St. Mel Catholic Church | Fair Oaks, California

A Parish of the Diocese of Sacramento

Gabriel Project

                                         

What is the Gabriel Project?

The Gabriel Project is a parish-based outreach whose volunteers are committed to offer assistance to women and families facing difficult or crisis pregnancies.

What is the Role of Our Parish in the Gabriel Project?

The role of our parish in The Gabriel Project is to meet with any woman referred to us for help, to pray with her and to assure her that Christ and our congregation love her. Our community simply responds in love by providing emotional, spiritual and material support to help her meet her needs. For the many women who are abandoned at the time of a crisis pregnancy, the parish community lovingly fills the void left by a missing family. Parishes in The Gabriel Project stand ready to provide a mother with the kinds of assistance that she needs in caring for her unborn baby. This help may include:

  • Friendship and Emotional Support

  • Baby-sitting or providing transportation

  • Medical and Prenatal Care

  • Material or Financial Assistance

  • Housing, Educational and/or Employment Opportunities

  • Maternity and Baby Items

More than anything else, Gabriel Project Parishes embrace each pregnant woman who comes to them, as their daughter, their sister, their friend.

 

Why The Gabriel Project Needs YOU?

Many women faced with crisis pregnancies are abandoned by their families, the fathers of their babies and their communities. More and more, they are poor and in their teens. Some are homeless. Most feel afraid. For too many reasons, abortion seems the only answer. Churches and pro-life service groups have sought ways to expand their embrace of women in crisis pregnancies. Now comes a way they can do so together ... a way to combine the special power of prayer with a commitment to service - The Gabriel Project!

The Gabriel Project is a parish-based outreach whose volunteers are committed to offer assistance to women and families facing difficult or crisis pregnancies. The coordinator and the parish volunteers - "Angels" - work with the parish, the Diocese and local community resources to meet the mother's needs.

 

If you would like to become a volunteer "Angel" (remember men are needed also) contact:

Kathy Knutson:  kathyknutson33@yahoo.com

Leslie Fairchild: stmeloffice@yahoo.com

If you would like to donate maternity & baby items that are urgently needed please contact:

Peggy Grass:  erlgrass@sbcglobal.net

If you would like to make a cash donation please make your check payable to St. Mel Gabriel Project and send to 4748 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fair Oaks, CA  95628.  If you have any questions regarding your cash donations contact:

Kathy Leuschen:  kathyleuschen@gmail.com