Feast Day March 25th, the Annunciation of the Lord
Do not be afraid for nothing is impossible for God.–Luke 1:30
Our Mission Statement
The Gabriel Project is a ministry of the Arlington Diocese that helps pregnant women with long or short-term needs by offering assistance at the parish level. It involves a network of churches, crisis pregnancy centers and other agencies working together to assist the mother with physical, material, spiritual, and emotional support. The church community responds in a loving, unconditional and non-judgmental manner to the mother, witnessing to the infinite and healing love of God.
About the Gabriel Project Ministry
The Gabriel Project at St. Veronica Catholic Church has been an active ministry since 2010. We have been blessed to serve pregnant women in our own parish as well as in the local community.
We reach out to all pregnant women, whether married or unmarried, Catholic or non-Catholic, rich or poor. For example, our clients may include a mother who is in need of a helping hand in her home because of pregnancy complications, or a young unwed mother who is need of a network of emotional support to carry her through her pregnancy. Whatever the situation may be, our team of volunteers stands ready to help the mother experience the joy of bringing her child into the world.
Every mother whom we assist is paired with a “Gabriel Angel” from our parish who befriends the mother and accompanies her on her journey to motherhood. The friendship offered by the Angel helps to alleviate the concerns of the mother so that she is able to focus on nurturing the precious baby growing in her womb. The Angel serves as a liaison between the mother and the other GP volunteers to ensure that the mother’s needs are met.
Volunteers of our ministry may assist with other tasks that do not necessarily require direct contact with the mother. These tasks may include:
- providing transportation to doctor’s appointments
- making meals for mothers in need
- serving as a prayer warrior to intercede on behalf of our clients
- coordinating baby showers and other events that benefit our mothers
- organizing parish events that raise awareness of the Gabriel Project ministry
- administrative support
If you are a pregnant mother in need of assistance, please call our confidential helpline at 1-866-444-3553 or got to our website: http://www.helpforpregnantwomen.org/.
For more information about the Gabriel Project ministry at St. Veronica or to become a volunteer, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Gabriel Project ministry of the Arlington Diocese, please visit: http://www.