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November 2021

SBU Women’s Overnight at the Mountain

November 19, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - November 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

Ladies do you need a break from campus life?  Want to spend an evening with just the girls cooking dinner, having snacks and talking around the fireplace while sipping hot coca? Want an experience of a lifetime?  Come to the Mountain for a wonderfully peaceful overnight with the ladies and then on Saturday morning, feed the wild birds out of your hand on the porch! Sign up below for our fun evening.  If you'd like a ride, vans will leave…

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SBU Thanksgiving Dinner at the Mountain

November 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SBU Students, Faculty and Staff - Are you missing a good home-cooked meal yet? You can always find one at the Mountain - but especially on Saturday, November 20! We are planning on a full home-cooked Thanksgiving Dinner and inviting you and all of your friends to join us! We will give thanks to you and the goodness of God, our family and friends. Sign up below for this Thanksgiving feast!  If you’d like a ride, vans will leave Café…

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December 2021

SBU Students Advent Overnight

December 3, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - December 4, 2021 @ 11:00 am

We delight in welcoming back our annual Advent Overnight for SBU students! Come help us decorate the tree and make a wreath using real pine boughs!  This overnight is an experience that will not disappoint.  Be welcomed to the Mountain with dinner and then help us decorate the tree that Br. Joe cut from the property.  Learn how to assemble and decorate a wreath that will be hung outside on the House of Peace for all visitors to see.  Enjoy…

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Racial Justice Conversation at Mt. Irenaeus

December 5, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join us as we gather at Mt. Irenaeus on December 5 for a Conversation on Racial Justice. We will be discussing our experiences in a safe environment among friends. All are welcome - friends of the Mountain, students, faculty, staff, administration. Students, if you need a ride, please indicate on the form below.  Vehicles will leave from Café La Verna at 10 a.m. for Mass at 11 a.m. with a dish to pass brunch following.  The Racial Justice Conversation…

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SBU Reading Day Away

December 11, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mt. Irenaeus, 3621 Roberts Rd
Friendship, 14739 United States

Are you looking for a quiet place to study for finals?  Where can be more ideal than the Mountain?  With our new fiber-optic internet, we can provide you a quiet place to study, get papers written or do work. Need a break from studying?  Take a short walk or hike to clear your head.  Need to say a prayer for a class that has you totally stressed out?  The Chapel is the right place for calm, meditation and prayer. Vans…

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Christmas Eve Mass – Dec 24, 2021

December 24, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mt. Irenaeus, 3621 Roberts Rd
Friendship, 14739 United States

Please join us for Christmas Eve Mass as there's something very special about being in Holy Peace Chapel the day before Jesus' birth.  The dark, still beauty of nature around us is filled with the anticipation of hearing the words A Child is Born to Us!  And "they shall call him Emmanuel," which means "God is with us!" For the last year you have been very patient and kind helping us to follow the guidelines given to us regarding COVID-19. …

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Christmas Day Mass – Dec 25, 2021

December 25, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mt. Irenaeus, 3621 Roberts Rd
Friendship, 14739 United States

"The people who have walked in darkness have seen a great light!" Isaiah 9:1-6 Glory to God and Peace to all of Goodwill!  You are welcome to join us for Christmas Day Mass!  Come celebrate the birth of Christ before your Christmas dinner plans and family gatherings.  For the last year you have been very patient and kind helping us to follow the guidelines given to us regarding COVID-19.  We are no longer required to take reservations for Mass but…

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New Year’s Day Mass – January 1, 2022

December 25, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mt. Irenaeus, 3621 Roberts Rd
Friendship, 14739 United States

Start your new year off right and join us for Mass in Holy Peace Chapel. Saturday, January 1 - Mary, The Holy Mother of God Of all the Marian celebrations of the Church, this day dedicated to Mary, Mother of God, is the greatest.  Drawing on scriptural and patristic sources, it celebrates Mary's role in the incarnation and in redemption.  In this role, her special relationship with her son is emphasized, and she is acknowledged as a model of the…

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January 2022

Young Alumni Mountain Advent Series Zoom Gathering

January 6 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Gather with us as we celebrate the last day of Christmas and close out our Advent series! This has been a beautiful season of tradition and growth. Let us lead with intention to create peace in and around our world as we start a new year. All are welcome—new and old faces alike. Please consider joining Fr. Dan and other alumni as we gather via Zoom as a community for an evening of quiet, sharing, and reflection. This Young Alumni…

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2022 Mountain Snow Day Away

January 22 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Come to the Mountain this Saturday, January 22 and have some fun in a winter wonderland!   Come join us to play in the snow and then warm up in the House of Peace with hot cocoa and help prepare dinner! What are some of the activities we have done in the past? Sledding Snow sculpting - would you like to build a snow friar?   Hand-feed the wild birds! Rides leave campus from Café La Verna on Saturday, Jan 22 at…

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