First Anniversary of The Gabriel Project of the Archdiocese of San Francisco
September 12, 2010
Dear Gabriel Team and Friends,
Knowing you care about pregnant mothers and their children, we welcome you to rejoice with us today as we celebrate our first anniversary and the fruits born of the Gabriel Project Conference conducted one year ago, which continues to produce good fruit within and beyond the Archdiocese.
We are very pleased with our implementation of The Gabriel Project as it is modeled after The Gabriel Project of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, a model highly recommended by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Having chosen this particular ministry to help pregnant mothers, we stand in communion with our bishops by responding to their call to establish a parish-based ministry to assist pregnant mothers in need.
We remain grateful to Archbishop Niederauer for his embracement of The Gabriel Project and for his words of encouragement to pastors to welcome the ministry in their parishes. And we commend and thank all Pastors, Coordinators, Angels and Auxiliary Angels who have responded to the call of Christ Jesus to love and serve.
Our gratitude is extended to everyone who has prayed for the success of The Gabriel Project or has in any way contributed toward that end. Though we have come far, we still have a long way to go and we welcome you to continue along the journey.
It has been a blessing meeting and speaking with pastors and parishioners to educate them about the ministry. And what an awesome blessing it has been to meet and work with our parish and auxiliary volunteers. Of course, the ultimate blessing is for the Gabriel Team to be in the service of God and his children, our Gabriel families.
It has taken a lot of effort to reach this stage of development in this marvelous ministry, not to mention the efforts preceding the conference. All of which have been labors of love and very rewarding. Bringing this ministry along has been the work of the Holy Spirit and Blessed Mother Mary. We are merely their humble instruments.
Rejoice with us on this special day and please keep The Gabriel Project and all of our Moms and volunteers in your prayers
Thanks be to God.
The Gabriel Project Staff