May 3, 2001
volume 12, no. 123

A Baby's Prayer

    In my last column, "A Window to the Womb," I introduced you to one of the many "stand outs" of the pro-life organizations that we work with, NIFLA. If you have not yet read the article, I encourage you to do so and please, consider donating to their very crucial lifesaving work.

    As I have mentioned to you before, we work with approximately 375 life-affirming organizations across the country. I cannot describe the joy we have in our work. It makes perfect sense that every person we work with connected to these life-saving ministries is model Christian, and an angel of mercy. Today I introduce you to an angel named Gabriel. As Luke records "Rejoice! Fear not!" were his words of encouragement and hope delivered to the Madonna in announcement of her unexpected pregnancy. It is in the spirit of the Archangel Gabriel that I introduce you to the Gabriel Project of Maryland!

    "Rejoice! Fear not!" The Gabriel Project works to deliver this same message of hope to pregnant women today. Their mission is to respect all life -- at any age, in any circumstance. This means that they are profoundly committed not only to the unborn, but also to their mothers. The Gabriel Project is a network of church volunteers who offer practical, emotional, and spiritual support to women and their children experiencing the difficulty of crisis pregnancy. The Gabriel Project picks up where the aid of crisis pregnancy centers leave off. They provide on-going help such as, babysitting, housing, practical material support, pastoral care and counseling, limited health care assistance, adoption resources, friendship and prayer, transportation and basic car maintenance. They have three transition homes for these mothers and their children. They have plans to add three more homes this year if they receive the support needed to purchase and maintain them. The Gabriel project of Maryland serves Maryland, Washington D.C. and Parts of Neighboring Pennsylvania and Virginia.

    As I mentioned in my article about NIFLA, that they held one of the keys to ending this holocaust called abortion, the Gabriel Project holds another key to the end of abortion. Additionally, they hold the answer to the often asked question by the pro-abortion individuals, "who is going to pay for all of these 'unwanted' children you insist on saving?" The angels of mercy of the Gabriel Project, collectively and with a loud voice, answer this question with two simple words, "we will!" They stand firmly against these pro-aborts and, with the help of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, take these children of God in and take care of their needs.

    Not only is this one of the keys to ending abortion, but it is also the most important key to what happens after the holocaust does end. We as Catholic's, as Christian's, as American's need to pay for the needs of these women and children. Since the pro-aborts insist that these children are "unwanted", we need to step up to the plate and make them feel wanted, loved and cared for.

    How can you help? You will love this; they have a fun way for you to help out! On Sunday, May 6th at 3:30 PM, The Gabriel Project is hosting a Pre-Mother's Day Pro-Life Celebration in Washington DC! "A Baby's Prayer: In Concert!" Featuring Patrick Mulhern and his family. Patrick is a famous Catholic tenor with performances at the Kennedy Center, National Cathedral and the National Shrine. I understand that his daughter will sing "A Baby's Prayer". If you haven't heard this song, it is the voice of an unborn child praying to God. It will completely cement your pro-life convictions! Also performing are "Clare Reed & the Sounds of Loudoun" and a gospel choir. This is a free concert so bring your whole family! A free will offering will be taken. So, if you live anywhere near Washington DC, I recommend you attend this once in a lifetime event.

    "A Baby's Prayer: In Concert!" On Sunday, May 6th at 3:30 PM
      Location: St. Ann's Church (on Tenley Circle)
      4400 Wisconsin Ave, NW
      Washington, DC

        Directions: For those coming from the Bowie area take Rt. 50 West to 95 North and stay on beltway until you reach Wisconsin Ave. Exit (Rt. 355 South). The church is approximately 4 miles from the beltway ramp. You will go through the business district of Bethesda and through Chevy Chase' Friendship Heights to Tenley Circle. Tenley Circle is large, you can't miss it. St. Ann's is on the immediate right side of the Circle. For easy parking, make right turn on Yuma from the Circle and go past the church and make a right turn into an alley after St. Ann's rectory.
    If you cannot attend the event, please donate toward their work and His kingdom! You can mail donations to: Gabriel Project, PO Box 1628, Annapolis, Maryland 21404-1628 or for more information, call Mary Ann McCaffery at 1-301-805-8713. In the spirit of Archangel Gabriel, "Rejoice" and give generously!

Joe and Jane Dalton

For past columns by Joe and Jane Dalton, see FAITH IN THE FAMILY Archives

May 3, 2001
volume 12, no. 123
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