Announcements for the week beginning May 28, 2017

Nursery – A Nursery for children 4 years and younger is available in Conkey House on Sundays from 8:15 am through the 11:00 am service, and on Tuesdays from 5:45 pm during the Taizé Eucharist. For more information, please call Ann MacVicar at 982-4447, ext. 119.

Children’s Chapel – All children 3½ through 11 years old are invited to Children’s Chapel in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd each Sunday at 8:30 a.m. for Bible stories, prayers, singing, and art projects. Children will process into the Nave at the Peace to join their parents for the Eucharist. If you are a family with children you are encouraged to be seated in the first four rows reserved especially for you.

Hospital Notification – Holy Faith Parishioners admitted to the hospital are encouraged to contact one of the Holy Faith Clergy. Due to HIPAA restrictions, hospitals are not authorized to release patient information, and therefore our Clergy are often unaware when a parishioner has been admitted to the hospital. We take our pastoral responsibilities seriously and want to bring the ministry of prayer and healing to our parishioners.

Liturgy Notes – For this joyous season of Easter, at the 8:30 service we will sing the service music, that is, the Gloria, Sanctus and Benedictus, and Fraction Anthem. In place of the Gloria, though, we sing an Easter Hymn of Praise, This is the Feast of Victory for our God.  Following the Easter season, we will return to the Gloria. At the 11:00 service, we chant the Nicene Creed to help us focus on the words we are professing.

Do you feel Called to Children’s Ministries? – There are several opportunities at Holy Faith to serve children and families, weekly, seasonally or occasionally. Sunday Chapel takes place every week, year ‘round, during the 8:30 service. There is a children’s liturgy, Godly Play and other resources, and children join their families in church during the peace. Volunteers are needed to work as teams each Sunday (orientation will be provided). Children’s adventures take place 4-5 times a year, based on seasonal events in the church year.  Volunteers read stories, prepare snacks and help with art activities. The Christmas pageant needs volunteers for costumes, rehearsals, general organizing and the cookie reception on Christmas Eve. Volunteers must take the Safeguarding God’s Children curriculum for volunteers offered online through the Diocesan website. If you enjoy children and feel called to offer your time, talent, skills and enthusiasm, contact Ann MacVicar at 982-4447, ext. 119 or

Parish Office Closure – The parish office will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.

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 Cathedral, 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 beginning the week of May 28.


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 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: No artistic experience is necessary, all materials will be provided.



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

Church Kneelers to be Replaced – The effort to replace the kneelers in the church has begun. 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!

Interfaith Community Shelter Appeal for the Women’s Summer Safe Haven – Copies of the Shelter’s appeal letter are available in the parish office.

Annual Bishop’s Visitation and Confirmations – 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, or 982-4447, ext. 100 to register.

Retablo / Ex Voto Workshop – The March Ex-Voto Workshop was successful and the Grief Ministry will repeat the hands-on workshop on Saturday, 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 or 983-6424. You will receive information to help you prepare for the workshop.

St. Francis Legacy Society Gathering – 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 (, Cathy Gronquist ( or 231-4557) or Bob Buddendorf, Treasurer (

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.

Bosque Center Chapel – 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.

Docent Tours – 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.

More books needed – The literacy fair at St. Paul’s Peace in Las Vegas, N.M., went so well, according to The Rev. Madelynn Johnston, priest-in-charge, that the church wants to hold another one this summer. So the Rev. Johnston is asking for more books for children. This fair will focus a little more on younger children, she said, but is still reaching out to children of all ages, toddlers to teens.

Camp Stoney Needs Volunteers – The NE Deanery is sponsoring the Narnia Camp at Camp Stoney from July 16 – 22 and is in need of kitchen help, a nurse/EMT, arts and crafts help, and Junior Counselors. Volunteers need not commit for every day, or for the entirety of the day. Volunteers must also be willing to take the Safeguarding God’s Children curriculum for volunteers offered online through the Diocesan website. Please contact Fr. Christopher Adams at for more information.

Twice Blessed Welcomes Donations – Please remember Twice Blessed as you do your spring 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 1 and 2, in conjunction with the 135th annual Saint Nicholas Christmas Bazaar. The deadline to make donations is November 1. For more information, please contact Betty Lou Dent at 913-1779.

Additional Parking on Sundays – First Citizens Bank, a 2-minute walk from Holy Faith, is graciously allowing parishioners to use its parking lot Sundays. The bank is at 700 Paseo de Peralta. Its lot is at Marcy and Cienega streets. Parishioners should enter the lot off Cienega Street, opening an unlocked gate. The bank asks that parishioners always close the gate after them. Parishioners also can use the Peyton Wright Gallery parking lot, which is accessed off Paseo de Peralta.