Pecos Trail Cafe Event

Let’s Have Fun!

On Sunday July 23, starting at 3:00, we will once again have restaurant night at the Pecos Trail Cafe.

Many of us remember how fun it was the last time—great food, music, raffles, lots of friends all around. This time we’ll have a longer window of time and use of the outdoor patio as well as everything that made for such fun before.

Mark your calendar! invite your friends! It will be a great time!

Calling All Artisans – Mosaic Workshop

I paint because I want the world to be a more beautiful place…
I believe art is a window to what’s best within us,
allowing us to see and be seen more authentically, more beautifully.
 —John Alan Warford

We are very pleased to tell you John Alan Warford, an award-winning artist perhaps best known locally for his work in the restoration of Santa Fe’s Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis, is available to do a major piece for our church. We can do this artwork, along with other refurbishment, while we vacate our worship space during the rebuilding of the Common Room.

Here’s today’s really big news: John’s plans call for a mosaic in which many members of the parish can participate. He will teach us the technique, choose the materials, and outline the forms, and we will create the mosaic! It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for all of us who are interested in creating something very beautiful and extraordinary under the guidance of a renowned artist. No experience needed. Interested? Come to church on Friday, June 23, at 10:00. The first 45 minutes will be an intro class and those who are interested can stay for another hour or so of practice.

If you plan to attend the workshop, .

Yes, we will need some sponsors, and if you feel you would like to be one of the people to bring this great art to our dear church, please see Mother Catherine. It will be a gift to every single person who ever enters our church.

We will schedule a parish-wide Town Hall Meeting in a few weeks, to say more about this project, our temporary relocation, and other construction details. Meanwhile, let’s continue to look forward with hope and faith.

The goal with my church projects is not to create beauty for beauty’s sake alone.
The goal is to create beauty as inspiration,
as a call to learn from the stories and symbols in the art and ornament;
to assist us in remembering what’s important.
John Alan Warford

Car Seats for Refugee Children

“Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” Romans 15:7

At the recent Adult Forum sponsored by the Justice and Peace Committee, Mi’raj Bukhari-Frayer, leader of the Santa Fe Refugee Collaborative, brought us up to date. The refugee families from Syria and other countries have endured unspeakable hardships – torn from their homes, seeing family members killed and the resulting trauma, but they are adjusting to life in America. Language barriers and employment challenges are at the forefront of what they face.

Parishioners of St. Bede’s have been providing much-appreciated support in numerous ways and the most recent request is for car seats and booster seats for the children. While few have vehicles, they need these items when transportation is provided by volunteers. The specifics:

for infants, rear facing,
for toddler to 5 year-olds, forward facing
for 5 to 7 year-olds, booster seat

If you have had any one of these for visiting grandchildren and it is no longer needed, please bring it to the Common Room where you’ll find the large turquoise box. Target currently has booster seats on sale for under $20. If you wish to purchase one.

A repeated request is for cleaning supplies for our newcomers who take pride in keep their living spaces clean and orderly.

Spanish Classes

holaBeginning Tuesday September 27, Betty Scannapieco will offer a new Spanish class for beginners at 12:30 pm.

There are currently Spanish classes for intermediate level every Tuesday at 1:30 pm and for advanced conversational level at 2:30 pm.

If you are interested in joining any of these classes, please contact Betty at 995-0757.

St. Elizabeth’s Dinner Shopping and Delivery

ste dinnerFor nearly 30 years, St. Bede’s has participated in a ministry that involves shopping once a month (first Thursday) at Sam’s Club for a dinner for St. Elizabeth’s on Alarid St. We deliver the items (which are always the same) but we do not prepare the dinner. We have enough volunteers that you need do this only once, or perhaps twice, a year.

ste dinner 2If you have a Sam’s Club card, we need you! If you don’t, we’ll pair you up with someone who does. You can work either singly or in pairs, and you can choose a month that is convenient for you. The cost of the groceries is around $100. You can either donate this amount or fill out a form to be reimbursed. The ministry is funded by the Outreach Committee.

If you would like to help with this ministry, please contact Judith Beery at 490-5818, or Kathy Christison is the co-chair.