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Day of Service @ Villa Maria College, Meet In the Dining Hall
Oct 2 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

To begin the celebration of our Felician Franciscan Heritage Days the college community will engage in a Day of Service. Students and staff will visit area not-for-profits and provide a day of service to live out our Franciscan heritage of reaching out to those in need. Meet in the Dining Hall at 8am and then we will branch out to different placements. Join us for pizza in the dining hall afterwards.

Feast of Saint Francis Liturgy @ Villa Maria College, Chapel
Oct 4 @ 11:15 am – 11:45 am

Please join us to celebrate the Feast day of St. Francis of Assisi with a liturgy in the College Chapel. Saint Francis inspired the Felician Sisters who founded our college. The Mass will begin at 11:15 am. All are welcome to attend.

“Telling our Stories – Bridging the Past with the Present” – Villa Maria College Celebrates it’s 60th Anniversary – Free Cake and Ice Cream @ Villa Maria College, Dining Hall
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Come celebrate Villa Maria College’s 60th Anniversary with free cake and ice cream and games to win prizes! Join the celebration and learn more about the founding of the college. All are welcome to the party!

“Respect for Human Dignity” lecture presentation on Human Trafficking by Path of Western New York @ Villa Maria College, Auditorium
Oct 6 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

All human beings should be treated with respect and dignity. Unfortunately that does not always happen. Human trafficking (modern day slavery) is happening all over our world, even in Buffalo and Western New York. Learn more about this phenomenon and what you can do to combat this crisis. “Path of Western New York” works to educate and enable citizens. All are welcome to this informative lecture and question and answer session begining at 11:15 am in the College Auditorium.

Villa Maria Health and Wellness Fair @ Villa Maria College, Dining Hall & Entry Way and Area Near the Art Gallery
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

As part of this year’s Felician-Franciscan Heritage Days, Campus Ministry is hosting a Health and Wellness Fair for our students and local community. Dozens of vendors will be present with invaluable information and free giveaways. Additional prizes and services will be available to attendees. Please come and visit all the community agencies that will be present. Learn how you can take care of yourself physically and mentally this semester. All are welcome!

Felician-Franciscan Heritage Days — Blessed Mary Angela Prayer Service @ Villa Maria College, Chapel
Oct 8 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Join the college community for a prayer service to honor Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska, the the foundress of the Felician Sisters who sponsor our college. The service will take place in the College Chapel at 11:15 am. All are welcome!

Felician-Franciscan Heritage Days — Feast of Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska @ Villa Maria College
Oct 10 all-day

Today is the day the Church officially honors Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska, the foundress of the Felician Sisters who sponsor our college. They continue to minister to people in many countries around the world through schools, hospitals, nursing homes, day care centers, social service centers, parishes and more.