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.

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: 

September 29
October 27
November 24

Teen  Service Opportunities

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

Dinner at the Men's Homeless Shelter
When:  Friday, September 27, choose from two shifts: 3:00 - 5:00 or 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Where: Men's Shelter, 1210 N Tryon St, Charlotte
What:  Prepare and/or serve dinner at our monthly dinner.
How:  Sign up here. 

St. Gabriel Feast Day 
When:  Saturday, September 28, after 5:00 pm Mass
Where:  Courtyard
What:  Set up, serve drinks or ice cream, play games with children.  Choose from multiple shifts. 
Find details and sign up here  

Serve in our Monthly Teen Mass
When:  Sunday, September 29, 5:00 pm
Where:  Church sanctuary
What:  Serve as a greeter, gift bearer, lector, usher, or Eucharistic minister
RSVP here

High School Dinner & Service Project 
When:  Sunday, September 29, from 6:15 - 8:00 pm
Where:  Ministry Center, Room D
What:  We'll enjoy a taco bar and make flashcards for Classroom Central to enable young children to learn the basics and be successful in school. Classroom Central serves students and teachers in high poverty schools by collecting and distributing free school supplies. 
Cost:  There is no cost for this dinner however teens that RSVP are asked to bring at least one pack of 100 unruled  index cards 3" x 5".
RSVP here   
Optional:  We will also be collecting unused school supplies.  The nine items that teachers request most are: lined filler paper, pocket folders, composition notebooks, markers, pencils, scissors, colored pencils, crayons and glue.  They also have a need for gently used K-12 books and STEM supplies. 

Father Frank's Retirement Party:  October 11
Set up, decorate or help clean up.  Choose from multiple shifts. Find details and sign up here.  

Crop Walk:  October 20 at Independence Park
We will meet at Independence Park before the 2:30 pm start time.  Together, we will support local and international organizations that fight huger.  Can't walk?  Donate to our team.  Sign up or donate here (Search for St. Gabriel Church team).  Contact Richard Shaftlein with questions.  

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
Sign 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.


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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