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, and scroll down to the Respect Life Ministry.  Heart of Mary and to fervently pray for the conversion of the United States.

March for Life Join St. Gabriel’s parish in support of the right to Life at the March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Friday, January 24, 2020.  We start with Mass at 7:30 am and the bus departs at 8:30 am.  The cost is $10.00/person and $20.00/family. Your fee pays for snacks and beverages in route. Bring your own lunch. The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring our bus. For those unable to travel to the March, we will have Adoration after Mass until noon. Sign-up sheets and more details are available in the Commons after Mass on January 18/19.

Save the Date for RISE Event on Sat. March 7, 2020, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Please support meal packaging experience with St. Gabriel's as we work with RISE Against Hunger to end hunger by 2030. You are invited to volunteer so we can make this happen. We were very successful last year and it was a lot of fun. Come join us! To volunteer, CLICK HERE.

40 Days for Life, Richmond

Beginning Feb. 26 and going through April 5 we will be praying at the right of way outside these two locations:

- Planned Parenthood, 201 N. Hamilton, Richmond, 23221 (near Grove Ave and Carytown)

- Planned Parenthood, 1122 N. 25th St., Richmond, 23223 (in Church Hill across from Mt. Olivet Church)

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. (http://www.cdrcmfl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Advance-Medical-Directive.pdf)

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.