Mt. Irenaeus To Hold Seventh Auction Nov. 3

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WEST CLARKSVILLLE, N.Y. — Mt. Irenaeus Franciscan Mountain Retreat is holding its seventh annual auction on Nov. 3 at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, N.Y.  Proceeds will support the Mountain’s general endowment and general operating budget.

Information about the 6 p.m. event at Doyle Hall is available from auction committee chair Margaret Bryner at 716-373-0807, or Michelle Marcellen at 716-375-2096,

Another fundraiser being held for friends of Mt. Irenaeus, challenges donors to increase their contributions. A $15,000 gift will be donated to the Mountain by two friends of the Mountain if an equal amount is donated by first-time givers and faithful donors who increase their gifts. Donations can be made by mail and electronically on the Mountain’s Web site.  This challenge, which began in September, continues through early November. Marcellin said that pledge payments are being accepted until June 2008.

Mt. Irenaeus is holding several upcoming alumni events:
► Oct. 27,  Mountain on the Road, Arlington, Va. The event is at Marymount University, from 1-4 p.m. The afternoon will include discussion, prayer, Eucharist and reception. Daniel Riley, OFM, and St. Bonaventure University students will moderate the program.

► Oct. 28, Family Mass and reception in Philadelphia, at St. Joseph’s University, 10 a.m.  Dan Riley, OFM, will be the celebrant.

Information about both events is available at