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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.

August 7 and 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!   

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, 2017 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 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 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.

beginning May 18, 2017 – Theology Discussion Group meeting, 2-3pm with a new book

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, May 18, from 2-3 p.m. in the Campbell Room. We will be starting a new book, The Critical Meaning of the Bible, by Raymond Brown. In 1974 Time magazine called Fr. Brown “probably the premier Catholic Scripture scholar in the U.S.” and he was among the most respected of the 20th century. We will also be finishing our Bonhoeffer discussion. The group meets every other week on Thursdays at 2 p.m. For further information please contact Steven Hecht at 930-5617 or stevehecht21@gmail.com. Please join us for a lively and thought-provoking conversation.

beginning May 17 through June 21, 2017 – Men’s Grief Group meets Wednesdays from 5:30-7pm

Losing a loved one, or friend, usually brings a flood of emotions and memories. We invite all men who have experienced such a loss, recent, or not, to join one another as caring, supportive, companions in a six-week exploration of loss as a transformative experience. As a starting point, we will be using C.S. Lewis’ short book A Grief Observed, his personal reflections after the death of his wife, Joy. Starting May 17 and running through June 21, the group will meet every Wednesday from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Kinsolving Room in Conkey House. There is no charge. If you would like to register, or have any questions regarding this or any future Grief Ministry offerings at The Church of the Holy Faith please contact Randall Hayden at distafman@gmail.com (216-0895) or Steven Hecht at stevehecht21@gmail.com(930-5617).

Tuesday mornings at 10am beginning January 3, 2017 – Spiritual Classics Study Group 

The book for the study group is Sr. Joan Chittister’s The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century (or the first edition that is subtitled “Insights for the Ages” – either edition is fine; the later edition has a new introduction and an appendix). Both are available through Amazon. Come join in this study!

Looking Back

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.

May 15, 2017 – College Book Scholarship deadline

Members of Holy Faith who are enrolling in college are eligible to apply. The application deadline is May 15; applicants will be notified by June 1 of the committee’s decision. Applicants are eligible to reapply each year (for a total of 4 years of undergraduate study) using the Renewal Application. Applications are available in the parish office.

May 15 and 18, 2017 – Holy Faith Singles outings

May will be a busy month for the Holy Faith Singles. On Monday, May 15, at 6 p.m. Elaine Pinkerton Coleman will launch her new book, All the Wrong Places, a suspense novel set in New Mexico, at Collected Works Bookstore. The Singles will meet there to listen to her read from her new book. Afterward we will walk up the street to Pasqual’s for a late supper. Please email Rebecca Tobey at rutobey@yahoo.com if you will be joining the group so that she can make the dinner reservation. And then on Thursday, May 18, at 6 a.m. (that’s 6:00 in the morning!) we will meet at Feeding Santa Fe at 1222 Siler Road. Feeding Santa Fe is a drive-through pantry located in the front of the building opposite Kitchen Angels. The volunteer entrance is at the rear end of the left side of the building. We will help fill bags of food to hand out to the hungry. When we have finished, we will go to the Plaza Cafe Southside for breakfast. Please contact Rebecca Tobey at rutobey@yahoo.com if you plan to help.

May 16, 2017 – Daughters of the King meeting

Our last meeting of Daughters of the King, before our summer break, will be on Tuesday, May 16, in the Kinsolving Room. Come for refreshments at 2:45, followed by the book study at 3 p.m. If you have not read the book, the discussion will include a review of The Lord’s Prayer by Fr. Albert Haase. Bring a friend, and enjoy our time of fellowship and spiritual study.

May 6, 2017 – Bishop Search Committee Town Hall Focus Group at St. Bede’s, 10am

Part of the calling the right Bishop for the Diocese of the Rio Grande is to be able to tell candidates who we are and what we expect from a bishop.  The Search committee is seeking your input on the questions which will appear on a diocese-wide survey to be published in late May.  If you are unable to attend this session, there is also a session on April 29 at 10am at St. Mary’s Albuquerque.

May 4, 2017 – Caregiver Training

Training for Faith Family caregivers will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, in the Kinsolving Room. For more information, contact Steven Hecht at stevehecht21@gmail.com.

May 1, 2017 – Welcome Deacon Pat

The Rev’d Patricia Masterman, a vocational deacon, will be joining the Holy Faith clergy team May 1 in a non-stipendiary capacity. Deacon Pat has recently relocated to Santa Fe, having most recently served at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church in Albuquerque. The role of a deacon is to bring the needs of the world to the consciousness of the Church and to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the world. You will see this carried out in Deacon Pat’s commitment to outreach and, liturgically, when she proclaims the Gospel, leads the Prayers of the People and Call to Confession, prepares the altar for the Eucharist, assists in the distribution of the elements, and gives the dismissal to send us back into the world to continue God’s work and share Christ’s love.

April 23, 2017 – Faith Family Ministry forms due

Please turn in your Caregiver Intake Form to the office by Sunday, April 23, so we can schedule training for the Faith Family Ministry. The Care Recipient Intake forms we’ll accept at any time. Both forms are available at the rear of the church. God bless you all for helping us launch this new ministry.

April 21 and 22, 2017 – Holding the Memory; Beginning Anew – A Retreat for Those Who Grieve

Discover your resilience after losing a loved one. The healing journey challenges us as we both cherish the gifts and memories of our lives, feel the dark emotions that can wash over us, and relearn our lives to begin anew. Even after death, our relationships continue and can bring us comfort. Grief can also be a time for personal growth and transformation. Led by a team of facilitators who are experts in loss and will guide participants in developing resources for living a new full life. Lead facilitators are Dr. Janet Schreiber and Dr. Camille Barnett. Retreats are held Friday evening, April 21, from 5-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. The fee is $30. For more information or to register, contact Molly Lott at 505-983-6424 or matl44@me.com.

April 12, 2017 – Annual Pilgrimage to Chimayó

Deepen your Holy Week experience by walking the pilgrim’s path to The Sanctuario de Chimayó on Wed., April 12. Meet in Nambé at the Sacred Heart Church parking lot at 8:45 a.m. Sacred Heart is located approximately 2 miles east of Highway 285 on Highway 503. The walk begins promptly 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 2 p.m. Transportation back to Nambé is provided. If you have not already signed up to walk or ride but would like to attend, please call Eleanor Ortiz at 670-1089 or Cathy Gronquist at 231-4557, as soon as possible.

April 9, 2017 – Holy Faith Singles

On April 9, Palm Sunday, the Holy Faith Singles plan to eat at Upper Crust Pizza and then at 2:30 walk over to the Santa Fe Playhouse to see the 3 p.m. performance of 1984, from the George Orwell book by the same name. Please RSVP to Rebecca Tobey at rutobey@yahoo.com or 986-1309 if you’re interested in coming so that we can get tickets.

April 3, 2017 – Library Open House

“Writing Biography from a Personal Point of View” is the topic to be presented by Sallie Bingham, member of HF and author, at the next Library Open House. The date is Monday, April 3, at 3 pm. Refreshments in the Kinsolving Room will follow Sallie’s talk.

March 28, 2017 – Children’s Lenten Adventures

All Holy Faith children and friends, ages 3 to 11, are invited to Lenten Adventures on March 28, 4-5:30 p.m. The children will witness the burning of the palms in preparations for Ash Wednesday and learn about the Stations of the Cross, the last supper and foot washing. RSVP to 982-4447, ext.119.

March 21, 2017 – Daughter’s of the King meeting

The Daughters of the King, an order of prayer, service, and evangelism, will meet at 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21 in the Kinsolving Room. We’ll be studying chapters 7 and 8 of Living the Lord’s Prayer by Fr. Albert Haase. Guests are welcome. For more information contact Cha Foxhall, OSB Obl., President, at chafoxhall@yahoo.com.

March 20, 2017 – Prayer Shawl Ministry

The next meeting will be held in the Kinsolving room on March 20 from 5:30 p.m. to about 7 p.m. We hope that you will join us for an evening of handiwork, cookies and friendship. All skill levels and types of crafts are welcome. Call Allyson Adams (093-0283) if you have any questions. We hope to see you there. Future meetings are scheduled for April 17, May 8 and June 19.  Ifyou know someone who needs a prayer shawl it’s easy to get one: 1) Open the top doors of the big cupboard in the Kinsolving room. 2) Pick the right shawl for the recipient. We have adult, child and pet sizes, and many different colors to choose from. 3) Write your name, the recipient’s name, the date and the prayer intent (so we can pray for the recipient) on the clipboard. Done! There is, of course, no charge for these shawls.

March 19, 2017 – Men’s Breakfast

The Men of Holy Faith will be serving up a continental breakfast Sunday, March 19, between the 8:30 and 11 services.

March 11, 2017 – Retablo/Ex-voto Workshop

The Grief Ministry will hold a hands-on workshop on Saturday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Guild Room. You will produce a finished folk art picture that tells a personal story of loss, healing and gratitude. Retablos and Ex-votos are personal expressions of devotion that are part of New Mexico heritage and are found in all ethnic cultures through history. Jaunito Jimenez, a Santa Fe Santero artist, will lead the workshop. A $50 fee to Jimenez covers all materials. The workshop is limited to the 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.

beginning Wednesday March 8, 2017 – Wednesday Lenten Soup Supper and Study

Fr. Robin will lead a discussion of The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen. The soup suppers begin at 5:45 p.m., followed by the study from 6:30-8 p.m. A nursery will be available from 5:15-8:15 p.m.

beginning January 9, 2017 and concluding March 6, 2017 – Body and Soul

Body and Soul, a contemplative experience of stretching, gentle movement and meditation resumes on Monday, January 9, continuing through March 6 (excluding January 16 and February 20). The class runs from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Please call Janina Greene, experienced physical therapist and leader of Body and Soul, to register: 412-9428. Limited space is available.

February 25, 2017 – Grief Ministry Training

We have an exciting year planned for the Grief Ministry at Holy Faith and would like you to be a part of it. If you have an interest in being a Grief Facilitator or helping with the food or the administration, please let us know by January 31. Grief facilitators will have an all-day training session on Saturday, February 25 and monthly meetings – as well as helping with retreats and book sessions and other activities. We also have volunteers to prepare food for our retreats and meetings and also have people who help with the administration of the ministry. If you would like more information or to volunteer for the food or administrative support, please contact Rhonda Black at 920-1271 or rsb125@gmail.com. If you would like more information or would like to become a facilitator, please contact Camille Barnett at 988-5403 or camillecatesbarnett@gmail.com.

February 24, 2017 – Reel to Real: Friday Night Movie

The next movie night is in the Kinsolving room on Friday, February 24, with Fiddler on the Roof, the musical comedy-drama which won three Academy Awards. Movies begin at 6:15 p.m., giving you time to enjoy popcorn, candies and lemonade. Bring a friend. FREE!

February 21, 2017 – DOK Celebration of Love Tea

Be sure to mark your calendars for the Celebration of Love Tea on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Kinsolving Room. It will be a time for fellowship, good refreshments, and piano music. There will be no book study that day, but the tea will be followed by the installation of DOK members during Evening Prayer in the Chapel at 4:30. It is not too late to RSVP to faun.smith@aol.com or 780-8855.

February 19, 2017 – Docent Tour of the Church

On Sunday, February 19, 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 after the 11 a.m. service in the rear of the Nave of the church.

February 18, 2017 – Fifth Annual Women’s Quiet Day Retreat

The Women’s Spirituality Group presents the fifth annual Quiet Day Retreat and gratefully acknowledges support for this retreat from The Holy Faith Library-Scheffler Lecture Series Fund. Dr. Megan McKenna, a compelling teacher and prolific author of 50 books, will speak on “We Drink From Our Own Wells.”  The retreat will emphasize community and how we live, mature in our faith, and are converted with others. The selected Scripture studies include The Woman at the Well and the Transfiguration of Jesus. This pre-Lenten retreat is a day to reflect, listen to the stories of God, and share our thoughts on the Word of God. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and a continental breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. in Palen Hall. At the conclusion of the retreat, Holy Eucharist will be celebrated from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. for all retreat participants. Please plan to bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided at the lunch break. There is no cost to attend, but you will need to register by emailing marycdudley@gmail.com no later than February 8, 2017.

beginning January 18 – February 15, 2017 – Writing to Peace

On Wednesdays, January 18 through February 15, Sr. Paula Gallagher, IHM, will lead Writing to Peace from 1-2:30 p.m. This workshop uses writing as a tool for comfort, healing and strengthening our faith after loss. Our writing will explore the grief process, how to continue a loving remembering of those who have passed from our lives, how to ground and balance ourselves as we grieve and how to honor the memory of those gone with acts of loving outreach. There is no charge for the workshop, but you must register with Molly Lott at 982-6424 or matl44@me.com.

February 15, 2015 – New Ministry Meeting at 5pm

An information meeting on Holy Faith’s new ministry, “Faith Family,” is set for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Kinsolving Room. Purpose of the ministry is to provide health advocates and helpers for those suddenly taken ill without family support nearby.

February 14, 2017 – The Great Valentine Cookie Bake-off!

Families and friends are invited to meet in the library at 4 p.m. for a story about love and sharing, followed by the Great Cookie Bake-off in Palen Hall. Children will have cookies to take home and enough to share with shut-ins and friends who are not able to come. Please let Ann MacVicar (982-4447, ext. 119) know how many people you are bringing so we have enough ingredients and decorations. Volunteers are also welcome!

beginning February 12, 2017 – Interfaith Community Shelter Service week

Holy Faith’s week of service at the Interfaith Community Shelter begins February 12 through Saturday, February 18. 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 (clintvhorn@aol.com) or Cathy Gronquist at 231-4557 (cathy@gronquist.org).

February 13, 2017 – February “Knit-Wits”

We would like to be clear that a “wit” is someone considered very clever … so our group of knit-wits are clever at knitting. Our next meeting will be Monday evening, February 13, from 5:30 to about 7 p.m. in the Kinsolving room. We welcome all who are already “wits,” but also encourage those of you who would like to learn to join us. We have knitters and crocheters and would like to have anyone with any other sort of handicraft become one of the group. Any questions? Call Allyson Adams at 983-0283. Hope to see you there.

January 29, 2017 – Annual Meeting and Parish Potluck

The Annual Meeting and Parish Potluck is scheduled for Sunday, January 29, at 4 p.m. Sign up for the potluck on the sheets in Palen Hall. During the Annual Meeting we will receive the reports of the various Ministries for 2016, review and discuss the financial budget for 2017, and elect Vestry members and Deanery delegates. The 2016 giving statements will be distributed to parishioners.

beginning December 4 and December 11 and 18, 2016, 9:45 – 10:30am – Rehearsals for the Holy Faith Children’s Christmas Pageant

All Holy Faith children and grandchildren ages 3-12 are invited to sign up for the Christmas Pageant. Come tell the story of Jesus’ birth in costume with the familiar words of the Gospel read by the narrator. The Holy Eucharist with Christmas Pageant will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 24. Rehearsals are conveniently held on Sundays, December 4, 11 and 18, from 9:45-10:30 am in the church. The dress rehearsal will be on Thursday, December 22, from 4-5 pm. Please RSVP to Ann MacVicar at 982-4447, ext. 119, or amacvica@kean.edu. We will contact you around November 21 to talk about casting.

December 17, 2016 – Advent Quiet Morning

Fr. Robin will lead us in an opportunity to slow down in the hectic run-up to Christmas. Make some time for yourself, as we explore the theme “How is God calling me?” by looking at some of the characters in the Advent story. Preceded by a gathering time, the morning will begin at 9 a.m. with Morning Prayer and will conclude around 12:30 p.m. following the Eucharist, interspersed with meditations and prolonged periods for silent reflection.

beginning December 6 and on December 13 and 20, 2016, 4 – 5:30pm – Advent Children’s Adventures

Would you like your children to experience the true Christmas story? Advent Adventures is just the thing. Children ages 3-12 may join us on Tuesdays, December 6, 13 and 20, from 4-5:30 p.m. with living storytellers, art and tea parties. On December 6, make your own Advent wreath to take home. Meet the “real” John the Baptist (Doug Whitehurst) and hear about Jesus’ cousin. On December 13, meet Mary, the Mother of Jesus, as she retells the story of the Angel’s announcement, the visit with Elizabeth and the birth at Bethlehem. On December 20, take a quiet moment in the Chancel to create the Christmas Creche with all the characters.

beginning November 30 and on December 7 and 14, 2016, 2:30 – 4:30 pm – Women’s Spirituality Group

As a special gift this Advent, the Women’s Spirituality Group will discuss Dr. Megan McKenna’s book, Mary: Shadow of Grace, on November 30, December 7, and December 14 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. We will explore chapters on the Annunciation, the Visitation, and the Night of the Birth. This compelling book was awarded the Vatican Book Award for Spirituality in 1997. Dr. McKenna will visit Holy Faith on February 18, 2017, to lead our women’s Quiet Day retreat. Books are available for $5. To register and reserve your book, please email Mary Dudley at marycdudley@gmail.com by November 14.

December 11, 2016 – Holy Faith Singles potluck Christmas Party at 4:30 pm

Join us on December 11 at 4:30 p.m. for a potluck Christmas party at Elaine Coleman’s house located at 899 East Zia Rd. Contact Elaine at 983-9747 for more information and to RSVP.

December 9 and 10, 2016 – Celebrating Christmas after Loss

Celebrating Christmas after a significant loss can be difficult. Our purpose is to honor the past and help develop new ways that Christmas can be a time of deep renewal. Because people learn and express themselves in many different ways, we have designed a variety of experiences for the retreat. Our hope is that trying the familiar and the unfamiliar will deepen healing. The retreat for people who have lost a loved one will be held on December 9 and 10 in the Kinsolving Room. The Friday session will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, with registration available at 5pm. A light dinner will be served on Friday evening. The Saturday session will be from 9:30 am to 4 pm. Coffee and light snacks will be available at 9 am. The price for the retreat is $30. For more information and to register, contact Molly Lott at matl44@me.com or 505-983-6424.

December 4 – 10, 2016 – Interfaith Community Shelter Service Week

Our shelter service for the new season at Pete’s Place starts December 4 and concludes on Saturday, December 10. We need 8 volunteers to help each night from 5:30 – 9 p.m., as well as provide food for 100 people. Sign-up sheets for both are located in Palen Hall. You may also sign up by contacting Dora Horn 471-1171 (clintvhorn@aol.com) or Cathy Gronquist 231-4557 (cathy@gronquist.org). Thank you for all you have done and will do in support of those in need.

December 3 – 4, 2016 – 134th Annual Saint Nicholas Christmas Bazaar (Twice Blessed seeks donations)

Please remember Twice Blessed as you do your house cleaning. We gladly accept a variety of household items, such as small appliances, kitchen and tableware, decorative pieces, and Christmas decorations, as well as jewelry and clothing in good, clean condition suitable for consignment. We cannot accept televisions or electronics. Donations are tax deductible and the proceeds fund a variety of local nonprofits and church activities. This year’s Twice Blessed sale will take place on December 3 and 4, in conjunction with the 134th annual Saint Nicholas Christmas Bazaar. Donations are welcome through mid-November, and can be left near the Twice Blessed room on the second floor of Conkey House. For more information, please contact Betty Lou Dent at 913-1779.

December 1, 2016 – Missions and Outreach Grants deadline

Applications for Missions and Outreach grants are due December 1. The application forms are available on the website, and can be printed, filled in and submitted to the M & O committee at The Church of the Holy Faith.

November 20, 2016 – Pledge Card Ingathering and Thanksgiving Dinner

To pledge, you can either mail your pledge card to the Holy Faith office (an addressed envelope was included in your pledge materials) or bring your pledge card up to the altar on November 20. The Holy Faith community is a community blessed with true believers and givers. As you prayerfully consider your 2017 pledge, be assured that your pledge supports your spiritual needs as well all the ministries of Holy Faith.  And, then join us at 5pm for our annual Thanksgiving Dinner. The turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes and bread will be provided – the rest is up to you! Please bring your favorite side dish.

November 17, 2016 – Library Open House, 3-4:30 pm

The Library Committee invites you to a special Open House on Thursday, November 17, from 3 to 4:30 featuring a small exhibit of some lovely reproductions of Books of Hours which Shaw has given to the Library. He will give a short, informal talk about them. Come find out about these bestsellers of the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. From the mid-thirteenth to the mid-sixteenth century, more Books of Hours were commissioned and produced, bought and sold, bequeathed and inherited, printed and reprinted than any other text, including the Bible. Enjoy a cup of cider while you learn more about the contents of the Book of Hours.

November 14, 2016 – Prayer Shawl Ministry to meet at 5:30pm

The holidays are here! … well, almost. The Prayer Shawl Ministry would love to give you the opportunity to get a bit ahead. We will be meeting Monday, November 14, at 5:30 p.m. in the Kinsolving room. We invite you to join us with your knitting, crocheting, or any other project you are working on. Hope you can join us! Any questions, please call Allyson at 983-0283.

November 6, 2016 – Kick-off to the 2017 Stewardship Campaign

The 2017 stewardship campaign kicks off on November 6 with pledge brochures and cards available at all services. To pick up your pledge materials, visit either Holy Faith Library (7:30 a.m. parishioners) or stop by the stewardship table located near the front entrance of the church either before or after the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. In case of bad weather, the stewardship table will be located in Palen Hall. During the three-week campaign, which ends with our ingathering on November 20, we will have the opportunity to hear from our impressive stewardship speakers who include parishioners Leslea McCabe, Paul Crutchfield, Sandra Brinck, John Rauch, Jack Lott, and Rebecca Tobey. Beautiful writings on generosity will be published in our Sunday bulletins by authors Anna Jane Hays, Patty Vaughn, and Randall Hayden. Our campaign kickoff day concludes with a glorious Solemn Evensong on the Feast of All Saints’ at 6 p.m. followed by a festive reception at 6:45 p.m. We invite you to join us in celebrating Holy Faith’s overwhelming generosity, abundant faithfulness, and devoted prayerfulness.

November 3, 2016 – Bell Choir Handbell “Petting Zoo”, 6-7 pm in Palen Hall

Come one, come all! The Holy Faith Bell Choir is looking for some new ringers to join in the fun! They are hosting a Handbell Petting Zoo with wine and cheese on Thursday, November 3, from 6-7 p.m. in Palen Hall. Come see how EASY it is to ring a bell and follow along in the music, plus some fun fellowship and tasty treats. For more information, contact Kathlene Ritch at kritch73@aol.com.

October 30, 2016 – Institution of Fr. Robin Dodge as the next Rector of the Church of Holy Faith

At a solemn high Eucharist, Fr. Robin D. Dodge will be instituted as the rector of Holy Faith. The Rt. Rev. Michael Vono, Bishop of the Diocese of the Rio Grande, will celebrate; the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, Provost of the Washington National Cathedral, will preach. A reception at La Posada will follow.

October 27-29, 2016 – 64th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande

So that non-affiliated clergy and visitors may attend Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s plenary presentation and question and answer session, there is no registration or registration fee for this event. The plenary presentation begins at 10:10 a.m.; the Q&A session begins at 3 p.m. – both in the Lumpkins Ballroom of La Fonda Hotel on Friday, October 28.  Holy Faith is the host parish for this convention and we will need volunteers to assist with all aspects of the convention.  If you’d like more information and to volunteer, please contact Dora Horn, Alexandra Ward or Cathy Gronquist.

October 23, 2016 – Docent Tour of the Church

The church docents are offering a Dress Rehearsal, 30-minute facsimile tour of the one we are preparing for the Diocesan Convention. On Sunday, Oct. 23, please gather in pews at the rear of the Nave, where the tour will begin promptly after the 11 a.m. service. The Convention Tours are pre-booked, and, unfortunately, will not be able to accommodate parish members.

October 18, 2016 – Daughters of the King meeting and book study

The Daughters of the King, an Order of prayer, service, and evangelism, will meet at 2:45 p.m. on October 18 in the Kinsolving Room. We will be studying Chapter 2 of Living the Lord’s Prayer by Fr. Albert Haase. Guests are welcome. For more information contact Cha Foxhall, OSB Obl., President, at chafoxhall@yahoo.com.

13, 2016 – Scheffler Lecture Series features Deborah Douglas

Join author and spiritual director Deborah Smith Douglas in Palen Hall on Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. for the presentation “C.S. Lewis, Defender of the Faith. Through the Wardrobe, Beyond All Worlds.” She will explore the ways in which the hope of heaven informed all Lewis’ work and how we might more deeply appropriate that hope for ourselves. Deborah Smith Douglas is a retreat leader (including the Women’s Quiet Day at Holy Faith) and Benedictine Oblate, who has lectured and taught all over the United States and Great Britain. She is the author of many articles and two books: The Praying Life: Seeking God in All Things and Pilgrims in the Kingdom: Travels in Christian Britain. This free presentation is sponsored by the Holy Faith library as part of the Scheffler Lecture Series.

Wednesdays, October 12 – November 2, 2016 – Women’s Spirituality Group:  Lector Divina with Mother Teresa

Cha Foxhall, Benedictine Oblate, Spiritual Director, and Psychotherapist, is leading a lectio group including prayer, Mother Teresa’s (now Saint Teresa) writings, silent meditation, contemplative music, journaling, and group sharing. The groups will meet on four Wednesdays, October 12 through November 2, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kinsolving Room. The book, Experiencing Jesus with Mother Teresa by Jean Maalouf, may be purchased on Amazon. To register, please e-mailchafoxhall@yahoo.com.

October 2, 2016 – Renaming of the Memorial Garden

This Sunday we celebrate the feast day of St. Francis, our patron saint, the Church of the Holy Faith Memorial Garden will get a new name: The Rev. Kenneth J.G. Semon Memorial Garden.

September 18, 2016 – Annual Ministries Fair

Our Ministries Fair will take place immediately following the 8:30 a.m. service on Sunday, September 18, in Palen Hall. Our Ministries Fair is a wonderful way to be introduced to the many ministries and activities that serve our parish, the Santa Fe community, and the world. Come discover how you can become a part of the wider Holy Faith family. Representatives for each ministry are asked to contact Mark Childers at 982-4447, ext. 102, or medw.childers@gmail.com to reserve a table.

September 12, 2016 – Calling All Knit-Wits!

The Prayer Shawl Ministry will now be meeting monthly – on the second Monday evening of every month. We will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Kinsolving Room (late-comers are welcome), and be finished about 7 p.m. depending on the amount of chatter, of course. Light snacks will be provided and no knowledge of knitting / crocheting is required. Please call Allyson Adams at 983-0283 with any questions. Our first meeting is September 12. Future meeting dates are October 10, November 14 and December 12. Hope to see you there!

September 12, 2016 – Body and Soul Returns

Body and Soul, a contemplative experience of stretching, gentle movement and meditation resumes on Monday, September 12, continuing through November 14 (excluding October 10). The class runs from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Please call Janina Greene, experienced physical therapist and leader of Body and Soul, to register: 412-9428. Limited space is available..

September 11, 2016 – Docent Tour

We continue to offer our Holy Faith docent-led tours of the church. The 15-20 minute docent tour will concentrate on the historic figures from Holy Faith’s past. Please join the docent at 10:00 a.m. (after the 8:30 a.m. service) in the rear of the Nave of the church.

September 9-10, 2016 – Retreat for Those Who Grieve

Discover your resilience after losing a loved one through expressive arts and exercises in a private retreat setting. The healing journey challenges us as we both cherish the gifts and memories of our lives, feel the dark emotions that can wash over us, and have to relearn how to begin our lives anew. Even after death, our relationships continue and can bring us comfort. Grief can also be a time for personal growth and transformation, as all the great spiritual traditions have taught. Led by facilitators who are experts in loss and will guide participants in developing resources for living a new full life. The retreat is Friday evening, September 9, from 5-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 10, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Kinsolving Room at the church. For more information or to register, contact Molly Lott at 505-983-6424 or matl44@me.com.

September 6, 2016 – Interfaith Community Shelter Benefit at The Club at Las Campanas

On Tuesday, September 6, the Interfaith Community Shelter is hosting the Fourth Annual Chefscapades, a benefit dinner for the Shelter at 5 p.m. (note new time!) at The Club at Las Campanas. A five-star four-course gourmet dinner donated by premier local chefs will be served. The cost per person is $150, with $125 of that tax deductible. Information, as well as the opportunity to purchase tickets, is available through the Shelter website at http://www.interfaithsheltersf.org/or by contacting Guy Gronquist at guy@gronquist.org.

August 28 – September 11, 2016 – United Thank Offering Drive

The UTO fall program began August 28 and continues through the Ingathering on September 11. Since 1899, members of the church have shown their thanks for blessings by filling UTO boxes and envelopes twice a year. These contributions are given directly to programs that have received grants. It has supported children’s ministries, community programs, schools and many other ministries in the U.S. and worldwide. Continuing through September 11, envelopes and boxes can be found in the back of the church marked UTO. Please join us by giving generously to this important ministry. Holy Faith’s UTO contribution will be presented at the Diocesan convention in October. For more information, contact Van Swift at vanwswift@aol.com.

August 26, 2016 – Reel to Real:  Friday Night Movies

Come enjoy a relaxed evening in Palen Hall and watch wonderful movies this summer. Movies begin at 6:15 p.m., giving you time to enjoy popcorn, candies and lemonade. Bring a friend. Upcoming movies are Bend It Like Beckham on July 22 and Charlotte’s Web on August 26.

August 13, 2016 – Hope Chest: Building Our Faith in an Everlasting Life

Sister Paula Gallagher, IHM, will again offer a daylong retreat for those dealing with loss. This bereavement retreat puts our experience of loss deeply within the context of faith, helping us to deepen and make that faith more core in our beings. The retreat will be Saturday, August 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Kinsolving Room. There is no charge for the retreat. Please bring a lunch. To register, contact Camille Barnett at 988-5403 or camillecatesbarnett@gmail.com.

August 7, 2016 – Sunday Forum featuring Solace Crisis Treatment Center

Solace Crisis Treatment Center has been serving survivors of Sexual Assault in Santa Fe for 43 years. In that time, one of their values has been that their services are reflective and representative of the changing needs of our community. Solace’s Education and Prevention Manager, Jess Clark, will provide a brief overview of the history and services provided at Solace within the context of the National Sexual Assault Prevention Movement, and explore how Solace can best reflect the needs of the Church of the Holy Faith in responding to trauma and crisis.

August 3 and 7, 2016 – Desert Chorale Summer Festival special offer to Parishioners

The Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s “Sounds and Sweet Airs” program is dedicated to Father Ken and Dean Peggy. This program, which commemorates the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, is a particularly appropriate tribute to Father Ken given his encyclopedic knowledge of The Bard of Avon. He was deeply moved by the Chorale’s gesture and the generosity of Holy Faith Parishioners who underwrote the concerts in his honor. To make it possible for as many parishioners to attend these performances, the Chorale is offering a 10% discount to performances on the remaining performances, August 3 and 7. To place your ticket orders and take advantage of this special offer, you may order online at www.desertchorale.org and use the special promotion code SWEET, or contact Emma Marzen, Box Office Manager, at 988-2282.

beginning Tuesdays, July 12, 19, 26 and August 2, 2016 – Summer Children’s Adventures

Mark your calendars for Tuesdays, July 12, 19, 26 and August 2 for Children’s Adventures from 4-5:30 p.m. Each week we will explore “God’s Good Earth; It’s All About Dirt.” On July 12, Molly Parsons of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden presents “Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt;” on July 19 we will make adobe bricks with Nicole Kliebert from Cornerstones Community Partnerships; on July 26, soil and water conservationist Lisa Moore presents “Soil Horizons;” and on August 2 we will work with clay under the instruction of Andrea Pichaida, sculptor of Holy Faith’s Stations of the Cross. For more information and to register please contact Ann MacVicar at 982-4447, ext. 119. Registration for Children’s Adventures closes on July 6.

July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 10/July 7,14,21,28 and August 4,11, 2016 – Mother Teresa Study

In anticipation of Mother Teresa’s canonization on September 4, the Women’s Spirituality Circle will study the inspiring “Experiencing Jesus with Mother Teresa” by Jean Maalouf this summer. The prayers and concise meditations in the book focus on the central themes of Mother Teresa’s spirituality. Participants have a choice of attending either a Wednesday or Thursday class from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. The Wednesday class dates are July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, and 10. The Thursday class dates are July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, and 11. Books are available for $10 (please bring payment to the first class) and all classes will be held in Dean Peggy’s former office. To reserve your place, please email Mary Dudley at marycdudley@gmail.com before June 24th.

July 17, 2016 – Men of Holy Faith meeting

Those interested in our forming men’s fellowship group are invited to meet Sunday, July 17, at 4 p.m. in the Kinsolving Room. Fr. Jim and group organizer Jim Morris will present some ideas for the group and ask for feedback. Please RSVP to Jim Morris at j.morris@hilltopconsulting.net.

July 10, 2016 – Vestry update on transition to a new Rector

The Vestry at Holy Faith has set 3 major goals for this year: 1) We will lead a successful transition to a new rector; 2) We fulfill our fiduciary responsibilities; 3) We are effective partners in the spiritual leadership of Holy Faith. To help achieve these goals, the Vestry is recruiting volunteers for the Finance and Communications committees and for three temporary committees – Leadership Support, Administrative Review and Ministries. The full plan is posted on our website. We will also be discussing the plan and our progress at the Sunday Forum on July 10. If you would like to find out more or to volunteer, please contact Camille Barnett at 988-5403 or camillecatesbarnett@gmail.com.

July 8 and 9, 2016 – Holding the Memory; Beginning Anew

Discover your resilience after losing a loved one through expressive arts and exercises in a private retreat setting. The healing journey challenges us as we both cherish the gifts and memories of our lives, feel the dark emotions that can wash over us, and have to relearn our lives to begin anew. Even after death, our relationships continue and can bring us comfort. Grief can also be a time for personal growth and transformation, as all the great spiritual traditions have taught. Led by facilitators who are experts in loss, they will guide participants in developing resources for living a new full life. This retreat is on July 8 and 9, Friday evening from 5-8:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Kinsolving Room. For more information or to register, contact Molly Lott at 505-983-6424 or matl44@me.com or Dr. Camille Cates Barnett at 505-988-5403 or camillecatesbarnett@gmail.com.

June 23 -26, 2016 – Cursillo at the Bosque Retreat Center

A Cursillo weekend is a time of joy in the Lord, of Spirit-filled fellowship, of a deepening of faith through worship, music, teachings, private meditation and prayer and daily Eucharist. It is a unique experience of the presence and love of our Holy God. The Episcopal Cursillo has been bringing spiritual renewal to the Church for 40 years. You have the opportunity to attend this wonderful life-changing event June 23-26 at the beautiful Diocesan Bosque Retreat Center in Albuquerque. Please prayerfully consider if this inspiring time with the Holy Spirit is for you. The deadline for registrations is May 10. You may pick up registration forms at the desk of Donna Lukacs, Parish Secretary.  For more information please contact Elaine Swetland at 501-463-0233, Jerry Swetland at 501-463-0253, or Fr. Hampton Mabry at 505-699-8010.

June 11, 2016 – 9 am to 2 pm – Family Day in the Country

Mark your calendars for our fourth annual Day in the Country in the beautiful mountains and meadows of Camp Davis. Saturday (note change), June 11, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fishing in a stocked pond, hiking to see the horses, parachute games and a real country cookout!

June 10, 11 and 12, 2016 – Illumination Workshop with Susan Kelly vonMedicus

The workshop takes place on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday afternoons.  No artistic experience is necessary and all materials will be provided.  The is $215 per student.  A non-refundable $100 deposit is required to hold your place.  To register, please send your name, email, phone number and deposit to:  Susan Kelly vonMedicus, 408 Skippack Pike, Fort Washington, PA 19034.  The workshop is limited to 20 students.

June 9, 2016 – Scheffler Lecture series presents Susan Kelly vonMedicus for “Manuscripts, Illumination and Calligraphy”

The lecture will start at 3 pm and will present the history and practice of illuminated manuscripts from the golden age of Ireland (6-8th century AD) to the contemporary St. John’s Bible.  Ms. vonMedicus is a studio art adjunct professor at Villanova University and she teaches and coordinates for the Prosopon School of Iconology.

June 8, 2016 – St. Francis Legacy Society Gathering

Members of the St. Francis Legacy Society have received an invitation to gather at the Gronquist’s house on June 8 from 5-7 p.m. Please let Cathy (989-9167) know if you will be attending. If you have been thinking about remembering the Church of the Holy Faith in your will, now would be a great time to do so. An information pamphlet and the statement of intent form can be found in the church office or on the website at http://holyfaithchurchsf.org/stfrancislegacy/. If you have any questions please contact Sandra Brinck, Walter Sterling, Cathy Gronquist or Fr. Ken.

June 5, 2016 – Interfaith Community Shelter Volunteer Appreciation picnic

The board of the Interfaith Community Shelter invites all volunteers to a thank-you picnic and celebration on Sunday, June 5, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant St. We will meet on the rooftop garden on the third floor; parking is in the lot on the north side of the church. Food and drinks will be provided. Phone the shelter at 795-7494 to confirm your attendance.

June 4, 2016 – Visit of Fr. Albert Haase

Father Albert_FotorMark your calendars for Saturday, June 4. That’s the date that has been set for Fr. Albert Haase’s visit to Holy Faith. Fr. Albert, whose DVD Catching Fire, Becoming Flame we watched last year, will give a retreat from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. entitled “Living a Spiritual Life: Becoming the Person God Calls Us to Be”. The retreat, generously sponsored by the Daughters of the King, will be free. In order to attend, you need to register by emailing Jacki Walker at jackiwalker@mac.com or by calling Ruth Rael at (505) 983-2077.  The reservation deadline is May 20, 2016.

May  22, 2016 – Bishop’s Annual Visit and Plaque Unveiling

On Sunday, May 22, The Right Rev. 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 public confession of their faith and join The Episcopal Church. At 10:45 am please join us for the unveiling of the Historic Santa Fe Foundation plaque.

May 20, 21 – 2106 – Inquirer’s Class

A Confirmation / Inquirer’s Class will be offered in preparation for all persons who want to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, wish to be received into The Episcopal Church, or wish to reaffirm their Confirmation vows. The class is also for people interested in learning more about the history and theology of The Episcopal Church and Holy Faith Parish. The class will be held on Friday, May 20, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided for the Saturday session. 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 sign up for the class. The deadline to sign up for the Inquirer’s Class is May 10.

May 15, 2016 – Rite of Holy Baptism

If you are interested in Baptism for yourself or your child, please contact a member of the clergy on 982-4447. The next of Holy Baptism will be held on Sunday, May 15.

May 15, 2016 – Holy Faith Singles Brunch

Let Ruth Rael know if you plan to attend Brunch at La Casa Sena. She may be contacted via email at rural@earthlink.net.

May 12, 2016 – Scheffler Lecture Series presents Canon Carole McGowan, 3pm, Palen Hall

Canon McGowan will discuss Murder & Mystery: Detecting Theology in Crime Fiction as part of the Lecture Series sponsored by the Holy Faith Library Committee.

April 26, 2016 – Daughters of the King meeting, 3pm, the Guild room

Jacki Walker will be the presenter of the next lesson in our continuing study of A Spiritual FormationWorkbook.  

April 13, 20 and 27, 2016 – Final Affairs:  A Conversation about End of Life Decisions and the Church

A three-week series in Palen Hall on Wednesday evenings, April 13, 20, and 27 from 6-7:30 p.m. Dean Peggy Patterson, Fr. Kenneth Semon, and Certified Palliative Care Nurse Christine Reinig, R.N. BSN., a leader in Palliative at Christus St. Vincent Medical Center, will guide our sessions. April 13: Session I – SOLACE: Wisdom of the Dying: A Journey into the Wilderness of our mortality and beyond. An interfaith documentary directed by Camille Adair, a Hospice Nurse, who interviewed Hospice patients and families about the spiritual, emotional and physical experiences at the end of life. Patients are local residents who shared their final journey with us. Discussion will follow at our tables: What discussions have you had with your family and loved ones about your end of life wishes? April 20: Session II – A presentation comparing Palliative Care and Hospice, including common decisions facing families and patients in the hospital and in Hospice Care. Dean Peggy, former Hospice Chaplain, will discuss the “Hospice Team”, costs, choices, family involvement in homecare and facility options and the role of your priest in the Hospice Care Team. Christine Reinig, Assistant Director of Palliative Care at CSV, will discuss the innovations offered by Palliative Care in a hospital and home setting. April 27: Session III – Fr. Kenneth Semon, Rector, will discuss the pastoral and sacramental role of the church and parish clergy in end-of-life rituals. The parish clergy welcome the opportunity to discuss end-of-life planning, including decisions about burial, cremation, preplanning of funerals, purchasing a niche in the Columbarium and liturgies for burial (music, Eucharist, readings). Fr. Ken will also share the Sacraments and The Litany for the Dying from the Book of Common Prayer. The clergy of your parish want to be present with you at this sacred time. Each participant will receive a folder with helpful documents on Hospice, “What Your family Needs to Know When You Die” and funeral planning and the church. You will also receive a copy of “Five Wishes”, a document listing your wishes for end-of-life care, medical choices and preferred medical decision makers. Please RSVP to Dean Peggy (revpeggy@gmail.com) or Donna (982-4447, ext. 100) to reserve a place and a folder.

month of April 2016 – Peanut Butter Caper returns!

April 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 April. The jars will be collected in a basket at the back of the church or outside Dean Peggy’s 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! Want to know more about Feeding Santa Fe? Would you like to spend a Thursday morning helping volunteers fill the bags with the last perishable items (eggs, bread, produce)? Then you can greet clients and give out bags of groceries to our drive-through patrons. Thursday, April 14, Dean Peggy will take a group of volunteers to work at Feeding Santa Fe, Inc., from 6:45-8:30 a.m. at their warehouse on Siler Road. If you would like to volunteer email revpeggy@gmail.com.

April 22 -23, 2016 – “Holding the Memory and Beginning Anew” Retreat

Discover your resilience after losing a loved one in a private retreat setting.  The healing journey includes both cherishing the gifts and memories of our lives, feeling the dark emotions that can wash over us, and finding a way to begin our lives anew.  The retreat begins on Friday evening,  April 22 from 5-8:30 pm and continues on Saturday, April 23, from 9 am to 4 pm.  The retreat is held in the Kinsolving Room and is led by facilitators who are experts in grief, trauma and loss.  The cost is $30, which includes meals.  For more information or to register, contact Dr. Camille Barnett at 988-5403 or camillecatesbarnett@gmail.com or Molly Lott at 983-6324 or matl44@me.com.

weekly,  beginning March 28 or 29, 2016 – Women’s Spirituality Classes

Come discuss Sr. Joan Chittister’s engaging book The Monastery of the Heart: An Invitation to a Meaningful Life. Women will meet either on Mondays, March 28, April 4, 11 and 18 from 2:30-4 pm or on Tuesdays, March 29, April 5, 12 and 19 from noon-1:30 pm.  Sign up at Dean Peggy’s office or email revpeggy@gmail.com.  A limited number of books are available from Dean Peggy at $10 each.

April 17, 2016 – Holy Faith Singles to enjoy a private tour of Santa Fe

On Sunday, April 17, Holy Faith Singles will enjoy a private Custom Tour by Clarice on her wonderful tram. We leave at 12:45 p.m. from the church parking lot. Space is limited to 18 people. Don’t miss it. Clarice knows more about the history of Santa Fe than almost anyone. Sign up soon at revpeggy@gmail.com.

April 8, 2016 – Family Pizza and Movie Night

Families and children are invited to the heartwarming animated feature Ratatouille, a story about a mouse that fulfills his dream of being a chef. Pizza and popcorn. An evening for all ages. 6 p.m. in Palen Hall. Movie starts at 6:15.

March 23, 2016 – Pilgrimage to Chimayo

Deepen your Holy Week experience by walking the pilgrim’s path to The Sanctuario de Chimayo.  Meet at the Nambe Church parking lot on the High Road at 8:45 am.  The walk leaves at 9 am and will include pausing each mile to pray the Stations of the Cross.  The pilgrimage concludes with a outdoor Eu harpist beside the chapel.  The walk is about ten miles, ending at approximately 3 pm.  Transportation back to Nambe is provided.  Please RSVP to Donna in the parish office.  If you have any questions, contact Eleanor Ortiz at 670-1089

March 11, 2016 – Reel to Real: Stories of Courage

Come enjoy a relaxed evening in Palen Hall with our new audio-visual setup. Movie night continues with Marley and Me on March 11 and family movie night with pizza and popcorn on April 8 for Ratatouille. FREE!

March 8 and 15, 2016 – Children’s Lenten Adventures

All Holy Faith children and friends, ages 3 to 11, are invited to Lenten Adventures on Tuesdays, March 8 and 15, from 4-5:30 pm.  The children will learn the true meaning of Holy Week:  stories of Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday (First Eucharist and Footwashing), Good Friday (walking up to Calvary) and Easter morning – the empty tomb with Mary Magdalene running to tell the disciples that Jesus is risen!  RSVP to 982-4447, ext. 119.

beginning February 17 – Lenten Soup Supper and Study

Each Wednesday during lent join us for soup at 5:45 pm followed by the study from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  A nursery is available from 5:15 – 8:15 pm.  Fr. Semon will lead a discussion of Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony by Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Willimon.  The book is available online and in most bookstores.

January 4 – March 14, 2016 – Body and Soul

Body and Soul, a contemplative experience of stretching, gentle movement and meditation resumes on Monday, January 4 continuing through March 14 (excluding January 18 and February 15). The class runs from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Please call Janina Greene, experienced physical therapist and leader of Body and Soul, to register: 412-9428. Limited space is available.

February 7, 2016 – New Members Rite of Welcome

The Rite of Welcome is offered to those who have recently joined our parish family. The next Rite of Welcome will be on Sunday, February 7. If you would like to be formally recognized as a member of The Church of the Holy Faith on this day, please contact Donna in the Parish Office at donna@holyfaithchurchsf.org or 982-4447 no later than February 3.

February 4, 2016 – The Scheffler Lecture Series presents Richard Rohr, OFM

On Thursday, February 4, in Palen Hall, The Scheffler Lecture Series presents Richard Rohr, OFM, with a lecture on “The Contemplative Mind: Theory and Practice.” Fr. Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque. He has authored numerous books, including Everything Belongs, Adam’s Return, The Naked Now, Breathing Under Water, Falling Upward, Immortal Diamond, and Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi. Refreshments are at 3 p.m. followed by the program at 3:30 p.m.

January 30, 2016 – 4th Annual Holy Faith Women’s Spirituality Diocesan Quiet Day

Led by Deborah Douglas and Dean Peggy, the quiet day will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and take place in Palen Hall.  The theme for this day is Epiphany:  Beyond the Magi – God manifest in starlight, water, wine and in our lives.  For more information, contact Dean Peggy at revpeggy@gmail.com or call 982-447, ext 119.  You will need to reserve your space by January 15.

January 28, 2016 – The Pastor’s Panel

Join Rev. Harry Eberts of First Presbyterian Church, Fr. Adam Lee Ortega y Ortiz of The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis and Fr. Kenneth Semon discussing the topic “Fear, Violence & Faith – A Christian Response” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, in Crispin Hall at The Cathedral Basilica. Come to inquire, have your questions answered and learn the similarities between our Christian brothers and sisters. All are welcome! Crispin Hall is behind the Cathedral, slightly to the east, adjacent to public parking. The parking lot is available from Cathedral Place.

January 27, 2016 – Holy Faith Singles dinner at Paper Dosa

The Holy Faith Singles welcome a new Steering Committee that will help plan the events for the coming year: Rebecca Tobey, Jody Register, Ruth Rael and Jacki Walker. Feel free to give them your ideas for activities and service projects. Singles are invited to dinner at the new South Indian Restaurant, Paper Dosa, on Wednesday, January 27, at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP as there are only 12 spaces available. In February we will have our Sunday Singles Brunch on February 7 at La Posada at 12:30 p.m. after church. Please RSVP to revpeggy@gmail.com. Finally, in February, our Annual Academy Awards Party at Clarice Coffey’s home will be on Sunday, February 28, at 5:30 p.m. Details to be provided. And please sign up to serve at the Shelter on a night of your choice, January 31-February 6.

January 24, 2016 – Parish Annual Meeting at 4 p.m.

All parish ministry reports are due to Donna in the office by Friday, January 15.

January 10, 2016 – Rite of Holy Baptism and a special Forum

If you are interested in Baptism for yourself or your child, please contact a member of the clergy as soon as possible.

Between the services there will  be a video presentation and personal reflections on “Walking in the footsteps of St. Francis, St. Clare and St. Catherine of Siena” from the attendees of the Women’s Spirituality Pilgrimage in November.

January 6, 2016 – Evensong for the Feast of the Epiphany at 6 p.m.

January 3, 2016 – Parish Continental Breakfast

Hosted by the Singles, the breakfast between services is a great way to catch up with friends after Christmas.