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


RCIA  August 28 (Weds evenings) | Explore becoming Catholic or learn more about your Catholic Faith.  Next group begins meeting August 28, 6:30 pm, Ministry Center.

Living Your Strengths  September 25 - October 23 (Weds mornings or evenings) | Discover you God-given talents and how you are called to use them.  Morning and evening groups.

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

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


August 10:  Parish Morning of Community Service | Various locations in our community

August 26:  Protecting God's Children Training | 7:00 pm, Ministry Center

September 11 - November 13 Moving On After Moving In | 9:30 am Wednesdays, 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

Fridays:  St. Gabriel Artists/Painters Group |10:00 am, Ministry Center, Room C (breaks during summer)

Monthly:  Spritual Writers Group | Ministry Center

Young Adult Events and Programs

Numerous social, spiritual, and service events dates throughout our diocese available here on Meetup

Youth & Teen Events and Programs

July 10:  Youth Group Kinetic Heights | 6:00 pm

July 24:  Youth Group Crisis Assistance Ministry Service Project | 9:00 am

August 14:  StrengthsQuest for Teens | 5:00 pm, Ministry Ceneter

August 18:  Youth Group Progressive Dinner | 6:00 pm

August 25 Youth Group Summer Pool Party | 6:00 pm

St. Gabriel Artists Group

Calling all artists!  Join other adult artists (of every level) for a morning of shared creativity every Friday morning at 11:00 am in the Ministry Center, Room C.   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 19, at 10:30 am in the Ministry Center. By popular demand David Jennings will be performing.  A summer picnic luncheon will be prepared by the board.

Reservations must be received by Friday, June 14.  Lunch is $8 for members and $10 for guests by reservation only. (Guests and new members are always cordially invited.)  Membership Dues are $10:00 per year.  Please make your checks payable to St. Gabriel O.W.L.S.  NOTE DIFFERENT ADDRESS FOR JUNE RESERVATIONS ONLY:  Ms. Carol Henry, 9209 Hinson Dr., Matthews, NC 28105.  For more information, call, 704-576-0779.

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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