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Care for creation and our common home

October 4th – 8th

Monday, October 4th
St. Francis Mass and Blessing of the Animals

12:30 PM - Peace Pole

Celebrate the feast day of the Catholic patron saint of the environment, and bring your animal friends for a blessing!  Want to feed a chicken or a rabbit?  Visit them in the Wolfington Center through the rest of the day.

“Are You Eating That?” - Volunteer Opportunity
2:00 PM -Cav’s Corner

Sign up here to join Campus Ministry in preventing food waste by packing up leftovers from the Caf and delivering it to the Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center in Norristown. 

Tuesday, October 5th
Where’s Francis Scavenger Hunt

All Day - Instagram and on campus

Watch for clues on our Instagram page for St. Francis appearing on campus.  Post a selfie with him teaching about ways to promote sustainability on campus and come back to the Wolfington Center for a prize!

“Our Common Home: Care for Creation” Poster Making and Exhibit

All Day - Wolfington Center

Come by the Wolfington Center to make a poster in support of environmental justice advocacy!  We will be featuring posters on our exhibit wall throughout the month on the theme of “Our Common Home: Care for Creation.”  Add yours!

Wednesday, October 6th
Paint a Recycling Bin!

All Day - Wolfington Center

Drop into the Wolfington Center to add some creative decoration to a recycling bin provided by Cabrini Facilities.  Take it home or donate it to add some beauty on campus.

Unleaded – Virtual Book Discussion with Dr. Carrie Nielsen

7:00 PM - Delaware County Libraries - Zoom

Cabrini’s own Carrie Nielsen, PhD has just published a new book about lead contamination and its effects on generations of children.  Join her for a discussion of her book hosted by the Delaware County Library and co-sponsored by the Radnor Conservancy

Thursday, October 7th
Campus Beautification

9:30 AM - Peace Pole

Wear clothes for working and help get our beautiful campus ready for fall with folks from Facilities.  RSVP to Daisy Rodriguez dmr367@cabrini.edu!  Meet at the Peace Pole for breakfast sandwiches and coffee courtesy of the President’s Office before heading out in groups across campus. 

Green Team – Campus Environmental Plan

2:00 PM - Grace Hall Multipurpose Room or Zoom

Join the Green Team for a discussion of Cabrini’s campus environmental plan.  We will review ongoing initiatives and brainstorm fresh ideas—including a call to join the “Laudato Sì Action Plans” movement among Catholic colleges and universities. Register for zoom here.

Friday, October 8th
Martha’s Farm – Volunteer Opportunity

11:00 AM - Meet in Wolfington Center for vans

Get off campus for a trip to nearby Martha’s Farm!  We’ll be getting the farm ready for fall fun and learning about the intersectional community programming supported by Catholic Social Services of Norristown.  Sign up here.

Questions?  Email Ray Ward rew68@cabrini.ed


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