Click HERE to learn how you can start the Walking with Moms in Need program in your parish.
STEP 1 – PRAY!
- A Prayer for Pregnant Mothers:
- Word of Life – Special Edition Intercessions for Life – click HERE
- Monthly Prayer Guides – click HERE
STEP 2 – ADVERTISE!
Please include the following basic series of 1/4-page ads in your bulletins, beginning with your next bulletin:
- Explanation to parishioners, 1/4 page – click HERE
- Invitation to pregnant women (1/4) – click HERE
- Regional ad (choose one from list below for your area to show local pregnancy help centers)
- Region 1 ads: Sarasota and Manatee Counties – click HERE and HERE
- Region 2 ads: South Sarasota and Charlotte Counties – click HERE and HERE
- Region 3 ads: Lee and Collier Counties – click HERE and HERE
- Region 4 ads: Highlands and Hardee Counties – click HERE and HERE
Please also include the following on a regular basis, as often as possible:
- Prayer for Pregnant Mothers 1/4 page ad – click HERE
- Business card size ad – click HERE
- Explanation to parishioners, 1/4 page alternative – click HERE
The following optional sizes are provided for use as space permits:
- Explanation to parishioners, full page – click HERE
- Invitation to pregnant women (full page) – click HERE
- Invitation to pregnant women (half page) – click HERE
Other available resources:
- Posters – Click here (11×17) or here (8 1/2 x 11) or to order laminated posters, see link below.
- Social media: Instagram, Facebook
STEP 3 – REACH OUT!
- Identify a volunteer to coordinate your parish outreach.
- Have the volunteer contact the local pregnancy help center to arrange for a tour and to meet the staff to explore their needs (recruiting volunteers, hosting baby showers or diaper drives, promoting events, connecting clients with parish – especially Catholic clients, etc.)
- Decide together what steps the parish will take. Choose one to start.
Note: Please register your parish’s participation by contacting Jeanne Berdeaux, Diocesan Respect Life Director, at 941-441-1101 (office) or 941-374-1068 (cell) or Berdeaux@dioceseofvenice.org