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. Check back for upcoming dates.




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: 
Sunday, January 27, at 5 pm
Sunday, February 24, at 5 pm
Sunday, March 31, at 5 pm
Sunday, April 28, at 5 pm
Sunday, May 19, at 5 pm (Blessing for graduates)


Teen  Service Opportunities

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

Habitat for Humanity:  Build Team or Lunch/Support Crew
When:  Most Saturdays through late January 2019
What:  Help St. Gabriel build a new home for a family.  Must be 16 years to volunteer on-site.  Sign up and details can be found here. 
OR Don't want to work on-site?  You can prepare lunch for the work crew.  Sign up here.  

Assemble St. Vincent DePaul Baskets
What:  Help assemble and load 450 Christmas food baskets. 
When:  Saturday, December 15 from 8:00 - 10:00 am
Where:  St. Gabriel School Cafeteria
How:  Just show up 

CMG Giving Tree Sort Night NEW DATE
When:  Tuesday, December 18  6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where:  Parish Center Hall/school cafeteria
What:  Sort and wrap Giving Tree Gifts.  Pizza and treats provided.  

 Men's Homeless Shelter Christmas Dinner
When:  Friday, December 28.  Multiple shifts to choose from between 2:30 - 6 :00 pm).
What:  Prepare and serve dinner, distiribute gifts and bring joy to the men at the shelter on N. Tryon St.  Choose from 5 shifts (shifts are usually 90 minutes to 2 hours).  This is one of our most cherished traditions.  Find details and sign up here.  
Where:  Men's Homeless Shelter,  1210 N. Tryon St.  

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.

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

Urban Ministry:  Serve lunch, dinner, drinks, or homemade cookies.  See details here.

 

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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