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Prepares (Pregnancy & Parenting Support) is a parish based ministry with support of Catholic Charities Spokane. This is a state wide program. At St. Mary, we have established Lambs Closet which is open and free to anyone in the community for families with children up to their 5th birthday. Our volunteers are from St. Mary, St. Joseph in Otis Orchards and St. John Vianney. With a donation of funds from the Knights of the Columbus of St. Mary & St. Joseph, we have held two quarterly birthday parties with more planned at Pope Francis Haven for children celebrating their 1st through 5th birthdays. The goal is to celebrate life and treat families as we would our next door neighbor with dignity and generosity. 



Lambs Closet is where families can

access an emergency bundle of 10 diapers and

free clothing in sizes newborn through 5


Tuesdays 10am – 11:45am


Walk-ins Welcome!


Call 509 928-3210 ext. 152 for an appointment.


Thank you for your generous support of our ministry!


Learn more about PREPARES  ~   



How to Donate ~


Donations of disposable diapers, or new and gently used clothing in sizes newborn to 5, may be dropped off at our parish office or placed in the green bin as you enter the church.  Diapers sizes 5 & 6 and clothing sizes 4 & 5 are often requested.


Your monetary donation goes towards the sustainability of this beautiful, pro-living ministry, dedicated to be the Catholic communities response to families who are in need of support.


How to Volunteer ~  


Contact Grace Vera, Parish Coordinator at Tel: (509) 995-5324 or




PREPARES is a parish based ministry supported by Catholic Charities Spokane,

Catholic Charities Yakima, and Catholic Community Services of Western Washington.