Teens at St. Gabriel

Great opportunities for fun, service and faith!

Teen Service Opportunities

Need service hours?  Want to give back?  Check out our many service opportunities below.
Please note that priority will be given to St. Gabriel teen parishioners.

Have a service opportunity to add to our list?  Contact Karen Brown, Volunteer Coordinator, at kbrown@stgabrielchurch.org.

High School
Venture Crew

Join us once or often!   We bowl, hike, go skiing, bike the Virginia Creeper Trail, and more!  Our teen-led Venture Crew provides opportunities for leadership, adventure and service in a social setting.   

Stay up to date!
Join our email list by contacting Kris Knudsen at kknudsen@bellsouth.net.  

Teen Mass

Participate in our monthly Teen Masses as a lector, eucharistic minister, usher, greeter or altar server or help set up and serve refreshments. 

Sundays at 5:00 pm:
January 28
February 25
March 18
April 29
May 20 with Blessing for Graduates

Sign up here.

Teen  Service Opportunities 

Date Service Opportunity
Every Sunday Coffee and Donuts.  Teens needed to set up, serve and clean up from our coffee and donuts at 7:30. 9:00 and 10:45 Masses.    Sign up to serve here
Every Mass Greeters.  Welcome parishioners as they enter Mass.  Arrive 15 minutes before Mass.  See details and sign up here.
April 15 Freedom School Info. Teen Board Meeting
Our parish is once again co-hosting the Freedom School summer literacy program for disadvantaged children. High school teens (rising grades 10-12) are needed with availability to volunteer June 14-July 6 from noon to 3 pm most weekdays.  Interested teens, please join us to learn more on Sunday, April 15, at 7:00 pm in the Ministry Center Room A.   Please RSVP to Jean Anderson at andersontomc@yahoo.com Questions?  Contact Jean Anderson or Jane Carano at janecarano@gmail.com.
April 17  & April 19 Altar Server Ministry
For students grades 4-12 who have received First Communion.  Training consists of two sessions (must attend both) on Tuesday, April 17, and Thursday, April 19, conducted by Deacon Michael Goad.  Once trained, servers are scheduled for 1 to 2 Masses per month, with input from parents on availability and preferred Mass times.   Register online and find details at www.stgabrielchurch.org/altarserver

April 21 22 &
April 28 - 29 

Parish Directory Distribution
Distribute directories after each Mass.  Attend Mass, leave after Holy Communion and hand out directories in the Fellowship Hall.  Plan to stay 30 minutes after Mass.  Parents needed to supervise as well.  Find details and sign up here.  
April 29 Save the Date:  Cochrane Collegiate Academy Partership Team - Staff Appreciation 
Decorate and assemble treats for staff at this under-resourced school.  3:45 - 4:45 in the Fellowship Hall.  Sign up here.  We will also request items for the goody bags and homemade cookies.  Check back here for specifics on those.  
April 29 Teen Mass  Serve as a Eucharistic Minister, Greeter, Lector or participate in the choir at this monthly Mass.  Sign up to set-up and clean up pizza in the Fellowship Hall.  Sign up here. 
May 12 Habitat for Humanity. 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Help with measuring, cutting and installing drywall for a new home.  Find details and sign up here.  

June 18 - 22

8:00 am -12:00 pm

Vacation Bible School. 

Responsible, energetic High School (9th-12th grade only), volunteers willing to go out of this world with kindness  All volunteers must enjoy working with elementary school aged children and commit to the full week in its entirety. 23 service hours will be granted for the week.  Contact Cristin Ackermann at sacker8472@aol.com

On-going Catholic Charities Food Pantry.  Help serve clients on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, sort donations and re-stock shelves on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.  Contact Tammy Greyshock at tsgreyshock@charlottediocese.org
On-going Words on the Wall at Mass.  Administer the projector and laptop during weekend Masses. Responsible and older teens are invited. Contact John Krasniewski at jkrasniewski@carolina.rr.com. 
Other Opportunities

You may also volunteer at one of the many organizations that receive tithing grants from St. Gabriel Church.  Some of these include:

  • Urban Ministries:  Serve lunch, dinner, drinks, or homemade cookies.  Click here.

Teen Activities



You will do amazing things if you prepare well, starting now, by living your youth and all its gifts to the fullest and without fear of hard work. 

Pope Francis
Teen Jubilee Mass Homily

Teen Council

Our Teen Council kicks off its second year and is seeking new students.  We meet 4-6 times during the school year, to help plan the Teen Masses and other service and social opportunities.  Many teens are looking for service and leadership opportunities, and our Teen Council puts their ideas to action. 

Find details here  or contact Karen Brown at kbrown@stgabrielchurch.org.

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