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News & Events 2018-05-15T13:45:43+00:00

Looking Forward

August 10 – 23, 2018 – A Spiritual Pilgrimage to England and Wales

Fr. Robin will lead a pilgrimage to England and Wales from August 10-23, 2018, which includes visits to St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol Cathdral, Malmesbury Abbey and Gardens, Clifton, Bath, Wells Cathedral, Tintern Abbey, St. Davids Cathedral, Ramsey Island, Stonehenge, Salisbury and Oxford. The price including airfare from Albuquerque is $5,995. Brochures with registration information will be available in the parish office next week.

June 22 – 24, 2018 – Celtic Illuminated Manuscript Workshop  

Artist, iconographer and teacher Susan Kelly vonMedicus returns to Holy Faith for a workshop on June 22-June 24. No artistic experience is necessary and all materials are provided. Students will make an illuminated page based on images from the Book of Kells. The fee, including materials is $225. If students wish to use prepared true deerskin vellum there is a surcharge of $40. Other options are a vegetable vellum or Bockingford rag paper. Please indicate your preference when registering. Registration with deposit is needed to hold your place. Please send registration including your name, email, phone number and $125.00 deposit to: Susan Kelly vonMedicus, 408 Skippack Pike, Fort Washington, Pa. 19034 or Paypal accepted at email: eikon68@aol.com. Email eikon68@aol.com with any question

June 10, 2018 – Confirmation with Bishop Michael

Bishop Michael Vono will be making his official visitation to Holy Faith on Sunday, June 10, offering the sacramental rite of confirmation and the rites of reception into The Episcopal Church and reaffirmation of baptismal vows. If you would like to be confirmed in The Episcopal Church, be received into The Episcopal Church from another tradition, or reaffirm your baptismal vows, please be in touch with Fr. Robin so that a schedule of times for preparation and study can be set.

weekly, beginning May 9, 2018 through May 23, 2018 – Final Affairs from 6-7:30pm 

This three week series will explore some of the important aspects involved in planning for the end of life.  The three sessions will cover Medical Decisions and Advanced Directives, Palliative Care and Hospice and the Pastoral and Sacramental Role of the Church.  More details will be forthcoming, but you may also contact Molly Lott at matl44@me.com or the Church office on 505-982-4447.

beginning May 1 – Peanut Butter Caper Month

May is our Peanut Butter Caper month at Holy Faith. Please add a jar or two or three of peanut butter to your grocery cart each week during May. The jars will be collected in a basket at the back of the church or outside Dean Peggy’s former office in Conkey House. Your gift of peanut butter will be added to the 900 bags of nutritious groceries which Feeding Santa Fe, Inc. gives to hungry families each week. Feeding Santa Fe, Inc. is an all-volunteer organization which has been filling the gap in food insecurity for over 30 years. You can make a difference!

April 24, 2018 – Spiritual Classics Study Group to begin new book at 10am

The group begins a new book on April 24 – The Rule of Taizé. If you ordered a book from Thérèse, you can pick it up in the parish office for $10.

April 23, 2018 and ongoing – Nave Renovations begin

The nave will be closed for renovations from April 23 to May 19. During this time period, Morning Prayer will be held in the Chapel, Taizé services will be held in Palen Hall, and the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services will be held in Palen Hall.

Looking Back

May 14, 2018 – Prayer Shawl Ministry gathers

The KnitWits will be at it again on May 14 and would love to have you join us. We meet in the Kinsolving room from 5:30 to about 7 p.m. to knit or crochet, enjoy cookies and tea, and share some companionship. Our next meetings will be June 18, July 9 and August 6. Hope to see you there. Any questions, please call Allyson at 983-0283.

May 13, 2018 – Free Spirits to meet

On Sunday, May 13, following the 11 a.m. service, we will walk to Pizzeria Lino for lunch and then go to the Georgia O’Keefe museum. Tickets to the O’Keefe museum are $13. Please RSVP to Rebecca Tobey rutobey@yahoo.com or text her cell phone 505/603-5767 if you plan to join us.

May 3, 2018 – Panel Discussion on the Bishop’s election

After the Walk-Abouts with the candidates for the next Bishop of the Diocese of the Rio Grande, come share your thoughts and impressions on Thursday, May 3, at 5 p.m. in Palen Hall with Holy Faith’s delegates to the electing convention.

April 24, 2018 – The Colorful Career of Gustave Baumann

Is the title of a talk to be given on April 24th at 3 p.m. in Palen Hall by Tom Leech, the Director of the Palace Press and a recipient of a 2013 Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Baumann was a renowned painter and a master of woodcuts, and his carving talent is on full display at Holy Faith in our historic reredos. This presentation is part of the Holy Faith Library Open House Series, and the timing is particularly appropriate, since 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of Baumann’s arrival in Santa Fe. A reception follows the presentation.

April 22, 2018 – UTO Ingathering

The UTO spring campaign continues through the ingathering on Sunday, April 22. The UTO provides a way to transform thankfulness into blessings for others in need, especially women and children. Every cent given goes directly to fund carefully selected grants and programs supporting ministries throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Envelopes and boxes can be found in baskets at the rear of the nave. Please give generously as the need is great. For more information contact Chris Frenk at cfrenk@impulse.net.

April 20, 2018 – Northeast Deanery Walk-About for Bishop Candidates

The bishop candidates will be at Holy Faith on Friday, April 20, beginning at 6 p.m. Parishioners will have the opportunity to meet with and hear from the candidates. Questions for the candidates must be submitted prior to the walk-about via the DRG Bishop Transition website or via mail (forms are available in the parish office). The evening will begin with worship, then the congregation will disperse to three locations – Palen Hall, the Church or the Chapel – each candidate will rotate among these three venues to answer questions, and the evening will conclude with a brief social time ending at approximately 9 p.m. If you are able to host overnight some members of the Bishop Transition Team while they are in Santa Fe on April 20, please contact Fr. Robin.

April 17, 2018 – Daughters of the King to meet

We will meet in the Kinsolving Room to discuss Chapters X and XII on second meanings in the psalms and other scripture passages. Please feel free to join us even if you are not a member. Guests are always welcome!

April 13-14, 2018 – Help For Those Who Grieve

We will have a retreat for those who grieve the loss of a loved one on April 13-14 in the Kinsolving Room. The Friday session is from 5-8:30 p.m. and the Saturday session is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This retreat honors both tasks of grieving: Holding the Memory and Beginning Anew. The retreat is led by a team of facilitators who are experts in loss and who will guide participants in developing resources for living a new full life. The healing journey challenges us as we both cherish the gifts and memories, feel the dark emotions that can wash over us, and have to relearn our lives to begin anew. Grief is a time of pain – but can also be a time of transformation and spiritual growth. The charge for the retreat is $30 and scholarships are available. For more information or to register, contact Molly Lott at 983-6424 or matl44@me.com. Note to all in the congregation: We have learned that most people come to these retreats because someone they know invited them. If you know someone who might benefit from the retreat, please invite them. It is open to all, whether they are church members or not. These retreats have been an effective part of our outreach program to the community.

April 9, 2018 – Prayer Shawl Ministry to meet

The KnitWits will be “springing” into action April 9 in the Kinsolving room from 5:30 to about 7 p.m. We invite you to join us for a relaxing evening of knitting, crocheting, or whatever you care to work on with us. Our next meetings will be May 14, June 18 and July 9. Any questions? Call Allyson at 983-0283. Hope to see you there.

Mondays and Tuesdays, beginning April 9, 2018 – Women’s Spirituality Group:  Lectio Divina with Clare of Assisi

Cha Foxhall, OSB Obl., Benedictine Oblate, Spiritual Director, Retreat Leader, and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor is leading a 3-week lectio group including Clare’s exquisite writings and sublime prayers, silent meditation, contemplative music, journaling, and deep group sharing. St. Clare, founding Abbess of San Damiano, described God’s love as sweetness, kindness, delight, benevolence, and goodness. Our text is the wonderful Praying with Clare of Assisi by Ramona Miller and Ingrid Peterson, available on Amazon.You may register for either one of these sessions: Mondays, April 9-23, from 3-4:15 p.m. OR Wednesdays, April 11-25, from 12-1:15 p.m. Registration is required by April 3; email chafoxhall@yahoo.com and let her know which class you will be attending, or if you can attend either one. Both groups will meet in the Kinsolving Room.

March 5, 2018 – Body and Soul Resumes

Body and Soul, a contemplative experience of stretching, gentle movement and meditation, resumes on Monday, March 5, continuing through April 16 (excluding March 26 and April 2). The class runs from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Please call Janina Greene, leader of Body and Soul, for more information and to register: 412-9428. Limited space is available.

March 28, 2018 – Annual Pilgrimage to Chimayó

Deepen your Holy Week experience by walking the pilgrim’s path to The Sanctuario de Chimayó on Wednesday, March 28. Meet at the Nambé Church parking lot on the High Road at 8:45 a.m. The walk leaves at 9 a.m. and will include pausing each mile to pray the Stations of the Cross. The pilgrimage concludes with an outdoor Eucharist beside the chapel. The walk is about ten miles, ending at approximately 3 p.m. Transportation back to Nambé is provided. Please RSVP to Donna in the parish office or sign up on the sheet at the front desk. Questions? Call Eleanor Ortiz at 670-1089.  If you are able to help by “staging” a car at the Sanctuario before the walk, please contact Cathy Gronquist at cathy@gronquist.org or 505-231-4557.

March 20, 2018 – DOK to meet

The next meeting of the DOK is on Tuesday, March 20, at 2:45 p.m. in the Kinsolving Room.

March 12, 2018 – Prayer Shawl Ministry meets at 5:30 p.m.

The Knit Wits will be meeting March 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the Kinsolving room. We invite you to join us for a relaxed evening of “fancy work” – bring your knitting, crocheting, or other needlework. We would love to have you join us! Next meetings are April 9, May 14, and June 18. For questions, please call Allyson at 983-0283. p.s. Tea and cookies will be served.

March 11, 2018 – Free Spirits lunch and visit to Santa Fe Playhouse

On March 11 we will meet at Santa Fe Bite for lunch following the 11 a.m. service and then walk to the Santa Fe Playhouse for their 2 p.m. season opening play Boeing, Boeing!. It is a French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage. Set in the swinging 1960’s, bachelor Bernard, a self-styled Parisian lothario has Italian, German and American fiancees, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent layovers. An unexpected schedule change brings all three women to his apartment at the same time. Tickets to the play are $20.00. Please RSVP to Rebecca Tobey at rutobey@yahoo.com if you plan to participate.

March 4, 2018 – Holy Faith Free Spirits offer continental breakfast and visit to Santa Fe Playhouse, March 11

The Free Spirits will host a continental breakfast for the congregation during the forum. On March 11 we will meet at Santa Fe Bite for lunch following the 11 a.m. service and then walk to the Santa Fe Playhouse for their 2 p.m. season opening play Boeing, Boeing!. It is a French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage. Set in the swinging 1960’s, bachelor Bernard, a self-styled Parisian lothario has Italian, German and American fiancees, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent layovers. An unexpected schedule change brings all three women to his apartment at the same time. Tickets to the play are $20.00. Please RSVP to Rebecca Tobey at rutobey@yahoo.com if you plan to participate.

February 27, 2018 – Library Open House

For the next Library Open House, Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 3 p.m., our speaker will be Elaine Coleman (pen name: Elaine Pinkerton) a longtime parishioner of Holy Faith and a lifetime writer. In addition to publishing a bimonthly blog (http://www.elainepinkerton.wordpress.com) she is the author of Santa Fe on Foot, The Santa Fe Trail by Bicycle, From Calcutta with Love, Beast of Bengal, The Goodbye Baby, All the Wrong Places, and Santa Fe Blogger (ebook). Her talk “From Memoir to Mysteries” will focus on the writing process. Ample time will be allowed for Q and A, and a reception will follow. Several of her titles will be for sale (with a percentage going to Holy Faith).

February 19, 2018 – Prayer Shawl Ministry

Please join us from 5:30 to about 7 p.m. in the Kinsolving room. Bring your knitting and hand-work. We look forward to seeing you. The next meeting is March 12. Call Allyson (983-0283) if you have any questions.

February 18, 2018 – Holy Faith Free Spirits

On February 18 at 6 p.m. we have a reservation at the new Pink Adobe as part of Restaurant Week Santa Fe. It is a prix fixe $45.00 dinner and the menu is available on their website. Please RSVP to rutobey@yahoo.com or text 505/603-5767 if you would like to participate.

February 13, 2018 – Children’s Adventures

All Holy Faith children and friends, ages 3 to 11, are invited to witness the burning of the palms in preparation for Ash Wednesday on Tuesday, February 13, at 3:30 p.m. Afterwards will we decorate and bake Valentine cookies in Palen Hall. Please RSVP to the parish office (982-4447) no later than February 9. Volunteers are also welcome!

February 10, 2018 – Women’s Quiet Day

The Women’s Spirituality Group at The Church of the Holy Faith presents the 6th annual Quiet Day led by theology professor Jean Molesky-Poz, PhD, on Saturday, February 10th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lecturer, author, and retreat master, Dr. Molesky-Poz will speak on Journey into Lent with St. Clare of Assisi: “May you go forward securely, joyfully, and swiftly.” The Quiet Day focuses on the heart of Saint Clare’s spirituality in the four letters she wrote to the young noble woman, St. Agnes of Prague, between 1234 and 1253. In her letters, Clare reveals the great exchange of God-with-us and she invites Agnes to enter into that exchange by disclosing to Agnes her own way of praying, to mirror the Mirror, Christ Himself. This Quiet Day allows opportunities to find correspondences with these letters in our own lives through presentations interspersed with contemplative silence. The day will close with the celebration of the Eucharist at 3 p.m. Continental breakfast and check-in will begin at 8 a.m. Bring your own lunch. There is no cost to attend but you will need to register by emailing Llyn Gillespie at mtnartlady@msn.com or calling the church office at 982-4447 no later than February 3rd.

Mondays, beginning February 5 through March 5 – Walking the Mourner’s Path from Grief to Healing

This bereavement series, facilitated by Sr. Paula Gallagher IHM, supports those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, a particular time of life, or any major transition. It helps us honor the impact of loss, learn how to stay spiritually connected with those who have gone before us, and to do acts of kindness in their name. It helps us with the healing power of prayer, writing, and faith sharing. Sessions will be held on Mondays, February 5 through March 5, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. To register, contact Molly Lott at 983-6424 or matl44@me.com.

February 4, 2018 – Shelter service week

Our next week of service at the Interfaith Community Shelter begins Sunday, February 4, through Saturday, February 10. Volunteers can either bring food and serve in various positions at the shelter or provide food to be served at dinner. Obligation for serving is from 5:30 until approximately 9 p.m. Those interested in providing food and help should contact coordinators Dora Horn at 471-1171 or Cathy Gronquist at 231-4557 or sign up in Palen Hall.

January 28, 2018 – Annual Meeting of the Parish

The annual meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 28, at 4 p.m. All parish ministry reports for 2017 are due by Friday, January 12. Please submit reports to Donna in the parish office or via email to donna@holyfaithchurch.org. Contact Donna with any questions or if you need assistance.

January 25, 2018 – Pastors’ Panel

The 2018 Pastors’ Panel, featuring pastors from Santa Fe’s three downtown churches, will be Thursday, Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m., in Palen Hall. Our rector, Fr. Robin Dodge, Fr. Adam Lee Ortega y Ortiz of the Cathedral Basilica and the Rev. Harry Eberts of First Presbyterian will present on “Christian Civility in Polarized Times.”

January 20, 2018 – Retablo Workshop

On Saturday, Jan. 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., join Santa Fe santero Juanito Jimenez to learn how to use brushes and paints to memorialize a healing from grief or illness or to express gratitude for an event or person in your life. This workshop is sponsored by the Grief Ministry at Holy Faith and is open to people of all faiths. There is a $50 charge to cover the santero’s supplies. You will leave with a beautiful retablo – traditionally a devotion to the divine painted on board or tin – that you have created. No artistic ability is necessary! For more information contact Molly Lott at matl44@me.com.

January 16, 2018 – Daughter’s of the King to meet

Our next meeting is on the third Tuesday, January 16, at 2:45 p.m. in the Kinsolving Room. We will discuss Chapters 3 and 7 and Bible stories from King David’s outstanding life. See you then- Faun, President (faun.smith@aol.com).

January 14, 2018 – next meeting of the Free Spirits

The Free Spirits will go to the Santa Fe Bite for a hamburger following the 11 a.m. service and then walk to the Cathedral Basilica for a 2 p.m. docent tour. With our close connection to the Cathedral, I thought it might be interesting to learn more about it. Please RSVP to my email at rutobey@yahoo.com or text me at 505/603-5767 to let me know if you plan to join the group. We will meet at the piano in Palen Hall after the service and walk over together. – Rebecca Tobey

December 12, 2017 – DOK meeting

DOK meets in the Kinsolving Room at 2:45 p.m. We will be discussing Chapters 2 and 6. Historical material about Jewish law and Kings Saul and David will also be included, along with an analysis of Psalm 19, which C.S. Lewis considered the greatest of the psalms. Bring a friend. – FHS, Faun Smith, President of our chapter.

December 2, 2017 –  135th Annual St. Nicholas Bazaar, 10am – 2pm

The Bazaar includes handmade gifts, baked goods, wreaths, and wonderful treasures from Twice Blessed. Twice Blessed will again have a Preview Party on Friday, December 1, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (with a $10 donation at the door). Questions? Call Sue Kropschot at 303-440-4475.
November 19, 2017 – Annual Parish Thanksgiving Dinner at 5pm

We gather as a parish family to count our blessings and wrap up the annual Stewardship Campaign with a Thanksgiving Potluck Supper. The turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes and bread will be provided – the rest is up to you! Please bring your favorite side dish or dessert. Sign up on the sheets posted in Palen Hall or Conkey House or contact the parish office at 982-4447 or donna@holyfaithchurchsf.org.

November 12, 2017 – Free Spirits gathering

On November 12th, following the 11 a.m. service the Free Spirits will gather at La Casa Sena for a meal to celebrate the season. Please meet at the restaurant at 12:30. Please RSVP to me by email or text so that I know how many we are for the reservation. On Saturday, December 9th, at 4 p.m. Kay Swindell will be our hostess for our annual Christmas party. It will be a potluck and Kay will provide the main course. Please bring a side dish and wine if you’d like. We will do our Secret Santa gift swap, so be thinking about what kind of a gift you’d like to bring.   I’ll have more info in the weeks to come. Rebecca Tobey, 603-5767 or rutobey@yahoo.com.

November 6, 2017 – Prayer Shawl Ministry meets from 5:30 – 7pm

With the holidays approaching, a nice relaxing evening with friends, tea, cookies and handiwork is what all of us need. Come join the KnitWits on Monday November 6th, from 5:30 to about 7 p.m. We meet in the Kinsolving room and invite you to join us. Call Allyson Adams at 983-0283 with any questions. Next meetings will be December 11, January 8 and February 19.

Thursdays, beginning November 2 through November 16, 2017, 2:00pm -3:30pm – Women’s Spirituality Fall Program

The Women’s Spirituality Fall Program will start on November 2 at 2pm in the Campbell Room.  The Rev. Madelynn Johnston, Victory of St. Paul’s Peace in Las Vegas, NM will lead “Prayers from the Heart: A Spiritual Journey with St. Clare.”  Please register with Ann MacVicar at amacvica@kean.edu.

November 1, 2017 – Prayers for the Departed

On Wednesday, November 1, All Saints’ Day we will offer special prayers for the departed. If you would like to add the name of a loved one who has died to the prayers, please contact Donna in the parish office at 982-4447, ext. 100 or donna@holyfaithchurchsf.org no later than Monday, October 31.

beginning November 1 and continuing throughout November – Peanut Butter Capers

It’s time for the Fall Peanut Butter Caper at Holy Faith. November is our month to buy and donate 15- and 18-oz. jars of peanut butter to Feeding Santa Fe, the all-volunteer food pantry that gives bags of groceries and produce to up to 900 hungry families every week. Jars can be dropped off in the back of the church or outside Ann MacVicar’s office in Conkey House. Want to volunteer on Wednesday or Thursday mornings to help bag and give hand out groceries to the drive-through clients? Email Susan Odiseos at feedingsantafe@gmail.com. Every week from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m.; Siler Road near Cerrillos Road.

October 29 – November 4, 2017 – Shelter Service week

Holy Faith’s week of service at the Interfaith Community Shelter begins Sunday, October 29, through Saturday, November 4. Volunteers can either bring food and serve in various positions at the shelter or provide food to be served at dinner. Obligation for serving is from 5:30 until approximately 9 p.m. Those interested in providing food and help should contact coordinators Dora Horn at 471-1171 or Cathy Gronquist at 231-4557 or sign up in Palen Hall.

beginning September 11 through November 20, 2017 – Body and Soul

Body and Soul, a contemplative experience of stretching, gentle movement and meditation resumes on Monday, September 11, continuing through November 20 (excluding October 9). The class runs from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Please call Janina Greene, leader of Body and Soul, for more information and to register: 412-9428. Limited space is available.

A weekend with Sr. Donald – October 27 and 28, 2017

Sr. Mary Donald Corcoran, O.S.B. Cam, will give the talk “Truly to Seek God” on Friday, October 27, at 3 p.m. in Palen Hall. She will explore what monastic and Benedictine spirituality can teach us about living in today’s world, and how we can live the Mystery of Christ creatively. A reception follows her talk. On Saturday, October 28, we offer a Quiet Morning to pursue the themes raised by Sr. Donald in her address. The morning begins with a continental breakfast, followed by Morning Prayer at 9 a.m., a series of meditations by Sr. Donald interspersed with periods for silent reflection, and concluding with a Eucharist at noon. To register for the Quiet Morning, please contact the parish office at 982-4447 or donna@holyfaithchurchsf.org.

October 24, 2017 – Children’s Adventures, 4-5:30pm

The next Children’s Adventure will take place on Tuesday, October 24, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Our theme will be “Listening to the Earth”. Children will gather in the library, where Deacon Pat will introduce a story and discuss her experiences with Native Americans. The art activity and the snack will include elements of fall harvest and foods of the season. For information and to register, please call Ann MacVicar at 982-4447, ext.119

October 22, 2017 – Ann MacVicar retires

Ann MacVicar, Holy Faith’s Christian Education Assistant for Children’s Ministries, will step down from that position on October 22. We will have an opportunity to honor Ann for all the exceptional gifts she has given us at a special coffee hour on Sunday, October 22, between the 8:30 and 11:00 masses.

beginning the first week of October 2017 – Men’s and Women’s Bible Study groups to begin a discussion of St. Paul’s letter to the Romans

See below for details of the study guide to be used.

beginning October 2, 2017 – Evening Bible Study, 5:30 – 6:30pm

We will begin reading St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. To guide the discussions, we will be using The Story of Romans: A Narrative Defense of God’s Righteousness, by the Rev’d Dr. Kathy Grieb, Fr. Robin’s New Testament Professor at Virginia Theological Seminary. The book is available online through Amazon.

Annual Blessing of the Animals – October 1, 2017 at 4pm

Join us in the St. Francis garden of the church with your pets. Following a brief prayer service, we will bless dogs, cats, and other pets on leashes or in carriers (please). Pets will receive special “cookies,” a signed certificate with their name and a prayer for the year ahead. Dr. Brent Parker will once again be at the “Ask the Vet” table. There will be refreshments for all their human friends, as well as special activities for families. Arrive early for the Open House with Docent-led Tours from 2-3:30 p.m.

September 19, 2017 – Daughters of the King meeting

September 19th, the 3rd Tuesday of the month, will be the first of our monthly meetings for the 2017-18 season. Place: Kinsolving Room; Time: 2:45 p.m.; Study: The Psalms in the bible and Reflections on the Psalms by C. S. Lewis. If you have any questions, please contact Faun Smith at 780-8855 or faun.smith@aol.com.

September 18, 2017 – KnitWits

Please bring your knitting, crocheting or any other fancywork you have and join us for a relaxed evening. We have yarn, needles and books for beginners if you would like to start knitting. Questions? Call Allyson Adams at 983-0283. No meeting in July, we will next meet August 7, then September 18. Hope you can join us!   

September 17, 2017 – Annual Parish Picnic

The Holy Faith Parish Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, September 17, from 4-7 p.m. at Camp Stoney/Bishop’s Ridge. Come join in a wonderful afternoon of food, fellowship and fun. All you need to bring is yourselves, a friend (or two), and your favorite side dish or cookies for the “cookie ministry”; the rest will be on the grill waiting for you. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. Our day together will end with a traditional service of Compline. Please RSVP to our Parish Secretary, Donna Lukacs at donna@holyfaithchurchsf.org or 982-4447. Download directions HERE.

September 16, 2017 – Acolyte refresher meeting

On Saturday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. we will have a mandatory meeting of all those who serve as subdeacons and/or as chalice bearers. The meeting, designed to go over our liturgical procedures, should last no more than an hour.

September 10, 2017 – HF Free Spirits to meet

Following the 11 a.m. service, the Holy Faith Free Spirits (formerly the Singles) will meet at Museum Hill for lunch at Museum Hill Cafe and self-guided tours of the various museums. Please RSVP to Rebecca Tobey at rutobey@yahoo.com or text Rebecca’s cell phone 505/603-5767 so that she can make a reservation for lunch.

beginning September 10, 2017 – The new Holy Faith Children’s Choir

The new Holy Faith Children’s Choir, for ages 4-12, starts September 10! Rehearsals will be held between the Sunday services from 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. We will learn all sorts of music, and discover what it’s like to help lead worship through song. For more information and/or to register, contact Kathlene Ritch at kritch73@aol.com or call 512-947-6467.

September 10, 2017 – United Thank Offering kick-off

The UTO fall program begins on September 10 and ends with an Ingathering on September 24. This is a special year because our ingathering marks the 165th birthday anniversary of Julia Chester Emery, the founder of UTO and a fierce supporter of women’s ministries. Please share her philosophy of gratitude and grit by giving generously. Every penny contributed goes directly to grants supporting children’s ministries, community programs, and schools in the US and worldwide. UTO envelopes and boxes for giving are in the back of the nave and in the chapel. Please support this important ministry. For more information, contact Chris Frenk at cfrenk@impulse.net.

September 8 and 9, 2017 – Holding the Memory, Beginning Anew

This grief retreat on September 8 and 9 is for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Participants will explore ways in which they can honor their own loss and begin to develop a more satisfying and full life. Dinner will be provided on Friday night. The facilitators are experts in grief counseling. The retreat begins on Friday evening from 5-8:30 and continues on Saturday from 9-4 in the Kinsolving parlor. The cost is $30. For more information and to register, contact Molly Lott at 983-6424 or matl44@me.com.

September 3 and 4, 2017 – Hurricane Harvey Flood Relief Drive, 9-5pm, St. John’s Methodist Church

Faith community members are hosting a flood relief drive at St. John’s Methodist Church parking lot (corner of Old Pecos Trail and E. Barcelona Road). A Food Depot truck and volunteers will be there to accept your donated items. Your items will be congregated along with other donated items at The Food Depot on Siler Road to be trucked to Texas and Louisiana.

August 25, 2017 – Family Pizza and Movie Night

All are invited to the wondrous fantasy world of The NeverEnding Story. Pizza and popcorn. An evening for all ages. 5:30 p.m. in Palen Hall. Movie starts at 6:15.  Free.

August 10, 2017 – Library Talk on the St. John’s Bible at 3pm

Don’t miss the Library Talk on August 10 in the library at 3 p.m. The Saint John’s Bible, the first to be reproduced with original calligraphy and illuminations since the invention of movable type, 500 years ago. Conceived and sponsored by the St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota. Library docent Jody Register will guide you through this incredible story of producing an original bible for the 21st century and beyond, all with original calligraphy and gold illuminations, inspired by those of the Middle Ages. We urge our parishioners to come, to hear about and see our own St. John’s Bible and get acquainted with our unique library. A reception will be held afterward in the Kinsolving room.

August 5, 2017 – Holy Faith Free Spirits Day in the Country

Meet at 10:30am in the parking lot of Holy Faith and car pool to Alice McSweeney’s Los Pinos Ranch in Pecos for a pot luck lunch and day in the country. Please RSVP to Ruth at rnrael@earthlink.net.

July 29, 2017 – A Service of Committal for Lauren Reed Sweeney

The Service will take place at 2:30pm, beginning in the Church.  All are welcome to attend.

July 26, 2017 – Visit to the Planetarium at SFCC

On Wednesday, July 26, at 4 p.m. meet at the SFCC Planetarium for a one-hour show on “The Future of Space Travel and Our Planetary Neighborhood.” For directions and more information contact Ann MacVicar at 982-4447, ext. 119.

July 25, 2017 – Fr. Ken One-Year Memorial

A memorial service commemorating the day our beloved rector, Fr. Ken Semon, went to God will be held Tuesday, July 25. The Taizé service with Holy Communion begins at 6 p.m.

weekly, beginning July 12 through August 2, 2017 – Women’s Spirituality for the Summer

The Woman’s Spirituality Program will be discussing the Trinity’s feminine Life-Giver, the Holy Spirit, in four sessions this summer. Enkindled: Holy Spirit, Holy Gifts, by Albert Haase, OFM and his sister Bridget Haase, OSU will be the text for the sessions. The book consists of twelve short chapters, each including text, questions for reflection, and prayer. The first two chapters introduce a way of understanding the Spirit and the seven gifts. The next seven chapters focus on each of the individual gifts of the Holy Spirit, and the last two chapters illustrate how we are helped by the fruits of the Spirit in our spiritual growth. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays, 2:30-4:00, July 12 – August 2. Books will be available for $10 before the first session. Space is limited. To register, email Ruth D’Arcy at: darcyruth@gmail.com.   

July 16, 2017 – Holy Faith Free Spirits (formerly the Singles) lunch at La Posada

The Singles have voted on changing our name and the most popular choice is the Holy Faith Free Spirits. Our group gathering will be on July 16 following the 11 a.m. service when we will walk across the street to La Posada for lunch in the garden. To reserve enough spaces please RSVP to Rebecca Tobey at rutobey@yahoo.com or text at 603/5767. I look forward to seeing you there!

July 11 and 18, 2017 – Children’s Adventures

Mark your calendars for July 11 and 18 for Children’s Adventures from 4-5:30 p.m. Special activities are planned for each week to help us explore “The Vast Expanse of Interstellar Space: Sun, Moon and Stars.” A field trip to the SFCC Planetarium is planned for the last week in July. For more information, please contact Ann MacVicar at 982-4447, ext. 119.

July 9, 2017 – Docent Tour of the Good Shepherd Chapel

There will be a tour of the Good Shepherd Chapel immediately following the 11am service.  Guests may take a seat in the Chapel after crossing under the arch to Conkey House to meet the docent.

July 2, 2017 – Parish Breakfast

On July 2, in the place of a forum, the men of Holy Faith will present a continental breakfast between the 8:30 and 11 services.

June 25, 2017 – Docent Tour

On Sunday, June 25 (please note the date change), we continue to offer our Holy Faith docent-led tours of the church. The 15-20 minute tours focus on the unique history of The Church of the Holy Faith and its connection with the history of Santa Fe. Please join the docent at 12:30 pm in the back of the Nave of the church.

June 18, 2017 – Bishop’s Annual Visitation and Confirmation

On Sunday, June 18, The Right Reverend Michael Louis Vono, Bishop of the Diocese of the Rio Grande, will make his annual Episcopal Visitation to Holy Faith and confirm those wishing to make a mature confession of their faith and join the Episcopal Church. Confirmation/Inquirer’s Sessions will be offered in preparation for all persons desiring to receive either the Sacrament of Confirmation, to be received into the Episcopal Church, or to reaffirm their Confirmation vows. These sessions are also for people interested in learning more about the history and theology of Episcopal Church and Holy Faith Parish, even if you are already members of the Episcopal Church. Inquirer’s Sessions begin with the Adult Forum on May 7 and continue weekly, ending on June 17. If you are interested in being confirmed, or if you were confirmed into the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, or Swedish Lutheran Church, and wish to be received into the Episcopal Church, please contact Donna Lukacs at donna@holyfaithchurchsf.org, or 982-4447, ext. 100 to register.

June 18, 2017 – Docent Tour at 12:30pm

On Sunday, June 18, we continue to offer our Holy Faith docent-led tours of the church. The 15-20 minute tours focus on the unique history of The Church of the Holy Faith and its connection with the history of Santa Fe. Please join the docent at 12:30 pm in the back of the Nave of the church.

 June 14, 2017 – Information Session for England/Wales Pilgrimage, 5pm

Learn more about the August 2018 Spiritual Pilgrimage that Fr. Robin is leading. A representative from Faith Journeys will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday, June 14, at 5 p.m. in the Kinsolving Room.

June 13, 2017 – Bosque Center Chapel presentation, 3pm, Palen Hall

Welcome back Bob Stinson, architect and former junior warden, and designer of the proposed chapel at the Bosque Center. He will tell us what’s involved in the design process, the necessary physical requirements and the important aesthetic ones and making these happen within budget. We will also welcome Bishop Vono whose inspiration has made the Bosque Center a reality. Bob’s presentation, sponsored by the Library Committee, will be in Palen Hall, June 13 at 3 p.m. Refreshments will follow the talk. More information about on the subject of church architecture including a small display is available in the Holy Faith Library.

June 11, 2017 – Choral Evensong at 6pm

A Choral Evensong on The Feast of the Holy Trinity will be held on Sunday, June 11 at 6 p.m. Please join us for an evening of sung prayers and anthems in an evening service unique to the Anglican tradition. This Evensong will include music of Louis Bourgeois, Thomas Tallis, William Smith, and Egil Hovland. Evensong is a wonderful way to introduce your family and friends to our beautiful church and our rich Christian heritage. A reception following will be hosted by Virginia Theological Seminary, the largest seminary in the Anglican Communion, and VTS’s Director of Development Linda Dienno will provide insights into how new leaders are being prepared for the Church. Our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Michael Vono, like our Rector an alumnus of VTS, will be on hand to offer a Pontifical Blessing.

June 9 and 10, 2017 – Illuminated Manuscript Workshop

Artist, iconographer and teacher Susan Kelly vonMedicus returns to Holy Faith for a workshop on June 9, 5-8 p.m., June 10 and 11, 1-5 p.m. Students will learn the Italic alphabet and then make an illuminated page with large Alpha and Omega gilded initials and decorations and lettering of biblical verse. Decorations will be made using mineral pigments and 23K gold leaf in the manner of the scriptorium of the middle ages. The total cost for the workshop is $225 per student ($190 tuition plus $35 materials). Registration with $125 deposit is needed to hold your place. Questions? Email eikon68@aol.com. Please send registration including your name, email, phone number and deposit to: Susan Kelly vonMedicus, 408 Skippack Pike, Fort Washington, Pa. 19034 or paypal accepted at email: eikon68@aol.com. No artistic experience is necessary, all materials will be provided.

 June 7, 2017 – St. Francis Legacy Society Gathering, 5:30-7:30pm

Members of the St. Francis Legacy Society are invited for a light supper at the Gronquist’s house on June 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Invitations have gone out by email and snail mail, where needed. If you have mentioned Holy Faith in your Will or other estate planning document, or are considering doing so, please fill out and return a Statement of Intent which can be picked up from the Parish Office or found on the website under Contact/St. Francis Legacy Society, prior to June 7. If you have questions, please contact Sandra Brinck (sbrinck@cuddymccarthy.com), Cathy Gronquist (cathy@gronquist.org or 231-4557) or Bob Buddendorf, Treasurer (bbuddendorf@msn.com). 

beginning May 22, 2018 – Church Kneelers to be replaced

On May 22,  the effort to replace the kneelers in the church will start. Approximately one third of the kneelers will be taken out on Monday and replaced Friday afternoon. The weeks of May 22-26, May 29-June 2 and June 5-9 will be needed to complete the church kneelers, and June 12-16 to complete the choir area. Your knees will appreciate the difference!

June 3, 2017 – A Day in the Country

Mark your calendars for our fifth annual Day in the Country in the beautiful mountains and meadows of Camp Davis. Saturday, June 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fishing in a stocked pond, hiking to see the horses, parachute games and a real country cookout! All families with children are welcome. Please register with Ann MacVicar at 982-4447, ext. 119, by May 26. 

June 3, 2017 – Retablo/Ex Voto Workshop

The March Ex-Voto Workshop was successful and the Grief Ministry will repeat the hands-on workshop on Sat., June 3, 9a.m. to 4 p.m., Guild Room, Palen Hall. You will produce a finished folk art picture that tells a personal story of loss, healing and gratitude. Retablos and ExVotos are personal expressions of devotion that are part of New Mexico heritage and are found in all ethnic cultures through history. Juanito Jimenez, a Santa Fe santero artist will lead the workshop. A $50 fee to Jimenez covers all materials. Limited to first 15 persons registering with Molly Lott at matl44@me.com or 983-6424. You will receive information to help you prepare for the workshop.