Teens at St. Gabriel

Great opportunities for fun, service and faith!

Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Need service hours?  Want to give back?  Check out our many volunteer opportunities below.

Have a volunteer opportunity to add to our list?  Contact Karen Brown, Volunteer Coordinator, at kbrown@stgabrielchurch.org.

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.   

Stay up to date!
Join our email list by contacting Kris Knudsen at kknudsen@bellsouth.net.  

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. 

2017  Fall Teen Mass dates (All on Sundays at 5:00 pm):
August 27
September 24
October 29


Teen Volunteer & Service Opportunities

Date Opportunity
Every Sunday Coffee and Donuts.   **Change of plans!  Coffee and Donuts will take a summer vacation and return in the fall once new coordinators are in place.  Check back here for the sign-up link then.**
Every Mass Greeters.  Welcome parishioners as they enter Mass.  Arrive 15 minutes before Mass.  See details and sign up here.
June 30 Men's Homeless Shelter.  Prepare and serve dinner to guests.  Prepare dinner from 3:30 - 5:30 and/or serve from 5:30 - 7:15 at the N. Tryon St. Shelter.  Youth must be accompanied by an adult.  Contact Wally Penilla at wpenilla@aol.com
July 18 Confirmation Sandwich Ministry.  Collect, prepare, deliver lunches to Salvation Army Center of Hope.  Meet in the Ministry Center to prepare from 9:00 - 10:30. Volunteers needed to make lunches, donate items and deliver lunches to Salvation Army Center at 534 Spratt St. This service opportunity is availble for Confirmation students and parents only.   See details and sign up here
July 28 Confirmation Men's Homeless Shelter.  Prepare and serve dinner to guests.  Prepare dinner from 3:30 - 5:30 and/or serve from 5:30 - 7:15 at the N. Tryon St. Shelter.  Youth must be accompanied by an adult.  See details and sign up here
June - August Southminster Retirement Community.  Lots of opportunities to volunteer by playing card games, leading trivia game, build library for Music and Memory Program, provide manicures, etc.  Find more information here.  Contact Elizabeth Frye at efrye@southminster.org
June - August Freedom School Fundraiser.  Host a lemonade or bake sale with friends and donate the proceeds to our Freedom School at Oakhurst Academy.  Contact Karen Brown kbrown@stgabrielchurch.org for more information.
September - June

Faith Formation Catechist Assistant.  Assist with Faith Formation classes.  Contact Trisha Stewart at tstewart@stgabrielchurch.org

On-going Catholic Charities Food Pantry.  Help serve clients on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, sort donations and re-stock shelves on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.  Contact Tammy Greyshock at tsgreyshock@charlottediocese.org
On-going Words on the Wall at Mass.  Administer the projector and laptop during weekend Masses. Responsible and older teens are invited. Contact John Krasniewski at jkrasniewski@carolina.rr.com. 
Other Opportunities

You may also volunteer at one of the many organizations that receive tithing grants from St. Gabriel Church.  Some of these include:

  • Urban Ministries:  Serve lunch, dinner, drinks, or homemade cookies.  Click here.


Teen Activities



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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