A Celebration of St. Francis and a Season of Creation
PROVIDENCE — On Thursday, Sept. 24 from 6 - 9 p.m., the Office of Life and Family Ministry will host “A Celebration of St. Francis and a Season of Creation,” in honor of St. Francis of Assisi The event will take place at St. Patrick’s Church, 244 Smith St. William Patenaude will be the keynote speaker reflecting on Laudato Si’. There will be presentations from organizations, including RI’s Urban Forestry Program, RISE, National Grid, SmartPower, RI Resource Recovery Corp., and others. The event is an opportunity to learn more about how to can help nature and how to create a network between these organizations which can be used as a resource. Among the topics that will be presented are: tree planting, energy efficiency, renewable energy, recycling and waste disposal, parish gardens, local agriculture, farmer’s markets, composting and state grants/programs for solar energy at schools, parishes and homes. Attendees will have the opportunity to take the St. Francis Pledge. There will be fellowship and light refreshments. For more information and to register contact Carol Owens at 421-7833-218.