Pregnant and parenting moms are in need in our parishes and neighborhoods. As Pope Francis reminds us, our parishes need to be “islands of mercy in the midst of the sea of indifference. Everyone in our parish community should know where to refer a pregnant woman in need. Our parish is joining a nationwide effort entitled “Walking with Moms in Need”, ( As part of this initiative, our parish will undertake a yearlong process to assess, expand and better communicate resources to pregnant and parenting moms in our local community. We invite all parishioners to join us as we begin this journey together. For more information, please contact Eileen Bielemeier, 315-594-2385 or