St. Meinrad sponsors Day of Service in 13 communities

Special to The Message

The St. Meinrad Alumni Association is hosting its 10th annual St. Meinrad Day of Service March 9 in 12 cities. The service project at Corpus Christi Parish in Evansville will take place March 16.

Last year, the Day of Service in Evansville was held March 11, 2023, at Corpus Christi Parish. The volunteers worked together to clean up the Stations of the Cross walking trail and areas around it, laying rock and cleaning out buildings. Submitted photo

The Day of Service is an opportunity for alumni of St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology – as well as oblates, friends and area residents – to set aside time to serve their communities.

 Since its inaugural year in 2014, the day’s theme has been Ora et Labora (Pray and Work). Along with the service activities, prayer is planned into the day through celebrating Mass or praying the Liturgy of the Hours, including a special prayer written by Archabbot Benedictine Father Kurt Stasiak.

In 2024, the service projects will take place in these communities: Alexandria, Louisiana; Bloomington, Indiana; Copley, Ohio; Denver, Colorado; Evansville; Hampton, Virginia; Hugo, Oklahoma; Indianapolis (two projects); Louisville, Kentucky (two projects); New Albany, Indiana (two projects); New York, New York; St. Meinrad; and Toledo, Ohio.

For more details about projects in Evansville and to register as a participant, visit

There is no cost to participate, and each volunteer receives a free St. Meinrad Day of Service T-shirt, courtesy of the St. Meinrad Alumni Association.

Volunteers for the service project in Evansville are asked to register by March 7 to ensure an accurate count for those planning the project. For the Evansville Day of Service, contact Craig Blessinger at [email protected] if you have questions.

If you have general questions about the Day of Service, contact the Alumni Office at 812-357-6501 or email Tim Florian at [email protected].