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April 2022


He is Risen! Alleluia!

As Pope St. John Paul II reminded us, "We are an Easter People and Alleluia is our song!" May the Resurrection of the Lord remain our constant source of hope and the cause of all our joy. Easter blessings to you and your loved ones!

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Starting Tomorrow!

St. Gianna Novena:

April 19–27

We invite you to pray a special novena with us starting TOMORROW for moms in need. By signing up, you'll get the novena emailed to you each day.

St. Gianna Beretta Molla is a powerful patron for pregnant and parenting mothers. As a physician, wife, and mother, she knew intimately what it was like to struggle with a challenging medical diagnosis during pregnancy.

We look forward to praying with you, and with Saint Gianna, in support of mothers in need!


In the News:

How Catholics Walk with Moms in Need

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Michigan Catholic Conference

Focus, Spring 2022

...The Church’s concern for mothers is reflected in its leadership: In 2020, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) launched the Walking with Moms in Need initiative. The idea is to ensure every Catholic knows where to refer a mom in need.

“Our goal is not only to identify gaps or areas with insufficient resources, but then to take concrete steps to expand the help available to mothers, not only during the pregnancy but for months and even years after the child’s birth,” said Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, who spearheaded the launch of the initiative as past chair of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities.

Since its launch, the call to walk with moms in need has reached the diocesan and parish levels in Michigan.

For St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Portage, for instance, that’s meant compiling a list of the local pregnancy centers. It also spurred the parish to formally support pregnancy centers with fundraisers.

A similar process of creating an inventory of resources available to moms is occurring in the Archdiocese in Detroit, which will improve how efficiently Catholics will be able to connect moms with help.

“Walking with Moms in Need is about supporting both mother and child. In fact, it’s supporting the mother first, and then the child indirectly through supporting the mother,” said Andrea Spankie, coordinator for Walking with Moms in Need for Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, which operates in the Archdiocese.

Monthly Prayer Intention

May our merciful Lord calm the fears of all expectant mothers, fill them with His peace, and provide for every need.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be...

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USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities
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