Programs, Events and Workshops

St. Gabriel Parish offers many workshops, programs and events to help you connect with others and grow in your faith.  Find more information below.  For details, follow the links provided or view our current bulletin.

For outreach and service opportunities, view our Volunteer Calendar

Faith and Spirituality Programs and Workshops

On-going RCIA:  Explore becoming Catholic or learn more about your Catholic Faith, Ministry Center.  New group begins late September.
Sept 20 OLC Gospel Choir Program:  Authentically Black-Wholly Catholic, 7:00 pm, Church

Scripture Studies

Mondays Daytime Bible Study with Susan Krasniewski, 9:30 - 11:00 am, Ministry Center
Tuesdays Evening Bible Study with Susan Krasniewski, 6:45 - 8:15 pm am, Ministry Center

Parish Life Events and Programs

Saturdays St. Gabriel Artists Group, 11:00 am, School Art Room
Tuesdays Women's 55+ Fun & Fit Exercise Group, 11:00 am, Ministry Center
Tuesdays Young Adults ARC Running Club, 7:00 pm, Freedom Park
Sept 11 CMG Monthly Rosary, 8:30 am, Ministry Center
Sept 15 CMG Kick off Brunch, 9:15 am, Ministry Center
Sept 17 Cluster 30 Dinner, 6:30 pm, Ministry Center
Sept 20 OWLS (60+) Lunch Meeting, 10:30 am, Ministry Center
Sept 21 Young Families in Faith, 6:00 pm, Ministry Center
Sept 23 St. Gabriel parish 60th Anniversary Celebration, 5 pm Mass and Food Truck Picnic
Sept 27 Mental Health & Wellness Program, 6:30 pm, Ministry Center
Sept 29 Empty Nesters, 7:00 pm
Oct 9 Women's Day Luncheon, 11:30 am, Ministry Center
Oct 14 Men's Club Oyster Roast, 6:00 pm, Ministry Center

Youth & Teen Events and Programs

Sundays & Wednesdays Faith Formation for grades K - 9 begins Sept 10 and 13:  view schedule 
Sept 5 Cub Scout Packing Meeting for New and Returning Scouts, 6:30 pm, School Cafeteria
Sept 10 St. Gabriel Girl Scouts Recruitment Day, 2:30 pm, School Cafeteria
Sept 17 Teen Mass, 5:00 pm
Sept 18 Youth Group Service Project, 5:00 pm, Bright Blessings
Various Youth Group (Grades 4 - 8) Events
Various High School Venture Crew outings and service projects


Forever Young (75+) May Luncheon

Come join us for a spring luncheon and live entertainment on Friday, May 26, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm in the Ministry Center.  RSVP to the Parish Office at 704-364-5431 by May 22.

Our Mission: To provide the parishioners of St. Gabriel who are of the age of 75 and over, a fun environment and the opportunity to join together in fellowship.

St. Gabriel Artists Group

Calling all artists!  Join other adult artists (of every level) for a morning of shared creativity every Saturday morning at 10:30 am in the St. Gabriel School Art Room 106.   Bring your talents and your own art materials.   Questions?  Contact Alice St. Angelo at or 704-552-1584, or Judy O’Toole at or 704-684-5600.


Spiritual Writers Group

Interested in spiritual writing?  Do you feel God is nudging you to write?  Join a small group of writers using our individual talents to write from the heart and who like to share their personal experiences about writing with others.  We plan to meet monthly and welcome you to join us at our next meeting on Thursday, January 26, from 7:30 - 9:00 pm in the Ministry Center.  RSVP to Cathy Esposito at or 704-362-5047,  ext. 276.  Questions?  Contact Judy O’Toole at 704-684-5600.


Women’s Fun & Fit Exercise Group 

Looking for a way to exercise and socialize at the same time?  Our Fun & Fit weekly class for women 55+ meets in the Ministry Center on Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.  It is a chair exercise class to upbeat music, using stretch bands and streamers to strengthen the upper body.  Classes are free and include time to socialize.  New participants are welcome to join anytime!  Lunch, Bunco or birthday celebrations often take place after the class.  Contact Laurel Hamber at with questions.  


St. Gabriels O.W.L.S. (60 +) September Meeting

The next meeting of the St. Gabriel O.W.L.S. (60+) will take place on Wednesday, September 20, at 10:30 am in the Ministry Center.  Singer Ansel Couch will provide entertainment, and lunch will be catered by Culinary Solutions.

RSVP must be received by Friday, September 15.  Donation is $8 for members and $10 for guests, by reservation only.  Membership dues $10/year are due. Guests and new members are always cordially invited.  Please make checks payable to St. Gabriel O.W.L.S. and mail to Ms. Mary Lou Johanek, 4008 Larkston Drive, Charlotte, NC 28226.  For more information, call 704-542-9125.

Cluster 30 Dinner

Please join us for an Adult Covered Dish Dinner Meeting at St. Gabriel’s Ministry Center, Room A on Sunday, September 17 at 6:30 pm.  Bring your favorite dish! Please RSVP by Friday, September 15 to either Betty Donovan at 704-817-8780 or or  Mary Lou Johanek at 704-542-9125 or


Cub Scout Pack Meeting:  New Scouts Invited! 

 St. Gabriel parish’s Cub Scout Pack invites returning scouts and boys interested in scouting (grades Kdg through 5) to its first meeting of the school year on Tuesday, September 5, at 6:30 pm, in the school cafeteria.  We will be taking registrations and going over the exciting activities planned for the year.  Join us!  Questions?  Contact Erin Janezic at

Girl Scouts:  Recruitment Day

Calling all St. Gabriel parish’s girls and families interested in Girl Scouting to Recruitment Day on Saturday, September 10, at 2:30 pm, in the school cafeteria.  All ages are welcome. New troops will be formed, and  existing ones will be referred. Girls will have activities, while adults will learn more about the Girl Scouts Organization.  Join us! Contact Ilona Silva at

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