Announcements for the week beginning March 24, 2019

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.

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.

The Way of the Cross – The Stations of the Cross are prayed every Wednesday during Lent at 5 p.m. in the church nave.

Lenten Soup Supper and Study – Beginning March 13, and continuing each Wednesday during Lent before Holy Week, Fr. Dodge will lead a discussion of Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life by Rowan Williams. 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.

Community Lenten Ingathering – There are three organizations in need of personal care items for their clients, and we would like to invite you to participate in this Ingathering effort during Lent. The local agencies are, the Interfaith Community Shelter (Pete’s Place) and Bag-n-Hand Food Pantry at St. John’s Methodist Church. The Food Pantry has been a ministry of St. John’s for many years and serves clients who struggle to make ends meet. Funds for the Pantry are used to purchase food, so the donation of personal care items will assist in serving their clients. The third organization is the Diocesan Borderland Ministries. We will collect personal care items ONLY during Lent through Palm Sunday. The donations will be divided between the three organizations and delivered during Holy Week. A list of requested/needed personal care items can be found on the bulletin board opposite the Palen Hall kitchen. A collection box will be in Palen Hall. If you have any questions, please contact Deacon Pat at 561-385-2418 or by email at deacon_pat@bellsouth.net  Thank you for your generosity in helping those in need.

Adult Forums — On March 24, Fr. Jim will look at the Ghent Altarpiece. On March 31, parishioner Marty Buchsbaum will present a program on our own altar and sanctuary at Holy Faith.

Prayer Shawl Ministry – The KnitWits will be meeting March 25 from 5:30 to about 7 p.m. in the Kinsolving room. Please join us for cookies and tea with scintillating conversation and some time to knit and crochet. Call Allyson at 983-0283 with questions. Our next meeting will be April 8.

Free Spirits – On Thursday, March 28, we will serve at Feeding Santa Fe – bagging food to hand out to the hungry. Please plan to meet at 6:30 a.m. (early morning) at the loading dock of Kitchen Angels through the back door on the left of the building on Siler Road. Dress warmly – the loading area is cold – gloves and hat are helpful. RSVP to Ruth Rael at rnrael@earthlink.net if you are able to participate. On Sunday, April 7, at 3 p.m. we will attend the panel discussion “Singing Under the Dome of Heaven.”  RSVP to Rebecca Tobey at rutobey@yahoo.com to participate.

Cocoons and Butterflies – On Tuesday, March 26, from 3:30 to 4:30, we will have our 2nd Lenten Children & Teens Adventure. Lent is a time to focus on the ways we can be better followers of Jesus. When we gather, we will discuss the symbols of Lent the things we can do during this time that will bring us closer to Jesus, our family and our friends. There will be singing, snacks and activities. Please let us know if you plan to attend so that we can plan appropriately. May His peace always be in your hearts, Mother Pam

Pilgrimage to Chimayó – Deepen your Holy Week experience by walking the pilgrim’s path to The Sanctuario de Chimayó on Wednesday, April 17. Meet at the Nambé Church parking lot on the High Road at 8:45 a.m. The walk leaves at 9 a.m. and will include pausing each mile to pray the Stations of the Cross. The pilgrimage concludes with an outdoor Eucharist beside the chapel. The walk is about ten miles, ending at approximately 3 p.m. Transportation back to Nambé is provided. Please RSVP to Donna in the parish office or sign up on the sheet at the front desk. Questions? Call Eleanor Ortiz at 670-1089. If you are able to help by “staging” a car at the Sancturio prior to the walk, please contact Cathy Gronquist at cathy@gronquist.org or 231-4557.

Recycle for Sight and Hearing Aid Recycling Program – The Capital City Lions Club collects used eyeglasses and hearing aids for distribution to those in need. If you have old or no longer needed eyeglasses, sunglasses or hearing aids, please donate them in the collection box that is near the back entry to Palen Hall or phone Sylvia Stevens at 946-0473 for more information. “Where there is a need, there is a Lion.”

Remember to use Amazon Smile for your Shopping –Holy Faith is part of the Amazon Smile program, through which recognized charitable organizations receive 0.5 percent of the price of eligible purchases. To sign up, visit http://smile.amazon.com. Once there, you will be asked to identify your favorite charity. In the search box enter “Church of the Holy Faith.” You will see a list of possible matches. Select the one that says “Church of the Holy Faith” with the information at right that says “Santa Fe” and “Incorporation Year 1863.”) You will now see the Amazon Smile logo in the upper left corner. The rest is easy. Just start shopping. Once you’ve selected your charity everything in Amazon behaves the same way you have been used to. Remember to use smile.amazon.com each time you shop. You have to think about it the first few times you return to Amazon, then it will come naturally. If you don’t hit smile.amazon.com, and you don’t see the Amazon Smile logo, then we will not get credit for your purchases. Remember to SMILE rather than WWW. If you already use smile.amazon.com and want to change your designated charity to Holy Faith, log on to smile.amazon.com, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Under “Pick Your Own Charitable Organization,” type in Church of the Holy Faith and click on the Search button. More than one option will appear, so make sure to select the one that says “Church of the Holy Faith” with the information at right that says “Santa Fe” and “Incorporation Year 1863.”)

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.