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St. Gall offers remembering

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If a man has 100 sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the 99 in the hills and go in search of the stray? And if he finds it, amen, I say to you, he rejoices more over it than over the 99 that did not stray. In just the same way, it is not the will of your heavenly Father that one of these little ones be lost. (Matthew 18:12-14)

Have you, a friend, family member or neighbor been away from the church for a time? Over the years, many of us find ourselves separated form the church we knew in times past.

“For various reasons, whether relocation, time constraints, relationships, marriage, etc., we find ourselves lapsed from the faith experience we once held dear,” said Pastoral Associate Alice Gingrich.

The Catholic community wants to reconcile itself with members who are separated. Healing painful memories, dispelling misconceptions and welcoming home alienated Catholic brothers and sisters is the focus of the “Re-Membering” Church process, she said.

Under the direction of Sister Joanne Logan, S.H.F., St. Gall Catholic Church is offering a series of presentations and discussions aimed at remembering and “re-membering” church. Participants will be welcomed into an atmosphere of acceptance and confidentiality.

Sessions will be held each Thursday evening through June 24 at 7 p.m. at St. Gall Catholic Church, 1343 Centerville Lane in Gardnerville. Sessions are open to newcomers each week.

Anyone interested in attending or who knows of someone needing an invitation, call Sister Joanne Logan at 782-2852.