Friday Nov 6, 2020
Evening of Remembrance
Friday Nov 6, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday Nov 7, 2020
E-Waste Collection Event
Saturday Nov 7, 2020 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
St. Michael E Waste Collection
Pope Francis's recent papal encyclical Laudato Si calls Catholics to be good stewards of the environment. One area in which we can answer this call is by decluttering – reducing the great mass of consumer items that threaten to overwhelm our spiritual lives, as well as the natural world we inhabit with God's other creations. As Effie Caldarola wrote in the Arlington Catholic Herald, “Clutter speaks to waste, to environmental degradation, to exploitation of resources." From a Catholic perspective, decluttering fills us with God's grace, not with the emptiness of material things. It improves the environment while also creating simplicity in our personal lives, and a spirit of peace and gratitude.
Toward these ends, the Parish Environmental Stewardship Ministry, along with the St. Michael AAMEN Group, are partnering with Kramden Institute to organize a St Michael E Waste Collection Event. The event is scheduled for November 7, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.. We will be collecting items outside the Archangel Hall Gymnasium. All parishioners are invited to participate by bringing old computer technology by the gym to be collected and recycled.
Items we can accept: Old desktop computers, laptop computers, LCD monitors, peripherals (microphones, keyboards, hard drives, RAM, flash drives, power cords, VGA cables, etc.), servers, enterprise networking equipment, tablets, and cellphones. We will take technology of any age, make, and condition.
Items we cannot accept: CRT Monitors, printers, scanners, shredders, stereo speakers, household appliances, consumer electronics, lamps or bulbs.
Representatives from the Kramden Institute will be on hand to collect items.
All of us at St. Michael Parish are called as Catholics to be responsible stewards of the beautiful natural world God has given us. We look forward to seeing you in November.
For any questions, please contact Deacon Mark at [email protected] or at 919-468-6108.
Want to learn more about the Parish Environmental Stewarship Committee and the importance of environmental stewardship from a Catholic perspective? Click here.