Respect Life Ministry

St. Gabriel's Respect Life Ministry

Dedicated to protecting life from conception to natural death, this ministry provides opportunities for advocacy and tangible support of the vulnerable. From support to the Pregnancy Resource Center to hosting speakers on Respect Life Issues, this ministry seeks to keep the parish informed and involved in issues of human dignity within our community and the country. CLICK HERE if you are interested in joining. Fill in your identifying information, scroll down to Respect Life Ministry listed under Social Justice and click the box.  

March for Life

In support of the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., St. Gabriel will host a special Rosary, Mass and Adoration on Friday, Jan. 21 with the intention of a greater respect for all life and for an end to abortion. At 8:15 a.m. we will hold a Rosary, followed by 9 a.m. Mass and then Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration concluding with Benediction at 10:20 a.m. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available from 9:45-10:15 a.m. Please note that we will not have a bus to go to the March.

Catholic Advance Medical Directives

When you or a loved one are facing difficult medical choices, you can feel very alone and very confused as to what is best to do and what is in keeping with the teachings of your faith. The Catholic Dioceses of Arlington and Richmond have a resource to help: “The Catholic Advance Medical Directives”-CLICK HERE to access. 

You also can contact the National Center for Bioethical Issues 24 hours a day/7 days a week for free consultation for specific, time-sensitive questions that cannot wait for regular business hours by calling (215) 877-2660. You will speak with a credentialed bioethicist who can share with you the Catholic principles for addressing an ethical dilemma involving health care or the life sciences.