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.

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.
May 20 St. John Paul II Documentary, 6:30 pm, Ministry Center

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, 10:30 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
Tuesdays Bridge (Cards) Group, 12:30 pm, Ministry Center (2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month)
Apr. 28 CMG End of Year Mass & Brunch, 9:30 am, Fellowship Hall
Apr. 28 Forever Young (75+) April Luncheon, 12:00 pm, Ministry Center
Apr. 29 Parents Night Out Childcare, 6:00 pm, Ministry Center
May 7

Cluster 30 Dinner Meeting, 6:30 pm, Ministry Center


Youth Events and Programs

Sundays & Wednesdays Faith Formation for grades K - 9:  view schedule
Various High School Venture Crew outings and service projects
Apr. 29 Teen Service Project for Freedom School, 5:30 pm, Ministry Center
Apr. 30 Teen Mass, 5 pm

Forever Young (75+) March Luncheon

Come join us for a spring luncheon and live entertainment on Friday, April 28, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm, in the Ministry Center.  RSVP to the Parish Office at 704-364-5431 by April 25.  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. (55 +) April Meeting

The next meeting of the St. Gabriel O.W.L.S.(55+) is Wednesday, April 19, at 10:30 am, in the Ministry Center. Carol Anne Lawler is returning to speak to us on health and diet. Lunch will be catered by Culinary Solutions.

RSVP must be received by Friday, April 14.  Donation is $8 for members and $10 for guests, by reservation only.  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 Meeting

Please join us for an Adult Covered Dish Dinner Meeting in the Ministry Center, Room A, on Sunday, May 7, at 6:30 pm.  RSVP to Adrienne Borst by Friday, May 5, (980-237-4012 or with what favorite dish you will be sharing

Join Our Parish Bridge Group

Interested in playing bridge?  Our parish bridge group meets in the Ministry Center the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 12:30 pm.  For details, call 704-541-6460.

St. John Paul II Movie Screening and Discussion:  Liberating a Continent

Join us Saturday, May 20, at 6:30 pm in the Ministry Room D for the multi award-winning documentary, “Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism”. 

A discussion and light refreshments will follow this 90 minute film.  The event is organized by UNC-Charlotte faculty members Dr. Dean Hoffman and Dr. Kamila Valenta, and it is free and open to all.  Bringing a small refreshment to share is optional.  Learn more about the film at www.  For information and to RSVP, please e-mail or


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