"Protecting the unborn... supporting the expectant mother..."

SETTING UP THE GABRIEL PROJECT IN YOUR COMMUNITY

A. INITIAL ORGANIZATION

  1. Contact the local bishop to obtain his endorsement and a letter stating his endorsement. This letter will be sent to his pastors.

  2. Contact the churches that already have pro-life affiliation, such as, through their support of crisis pregnancy centers or sidewalk counselors. Obtain their endorsement and participation.

B. THE DIRECTOR SHOULD ORGANIZE THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Life Signs to be made in quantity at reasonable cost ($120.00 per sign). If a parish is unable to purchase the sign, it will be donated by Human Life International via a written request to HLI from the parish pastor.

    The sign is 4' x 4' plywood, which says:

    Gabriel Project
    PREGNANT? NEED HELP?

    followed by additional, appropriate text offering help and the central phone number with area code. A suggestion for text is:

    We, the members of this church community, see in the birth of each baby a fresh expression of God's unfailing love. For the love of God and each and every one of His children, we offer immediate and practical help to any woman.

  2. Pastor's Manuals: for the pastor and those leaders in the church to understand the philosophy and responsibilities of joining the Gabriel Project.

  3. Angel's Training and Manual

  4. Sign-up Cards: for use in soliciting broad support in the church community

  5. Central Phone Number: An office needs to be set up or chosen so that volunteers may come in to answer the calls, or the calls may be call-forwarded to volunteer homes based upon an agreed schedule. Usually, morning and afternoon shifts of four hours seem to work well.

    An answering machine is a must for returning missed calls. We have done this for the Delaware Valley area through the Delaware Valley Pro-Life Alliance hotline (610) 626-4006, and an office is set up and maintained by the director (215) 379-LOVE.

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