We are here to asist and journey with you. You do not have to do this alone.
Contact the Central toll-free helpline 1-877-WE CARE 2
Confidential needs assessment
Parish “Angel” friend for support
Provide baby needs: diapers, clothes and other neccesities
Additional help and support from other Parish Ministries, Catholic Charities, Crisis Pregnancy Centers, and other Community resources
Pray for Inmates Scheduled for Execution
How you can help the Gabriel Project:
Donations of baby diapers, clothes and other neccesities (Non Food Items Please)
Monetary donations are needed as well.
You have or know of resources such as low rent rooms or apartments.
You have storage space for donations.
Willingness to clean and organize donations.
Become a Gabriel Angel by taking the necessary training.
Gabriel Project Angels are volunteers who work with those in need of emotional and spiritual support due to an unplanned pregnancy. There is a need for angels across the diocese. The next Gabriel Project training class will be held at St. Austin Parish in Austin on July 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to answer and respond to calls made to the Diocesan Pro-Life Helpline. Most calls are from women facing a difficult pregnancy or women and men turning to the church for help after an abortion. There is a great need for Helpline Angels from throughout the diocese and training will be provided. Talk with our Pastoral Care Coordinator and she will help you discern if you are called to this important ministry.
Annual EventsTexas Rally for Life
Held in Austin on or near the anniversary of Roe v Wade in January. St. John joins thousands of pro life advocates in a walk to the State Capitol as part of the Texas Rally for Life.40 Days for Life
40 days of prayer and fasting to end abortion, held in the spring during lent and in the fall during October Respect Life month. In cooperation with Austin Coalition for Life we sponsor training for Sidewalk Angels who stand in front of abortion facilities and educate women about their choices. Sidewalk Angels are the last chance a baby has for survival and they literally speak for those who have no voice.
Respect Life Month – October
In addition to 40 Days for Life we sponsor the Baby Bank campaign to raise money for pro-life activities and have a “Baby Shower for Jesus” to collect baby items for the Gabriel Project.Theology of the Body
Adult classes in Theology of the Body are offered on Monday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (September through May) in Claretian B. Classes are free, workbooks may be purchased.
"THRIVE" Youth Events