Saint Joseph Parish has joined a nationwide effort – Walking with Moms in Need – to increase outreach and support for pregnant and parenting mothers.

Walking with Moms in Need is a process through which Catholic parishes and communities "walk in the shoes" of local pregnant and parenting women in need. Everyone should know how to help moms in difficult circumstances. While not trying to turn our parish into a pregnancy center, we can support local pregnancy centers and find and share other resources with pregnant and parenting women. And where there are few local resources, we can create our own, based on the gifts of our parish community!

Members of our parish community are now engaging in outreach to support mothers in our area.


  • Financial Support: Support moms in need by giving financially to support causes such as new baby gifts, baby wipes & diapers, miscarriage kits, and baby shower decorations & refreshments. Give now! Thank you for your support!
  • Diaper Drive: As part of Respect Life Month, we will be hosting a diaper drive at all Masses the weekends of October 28/29 and November 4/5, 2023.
  • Baby Shower: Help support a baby shower for a local mom in need! The shower is taking place November 17, 2023, from 6:00-8:00pm at the Ackles Parish Life Center. See the Sign Up Page for all of the details!


If you have any questions or would like to be more involved in this parish ministry, or if you would like to make us aware of a mother in need of support, please email or contact the parish office at 574-234-3134. We also invite you to fill out this short interest form to let us know how you'd like to get involved.


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