This Week at Holy Family

SHOE DRIVE: During the Advent and Christmas seasons, we will be having a shoe drive to benefit K-8 students at El Camino Real Academy. Shoes must be new. Most needed are shoes for first through third graders, sizes 13 through 3.  They can also use size 3 ½ and 5. Our collection will end on January 6. Please place all shoes under the table in the front hallway.

A NEW LITURGICAL YEAR! This Sunday December 2 is the First Sunday of Advent, a season of waiting and anticipation. It is also the start of a new church year, when we leave the Gospel of Mark and turn to the Gospel of Luke. Luke contains some of the most well-known bible stories, like the Parable of the Good Samaritan. If you want to learn more about the Gospel, join us for our weekly bible study SCRIPTURE@TRIBES. We meet Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. at Tribes Coffee House, 3470 Zafarano Dr. Bring your bible.

HEALING is offered after worship this Sunday, the first Sunday of the month. If you are in need of healing of spirit, mind or body, please come for prayers, anointing and the laying on of hands.

IT’S NOT TOO LATE to turn in your pledge for 2019! It’s going to be an exciting year with new people stepping into new roles. Won’t you share your blessings from God and invest in this most holy community? Extra forms are available in the hallway. Thank you!

WOMEN OF THE DIOCESE OF THE RIO GRANDE Holy Family will host its first gathering of Women of the DRG Saturday, December 8 at 3 p.m. We will decorate backpacks for foster children. Fabric paint and markers are already donated! Bring some cookies to share. We will provide coffee, tea and cocoa. Cost is $10 per person to cover cost of the backpack. Contact Camille Donoghue at 505-577-6830 or camille@donoghues.net (ABQ Women of DRG will provide contents.)

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: 

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT, DECEMBER 9 We will share in our monthly potluck. Bring a dish to share or just enjoy the company of our church family! We will talk about the greening of the church, to be held December 23.  We will need people to help with taking down the Advent wreath, creche setup, greenery setup, flowers and farolitos. 

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT, DECEMBER 16 Last Bishop’s Committee Meeting of the year after worship.

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT, DECEMBER 23 Lessons & Carols special service followed by greening of the church!  

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE, DECEMBER 24 Celebrate the Christ Mass at 5 p.m. Come early to sing carols at 4:30 p.m.

NEW SERVING SCHEDULE FOR DECEMBER-FEBRUARY is now posted on the website. Please find your own substitute if you are unable to serve on a scheduled day. Thank you!

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS Send additions by 8 a.m. Thursday to holyfamilysantafe@gmail.com.

PRAYERS Please keep the following people in your prayers: Judy, David, Nate and the Schumaker Family. 

Thank you to those serving Sunday: Lectors Mike Hodges and Kathleen Croxton, Prayers Officiant Jay Parkes, Lay Eucharistic Minister Margo Sanabria and Altar Guild Member Deborah James.