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.
Please note that priority will be given to St. Gabriel teen parishioners.

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. 

Sundays at 5:00 pm:
Teen Mass takes a break over the summer and will resume August 26.  Check back for sign up details in the coming weeks.  

Teen  Service Opportunities 

Date Service Opportunity
 June 29 Men's Homeless Shelter.  
Prepare, transport and serve food to the men at the temporary shelter on Nations Ford Rd. Different shifts to choose from.  Must be 16 years and accompanied by adult to volunteer.  Find details and sign up here.  
September/August Hospice Meals.  St. Gabriel will provide dinners on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and lunch on Saturdays at the Aldersgate Hospice House (meals for 10 to 12 people).  Something as simple as the convenience of an onsite fully prepared meal makes an enormous difference to the hospice volunteers, the patients, and their families.  This is a great way for your middle school and high school kids to earn service hours.  Sign up and get details here.   Contact Meagan Quinlan with any questions or if online signup is not convenient for you, MEAGSGQ@gmail.com, 704-564-4586.
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.
Weekend Masses Words on the Wall   Like Technology?  Consider working the laptop that projects the words on the wall during Masses.  Perfect for older teens who are familiar with Microsoft Power Point.  Contact John Krasniewski at http://jkrasniewski@carolina.rr.com
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
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.
  • Classroom Central:  Collect new school supplies to fill the warehouse for teachers at under-resourced schools to "shop" for their students.  Find details 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

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.

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