The Gabriel Project

The Gabriel Project: “Protecting the unborn…supporting the expectant mother…”

The Gabriel Project sends out the Angel Gabriel’s message to expectant mothers: “Rejoice! Fear not!” The Gabriel project not only seeks to save babies, but also to save women from years (and sometimes eternal) spiritual darkness and death. It is a parish-based, “hands-on” help program that helps assure pregnant women that they will be helped.

The Gabriel Project began in 1991. It has been very well-received and is a successful grass roots program that is spreading around the country. It is a program in which parishioners assist women in need with friendship and coordinate their needs such as transportation for medical care, housing, food, material needs and baby needs. Local resources try to meet these needs, but the Church acts as a safety net and assures the expectant mother that she will be cared for.

The Church also provides pastoral care if asked. It also arranges for posting of “The Gabriel Project” sign on Church property. The sign is the outreach to pregnant women and assures them that the Church community is ready to help. It includes a hot-line telephone number that can coordinate with local pregnancy help centers. The sign also helps educate the community regarding the sanctity of human life.

For more information on St. Theresa’s part of the Gabriel Project contact Theresa Dowd or Judy Cordaro at


Pregnant? Need help? Call 515-284-LOVE (5683)


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