Teens at St. Gabriel

Great opportunities for fun, service and faith!


StrengthsQuest for Teens & College Students

This 2-session workshop helps participants discover their God-given strengths and learn how these strengths relate to all aspects of their lives: faith, school, relationships, career choice, etc.  Offered by more than 600 schools and universities, it's insight participants will use for a lifetime.  Register now for our August 14 workshop.




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.



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. 



Monthly 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.  Find details here. 

Upcoming Teen Masses: 
Monthly Teen Masses will begin again in August 2019.  Check back soon for dates!


Teen  Service Opportunities

Have a service opportunity to add to our list?  Email Karen Brown, Ministry and Volunteer Coordinator.

CARING FOR CHARLOTTE Morning of Service
When:  Saturday, August 10
What:  Choose from service projects across Charlotte focused our most vulnerable neighbors including:  Crisis Assistance, Loaves & Fishes, Cochrane Collegiate Academy, The Urban Ministry, The Relatives, Salvation Center Army of Hope and many others. 
How: Find details and sign up here. 
Contact Karen Brown with questions.  

Men's Homeless Shelter
When:  Friday, July 26, 2 shifts to choose from 2:30 - 5:00 and 5:00 - 7:00
What:  Prepare, serve and clean up at our monthly dinner at the Shelter 
How:  For details contact Wally Penilla  and sign up here.

Dinners for Hospice Volunteers at Aldersgate
When:  Tuesdays and Thursdays in August and September
What:  Prepare home-cooked dinners for 10-15 hospice volunteers and deliver to Aldersgate (near Plaza Midwood). 
How:  Find details and sign up here.    Questions, contact Meagan Quinlan.

Prepare Flashcards for Classroom Central from Home 
Classroom Central needs flashcards for school children for the new school year. Prepare index cards from home.  Instructions found here.

Coffee and Donuts  
When:  Choose from most Sundays, 7:30, 9:00 or 10:45 am Masses
Where:  Fellowship Hall
What:  Set up, serve and clean up  ‚ÄčSign up to serve here

Greeters 
When:  15 minutes before Mass
Where:  Church Lobby
What:  Welcome parishioners as they enter the church.  See details and sign up here.

Words on the Wall   
When:  Weekend Masses
Where:  Back of the sanctuary
What:   Work the laptop that projects the words on the wall during Masses.  Ideal for older teens who are familiar with Microsoft Power Point and the parts of the Mass.
Contact:  John Krasniewski via email.

 

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

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