St. Gall has successful homecoming, offers various community events |

St. Gall has successful homecoming, offers various community events

Staff reports

The St. Gall Homecoming weekend was a joyous occasion, according to St. Gall Homecoming Chair Gail Davenport.

Catholics from past and present joined in communal celebration, afterwards sharing stories and reflecting on the changes and the similarities between “then” and “now.”

“Members of St. Gall report how overwhelmed they were to see how excited some of their invited guests became,” Davenport said. “It was as if they discovered a lost treasure they longed for but didn’t think they’d ever find.”

Davenport said Father Bill Nadeau and the St. Gall family invite everyone to community events that will be held at St. Gall church during the season of Advent leading up to Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s day.

They are:

– Dec. 8. Feast of Immaculate Conception Masses, 12:10 and 7 p.m. at the church, 1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville.

– Dec. 10. Rosary, 6:15 p.m. Healing Mass at 7 p.m. for those in need of physical, emotional and spiritual healing.

– Dec. 11. Our Lady of Guadalupe Spanish Mass, 7 p.m., parish hall. Carson Valley Ecumenical Christmas Concert, all denominations and school music groups, 7 p.m. at the church.

– Dec. 12. Carson Valley Ecumenical Messiah Sing, community event where all denominations sing Handel’s Messiah, 7:30 p.m. at the church.

– Dec. 15. Advent communal penance service, 7 p.m. at the church. The sacrament of Reconciliation will be available for those who desire a personal confession.

– Dec. 24. Children’s Mass with children’s choir, 4:30 p.m. at the church. Christmas Eve Mass with contemporary music, 7 p.m at the church. Midnight Mass, carolling begins at 11:30 p.m., with traditional choir, at the church.

– Dec. 25. Christmas Mass, with traditional choir, 10:30 a.m. at the church.

– Dec. 31. New Year’s Eve service, 8 p.m., with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until New Year’s Day.