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.  Find details and sign up here. 

2017 Teen Mass dates (All on Sundays at 5:00 pm):
January 29
February 26
March 26
April 30
May 21 - Blessing for Seniors

Teen Volunteer & Service Opportunities

Date Opportunity
Every Sunday Coffe and Donuts.   Help with coffee and donuts after the  7:30, 9:00 and 10:45 am Masses on Sunday.  See details and sign up online here.
Every Mass Greeters.  Welcome parishioners as they enter Mass.  Arrive 15 minutes before Mass.  See details and sign up here.
May 26 Men's Homeless Shelter.  Prepare and serve dinner to guests.  Contact Wally Penilla for details at wpenilla@aol.com
June 12 - 16 Camp  SOAR.  Volunteer to help with this Special Olympics Camp.  Sessions are: June 12, 13, 16; June 14, 15, 16; June 16 and June 12 - 16.  For volunteer registration and details, click here.  
September - June

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

On-going Freedom School.  Host a lemonade stand, bake sale or other fundraiser to help send a child to Freedom School.  Host a book drive or collect classroom supplies from a supplied list.  Share a hobby/skill/passion with a class.  Contact Laura Hull at ehull@carolina.rr.com.
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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