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.
Thursdays, December 1 -March 30 Room In the Inn.   Help set up cots and tables from 3:30 - 5:00 pm and/or serve dinner (4:30 - 7:30) for the homeless guests who sleep at St. Gabriel Thursday nights.  See details and sign-up online here.
March 25-26 Share Sunday.  Bring non-perishable food items to Mass and stock the food pantry at Catholic Charities.  
March 26 Teen Mass, 5:00 pm.  Serve as a lector, Eucharistic Minister, usher, greeter or set up for the social time.  See details and sign-up online here.  
March 31 Men's Homeless Shelter.  Prepare and serve dinner at the shelter on N. Tryon St.  First volunteer shift is from 3:30 - 5:30 and second shift is from 5:00 - 7:15.  Contact Wally Penilla at wpenilla@aol.com
April 8 CMG Easter Egg Hunt.  Hop to it and sign up to help with the annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 8.  Volunteers needed to hide eggs, play games, set up and clean up.  For details and to sign up click here. 
April 29 Freedom School Babysitting Service Project.  April 29,  5:30 - 9:00 pm Ministry Center.  See details and sign up online here.  

Save the Date - Service Projects Coming up.  Check back soon for details.

Men's Homeless Shelter. May 26, 3:30 - 5:00 pm or 5:00 - 7:15 pm,  N. Tryon St.
Vacation Bible School.  June 19 - 23, 8:30 - 12:00, St. Gabriel School

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.
  • Catholic Charities:  Stock and help organize the food pantry.  Details 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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