St. Gall Catholic Community

1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville, NV, 89410 | (775) 782-2852 | (775) 782-3784 (Religious Ed)

SCC, Small Christian Communities

St. Gall has 13 active Small Christian Communities and 100+ members at this time.

SCC Small GroupOne of the 13 Small Christian Communities at St. Gall

Contact Person Les Imelli
Phone  (775) 781-1545

A small Christian community is a group of ordinary people helping each other connect everyday life and faith regularly.  Small Christian communities at St. Gall meet in each other's homes and use the lectionary readings for the following Sunday to direct the faith sharing that occurs during the meetings.  This faith sharing gradually forms the small group into a church community by

  • creating a setting where trust can build
  • inviting participants to get in touch with their own faith stories ("How has God been active in my life and how have I responded over the years?")
  • encouraging participants to share their faith stories with each other
  • challenging participants to compare their personal faith stories to that of the church
  • providing an experience of the care, interest, prayer, and support from the people of the church

The fundamental basis of the process is that the church's story in Scripture and Tradition gives a focus and meaning to the individual's experience.