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.

Teen Council

Our Teen Council kicks off its second year and is seeking new students.  We meet 4-6 times during the school year, to help plan the Teen Masses and other service and social opportunities.  Many teens are looking for service and leadership opportunities, and our Teen Council puts their ideas to action. 

Find details here  or contact Karen Brown at kbrown@stgabrielchurch.org.

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. 

Fall 2017 Teen Masses - all on Sundays at 5:00 pm:
August 27
September 24
October 29

Sign up here.

Teen Volunteer & Service Opportunities

Date Opportunity
Every Sunday Coffee and Donuts.   Coffee and donuts will be back in September.  Sign up to volunteer here
Every Mass Greeters.  Welcome parishioners as they enter Mass.  Arrive 15 minutes before Mass.  See details and sign up here.
August 4 - 24 Classroom Central Collection.  Collect and/or donate school supplies for Classroom Central.  All supplies can be dropped off on the 1st floor of the Ministry Center.  Find details on most needed supplies here.  
August 26-27 & September 9-10 Staff Photo Shoot sign-up.  Volunteers needed to staff sign-up table for Photo Shoots for directiory after Saturday and Sunday evening Masses the weekends of August 26-27 and September 9-10.  Contact Karen Brown at kbrown@stgabrielchurch.org or 704-362-5047 x 214
August 26-27 Share Sunday.  Plan a food drive.  Collect non-perishable food items to stock the food pantry at Catholic Charities.  Bring food to Mass and leave in the Narthex.  Contact Rich Carbonara at carbonarar@bellsouth.net
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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