Education and Faith Formation Ministries

Our Education and Faith Formation Ministries are responsible for providing programs and opportunities that support the lifelong process of deepening our knowledge of our faith and our relationship with God.  All groups warmly welcome new members.  Ministries with a * before their title are appropriate for families and children.  If you have difficulty contacting the Ministry Leader noted below, please call the parish office.  We will be glad to assist you!

 

Adult and Family Enrichment 

Adult Education classes  and programs are designed to meet the spiritual, educationaland social needs of our parishioners. Opportunities to serve in ministry as a facilitator or program coordinator.  Contact Susan Krasniewski at
skrasniewski@stgabrielchurch.org
704-362-5047, ext. 210.
 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults 

Share your faith by sponsoring someone coming into the faith, by facilitating small groups, or by providing hospitality or support. Volunteers are asked to attend RCIA sessions on Wednesday evenings.  Contact Susan Krasniewski at
skrasniewski@stgabrielchurch.org
704-362-5047, ext. 210.
 

Spirituality Ministry 

Provides people with opportunities to strengthen their spiritual journey and helps nurture their relationship with God. Spiritual Direction, prayer experiences, and retreats are offered throughout the year.  Opportunities to volunteer with set up, decoration or cleanup, clerical preparations, refreshments, registration for events, being part of a retreat team or planning spiritual programs are available.  Contact Judy O’ Toole at
704-364-5600 or jotps@carolina.rr.com.
 

*Religious Education Catechist or Aide 

Share your faith by teaching children or assisting in a classroom.  Training is provided and confirmed high-schoolers are welcome to help.  Find details here.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Children 

Share your faith by teaching older children, who have not yet received the sacraments, prepare for the sacraments of Holy Eucharist, Reconciliation and Confirmation.  Contact Trish Stewart at
tstewart@stgabrielchurch.org or 704-362-5047, ext. 219.
 

*Vacation Bible School 

Fun, high-energy, scripture-based day camp for children age 4 through rising 5th graders held each year during one week in June from 9:00 am to noon; high-school teenage crew leaders and adult coordinators and volunteers needed to help with games, snacks, crafts, story time, music, set up, tear down and more. Contact Kristen Rivera at krivera@stgabrielchurch.org or 704-362-5047, ext. 228.
 

View our Ministries Directory here.

 

Volunteering Policies:
Safe Environment

All volunteers who work with children, young people or vulnerable adults must complete "Protecting God's Children" training, authorize a background check, and complete several forms.  Find details here.

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