The 2009 National Conference for Life, the Archdiocesan Pro-Life Consultant at that time, Ron Kelsey, discovered the Gabriel Project. He immediately thought of Holy Cross as a pilot program. With Father Mark’s permission and prayerful consideration, a group of women began The Gabriel Project as an extension of the Holy Cross Pro-Life Ministry. We then received the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas approval as a full Archdiocesan ministry. Allison Donohue is the current Archdiocesan Pro-Life Consultant who assists the leadership of the Gabriel Project.
The purpose of this ministry is to provide spiritual, emotional, and material help to any woman facing a crisis pregnancy.
They purchased a phone, rights to the image of the Archangel Gabriel, and trained eight women to serve as “Gabriel Moms.” They established a group for prayer support and were presented to the parish February 2010. As of 2016 they have assisted approximately seventy women and the number continues to grow.
Julia Gustafson is the current Director of the Gabriel Project, which is located at Holy Cross Church, 8311 W. 93rd St., Overland Park, KS 66212.
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