Whatever you do for these little ones, you do for me.--Matthew 25:40
Project Gabriel is a pro-life outreach ministry providing spiritual, personal, and material support, and mentoring women experiencing a crisis pregnancy. Trained volunteers provide a close, supportive relationship with any woman needing help through her pregnancy and after delivery.
Our Commitment: Offer parish-based crisis pregnancy intervention by assisting materially, emotionally, and spiritually; meeting mothers in distress where they are; and offering hope by showing love, care, and understanding throughout their pregnancies. This is a work of evangelization: bringing these moms and their families closer to God and inviting them into a faith community. The ministry proclaims to the community that this parish is pro-life and shows what that means on a day-to-day basis.
What We Do: Offer a mentoring relationship during the pregnancy and afterward by providing material, emotional, and spiritual support, including diapers, wipes, infant and toddler clothing, educational assistance, monetary assistance with bills and transportation needs as the women learn to be moms.
Time & Training Required: A minimum commitment of one year is expected of our volunteers. A volunteer may need to commit over a longer period of time based on a client's specific needs; as some clients may be mentored for years. We are open during office hours every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Attendance at monthly meetings and fulfillment of office hours is required of all volunteers. Participation in a training session is required for new volunteers.
Helpful Attributes: Must be unequivocally pro-life, open, compassionate, and non-judgmental to clients from different cultures, lifestyles, and socio-economic backgrounds. Need to be unafraid of speaking the truth in a loving way about life choices and God's presence in our lives. Need to absolutely reflect joy at the presence of new life. Need to have the courage to step beyond comfort zone. Teacher/mentor, organized, enthusiastic.
Project Gabriel Crisis Pregnancy Assistance: Office Hours: Saturdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Samaritan House - 42 E. 9th Street Edmond