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Sunday Forums, 9:15 am

sunday-forumEvery Sunday in July

Mother Catherine is leading a discussion and book reflection in the Common Room on Waking Up White by Debby Irving. Each chapter has reflection questions, which we will discuss. If you cannot or care not to do the group discussion, you may wish to read the book and complete the journal questions on your own. Either way, it is a very worthwhile opportunity to deepen our faith, and Mother Catherine looks forward to seeing what enlightenment it will bring to all of us who participate.

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 judith2bee@gmail.com. Kathy Christison is the co-chair.