Walking with Moms in Need: A Year of Service

We are inviting parishes in the Diocese of Sacramento, to join a nationwide effort from March 25, 2020 to March 25, 2021 entitled: “Walking with Moms in Need: A Year of Service.”

This Year of Service will coincide 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:

Events:

Resources:

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