Leadership and Development

Discernment Group

Queens
You are not alone…there are others among you who may feel a call to explore the possibility of becoming a Catholic priest, sister, brother, or an ordained minister in your own denomination. It’s an important decision – so join the Discernment Group that meets monthly and serves as a means of mutual support for any and all people who journey through the discernment process.

 Call 718-990-0515 or e-mail at kettlebj@stjohns.edu

Campus Ministry Student Assistants (CMSA)

Queens and Staten Island
The Campus Ministry Student Assistants or CMSAs are students who make a year long commitment to serve in a leadership role in service, music and liturgical ministries.  As a student leader engaged in these ministries, he/she is asked to facilitate and complete necessary tasks in assistance to the overall needs of their respective areas.  As a CMSA, he/she is trained, supported and encouraged to fulfill their roles.  For more information on this opportunity, contact:

In Queens, call:
718-990-3354 or e-mail at riverar2@stjohns.edu (for Service)                                   

718-990-3346 or e-mail at pinnavaa@stjohns.edu (for Liturgy)

718-990-2688or e-mail at gordonp@stjohns.edu (for Music)

In Staten Island call:
718-390-4475 or e-mail at deblasis@stjohns.edu

 

Student Ministry Formation

Queens and Staten Island
Student Ministry Formation trainings offers students who have had previous ministry experiences in their high schools or parishes, as well as those students seeking to learn more about the St. John’s ministry opportunities, to prepare and participate in service to the St. John’s faith community.  Throughout the fall and spring semester, students are afforded the opportunity to train and actively participate in hands-on ministry as lectures, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, altar servers and retreat leaders.   This formation program recognizes our Vincentian mandate, "God has sent me to preach the good news to the poor."  This invitation is open to all those seeking to deepen their understanding of themselves as being sent out on mission into life.


In Queens, call 718-990-2125 or e-mail at gallagd1@stjohns.edu
In Staten Island, call 718-390-4475 or e-mail at behanj@stjohns.edu

 

V.I.T.A.L. (Vincentian Initiative to Advance Leadership)

Queens and Staten Island

The V.I.T.A.L. program is a great opportunity for students to develop spiritual values, Vincentian leadership skills and a strong commitment to service rooted in faith.  The program enables its members to discern God’ call and encourages them to influence society in their field of study and life’s work.  V.I.T.A.L. calls upon the potential of each member to build community, deepen personal insights through values-based experiences and develop a lifelong commitment to serving God’s poor. 

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In Queens, call 718-990-2680 or e-mail at seegela@stjohns.edu
In Staten Island, call 718-390-4475 or e-mail at gibilarm@stjohns.edu