Programs, Events and Workshops

St. Gabriel Parish offers many workshops, programs and events to help you connect with others and grow in your faith.  Find more information below.  For details, follow the links provided or view our current bulletin.

For outreach and service opportunities, view our Volunteer Calendar

Faith and Spirituality Programs and Workshops

On-going RCIA:  Explore becoming Catholic or learn more about your Catholic Faith, Ministry Center.  New groups begin throughout the year.
On-going FORMED:  Online access to the best Catholic e-books, videos, talks, studies, and more!
Jun 22-24 Annual Women's Retreat, St. Francis Springs Retreat Center

Scripture Studies

Mondays Daytime Bible Study with Susan Krasniewski, 9:30 - 11:00 am, Ministry Center
Tuesdays Evening Bible Study with Susan Krasniewski, 6:45 - 8:15 pm am, Ministry Center

Parish Life Events and Programs

Saturdays St. Gabriel Artists/Painters Group, 11:00 am, School Art Room
Tuesdays Women's 55+ Fun & Fit Exercise Group, 11:00 am, Ministry Center
Tuesdays Young Adults ARC Running Club, 7:00 pm, Freedom Park
Monthly Spritual Writers Group, Ministry Center
June 3 Welcome Mass & Brunch for New Parishioners, 9:00 am
June 20 OWLS (60+) Lunch Meeting, 10:30 am, Ministry Center

Youth & Teen Events and Programs

Sundays & Wednesdays Faith Formation for grades K - 9:  view schedule 
Various Youth Group (Grades 4 - 8) Events:  view events
Various High School Venture Crew:  view outings and service projects
Jun 18-22 Vacation Bible School, 8:30 am - Noon


St. Gabriel Artists Group

Calling all artists!  Join other adult artists (of every level) for a morning of shared creativity every Saturday morning at 10:30 am in the St. Gabriel School Art Room 106.   Bring your talents and your own art materials.   Questions?  Contact Alice St. Angelo at or 704-552-1584, or Judy O’Toole at or 704-684-5600.

Women’s Fun & Fit Exercise Group 

Looking for a way to exercise and socialize at the same time?  Our Fun & Fit weekly class for women 55+ meets in the Ministry Center on Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.  It is a chair exercise class to upbeat music, using stretch bands and streamers to strengthen the upper body.  Classes are free and include time to socialize.  New participants are welcome to join anytime!  Lunch, Bunco or birthday celebrations often take place after the class.  Contact Laurel Hamber at with questions.  

St. Gabriels O.W.L.S. (60 +) June Meeting

The next meeting of the St. Gabriel O.W.L.S will take place on Wednesday, June 20, at 10:30 am in the Ministry Center. David Jennings will be performing.  A summer picnic luncheon will be prepared by the board.

RSVP must be receive by Friday, June 15.  Lunch is $8.00 for members and $10.00 for guests by reservation only. (Guests and new members are always cordially invited.)  Please make your checks payable to St. Gabriel O.W.L.S. and mail to Ms. Mary Lou Johanek,   4008 Larkston Drive, Charlotte, NC 28226.  For further info, call 704 542-9125.

Spiritual Writers Group

Interested in spiritual writing?  Do you feel God is nudging you to write?  Join a small group of writers using our individual talents to write from the heart and who like to share their personal experiences about writing with others.  We meet monthly and welcome you to join us.  For details, contact Judy O’Toole at




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