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Address: 1404 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114

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What is Walking with Moms in Need and why do Parishes need it?

Walking with Moms in Need asks every Catholic parish to prayerfully place themselves in the shoes of a mother in need and accompany her throughout the difficulties and challenges she faces. The program also hopes to identify new parish leaders and empower the clergy and laity to make a positive impact together.

The papal encyclical, Evangelium vitae (The Gospel of Life), written by Pope St. John Paul II reaffirmed the Church’s constant teaching on the value and inviolability of every human life.

 “With great openness and courage, we need to question how widespread is the culture of life today among individual Christians, families, groups and communities in our Dioceses. With equal clarity and determination we must identify the steps we are called to take in order to serve life in all its truth.” (EV 95)

Pope Francis has challenged the Church to go to the margins, bring hope, and help to those in need. Reminding us that our parishes are

 “Islands of mercy in the midst of a sea of indifference.”

Walking with Moms in Need is a responseto both of these challenges!


Walking with Moms in Need provides an opportunity to:

  • Improve outreach and support to pregnant and parenting mothers in need
  • Empower clergy and laity to make a positive impact together
  • Change the national pro-life conversation
  • Engage parishioners in a new vision of what it means to live the Gospel of Life
  • Communicate the Church's commitment to women and their children
  • Utilize existing resources and assistance more effectively
  • Build relationships between ministries and helping agencies
  • Transform what is often seen as a partisan divide in pastoral unity

We are Here to Support YOU!


Our diocesan staff is eager and ready to help your parish in any way they can. In addition to answering general
questions, our staff can address specific parish needs, assist you in reviewing diocesan resources, and support you
in finding creative solutions to better serve mothers in need. 

Creating HOPE and providing HELP for moms in need.

Have Questions?

For more information or to bring Walking with Moms in Need to your parish, contact:

Mary P. von Carlowitz
Director, Office for Human Life
216-696-7525 x2335
mvoncarlowitz@dioceseofcleveland.org
Kim Kocuba
Administrative Assistant, Office for Human Life
(216) 696-6525 x2336
kkocuba@dioceseofcleveland.org

Thank you for helping to make your parish and our diocese a place of welcome, support, and assistance to pregnant and parenting mothers In Need.

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