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Fall Work Day 2023

September 30, 2023 @ 10:15 am - 5:00 pm

Students and Friends of the Mountain – please join us on September 30 for our annual Fall Workday!  We would appreciate your help as there is always much to do!

SBU Students – consider coming on Friday night for our Franciscan Themed Overnight!  If that’s not possible, we will be leaving campus at 9:30 from Café LaVerna, please have breakfast before we leave.

If you are driving yourself, please plan to arrive at the Mountain before 10 am and use the directions you can find on our website HERE.

We are hoping for the best weather possible, but try to dress in layers and wear sturdy shoes that might get muddy.  It’s autumn in Western New York and you never know what the temperature will be!

We will be starting our day about 10 am with prayer and organizing ourselves into work groups at the House of Peace. We will work on projects until lunchtime which is usually about 12:30. The Mountain will provide lunch, or you may bring your own.  After lunch, we will head back to our projects until approximately 3:30 pm when we will clean up and gather for a time of prayer, reflection and thanks.

Rides back to campus will be after cleanup at approximately 4 pm, but we encourage you to stay for a fantastic supper with us!  Mannie always cooks a feast to celebrate the ending of another wonderful workday.

Non-SBU friends, if you’d like to stay overnight, please contact Fr. Lou at 585-973-2470 to see about accommodations.

Students, we encourage you to participate in our Friday Franciscan Themed Overnight!   You can sign up for that by going here – please sign up for each event separately (signup will open soon, this link doesn’t yet work).

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mary ([email protected]) or Br. Kevin ([email protected]) in Umin or by calling 716-375-2096.


September 30, 2023
10:15 am - 5:00 pm
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Mt. Irenaeus
3621 Roberts Rd
Friendship, 14739 United States

If you’re spending time with us and wish to share some of your pictures, please use the hashtag #mtirenaeus or email them to [email protected] so we may use them on the website, social media and in printed publications. Thanks!