The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is not a Holy Day this year. Join us for regular daily Masses on Monday, December 9, at 7 am or 8:45 am.
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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


RCIA Weds evenings| Explore becoming Catholic or learn more about your Catholic Faith.  Groups begin meeting in late summer.

On-going: | Online access to the best Catholic e-books, videos, talks, studies, and more for adults and children in English and Spanish.

December 14:  Las Posadas Traditional Christmas Program | 7:00 pm, Church Sanctuary

December 17:  Advent Penance Service  | 7:00 pm, Church Sanctuary

Scripture Studies

MondaysDaytime Bible Study | 9:30 - 11:00 am, Ministry Center, Room A

 TuesdaysEvening Bible Study | 6:45 - 8:15 pm, Ministry Center, Conference Room

Parish Life Events and Programs


Tuesdays:  Women's 55+ Fun & Fit Exercise Group |11:00 am, Ministry Center

Fridays:  St. Gabriel Artists/Painters Group |10:00 am, Ministry Center, Room C 

Monthly:  Spritual Writers Group | Ministry Center

December 6:  CWG Christmas Brunch and Raffle | 9:15 am, Ministry Center 

December 6:  Advent on the Polar Express | 6:00 pm, Parish Center Hall 

December 16Giving Tree Sort Night | 6:00 pm, Parish Center Hall 

 December 18OWLS (60+) Lunch | 10:30 am, Ministry Center

Young Adult Events and Programs

Numerous social, spiritual, and service events dates throughout our diocese available here on Meetup

Youth & Teen Events and Programs

December 3:  Youth Group Christmas Crafts | 5:30 pm, Christmas Tree Lot

December 7:    High School Christmas Service and Social | 3:00 pm, Christmas Tree Lot 

St. Gabriel Artists Group

Calling all artists!  Join other adult artists (of every level) for a morning of shared creativity every Friday morning at 11:00 am in the Ministry Center, Room C.   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 +) December Meeting

The next meeting of the St. Gabriel O.W.L.S will take place on Wednesday, December 18, at 10:30 a.m in the Ministry Center. Ansel Couch will be entertaining us with a medley of Christmas songs. Mamas Italian Restaurant is catering our luncheon. 

Payment and RSVP must be received by Saturday, December 13.  Lunch is $8 for members and $10 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.

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

Forever Young December Luncheon

Forever Young (75+)  Lunch:

Join us for a Christmas luncheon and entertainment on Friday, December 13, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm in the Ministry Center.  RSVP to the Parish Office at 704-364-5431 by December 9.   Caregivers are welcome.  Our Mission: To provide the parishioners of St. Gabriel who are of the age of 75 and over, a fun environment and the opportunity to join together in fellowship.

Las Posadas Traditional Christmas Program

Saturday, December 14, at 7:00 pm in the Church Sanctuary
In English and Spanish

Join us as we celebrate “Las Posadas”, a traditional Christmas program that narrates Mary and Joseph’s difficult search for lodging before the birth of Jesus.  This bilingual program is told with beautiful scenes, music, and prayer.  Wonderful for all ages! Hot chocolate and cookies will be served after the program.




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