Village Day


Sylvania Franciscan Village Day

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Each year on October 4, the Sylvania Franciscan Village (comprised of the Sisters of St. Francis, Lourdes University, and Sylvania Franciscan Health) gathers to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis, in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment. Known as Sylvania Franciscan Village Day, this year’s celebration includes a zero waste lunch, Mass in Queen of Peace Chapel, and an award-winning documentary on climate change.


  • 10:30 a.m. -- Award-winning film "Sun Come Up"
  • 11:30 a.m. -- Gather for Prayer
  • 11:45 a.m. -- Free "Zero Waste" Lunch
  • 1 p.m. -- Second showing of "Sun Come Up"
  • 6 p.m. -- Mass in Queen of Peace Chapel

Village Day Celebration Includes a Zero-Waste Lunch

The zero waste lunch supports the Village’s Care for Creation proclamation, which calls for members of the community to live in a way that does not negatively impact God’s creation on Earth. With that call to action in mind, the goal of the luncheon will be to create as little waste as possible throughout the entire event, from the preparation of the food to the end of the lunch.

The menu includes sweet potato chips, fresh fruit, and a dual main course of either BBQ chicken or grilled vegetable sandwiches. To cut down on waste, packaging will be minimized and reusable dinnerware will be used. Additionally, napkins, utensils, and food scraps will be collected and composted by a company based out of Detroit, MI. Unused food will be donated to those in need.

Zero Waste Lunch
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Franciscan Center

Documentary: Sun Come Up

The Sylvania Franciscan Village Day also features showings of the film Sun Come Up, an Academy Award® nominated documentary about the Carteret Islands of Papua New Guinea and its residents, who as a result of climate change, are losing the land they call home. The film follows the relocation of island residents, who are now some of the world’s first environmental refugees. Sun Come up is winner of the Crystal Heart Award at the Heartland Film Festival, Best of the Festival at the Montana International Film Festival, and Best Cultural/Human Interest Film at the Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival. To view the trailer and for more on Sun Come Up, visit

Documentary showing schedule:

  • 10:30 a.m. in the Franciscan Center Theater
  • 1 p.m. in the Franciscan Center Theater
  • 3 p.m. in Rosary Care Center


Sylvania Franciscan Village

Join Us!

Thursday, October 4
Zero Waste Lunch

Attend the event for chances to win $25 gift cards, sweatshirts, and water bottles! RSVP for a chance to win an Anderson’s gift card; bring a reusable cup for chance to win an Amazon gift card! Must be present to win.