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 groups begin throughout the year.

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
Oct 18 OWLS (60+) Lunch Meeting, 10:30 am, Ministry Center
Oct 19 Young Families in Faith, 6:00 pm, Ministry Center
Oct 21 Taste of Latin America, 6:00 pm, Parish Center Hall
Oct 25 A Call to Serve the Homeless: Evening with Kathy Izard, 6:30 pm, Ministry Center
Oct 26 Trust the Whisper:  Answering Your Calling, 10:00 am, Ministry Center
Oct 26 Human Trafficking Movie & Speaker, 6:30 pm, Ministry Center
Oct 27 Forever Young Lunch (75+), 12:00 Noon, Ministry Center
Nov 3 CMG Program on Bullying, Aggression & Technology, 9:15 am, Ministry Center
Nov 4 Class Matters Workshop on Poverty, 9:00 am, Ministry Center

Youth & Teen Events and Programs

Sundays & Wednesdays Faith Formation for grades K - 9:  view schedule 
Various Youth Group (Grades 4 - 8) Events:  view events
Various High School Venture Crew:  view outings and service projects
Oct 29 Teen Mass, 5:00 pm, Church Sanctuary
Oct 30 Youth Basketball registration ends
Nov 19 Teen Mass, 5:00 pm, Church Sanctuary


Forever Young (75+) October  Luncheon

Come join us for lunch and entertainment on Friday, October 27, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm in the Ministry Center.  RSVP to the Parish Office at 704-364-5431 by October 23.

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 +) October Meeting

The next meeting of the St. Gabriel O.W.L.S. (60+) will take place on Wednesday, October 18, at 10:30 am in the Ministry Center.  Singer Marty Vanderlip will provide entertainment, and lunch will be catered by Culinary Solutions.

RSVP must be received by Friday, October 13.  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.

A Call to Serve the Homeless:  An Evening with Kathy Izard

Wednesday, October 25 - 6:30 pm - Ministry Center

Do you have a heart for the homeless?  Join us for an engaging evening with author, speaker, and former Urban Ministries Development Director, Kathy Izard.    Along with building Moore Place for the Charlotte’s chronically homeless, she found faith, forgiveness, and fulfillment.  Kathy’s inspirational journey, shared in her book ,The Hundred Story Home:  A  Journey of Homelessness, Hope, and Healing, will encourage you to fulfill your own calling and purpose.  No RSVP needed.


 Human Trafficking Movie and Speaker Event
Thursday, October 26 - Ministry Center - 6:30 to 9:00 pm

Join us for a free movie and speaker event to learn more about Human Trafficking in our community and in North Carolina.  Event is free.   Donations accepted to benefit  victims of trafficking

RSVP to Tammy Harris at or 704-519-7901

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.   See Catholic Movie Review of "Priceless" at


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