Father Doug Neel to present Episcopal orientation class


    By Sally Neel
    Special to The PREVIEW

    Have you ever been curious about the way Episcopalians worship?

    Why do the priests wear those fancy vestments?

    What do they believe?

    What is their history?

    How are they different from other Christian denominations?

    The Rev. Douglas Neel, rector of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, is presenting a series of classes to help clarify these questions.

    The classes began on Monday, Jan. 28, and will continue through Monday, Feb. 11, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the church.

    All are invited to attend, even if you missed the first class.

    “This is an excellent way to learn and discern if the Episcopal Church fits your personal piety,” says Fr. Doug. “There will be no pressure to join the church or to make any personal commitment whatsoever. This is simply a way to learn more about the denomination and our practices. Of course, if after taking the class participants wish to join us in worship and ministry, they are certainly welcome.”

    St. Patrick’s is located at 225 S. Pagosa Blvd.

    For more information, call 731-5801.