"Protecting the Unborn...Supporting the Expectant Mother"
The Gabriel Project is an Ecumenical Movement of Churches standing together in their willingness to offer assistance to women facing crisis pregnancies. The church community accepts the expectant mother with an unconditional love.
Following the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973 which made abortion legally permissible in all States, the Rev. Msgr. John Perusina, late pastor of St. Michael Parish on Sage Road in Houston, TX, put a sign outside the rectory which said: "If you will have your baby, this parish will help you in every way."
The original sign still stands today.
This was the beginning of the Gabriel Project. In August 2002, Barbara McCain from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, who used to live in Austin, knew of the Gabriel Project, and knew that help was needed here.
With just a handful of dedicated friends guided by the Holy Spirit to develop this project at Our Lady of Lourdes, the Gabriel Project has spread throughout the Diocese of Victoria.
Today, the Gabriel Project has grown to 17 Catholic parishes and missions, and one Baptist Church serving the Counties of Victoria, Jackson, Lavaca, Calhoun, Matagorda, Dewitt, Wharton and Goliad .This devotion and dedication to serving our Lord has been the success of the Gabriel Project helping mothers in a crisis pregnancy and spreading the news of being the Good Samaritan to others.
If you or someone you know is dealing with a crisis pregnancy, Please contact 1-866-627-9243 Or 1-866-Mary Aid, immediately. You may al
so visit: http://www.victoriagabrielproject.org