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

Thursday, February 27 - April 2:  Lenten Small Group "Living the Eucharist" | 9:30 - 11:30 am, Ministry Center 

April 17-19:  Women's Retreat, Finding God in Everyday Life |St. Francis Springs Prayer Center - Stoneville


Scripture Studies
 

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

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


Parish Life Events and Programs

 

POSTPONED - March 25:  O.W.L.S Luncheon Meeting| 10:30 - 1:00 pm, Ministry Center

POSTPONED - March 27:  Forever Young (75+) Lunch | 12:00 pm, Ministry Center 

CANCELED - April 3:  Men's Club Golf Tournament | 12:30 pm

CANCELED - April 4:  Easter Egg Hunt | 11:00 am, School Playground or Cafeteria

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

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

POSTPONED - 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 
 

CANCELED - March 22:  Venture Crew  Inner Peaks Indoor Rock Climbing

CANCELED - March 29:  Teen Mass | 5:00 pm, Church  


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 abankst519@gmail.com or 704-552-1584, or Judy O’Toole at jotps46@carolina.rr.com 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 laurelcardinali@gmail.com with questions.  


St. Gabriels O.W.L.S. (65 +) Meeting


The next meeting of the St. Gabriel O.W.L.S.(60+) will take place on Wednesday, March 25, at 10:30 am in the Ministry Center.  Patti Dashiell, Personal Money Manager, will be our speaker, and lunch will be catered by City Barbeque. 

RSVP must be received by Friday, March 20.  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 jotps46@windstream.net.


Forever Young  March Luncheon

Forever Young (75+)  Lunch:

Come join us for a Valentine's luncheon and entertainment on Friday, March 27, 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, March 23.

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.


Hopes and Dreams Sessions

St. Gabriel Church members, we are embarking on an exciting long-range planning process, starting with our "Hopes and Dreams Sessions".  Please make time for this important opportunity.  Fr. Richard and our parish leadership want to hear from you.

Thursday, March 12, 9:30 – 11:00 am, in the church Fellowship Hall

At these sessions, we’ll gather ideas and input in a way that works well for a large group. Please bring your smartphone, if you have one. These are not town hall meetings - no Q&A or lining up at microphones. Look for these opportunities at later dates, with smaller group sizes.  

To prepare, please think and pray about these topics. What do you hope for our:

  • Sunday Mass experience?
  • Homilies and music?
  • Faith Formation and spiritual grown opportunities for all ages?
  • Opportunities to serve in the parish and in charitable outreach work?
  • Ways to connect with others?
  • Communications and technology?
  • Clergy and staff?
  • Safety and security?
  • Buildings, facilities, campus, and parking lot?

 

 
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