Blood Donor Ministry
Charlotte Community Health Clinic
Crisis Assistance Ministry
Habitat for Humanity
Men’s Homeless Shelter
Peace and Justice Ministry
Peanut Butter Sunday
Refugee Resettlement Ministry
Room IN the Inn
St. Gabriel Military Ministry
St. Gabriel In Transition (SGIT)
St. Vincent de Paul Group
Urban Ministry’s Prayer Ministry
Airport Chapel: Volunteer chaplains provide a ministry of presence to the passengers, employees, and flight crews at Charlotte Airport. The Interfaith Chapel is staffed by volunteers seven days a week. Training provided. Contact Deacon Ben Wenning at email@example.com.
Bereavement Ministry: Join a team of people who support the bereaved at special Masses, education programs, participating in the Valentine lunch for the widowed. Training provided. Below are some areas where you are able to volunteer your time. Contact BJ Dengler at 704.364.5431 ext. 212 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Read More.
Blood Donor Ministry: The purpose of the Blood Donor Ministry is to provide an environment for our parishoners to donate blood which is collected by Red Cross professional nurses. Besides being donors, ministry volunteers assist in registration and serve refreshments to the donors. Contact Ray Hojnicki at 704.847.9043 or email@example.com. Read More.
Charlotte Community Health Clinic: Nurses and doctors who offer their services to provide medical services for prescreened needy individuals one evening per month. Spanish interpreters and support people are also needed. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Contact Susan Davenport at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read More.
Crisis Assistance Ministry: Assist the working poor and families facing economic crisis. Interview and qualify clients for emergency financial assistance (training provided) Sort and display donated clothes, help with used furniture pick up and clerical work. Opportunities for youth provided. Contact Rick Menze at email@example.com. Read More.
CROP Walk: The mission of the Charlotte CROP Hunger Walk is to raise awareness and funds locally to fight hunger in the Charlotte community and around the world through the sponsorship of Church World Service. Read More.
Friendship Trays: Deliver meals to the homebound. Individual drives one week-day per month at lunchtime, sometimes with a partner. Time requirement is 1.5 hours per route. Substitute drivers are always needed. Contact Carla Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read More.
Habitat for Humanity: Volunteers can help build homes for people who have invested 175 hours of “sweat equity” in building other’s houses. We work one Saturday every seven weeks. Work available for all skill levels, no experience necessary. Must be 16 years old. Other volunteer opportunities available serving lunches or making phone calls. Contact Danny Kelly at email@example.com. Read More.
Health Ministry: Presents health education programs, assists with bi-annual Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick services and provides opportunities for health professionals to serve St Gabriel parishioners. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in health and wellness. This ministry meets on the second Monday of September, October, November, January, February, March, and May.Volunteers needed. Contact Leslie Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read More.
HOM: Supportive Housing Innovative Partnership is a collabrative effort between St. Gabriel and St. Matthew churches, The Salvation Army and Charlotte Housing Authority. We provide transitional housing to single mothers who were homeless and their children. Our involvement includes furnishing and setting up the apartments, from donations, so the families can move in and move on with their lives. Read More
Levine and Dickson Hospice House: Calling all families, neighborhoods, bible study groups and more! Charlotte has a brand new hospice unit located at Southminster on Park Ave. St. Gabriel has been asked to provide one meal a month for the caregivers of the patients consisting of an entrée, salad or vegetable, bread and dessert. Many of us have been touched by the care of a loved one in hospice. Here is your chance to “pay it forward”. There can be a maximum of 10 patients at the center. Each volunteer would fix just one meal. This is a great way to honor a loved one or a good way to start Lent! We would like to begin serving in March. If you would like more information, please contact Sue Forbes at 704.443.7784 or Sforbes001@carolina.rr.com.
Men’s Homeless Shelter: The Men’s Shelter prepares and serves dinner to about 500 Shelter residents on the last Friday of each month at their two locations on North Tryon St. and Statesville Rd. in Charlotte. Collect and donate basic needs (toiletries, clothes, shoes, towels, etc.) to the residents. Help is also needed with fund raising for the operation of the Shelter to purchase kitchen equipment and supplies. Contact Wally Penilla at email@example.com. Read More.
Peace and Justice Ministry: Provides educational opportunities for parishioners, works with local, national and international organizations to increase awareness of major social justice issues. Meetings and discussions are held monthly. Contact Cathie Long at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read More.
Peanut Butter Sunday: A once a year commitment in January collecting non-perishable foods brought to Mass to benefit Loaves & Fishes, a nonprofit emergency food program in Charlotte. Volunteers help to gather and sort food, donate items or serve on a committee to coordinate the drive. Great for family participation! Membership is open to ALL. Contact Kelli Yarbrough at email@example.com.
Refugee Resettlement Ministry: Provides assistance to newly arrived refugee families during their first months in this country. Services include welcoming, transportation, donations (household goods, furniture and monetary), household set-up, tutoring, and friendship. Work with families, elderly or youth. Wonderful opportunities for individuals, families or a cluster group – develop an ongoing relationship or just a bit of time. Contact Marilee DeVillers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Room IN the Inn: Volunteers provide homeless people with a bed to sleep on every Thursday from December through March. Volunteers provide a hot dinner and breakfast, plus a bag lunch for the next day. Volunteers organize all meals, stay overnight, provide new socks and underwear and provide transportation to and from uptown. Contact Frank Czaniecki at email@example.com or Dorothy Menze at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out this FOX Charlotte segment on St. Gabriel’s involvement with Room IN the Inn. Read More.
Share Sunday: The purpose is to provide non-perishable foods to the less fortunate, stocking the pantry at Catholic Social Services. Volunteers collect non-perishable foods brought to Mass on the last Sunday of each month and deliver it to Catholic Social Services at 123 Church Street. An SUV or mini van type vehicle is required. Contact Rich Carbonara at email@example.com or Bill Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Gabriel Military Ministry: Support Active Duty and deployed members of our military and their families through prayer, care package drives, letters, gatherings and Masses. This ministry welcomes those who have a loved one serving in the military and also those who wish to help foster military support within our Parish. Students are encouraged to join the ministry. There are service hour opportunities available. Contact StGabrielMilitaryMinistry@gmail.com. Read More.
St. Gabriel In Transition (SGIT): A ministry for those who are, or may soon be, facing a job layoff or employment transition. The program goal is to support job seekers in their search for rewarding employment through individual coaching. Our coaches have expertise to assist in almost any career search issue from overall search strategies, resumes, interviewing, salary negotiation, personal marketing and even tactics on particular opportunities. Contact Denise Burkard at email@example.com. Read More.
St. Vincent de Paul Group: Helping individuals with emergency needs through financial support and personal involvement. Planning the annual Christmas basket program which provides over 400 baskets to needy families. The committee meets monthly. Contact Bob Servatius by leaving a message at the Parish Office at 704.364.5431.
Urban Ministry’s Prayer Ministry: Share and discuss a Bible passage or devotional with our poor or homeless neighbors at the Urban Ministry’s Upper Room. The service is from 10:45-11:15 am, Monday through Friday. Contact Paul Duffy at firstname.lastname@example.org.