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.

Wednesdays and Thursdays, February 5, 6, 12, and 13:  The Spirituality of Aging | 9:00 am, Ministry Center

February 21-22:  Lenten Men's Retreat | Catholic Conference Center - Hickory 

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


 Wednesdays, January 22 - March 25Moving On After Moving In for Women | 9:30 am, Ministry Center

January 31Forever Young (75+) Lunch | 12:00 pm, Ministry Center 

February 8:  Empty Nest & Blessed Social | 6:30 pm 

February 15Heart of a Woman Program | 10:00 am, Ministry Center 

February 19:  OWLS (60+) Luncheon Meeting | 10:30 am, Ministry Center 

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

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

Monthly:  Spritual Writers Group | 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

January 23:  Youth Group Bright Blessings Service Project | 4:30 pm, 1150-C Crews Rd., Matthews

January 26:  High School Operation Sandwich | 3:15 pm, Church Fellowship Hall 

January 26Teen Mass | 5:00 pm, Church

February 1:  Venture Crew, Scouting for Food Service Project | morning, St. Gabriel School 

February TBD:  Venture Crew, Hiking and Inner Peaks   

February 11:  Youth Group Painting with a Twist and Dinner | 5:30 pm, 4724 Sharon Rd.

February 20:  Youth Group Cupcake Wars | 5:30 pm, Fellowship Hall

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 +) February Meeting

The next meeting of the St. Gabriel O.W.L.S.(60+) will take place on Wednesday, February 19, at 10:30 am in the Ministry Center.  Dwayne Fox will be our Bingo caller, and lunch will be catered by Boston Market.   

RSVP must be received by Friday, February 14.  Donation is $8 for members and $10 for guests, by reservation only. Guests and new members are always cordially invited.  Please make check payable to St. Gabriel O.W.L.S. and mail to Ms. Mary Lou Johanek, 4008 Larkston Drive, Charlotte, NC 28226.  For more information, 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

Forever Young  January Luncheon

Forever Young (75+)  Lunch:

Come join us for a winter luncheon and entertainment on Friday, January 31, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm in the Ministry Center.  Caregivers are welcome.  RSVP to the church office at 704-364-5431 by Monday, January 27.

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.



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