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:
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
Day and Night Shelter Information
Women’s Resources and Shelters
Crisis Nurseries and Shelters
Food Assistance Resources
Suicide Crisis Support
Federal Medicaid Resources
Pregnancy Resource Centers: These centers offer pregnancy tests, medical referrals, ultrasounds, mentoring, and post abortion healing.
In Salt Lake:
644 South 900 E
Catholic Community Services of Utah:
Services included in Salt Lake:
St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall
Weigand Homeless Resource center
Front desk: 801-977-9119
Catholic Community Services of Northern Utah:
St. Martha’s Baby Project provides infant layettes to low income parents.
Joyce Hansen Food Bank, Northern Utah
Bridging the Gap food distribution through Ogden area elementary schools.
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.