Support Groups

Our parish hosts a number of support groups.  Contact information is provided for each.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meets Saturday evenings in the Scout Room from 5.45 - 6.45 pm.  Contact Brian at 704-777-2345.

CODA (Codependents Anonymous) 

Meets every Wednesday at noon in the Ministry Center, Room E.  Contact Nzinga Barnes at 704-451-9902.

Crohn's and Colitis

Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Ministry Center from 7pm to 8pm.  Contact 704-264-0587.

FARA (Food Addicts in Recovery) 

Mondays & Thursdays, Ministry Center at 6:45pm. Contact 704-575-1770.

Hope of Life (Hispanic disAbility Miinistry)

Meets the last Friday of the month in the Ministry Center and provides support for parents of special needs children. Entertainment is provided for children.  Contact 704-293-4972.

Multiple Sclerosis Society

A support group for those with M.S.  Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month.   Contact Ellie Rothmel at 704-236-7315 or by email

S.A.A. 12 Step Men’s Program  

An anonymous support group for men dealing with sexual behavior. Meets Mondays in the Ministry Center at noon and Thursdays at 7:00 pm. Contact 704-572-9127.

Shining Stars Adult Respite (Alzheimers) 

Shining Stars is a non-profit adult day respite program (open since January 1999) for members of our community with early to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease.  It’s a small, family like environment with a ten person limit. Activities include games, social interaction and exercise designed to encourage and stimulate participants. This program is hosted by St. Gabriel on Mondays and Wednesdays (in the Ministry Center, Room D) and by Sardis Presbyterian on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am - 3 pm.   It’s affordable at $35/day for four days, $40/day for 2-3 days and $45 for one day. The cost includes lunch and snacks.  For more information, contact Suzanne Bach at 704-335-0253. 

Shining Stars Alzheimers Support Group 

This group for caregivers of those with Alzheimers meets the last Monday of the month, Ministry Center, Room E at 10:00 am. Contact Suzanne Bach at 704-335-0253.  

Self Advocates Group (for people with disabilities) 

This group meets the last Monday of the month at 5:30 pm in the Ministry Center, Rooms A & B. Contact Laura Newell at 704-536-6661.

SGIT:  St. Gabriel In Transition 

This ministry is 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. Volunteers from our parish are available as coaches and can connect with you one-on-one to address your questions and your particular search.  To schedule an in-person or phone coaching session, contact Ken Miner by email

Widowed Support Group

No one needs to grieve alone.  Our support group for widows and widowers meets the second Tuesday of the month in the Ministry Center, room E, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Contact Sr. Marie Frechette at 704-543-7677, ext. 1073.

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