. As Pope Francis reminds us, our parishes need to be “islands of mercy in the midst of a sea of indifference.” Everyone in the parish community should know where to refer a pregnant woman in need.
The 25th anniversary year of Evangelium vitae gives us a wonderful opportunity to assess, expand, and communicate resources to pregnant moms and families in need. We are inviting parishes, through the support of their bishop and pastor, to join a nationwide effort from March 25, 2020 to March 25, 2021 entitled: “Walking with Moms in Need: A Year of Service.”
Baby Steps Virtual Walk
Join us, form your own group or just donate.
Sign up for a 5K Virtual Walk to help Moms and Babies in our community. Support JMJ Pregnancy Center.
Complete your walk by November 7th or 8th.
How It Works:
Complete the registration form. Registration is $30 for adults, $10 for kids. (If you’re feeling extra generous or have asked friends and family to sponsor your walk, you can enter a custom amount instead.)
Gather with a group of friends or head out by yourself and walk (keeping in mind social distancing, of course!).
We ask that everyone complete their virtual walk on November 7th or 8th.
On your virtual walk, we encourage you to take pictures and share them on social media. #babysteps5K
You can choose to invite friends to sponsor you for the 5K or simply make a donation using our registration form.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
As part of the nationwide effort of Walking with Moms in Need, Catholic Charities of Central Florida will be distributing free baby diapers, and other essentials quarterly.
Please click below for a list of dates and to register.
Catholic Charities of Central Florida
1819 N Semoran Blvd, Orlando, 32807
You must pre-register prior to the event.
Preregistration will be done on a first come, first served basis,or while supplies last. Photo ID and e-ticket must be presented at the time of distribution.
For this Year of Service, the Pro-Life Committee is developing educational, pastoral, and action-oriented resources.
Please visit: usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/walking-with-moms-in-need.cfm for more information.
O Blessed Mother, you received the good news of the incarnation of Christ, your Son, with faith and trust. Grant your protection to all pregnant mothers facing difficulties.
Guide us as we strive to make our parish communities places of welcome and assistance for mothers in need. Help us become instruments of God’s love and compassion.
Mary, Mother of the Church, graciously help us build a culture of life and a civilization of love, together with all people of good will, to the praise and glory of God, the Creator and lover of life. Amen.
– *Cf. Evangelium vitae 105 © Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Vatican City
We have received requests to help our local pregnancy centers and Catholic Charities for an urgent need for diapers (and other supplies, such as wipes and formula). Our local pregnancy centers have remained open this whole time and are continuing to serve clients. With the economic downturn, the needs are even greater and more people are in need of assistance. With the uncertainty, moms in crisis might be encouraged to seek abortions, which we want to avoid, so we need to support them and reach out to help.
Please click below for more details and full list of items. Thank you for your generosity.
Please Take Action:
There is absolutely no reason why a vaccine for COVID-19 should be connected to abortion. But that is exactly what may happen in the coming months. Among the dozens of vaccines currently in development, some are being produced using old cell lines that were created from the cells of aborted babies.There is NO NEED to further exploit the bodies of aborted children. Other cell lines or processes that do not involve cells from abortions are available!
In fact, they are regularly used for producing vaccines and are being used by some drug companies to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) along with leaders of many healthcare, bioethics, and pro-life organizations, is urging the Trump Administration to make sure that vaccines for COVID-19 are developed ethically and are free from any connection to the exploitation of abortion.
Take Action Now!
Visit votervoice.net/USCCB/Campaigns/73486/Respond to demand a COVID-19 Vaccine Free from Abortion.