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.  New groups begin throughout the year.

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

December 15:  "Las Posadas" Traditional Christmas Program | 7:00 pm, Church Sanctuary 

January 15 JustFaith | 10:00 am or 7:00 pm, Ministry Center - Tuesdays through March 5 

January 16Moving On After Moving In | 9:30 am, Ministry Center - Wednesdays through March 6

January 23Living your Strengths | 9:30 am or 6:45 pm - Wednesdays through February 20

Scripture Studies

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

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

Parish Life Events and Programs


 December 14:  Forever Young (75+) Lunch | 12:00 pm, Ministry Center

December 15:  Assemble 450+ Christmas Food Baskets | 8:00 am, School Cafeteria - No RSVP needed

December 18Giving Tree "Sort Night" | 6:00 pm, School Cafeteria - new date! 

December 19:  OWLS (60+) Lunch | 10:30 am, Chapel and Ministry Center

January 10:  Ten Signs of Alzheimer's | 6:30 pm, Ministry Center

 January 12: Class Matters Workshop | 9:00 am, Ministry Center

January 12Ministry Appreciation Happy Hour | 6:15 pm,  Church Fellowship Hall

January 16Protecting Yourself from Internet Scams and Fraud | 7:00 pm, Ministry Center

January 24Conversations with the Homeless | 6:30 pm, Ministry Center

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

Tuesdays:   Young Adults ARC Running Club |7:00 pm, Freedom Park

Fridays:  St. Gabriel Artists/Painters Group |10:00 am, Ministry Center, Room C (breaks during summer)

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 27: Teen Mass | 5:00 pm, Church sanctuary 


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. (60+) will take place on Wednesday, December 19.  Singer Ansel Couch will provide entertainment and lunch will be catered by Boston Market.   

Lunch is $8 for members and $10 for guests by reservation only.  Guests and new members are always cordially invited.  RSVP no later than Friday, November 9.  Make  checks payable to St. Gabriel O.W.L.S.,  Ms. Mary Lou Johanek, 4008 Larkston Drive, Charlotte, NC 28226.  For 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:  December Meeting

Join us for a fall luncheon and live entertainment on Friday, December 14, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm in the Ministry Center.  RSVP to the Parish Office at 704-364-5431 by Monday, December 10.
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.

The 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s

Join us for an interactive workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association on Thursday, January 10, at 6:30 pm at the Ministry Center.  If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. The workshop will feature video clips of people with Alzheimer’s disease.  No RSVP needed.  Questions?  Contact Ana Lothspeich.





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