GCADP EVENT AT THE GREEN HOUSE THIS  SATURDAY: Gainesville Citizens for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (GCADP) invites you to meet Florida Death Row exonerees Herman Lindsey and Seth Penalver. This “meet and greet” social will be on Sat, Nov 2 from 7-9pm at the Gainesville Catholic Worker House. Refreshments provided by GCADP.  Seth Penalver and Herman Lindsey were wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death and spent 18 and 3 years, respectively, on death row in Florida before proving their innocence and gaining release.  They will give a brief talk, at 7:30 pm, sharing their stories. The rest of the evening will be an opportunity to meet them and share fellowship with them.  They will also be speaking Sat, Nov 2, at 3:30 pm in the library at St Augustine’s Catholic Church and Student Center, 1738 W University Ave, and Sun, Nov 3 at 2:00 pm at Emmanuel Mennonite Meeting House,  1236 NW 18thAve. Each event will have a different primary speaker; the public is encourage to attend both.  Call Miriam Elliott at 352-378-1690 for more information.

 DOROTHY’S CAFÉ STARTS BACK UP NEXT WEEK!  We are still planning to restart Dorothy’s Café, serving a nutritious lunch in a welcoming, hospitable atmosphere, next Wednesday, November 6.  Preparation is from 9:30-12, and serving/clean-up is from 12-3.  Can you make a regular commitment to volunteer?  If so, or for more information, please contact us at gvillecw@yahoo.com

 COFFEE SHOPSMonday, Tuesday and Friday mornings from 7:30-9:30 (volunteers asked to arrive at 7:15 if possible).  Volunteers and breakfast foods continue to be needed!  Food can be dropped off the evening before each breakfast (Sunday, Monday, and Thursday evenings) from 6-8:30pm, or the morning of each coffee shop at 7:15, or you can contact Daniel at daniel.loya.apd@gmail.com to arrange an alternate time

 MICROFARM MORNINGSEach Thursday morning from 8-11:30 will be a workday at Black Acres Microfarm (BAM).   Contact Jade Allen via email (jadesallen@yahoo.com) or phone (352-337-0817) for questions &/or directions to BAM.

 ART-FOR-ALL: Saturdays from 2-5pm at the Green House, come help craft items for our upcoming open house and holiday sale. No experience is necessary and all materials are provided. Children are welcome.  This week’s project is recycled paper earrings and paper cranes.

 QUOTATION OF THE WEEKFrom the introduction of All the Way to Heaven: A Theological Reflection on Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, and the Catholic Worker by Lawrence Holben:

[Dorothy] Day had spent the first thirty years of her life in an internal battle between an intense drawing to Christian faith (specifically, Roman Catholicism) and an equally strong, deeply personal identification with the sufferings of the poor and the struggles of working men and women under capitalism.  Until she met [Peter] Maurin, she saw no way to bring these two things together…Then, after an agonized prayer for guidance… Day found Maurin at her tenement door…Out of all [Peter’s] talk came a vision for what was to become the Catholic Worker movement, the answer to Day’s prayer.

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