Saint Meinrad Archabbey honors co-workers for service
April 20, 2012
From left are Bob Bumm, Business Manager Fr. Adrian Burke, OSB, Carol Heeke, Archabbot Justin DuVall, OSB, John Werne, Mary Ellen Seifrig, Ruth Denning and Abbey Press General Manager John Wilson.
During its 24th annual Service Recognition Banquet on
April 19, 2012, Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, IN, honored
74 active co-workers and 53 retirees who have 25 years or more of
Saint Meinrad Business Manager Fr. Adrian Burke, OSB, addressed
those attending the banquet. "We monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey
entrust our mission to God's provident care every day, and over
several generations now Saint Meinrad has benefited from the skills
and energies of many talented and loyal co-workers who assist us in
our work for the Church. Without our co-workers, Saint Meinrad's
mission wouldn't succeed - alone the monastic community can do a
little, but together the monks and co-workers of Saint Meinrad
Archabbey have much to offer those seeking God."
Five co-workers received special recognition during the
John Werne of Ferdinand was honored for reaching 50 years of
service. He has been an Abbey Press supervisor since 1981. Werne
started working at Saint Meinrad when he was 15 and has held
several positions including janitor, cook helper,
shipping/receiving clerk in Publications, stock room clerk, press
operator, offset printer and head pressman. He was presented a
framed print of the Archabbey Church.
Also recognized at the banquet, Bob Bumm of Evanston, Ruth
Denning of St. Meinrad and Carol Heeke of Ferdinand were honored
for 40 years of service.
Bob Bumm is a six-color assistant press operator in the printing
division of Abbey Press; Ruth Denning is a cataloger in the
Archabbey Library; and Carol Heeke is secretary to the Director of
Enrollment, Director of Diocesan Relations, Director and Associate
Director of Lay Degree Programs, Director of Assessment, and
Each received a double set of specially minted solid silver
coins depicting St. Meinrad, the martyr of hospitality, on the
front and the Archabbey's coat of arms on the back.
Mary Ellen Seifrig of St. Meinrad was recognized for 25 years of
service. She is the acquisitions, interlibrary loan and circulation
librarian at the Archabbey Library. She was presented with the
Saint Meinrad silver coin.