The goal of the Gabriel Project is to encourage the Church to be the Good Samaritan to women faced with a crisis pregnancy. With the approval of the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops, the national office of the Gabriel Project is located in the Respect Life Offices of the Dioceses of Austin and Galveston-Houston. To initiate the Gabriel Project at the parish level, parishes have a "Gabriel Sunday" to explain the Gabriel Project and to recruit volunteers. Gabriel Project Parishes advertise their willingness to help in crisis pregnancies by blessing and placing a "Sign of Life" in front of their church. Training, networking, Angel Books, Mother and Baby Books, Signs of Life, brochures, support, encouragement and guidlines are available through the National Office.