Teens at St. Gabriel

Great opportunities for fun, service and faith!

Teen Service Opportunities

Need service hours?  Want to give back?  Check out our many service opportunities below.

Teen Council

Our Teen Council kicks off its second year and is seeking new students.  We meet 4-6 times during the school year, to help plan the Teen Masses and other service and social opportunities.  Many teens are looking for service and leadership opportunities, and our Teen Council puts their ideas to action. 

Find details here  or contact Karen Brown at kbrown@stgabrielchurch.org.

Have a service opportunity to add to our list?  Contact Karen Brown, Volunteer Coordinator, at kbrown@stgabrielchurch.org.

High School
Venture Crew

Join us once or often!   We bowl, hike, go skiing, bike the Virginia Creeper Trail, and more!  Our teen-led Venture Crew provides opportunities for leadership, adventure and service in a social setting.   

Stay up to date!
Join our email list by contacting Kris Knudsen at kknudsen@bellsouth.net.  

Teen Mass

Participate in our monthly Teen Masses as a lector, eucharistic minister, usher, greeter or altar server or help set up and serve refreshments. 

Fall 2017 Teen Masses - all on Sundays at 5:00 pm:
October 29
November 19

Sign up here.

Teen  Service Opportunities

Date Service Opportunity
Every Sunday Coffee and Donuts.  Teens needed to set up, serve and clean up from our coffee and donuts at 7:30. 9:00 and 10:45 Masses.    Sign up to serve here
Every Mass Greeters.  Welcome parishioners as they enter Mass.  Arrive 15 minutes before Mass.  See details and sign up here.
October 21 Taste of Latin American Festival.  Help set-up and staff this annual fiesta in the school cafeteria.  Multiple shifts to choose from: Friday, October 20th 6:00 - 8:00 pm; Saturday, October 21st 12:00 - 2:00; 2:00 - 4:00, 4:00 - 6:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  Contact Evelyn Esquivel for details and to sign up. evelyn927@yahoo.com
October 27 Men's Homeless Shelter.  Prepare and serve dinner to men at the North Tryon St. Location from 5:30 - 7:00.  Contact wpenilla@aol.com for details.  Sign here to serve.
October 28

Out of the Darkness Walk.  Join the St. Gabriel Out of the Darkness Walk Team to raise funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on Saturday, October 28, at 2:00 pm at Romare Bearden Park. For details, contact Nikki Warren.

October 28-29 Share Sunday.  Collect non-perishable food items to stock the food pantry at Catholic Charities.  Bring donated items to Mass.  
October 29 Teen Mass, 5:00 pm.  Teens needed to serve as a greeter, usher, lector, or Eucharistic Minister or serve pizza after Mass.  See details and sign up here.  
November 11 Habitat for Humanity.  Volunteer to help build a home for family moving out of homelessness.  Or make lunches for volunteers.  Contact Danny Kelly at dkelly@kellymcardle.com *Must be 16 to volunteer at construction site.
On-going Catholic Charities Food Pantry.  Help serve clients on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, sort donations and re-stock shelves on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.  Contact Tammy Greyshock at tsgreyshock@charlottediocese.org
On-going Words on the Wall at Mass.  Administer the projector and laptop during weekend Masses. Responsible and older teens are invited. Contact John Krasniewski at jkrasniewski@carolina.rr.com. 
Other Opportunities

You may also volunteer at one of the many organizations that receive tithing grants from St. Gabriel Church.  Some of these include:

  • Urban Ministries:  Serve lunch, dinner, drinks, or homemade cookies.  Click here.


Teen Activities



You will do amazing things if you prepare well, starting now, by living your youth and all its gifts to the fullest and without fear of hard work. 

Pope Francis
Teen Jubilee Mass Homily


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