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.

October 25:  Caring for the Caregiver with Hospice Grief Director, Larry Dawalt | 6:30 pm, Ministry Center.

November 7:  A Deeper Experience of Mass through the Symbols of Worship, Dr. Mary Amore | 6:30 pm, Church Sanctuary.

November 8:   A Deeper Experience of Mass through the Symbols of Worship, Dr. Mary Amore | 9:30 am, Church Sanctuary.

November 29:  "Moving from Grief to Hope" with Hospice Grief Director, Larry Dawalt | 6:30 pm, Ministry Center

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


Wednesdays Sept 5 - Nov 14Moving On After Moving In for women |  9:30 am, Ministry Center

October 17:  O.W.L.S (60+) Lunch| 11:00 am, Ministry Center, Room A,B,C

October 20:  Men's Club Oyster Roast | 6:00 pm, Parish Center Hall 

October 26:  Forever Young | 12:00 pm, Ministry Center, Room A & B

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

October 18:  Youth Group Trivia and Tacos | 6:00 pm, St. Gabriel School cafeteria

October 21: Teen Mass | 5:00 pm, Church sanctuary

October 21: High School Dinner and Service Project | 6:00 pm, Ministry Center Room D

November 5: Youth Group Cell Phone Scavenger Hunt & Dinner | 5:30 pm, School Media Center 

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 +)  Meeting

The next meeting of the St. Gabriel O.W.L.S will take place on Wednesday, October 17, at 11:00 am in the Ministry Center. Rev. Tony Marciano will speak on “Normal is Just a Setting on your Dryer”.  An Octoberfest luncheon will be catered by Harris Teeter.  

RSVP must be receive by Friday, October 12.  Lunch is $8.00 for members and $10.00 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. and mail to Ms. Mary Lou Johanek,   4008 Larkston Drive, Charlotte, NC 28226.  For further info, 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

Join us for a fall luncheon and live entertainment on Friday, October 26, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm in the Ministry Center.  RSVP to the Parish Office at 704-364-5431 by Monday, October 22.
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.

Caring For the Caregiver

Caregivers face great emotional, physical, and mental demands.  Join us for a special program, hosted by Hospice and Palliative Care on Thursday, October 25, at 6:30 pm, at the Fellowship Hall.  Learn how to deal with the stresses that are a natural part of facing a loved one’s illness, as well as those that come from stepping into the caregiving role.  This free program is hosted by our parish Bereavement Ministry.  Questions? Contact Ana Lothspeich at 704-362-5047, ext. 212.



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