December 2010 Liturgical Hike


Advent Greetings to you all,

It's hard to believe that the last month of the calendar year is upon us already.  But liturgically speaking it's already the New Year!

Join WitW for the final hike of 2010 on the first Sunday of December but the second Sunday of Advent, December 5th.  We will meet in the St. Bede's parking lot at 9:30am and leave from there at 9:45am.

As you know our weather has turned decidedly colder in recent days and the current forecast for Sunday is partly cloudy with a high of 49 degrees and a low of 25 degrees.  So where we end up hiking will be greatly determined by the actual weather that morning.  So come prepared for the expected (and the unexpected) weather and join our Advent outing.

Blessings & I'll see you on the trail,

Jon+

P.S.  As always, please be sure to come prepared for the hike by dressing for the weather, bringing plenty of water and a snack.  Also, if you have not done so in a while, please refer to the General Information section at the bottom of this page for more information about hiking safety and preparedness.

November 2010 Liturgical Hike


Greetings All,

In the mountains above Santa Fe most of the fall color is gone or so it would seem from "down here" in town. But when you're "up there" you notice that there is still some color about, life is changed - not ended.  It is a time of the year when one season is winding down and another has yet to begin, much like our liturgical year in the Church.

Today, Tuesday, November 2nd, is All Soul's Day - the day toward the end of our liturgical year when we remember those who have passed on from this life in the past year by reading their names (called the necrology) during the All Soul's liturgy.  And so we too will do this on Sunday during our monthly WitW liturgical hike.  Please bring along the names of your dear ones who have departed this life in the last year, both human and otherwise, so that we as a community may remember them.

On Sunday, November 7th we will meet in the St. Bede's parking lot at 9:30am (don't forget about the time change this weekend) and leave there at 9:45am.  Where we hike will be determined in large part upon weather conditions that day but I hope to hike Big Tesuque Trail up to Aspen Vista Trail.  Currently the weather in Santa Fe on Sunday is expected to be sunny with a low of 35 and a high of 62.

Blessings and I'll see you on the trail,

Jon+

P.S.  As always, please be sure to come prepared for the hike by dressing for the weather, bringing plenty of water and a snack.  Also, if you have not done so in a while, please refer to the General Information section at the bottom of this page for more information about hiking safety and preparedness.