Alexander Youth Network
Charlotte Community Health Clinic
Crisis Assistance Ministry
Habitat for Humanity
Peanut Butter Sunday
Refugee Resettlement Ministry
Respect Life Committee
Ronald McDonald House
St. Vincent de Paul Group
Alexander Youth Network: Provides ministry to children with serious emotional and behavioral problems. Volunteer roles include tutoring, receptionists, light clerical work, and Christmas store. Contact Cyndi Thilo at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
disABILITY Ministry: Help establish and maintain an open dialogue to encourage and enable full participation of the entire community, particularly of those with disABILITIES, in our parish liturgies, social activities, and ministries. See Pictures.
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 email@example.com.
Gabriel Project: Parish based outreach to pregnant women; offers immediate and practical help to any woman faced with an unplanned pregnancy, regardless of religious affiliation. Major support services include the Gabriel Angel (a parish member providing compassionate, practical help), referral for medical care or Catholic Social Services, Mother and Baby assistance (clothes, layettes, diapers). Training required. A ministry of Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Charlotte, NC, Inc. Contact Diana Meredith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Masses and provides opportunities for health professionals to serve St Gabriel and the community. Membership is open to all with an interest in health and wellness. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Contact Leslie Mason at 704.847.7014 or LeslieWMason@aol.com. Read More.
Military Ministry: The listing of military members, veterans, family members and dependents of the military is in the process of being updated. A questionnaire is being developed to be sent out to our military members and their families to determine what needs that they have at this time and how the ministry might be able to assist. The questionnaire needs to be returned by the end of May 2013. If you are a member of the military or a family member and would like to be on our mailing list please contact: StGabrielMilitaryMinistry@gmail.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Respect Life Committee: To pray, educate, assist and provide resources for those struggling with life issues. Our committee strives to provide ongoing projects, legislative action and prayerful opportunities that touch our moral conscience and heal the wounded. Contact Mary Lou Powers by leaving a massage at the Parish Office at 704.364.5431.
Ronald McDonald House: One of St. Gabriel’s newest endeavors, Ronald McDonald House needs 8-10 volunteers per month to cook, serve, and clean up a delicious meal we prepare at the new Charlotte location. This “home away from home” is for families of seriously ill or injured children seeking treatment at either of the 2 area children’s hospitals. Providing a home cooked meal is a small but loving way for us to help those families facing a medical crisis with their beloved child. Contact Karen O’Gorman at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 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.