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, 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.

Men's Shelter Dinner
When:  Friday, February 22 - afternoon or evening
What:  Ages 12+ with an adult may help with food preparation, serving, or clean-up at our parish's monthly dinner.  Choose from 2:30 - 5:30 or 5:30 - 7:30 shifts.  
Where:  Men's Shelter, 1210 N. Tryon Street
How:  Details and sign up here.    

Trees Charlotte - High School Service Project
When:  Sunday, February 24, 3:15 - 4:45 pm
Where:  St. Gabriel parking lot - lowest level where Christmas trees are sold
What:  We’re “Caring for Charlotte” with a terrific “Trees Charlotte” service project...packing 1,500 tree seedlings that will be distributed around our city!   Join us before Teen Mass.  Trees Charlotte is a non-profit helping preserve and restore our urban forest.   Trees provide cleaner air, reduce energy use, provide wildlife habitats, and make our city a more beautiful place to live. 
How:  RSVP online 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

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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