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.  New groups begin throughout the year.

On-going: | Online access to the best Catholic e-books, videos, talks, studies, and more for adults and children in English and Spanish

Jun 22-24:  Annual Women's Retreat | St. Francis Springs Retreat Center

Jul 10-Sep 11:  Consoling the Heart of Jesus | Weekly small group retreat, 6:30 pm, Family Room (church building)

Scripture Studies

MondaysDaytime Bible Study | 9:30 - 11:00 am, Ministry Center

 TuesdaysEvening Bible Study | 6:45 - 8:15 pm, Ministry Center

Parish Life Events and Programs

Jun 20:  OWLS (60+) Lunch Meeting | 10:30 am, Ministry Center

Tuesdays:  Women's 55+ Fun & Fit Exercise Group |11:00 am, Ministry Center

Tuesdays:   Young Adults ARC Running Club |7:00 pm, Freedom Park

Saturdays:  St. Gabriel Artists/Painters Group |11:00 am, School Art Room (breaks during summer)

Monthly:  Spritual Writers Group | Ministry Center

Youth & Teen Events and Programs

Jun 18-22:  Vacation Bible School | 8:30 am - Noon, school building (registration is full)

Jun 29-Jul 1: High School Venture Crew camping trip | Lake Powhatan Asheville 

July 7:  High School Venture Crew swimming | Carrigan Farms rock quarry 

July 11:  Youth Group (Grades 4 - 8) Adventure on a Bus | 5:00 - 10:00 pm

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.

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 +) June Meeting

The next meeting of the St. Gabriel O.W.L.S will take place on Wednesday, June 20, at 10:30 am in the Ministry Center. David Jennings will be performing.  A summer picnic luncheon will be prepared by the board.

RSVP must be receive by Friday, June 15.  Lunch is $8.00 for members and $10.00 for guests by reservation only. (Guests and new members are always cordially invited.)  Please make your checks payable to St. Gabriel O.W.L.S. and mail to Ms. Mary Lou Johanek,   4008 Larkston Drive, Charlotte, NC 28226.  For further info, call 704 542-9125.

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 meet monthly and welcome you to join us.  For details, contact Judy O’Toole at




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