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 email@example.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 February 28 and continuing on March 14 and 28, 2017 – Children’s Lenten Adventures
All Holy Faith children and friends, ages 3 to 11, are invited to Lenten Adventures on Tuesdays, February 28, 3:30-5 p.m., March 14 and 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like more information or would like to become a facilitator, please contact Camille Barnett at 988-5403 or email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-8855.
beginning February 2, 2017 – Theology Discussion Group
In the Beginning…’: A Catholic Understanding of the Story of Creation and the Fall by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger and Boniface Ramsey will be studied by the Theology Discussion Group on Thursdays at 2 p.m. in the Campbell Room. If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Jim Gilson at 466-3477 or Steven Hecht at 930-5617 or email@example.com. On March 2 we start a new book by Jerry L. Walls, Heaven, Hell and Purgatory: A Protestant View of the Cosmic Drama, 2015. Reviews and copies are available on Amazon. Questions? Please contact Jim Gilson at 466-3477 or Steven Hecht at 930-5617 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The group meets every other Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Campbell room.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Tuesday mornings at 10am beginning January 3, 2017 – Spiritual Classics Study Group begins a new book
The new 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 new study!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 8, 2017.
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 (email@example.com) or Cathy Gronquist at 231-4557 (firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Cathy Gronquist 231-4557 (email@example.com). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or Dr. Camille Cates Barnett at 505-988-5403 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Mark 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Molly Lott at 983-6324 or email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.