Saint Meinrad alumni host Day of Service
March 17, 2014
Saint Meinrad Alumni Association hosted the first annual Saint
Meinrad Alumni Day of
Service on Saturday, March 15, in Evansville, IN.
Sixteen alumni, current students, co-workers and monks of Saint
Meinrad gathered at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville.
Sergeant Darren Sroufe, chaplain of the Evansville Police
Department, organized the day of service with the theme Ora et
Labora, from the Rule of St. Benedict, which is Latin
for "Prayer and Work." Sroufe is the current president of the Saint
Meinrad Alumni Association.
The day began with a morning prayer service, led by
Fr. Godfrey Mullen, OSB, a monk of Saint Meinrad and rector of St.
Benedict Cathedral. The group spent the morning completing service
projects for the cathedral, before heading to Wesselman Park in the
afternoon to pick up trash and debris.
"The energy and enthusiasm behind the Alumni Day of Service has
been remarkable," says Tim Herrmann, director of Alumni Relations
at Saint Meinrad. "We had a wonderful day in Evansville serving
both the church and the community."
The day concluded with an afternoon Mass celebrated by alumnus
and Diocese of Evansville Bishop Charles Thompson at St. Benedict
Photos:Saint Meinrad alumnus Tom Norris picked
up trash and debris around Wesselman Park in Evansville during the
Saint Meinrad Alumni Day of Service on Saturday.
Saint Meinrad alumni, current students, co-workers and monks
cleaned the pews at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville during the
Saint Meinrad Alumni Day of Service on Saturday, March 15. From
left are Saint Meinrad alumnus Matt Monsour, alumnus Darren Sroufe,
seminarian Michael Bialorucki, seminarian Joe Chait and Mike
Ziemianski, vice president for development at Saint Meinrad
More photos are available upon request.