Welcome to St. Bede’s Episcopal Church

We are a welcoming faith community as diverse as the many faces of Santa Fe. Honoring every person as a child of God, we seek to walk with Christ, to love and serve those in need, in our own community and beyond. We worship in the Episcopal tradition and are nourished by prayer, study, and fellowship.

Somos una comunidad de fieles en la que todo el que lo desea es bienvenido, una comunidad tan diversa como las muchas caras de Santa Fe. Al honrar a cada ser como hijo de Dios, aspiramos a seguir los pasos de Cristo, a amar y servir a los necesitados de nuestra propia comunidad y más halla. Adramos según la tradición Episcopal y nos nutrimos espiritualmente de oración, estudio y hermandad.

Deanery Meeting at St. Bede’s

The Northeast Deanery will meet at St. Bede’s on Saturday, May 9. All are welcome to attend, to observe the clergy and Deanery delegates as they conduct the business and finances of the northeast region.

We will provide a light breakfast at about 9:15 am and lunch at 11:30 am. The meeting begins with Eucharist at 9:30 and ends after lunch.

We will need volunteers to assist with preparing food and serving. If you are able to help with food preparation and service or wish to attend the meeting, contact April Adams: ataasantafe411@msn.com or 670-5815.

Message from Justice and Peace Committee

The Justice and Peace Committee is launching a campaign to bring its concerns about areas of the nation and the world where injustice prevails to the attention of our national legislators.

During its most recent meeting, the Committee discussed how a small group of people could help bring change to situations here and around the world where there is neither justice nor peace. It was decided to make it relatively easy for all parishioners to address our senators and representative with their concerns. The more voices there are, the better the chance of being heard and of reminding legislators that we are voters.

Recognizing that we may not all agree on the what, when, where, or why of many situations, and also that we are all busy people, the Committee is promoting the idea of individual lobbying of congresspeople by making good use of our legislators’ email. With this easy way, there is no need to find paper, envelope, and stamp and get a letter to the mailbox.

After each monthly Justice and Peace Committee meeting, the Committee will publish a suggested topic in the Weekly Beacon. Whatever you write doesn’t have to be long; sometimes a couple of sentences are enough. You don’t have to write every time, although this would be nice, remembering that there is political power in numbers.

Here are the websites for our national legislators:

The Honorable Martin Heinrich, US Senator

The Honorable Tom Udall, US Senator

The Honorable Ben Ray Luján, US Representative, 3rd District

Each legislator has a link (click on Write Martin, Contact Tom, or Email Ben) that takes you to a form on which you can write a message. There is usually a drop-down list of topics. Just choose the one you want.

The Justice and Peace Committee will not tell you what we want you to say. Our Baptismal Covenant says it all. Everyone in this parish has opinions. The idea is for us to express them to our elected officials.

Honoring Native Americans Workshop

On Friday, May 1, from 7:00-9:00 pm, St. Bede’s will host a workshop – Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with American’s Native Peoples – to honor America’s native peoples. This is similar to an event held here last year.

The workshop is intended to raise our awareness of the Doctrine of Discovery, the 15th-century justification of the European subjugation of non-Christian peoples and its continuing impact.

Registration is required. Although the event is free, donations of $10 – $20 per person are gratefully accepted.

For further information, contact Fr. Doug Bleyle, info@riograndenations.org or 505-913-7052.

Rio Grande Nations

United Thank Offering Begins After Easter

ecusautoThe United Thank Offering campaign will begin this year on the Sunday after Easter, April 12, with the theme Give a Little, Change a Lot.  UTO boxes and envelopes will be available then and for several weeks after.

Click here for more information and a short video.

In the Loop, In the Know – Together

The Diocese of the Rio Grande would like all of us to be “in the loop” and offers several e-mail publications to keep parishioners of the Diocese informed.

In The Loop (a weekly e-newsletter) keeps you up-to-date about what is occurring in the Diocese and also has news concerning the National Church and The Anglican Communion.  Email to subscribe.

Together, is the diocesan newspaper. For copies to be sent to your mailing address email .  If you prefer, a link to the digital version of Together can be found in the appropriate edition of In the Loop. You can then download Together from the diocesan website after each publication date.

You can use the same two email addresses to submit articles for publication.  Archives of past publications can be found at:

Past issues of Together
Past issues of In the Loop and other publications and media releases

Sunday Forums – 9:15 am

April 12

Mother Catherine will hold a “Town Hall Meeting” of the parish to address any concerns and questions from the congregation.

April 19

As part of Earth Day commemorations, Flower Guild member Cheryl Jurewich will discuss spirituality and flowers.

April 26

Katie Telehany, Director of Bishop’s Ridge, Stoney Camp and Recreation Center, will describe the activities of this diocesan camp.

St Bede’s Book Club

Beginning Monday, March 16 at noon, the next session of the book group will beginning reading and discussing The Geometry of Love: Space, Time, Mystery and Meaning in an Ordinary Church, by Margaret Visser. Suzanne Lawrence will lead the discussion. Everyone participating is asked to prepare by reading the Preamble and Chapters 1 and 2 before the first meeting. Meetings take place at noon in the Common Room, every Monday through April 27.

Vocation Days

We all have a vocation from God!

“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”

What path does God call me to?  If you’re sensing that something is missing in your life, that God has a purpose for you that you have yet to discover, if you are simply restless, this day is designed for you!

Two vocation days – opportunities to discern ministry – have been scheduled to allow as many people as possible to participate. Lunch will be provided; there is no cost to register.

February 21, noon-4 p.m., St. Andrew’s, Las Cruces. Register by Feb. 13.
April 18, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Bosque Center, Albuquerque. Register by April 10.

If you would like to attend one of the vocation days, please respond to Deacon Patty Soukup at the diocesan office by the deadline listed.  You may respond by email: psoukup@dioceserg.org or by telephone: 505-881-0636, ext. 112.

Read more about vocation days by clicking here….