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. Parishes across the country, through the support of their bishops and pastors, are invited to join a nationwide effort entitled, Walking with Moms in Need: A Year of Service.
The Archdiocese of Miami will be officially participating from July 16, 2020 through October 31, 2021. Through this initiative, parishes are asked to complete a simple inventory of the resources currently available in their assigned Archdiocesan Pregnancy Help Centers, assess the results and identify gaps, and plan and implement a parish response based on their findings. The Year of Service for the Archdiocese of Miami is broken up into 7 phases of parish action. The seven phases include:
Each Parish in the Archdiocese of Miami is assigned to one of the five Archdiocesan Pregnancy Help Centers for resources and support. Part of Phase Three is scheduling a tour of your parish's Pregnancy Help Center with your core team. The dates of the tours are listed above-- contact your center's Program Coordinator to reserve your parish's time slot!
As part of Walking with Moms: A Year of Service, the Archdiocese of Miami Secretariat for Parish Life and the Office of Respect Life Ministry are offering monthly webinars.
The Archdiocesan Director and Assistant Director of Respect Life Ministry give an overview of the Secretariat of Parish Life's adaptation of "Walking with Moms: A Year of Service" initiative for the Archdiocese of Miami. This presentation is especially geared towards Parish Representatives and Pregnancy Help Center volunteers.