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.  More information on how to create a Walking with Moms in Need ministry for your parish is available here:

Walking with Moms in Need Resources

The Respect for Life Diocesan Commission has a complete Resource for Moms in Need that is now available for every parish. Contact your pastor, deacon, or the Respect for Life Diocesan Commission.

 

This Resource includes

Pregnancy Help-Related Resources

General Catholic Help-Related Resources and Counselling 

National Mental Health Resources

Utah State and Local Resources

Housing and Utility Resources

Household Items/Furniture/Clothing

Day and Night Shelter Information

Women’s Resources and Shelters

Crisis Nurseries and Shelters

Food Assistance Resources

Drug/Alcohol Counseling

Legal Support

Suicide Crisis Support

Federal Medicaid Resources

Disability Resources

Job Training

 

QUICK LINKS:

Pregnancy Resource Centers: These centers offer pregnancy tests, medical referrals, ultrasounds, mentoring, and post abortion healing.

State wide:

Find a Care Center

In Salt Lake

Salt Lake Pregnancy Resource Center

644 South 900 E

801-363-5433

Catholic Community Services of Utah:

Services included in Salt Lake:

St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall

Weigand Homeless Resource center

https://ccsutah.org/

Front desk: 801-977-9119

                                     

Catholic Community Services of Northern Utah:

St. Martha’s Baby Project provides infant layettes to low income parents.

https://ccsutah.org/programs/ccs-of-northern-utah

801-394-5944

Joyce Hansen Food Bank, Northern Utah

Bridging the Gap food distribution through Ogden area elementary schools.

https://ccsutah.org/programs/ccs-of-northern-utah

Front desk: 801-394-5944

 

We also have a counsellor available on Wednesday afternoons for any Mom in need of assistance.  Contact your pastor or deacon if you would like to be in contact with her, or contact 801-328-8641 and ask to meet with Amy Davis.

 

Prayer for Mothers in Need

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.