Teens at St. Gabriel

Great opportunities for fun, service and faith!

Teen Service Opportunities

Need service hours?  Want to give back?  Check out our many service opportunities below.
Please note that priority will be given to St. Gabriel teen parishioners.

Have a service 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. 

Sundays at 5:00 pm:
January 28
February 25
March 18
April 29
May 20 with Blessing for Graduates

Sign up here.

Teen  Service Opportunities 

Date Service Opportunity
Every Sunday Coffee and Donuts.  Teens needed to set up, serve and clean up from our coffee and donuts at 7:30. 9:00 and 10:45 Masses.    Sign up to serve here
Every Mass Greeters.  Welcome parishioners as they enter Mass.  Arrive 15 minutes before Mass.  See details and sign up here.

February 23: 



Men's Homeless Shelter
Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve dinner on Friday, February 23.  Two shifts to choose from:  3:30 - 5:30 or 5:30 - 7:00.  Contacy Nancy Ivey to sign up or with questions at nanstev1@windstream.net  Teens must serve with an adult.

February 24-25 Share Sunday  Bring in non-perishable food items to Mass and stock the food pantry at Catholic Charities.  
February 25 Welcome Brunch
Greet guests and help entertain children during the brunch from 10:00 - 11:30 am.  Contact Karen Brown at kbrown@stgabrielchurch.org for details or to sign up.
February 28 & March 17 Eucharistic Minister Training
Join our Eucharistic Minister Team and serve at Mass (volunteers choose the Mass when they want to serve).  Must attend training on Wednesday, Feb 28 at 7:00 pm or Saturday, March 17 at 10:00 am.  RSVP to lotoole@stgabrielchurch.org with the date/time you will attend.  

June 18 - 22

8:00 am -

12:00 pm

Vacation Bible School. 

Responsible, energetic High School (9th-12th grade only), volunteers willing to go out of this world with kindness  All volunteers must enjoy working with elementary school aged children and commit to the full week in its entirety. 23 service hours will be granted for the week.  Contact Cristin Ackermann at sacker8472@aol.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

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.

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