Gabriel Project

Know Someone Who Is Pregnant and Needs Help? Have them call the Gabriel Project Hotline:  1-866-444-3553 

The Gabriel Project Coordinators for St. Leo the Great are: Melissa Rihl and Alison Rizzuto


We are hosting a “Meet and Greet” following the 9am Mass on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9:30-11:00am in the Guadalupe Room for all current and potential volunteers. We look forward to meeting you! 

The purpose of Gabriel Project is to help pregnant women with long or short-term needs by offering assistance at the parish level. The following are just a few examples of the various physical, material, spiritual, and emotional services that can be provided:

  • Physical: making arrangements for prenatal care and other medical necessities
  • Material: the donation of goods such as diapers, baby clothes, maternity clothes, babysitting, meals, transportation, etc.
  • Spiritual: prayer support, spiritual formation/direction
  • Emotional: confidentiality, friendship, availability, support

We are looking for volunteer “angels” to support expectant mothers and be a friend.

The Gabriel Project group of St. Leo parish is affiliated with Gabriel Project Arlington ministry of the Office for Family Life of the Arlington Diocese: see Family Life Office .

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or if you have some ideas on how our parish can better assist women in crisis pregnancies, please contact Melissa Rihl and Alison Rizzuto at