Walking with Moms in Need: A Year of Service

From March 25, 2020 - March 25, 2021, we invited parishes in the Diocese of Sacramento to join a nationwide effort entitled "Walking with Moms in Need: A Year of Service." Today, we continue that journey of Walking with Moms in Need.

The initial Year of Service coincided with the 25th anniversary of Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life), a landmark encyclical by Pope John Paul II. The Pro-Life Committee will be developing educational, pastoral, and action-oriented resources for parish use, including reflections on the teachings of Evangelium VitaeEvangelii Gaudium, and Laudato Si; prayers for building a culture of life; tools for documenting an inventory of local resources for pregnant mothers in need; and ideas and support for improving parish responses. More information about the initiative can be found at www.usccb.org/moms-in-need.

For this Year of Service, the Diocese is developing educational, pastoral, and action-oriented resources and events such as:


Pastoral Resources:

Ministry Tools

Saints and Marian Feast Days:

  • March 25 Annunciation of Blessed Virgin Mary (Lady Day)
  • April 28 Saint Gianna Beretta Molla
  • May 1 Queen of Heaven
  • May 13 Our Lady of Fatima
  • May 31 The Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • June 20 Immaculate Heart of Mary
  • July 6 St. Maria Goretti
  • Aug 15 Our Lady of Assumption
  • Sept 8 Nativity Feast Day
  • Sept 15 Our Lady of Sorrow
  • Sept 25 Our Lady of America
  • Oct 22 St. John the Paul II
  • Nov 17 St. Elizabeth of Hunger
  • Dec 8 Immaculate Conception
  • Dec 12 Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Jan 1 Mary Mother of God
  • Feb 11 Our Lady of Lourdes
  • March 9  St. Francis of Rome
  • March 14 St. Matilda of Ringelheim
  • March 21 St. Enda of Aran
  • March 25 Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord