The Gabriel Project
The Gabriel Project is an outreach program from the Respect Life Office within the Archdiocese of Miami.
For the love of God's children, trained volunteers from our parishes, called "Gabriel Angels," provide emotional, spiritual,
and material support to women facing crisis pregnancies. Their help is caring, personal and confidential.
Emotional, physical and spiritual support
Every 23 seconds a baby dies from abortion. The woman who decides to abort her child usually does so because she feels she
has no choice - parents, boyfriend, peers or even husband have threatened to withdraw their support.
The Gabriel Project tries to provide the needed emotional, physical and spiritual support during pregnancy
and after the birth of the baby as long as help is needed. Relationships are established with members of
the church to bring new hope and comfort to women who are alone. Women we help are women that choose to
keep their baby instead of having an abortion and include those women that have chosen the loving choice of adoption.
Your Gabriel Angel
Your Gabriel Angel is your guide, mentor and friend. She is there to listen to your concerns; pray with you and for you;
foster your relationship with God; encourage your confidence in making good decisions; share birthing, parenting
and adoption information; help you plan for your health, lifestyle, and future; help you with resources and material
assistance through the Respect Life Office.
The Gabriel Project is committed to
Offering hope and support to mothers and fathers who have made the choice for Life; Witnessing to the good news
of God’s salvation through our words and actions; Strengthening families so children can grow in a happy and healthy
home; Growing in our spiritual lives by responding to God’s will for us; Providing an example to our children of God’s
call to love and serve others. Friendship and Emotional Support:
Every mother is assigned an Angel, a woman who is responsible for contacting her once a week to see how she doing,
find out if she needs anything and just chat.
Spiritual and Material Support plus Referrals
Project volunteers pray for the mother and their families. The parish clergy are available for counseling and each mother
and her family are invited to become part of the parish family. Diapers, baby clothes, cribs, and other baby items
are provided when needed. Through a network of other local agencies, referrals are made for services that
the Gabriel Project cannot provide.
"I couldn't believe that someone I didn't even know would care about me and my baby."
"My Angel doesn't criticize me; she just listens and offers suggestions. Someday maybe I can help someone just like my Gabriel Angel helped me."
"People said I didn't love my baby if I chose to place him for adoption. My Gabriel Angel helped me see that it was quite the opposite.
I was able to give my baby the loving choice of life and instead of an abortion. There's no turning back on abortion.
You live with the decision that you killed your baby for the rest of your life. My Angel helped me throughout the entire
adoption process and help me see that I did the right thing. I knew it all along. I'm so happy I did."
Parishes Presently Involved
- St. Agatha Catholic Church
Phone: 305-222-1500 - 1111 SW 107 Ave., Miami, FL 33174
- St. Timothy Catholic Church
Phone: 305-274-8224 - 5400 SW 102 Ave., Miami, FL 33165
- St. Louis Catholic Church
Phone: 305-238-7562 - 7270 SW 120 St., Miami, FL 33156
- St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
Phone: 305-665-5600 - 7377 SW 64 St., Miami, FL
- St. John Neumann Catholic Church
Phone: 305-255-6642 - 12125 SW 107 Ave., Miami, FL
With 1.5 Million Abortions performed each year, there is a tremendous need for this ministry. They need more churches to be involved!
Get Started at your Church Schedule an appointment with your Pastor at Church. Once your Pastor approves, please
contact the Respect Life Office at (954) 981-2922 to get a start-up packet that includes useful information such
as the Training Manual for Angels, The Mother and Baby Book and brochures to place in your church.
The Archdiocese of Miami Gabriel Project: (954) 981-2922