Benefit Planned For Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Farm
The Social Justice and Stewardship committees of St. Therese’s Church, Shavertown, will hold a roast pork dinner from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, in Father Sammons Hall, church basement, Pioneer Avenue, Shavertown, to benefit the work at the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Farm, Harveys Lake. Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin founded the Catholic Worker movement in the Great Depression. The aim of the movement is to live in accordance with the justice and charity of Jesus Christ. Larry and Carmina Chapp, co-founders of the local farm, transformed their former lives as academic theologians to become organic farmers raising a variety of crops; and some sheep, goats, and chickens to provide food and hand-made woolen products to those in need. The farm’s goals include expanding raised beds to provide more produce to local food pantries and kitchens, and to become an “agronomic university,” as envisioned by Peter Maurin, where skills like spinning wool, milking dairy animals, and canning vegetables can be taught. Tickets are $15 per person and take outs are available. Tickets are advance purchase only. No tickets will be sold at the door. Contact the rectory at 570-696-1144. There will be a basket raffle and other events. Larry Chapp of the Dorothy Day Worker Farm shows Lily Ide how to milk a goat during the St. Therese’s Spirit of Service Day in June.