Staten Island Campus
People, Programs and Presence
Campus Ministry is about people, programs and, most importantly, a presence within St. John’s University. Our Campus Ministry staff works with students and members of the faculty and professional community to support each other in living the Mission of St. John’s University.
Campus Ministry is the Hub for Spiritual Growth
Campus Ministry welcomes students of all religious backgrounds. At the same time, we offer many programs and opportunities for our Catholic students to strengthen their Catholic identity and be active in living out their faith. We work to continue the tradition of offering intellectual and moral education at St. John's University. V.I.T.A.L. (The Vincentian Initiative To Advance Leadership) is a program you can join at just about any time during your St. John’s academic career and grow as a leader and learn how to serve the world in the spirit of our patron, St. Vincent de Paul.
Campus Ministry is the Hub of Student Service Activity
From the ideas of St. Vincent de Paul, Campus Ministry works to bring an awareness of the dignity of every human person, especially the poor. The student organizations and programs that we oversee, such as Midnight Runs, where we travel around Manhattan offering food, supplies and presence to the poor, and week-long service trips to various sites around the nation (Philadelphia, Denver, Los Angeles, Macon and Niagara) and the world (Panama and Lourdes, France), provide the ability for our campus community to recognize the issues effecting our New York metropolitan area and the world around us.
Campus Ministry is a Place You Can Make Your Home at St. John’s
Your college years are a time of growth, making academic and personal choices and the feelings that come with maturing and discerning. Campus Ministers are always available for conversation, support and spiritual guidance. Our main building, Notre Dame House, is located in the heart of campus and is meant to be a place of welcome, comfort and prayer. We hope that you will stop by and visit. We are also present in Lavelle Hall and in the residential apartments. We are here for you and we want to help.
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Director of Campus Ministry
Notre Dame House
Notre Dame House
Fr. James King
Fr. Peter Albano, C.M.