The Bishop's Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities encourages the adoption of a parish-based ministry for pregnant women and their children.

The national Gabriel Project outreach began when a priest placed a sign in front of a Catholic Church offering parish assistance to any pregnant woman in need. The Arlington diocesan Gabriel Project offers a confidential pregnancy helpline, Gabriel “Angel” companions for follow-up support in your area, and so much more for “nothing is impossible for God.” ~ Luke 1:30

If you're interested in learning more, or becoming a ministry volunteer at your parish, please contact Sarah LaPierre, Director at sarah.lapierre@arlingtondiocese.org.

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I was a single mother with a baby girl, a three year old and two months pregnant, abandoned by the father of my new baby. While in this difficult circumstance, I was almost immediately matched with a Gabriel Project volunteer. I had so many questions but my 'angel' was helpful, patient and a true guide throughout my pregnancy.

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Video Playlist

Watch our short videos and learn about how the Gabriel Project offers free support to pregnant women in need, including a confidential helpline, referrals to community resources, charity care funds and the support of a trained mentor to accompany expectant mothers in need throughout their pregnancy and beyond.

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Walking with Moms

Read about the USCCB’s initiative ‘Walking with Moms.’ The initiative provides information and ideas for parishes seeking to minister to moms-to-be in need.

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