Respect Life Ministry at Sacred Heart is also involved in many areas including: Spring and Fall 40 Days for Life prayer vigils; a NEW Gabriel Project for pregnant women in crisis situations; the Rachel Project to care for women who have suffered an abortion; Death Row prayer vigils; Human Trafficing; Domestic Violence; End of Life Issues and more. See details below.
OUR "NEW" GABRIEL PROJECT—a Diocessan-wide program that serves women with unexpected, crisis pregnancies. Like Birthright, it is a part of our Sacred Heart " Respect Life Ministry, " with both groups serving alongside each other in complimentary ways.
The GABRIEL PROJECT is a personal, individualized source of help in that each expectant mom who chooses LIFE FOR HER CHILD will be introduced to a trained GABRIEL ANGEL who will come alongside her and mentor her throughout the pregnancy and delivery, and not only sees that she is connected to all the medical, social & educational programs provided in our community, but also becomes her friend, praying for her, inviting her to become a part of our Sacred Heart family.
Become a Gabriel Angel
Each GABRIEL ANGEL is trained before being assigned to a mom, and each mom will be interviewed prior to meeting her ANGEL, so the individual gifts of the ANGEL and the individual needs of the mother can be matched as closely as possible. ANGELS are committed to attending monthly support meetings where we come together to pray for these women and assist each other in obtaining the support each one needs. Obviously, there will be different levels of need and the GABRIEL ANGELS will have different levels of time and talent to offer. So, it may mean just an invitation to Mass and a few phone calls or meetings, or the commitment may require more.
The entire Parish will be a resource, with the possibility of including our St. Vincent DePaul Ministry, the Knights of Columbus or Catholic Daughters---so, as a GABRIEL ANGEL, you will not be TOTALLY responsible for the mom you are assisting. As a matter of fact, Compassion United, which many of you might recognize if you Volunteer at Conroe House of Prayer, has become the proud recipient of a wonderful, 5,000 sq. ft. home off of Sawdust Road which is being set up as a Maternity Home, the only one in Montgomery County, & with assistance from Sacred Heart and many other churches in the area, it will have its grand openingon January 24th! Named JOY HOUSE, this amazing project will provide moms in a crisis not only a safe place to live and mentoring by a Gabriel Angel, but counseling, career training, nutrition & infant care classes, all provided by other volunteers from Compassion United.
If you'd like to find out more about becoming a GABRIEL ANGEL, or making a contribution to JOY HOUSE, please call the Church Office & let them know you'd like to become an ANGEL.
Project Rachel, the Catholic Church's ministry to those who have been involved in abortion, is a diocesan-based network of specially trained priests, religious, counselors, and laypersons who provide a team response of care for those suffering in the aftermath of abortion. In addition to referring for Sacramental Reconciliation, the ministry provides an integrated network of services, including pastoral counseling, support groups, retreats and referrals to licensed mental health professionals.
Congratulations to all the contestants and their families and thanks to everyone who helped put on the amazing 6th annual Montgomery County Right to Life Student Oratory contest. The winner of first prize and $ 1000 and the chance to compete in the Texas Right to Life state finals was homeschooler Taylor Baumann. Second place and $500 went to homeschooler Sean Brenon and third place and $250 to Kendall Rosato from Tomball High School. There were a total of 12 contestants from Montgomery County and as far away as Sugarland. Homeschoolers were well represented as was Tomball High, Covenant Christian School, Magnolia West and Strake Jesuit College Prep.
Judges were Mr. Larry Foerster, Judge Kathy Hamilton, Judge Mike Seiler, Ms. Debbie Garcia, Mr. Ryan Janise and Mr. John Siedhoff.