March 30, 2010
St. John’s University will hold its annual ‘Walk for the
Homeless” on Friday April 2. It is a tradition for the St. John’s
community to hold this walk, designed to raise awareness of the
problem of homelessness in New York City, on Good Friday each
The Office of Campus Ministry and the St. Vincent DePaul Society
of St. John’s University will sponsor the 5K walk, which takes
place in solidarity with the poor. This event is part of the Lent
Program ‘Work with Me,’ which includes several community service
initiatives during the 40 days of Lent.
Prior to the walk, the event will open with a prayer service at
9 a.m. in St. Thomas More Church. Participants will then
head off campus and down Union Turnpike, led by a cross bearer to
American Martyrs Church on Bell Blvd. for a reflection prayer
before heading back to St. John’s for a light lunch.
For more information, please contact Angela Seegel at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or (718) 990-2680.