Jimmy Walters speaking at a Mass in St. Thomas More Church

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St. Vincent de Paul Society

St. Vincent de Paul Society

In keeping with its Vincentian tradition, St. John’s University offers students opportunities that expand upon classroom learning and promote social justice. St. John’s seeks to instill in its students a deep concern for the rights and dignity of the human person, especially the poor. The St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVDP), an international organization of lay persons, provides this opportunity. At the collegiate level, SVDP focuses on both direct and indirect service to help St. John's students and those they serve grow in faith. We highlight the need to apply Vincentian virtues to serve well and to respond to the question, "What must be done?" Additionally, service reflection keeps our members focused on the University’s Catholic and Vincentian mission. 

Did you know:  The St. John's chapter of the SVDP Society is the first collegiate chapter in the United States?

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Sister Patricia Evanick DC
Campus Ministry Marillac Hall, Room 239
[email protected]

Residence Ministry

Welcome Home!

As you call the Residence Halls home this semester,  we wanted to remind you of your friends in Residence Ministry.

In addition to your Residence Directors and Residence Assistants, you have  Resident Ministers to provide a pastoral presence in the halls and apartments as Campus Ministers live with you in the Residence Village and the Residential apartments on Queens and Staten Island.

Isn’t it great to know that you have so many people who care for you, who want your St. John's experience to be amazing and who are here to help you grow spiritually.  

While Campus Ministers  are always available by appointment throughout the week, we also offer evening hours on the Queens campus where our doors are always open. Stop  by anytime!

On the Staten Island campus, the Resident Minister offers various programs to the resident community to get those same conversations going.  Appointments can be made with the Resident Minister to chat in the evenings.

Talk about your day, your classes, relationships, spirituality, favorite sports team, family, friends, life. We are here to walk with you through your college years, providing a listening ear and a helping hand.

Residence Ministers can also connect you with opportunities to develop your leadership skills, to advocate for justice, to serve those on the margins, and to engage in all Campus Ministry programming.

Please feel free to contact any of the Residence Ministers to find out more about who we are and how we can help make this college experience a great one.

To schedule a meeting with a Residence Minister, please contact via email to set-up a call or video meeting.

-Your Residence Ministers  

Queens Campus

Jim Walters
Director of Residence Ministry
O’Connor Hall Room 003
[email protected]

Meg Rodriguez
Residence Minister for Vincentian Service
Marillac 239
[email protected]

Cydni Joubert
Residence Minister for Retreats
DaSilva Hall 105A
[email protected]

Victoria O'Keefe
Residence Minister for Social Justice
Henley Rd. Residence/Marillac 239 office
[email protected]

Bro. Mike Sheerin
Campus Minister for Faith Formation and Leadership
Hollis Hall 114
s[email protected]


Staten Island Campus

Fr. Tri Duong C.M.
Campus Minister for Vincentian Service and Faith Formation
Lavelle Hall 106