St. Vincent Statue

Staten Island Campus

At St. John's, your journey is as spiritual as it is intellectual.  Our passion for creative teaching and learning guides you as you take your place in this world and become the person you are truly called to be.  Campus Ministry supports many Catholic and interfaith initiatives that help promote spiritual engagement and worship, encourage reflection and dedicated service, offer social justice and leadership opportunities, and foster a supportive and inclusive community among students, faculty, administrators, staff, and the Vincentian family.  

We provide spiritual experiences that expand horizons, invite exploration, and challenge assumptions for all people of all faiths.  For those who are Catholic, we help foster involvement in experiences designed to fulfill the Gospel call to justice, as well as invite active participation in celebrations of the Eucharist and other sacraments.

Contact Us

718-390-4475
[email protected]

Stephen DeBlasio
Director of Campus Ministry
Notre Dame House
718-390-4473
[email protected]

Fr. Tri Duong C.M.
Campus Minister for Vincentian Service and Faith Formation
Lavelle Hall 106
718-390-4305
duongt@stjohns.edu   

Theresa Volastro
Music Minister
Lavelle Hall 106
718-390-4469
[email protected] 

Rosemarie Sussex
Office Manager
Notre Dame House
718-390-4475
[email protected]

Graduate Assistants
Notre Dame House

718-390-4292

Social Media

Instagram: stjohnssicampusministry

Get Involved

Weekday Mass

St. Vincent de Paul Chapel, Lavelle Hall
If you are interested in being a part of the liturgical life of our campus as a lector, Eucharistic Minister or altar server, please contact Stephen DeBlasio at 718-390-4473 or [email protected]

Sunday Night Mass

6 p.m.
St. Vincent de Paul Chapel, Lavelle Hall
Come together each Sunday as we celebrate Mass as a campus community with a spirited, college student-focused Mass. 

Contact Fr. Tri Duong at 718-390-4305 or duongt@stjohns.edu for more information.

Liturgical Ministry

Campus Ministry welcomes Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Altar Servers to serve at our daily and special campus-wide Masses. Training for new ministers, as well as a meeting of former ministers will take place at the beginning of each semester.  We also have on-going formation for updating in Church ministry.

For more information, please contact Stephen DeBlasio at 718-390-4473 or [email protected].

Music Ministry

Singers and musicians are an integral part of Campus Ministry.  Join our music ministry by sharing your talent at our Sunday Night Mass, daily and campus-wide liturgies and other special University celebrations.

For more information, please contact Theresa Volastro at 718-390-4469 or volastrt@stjohns.edu.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available by appointment.  Please call 718-390-4305 to schedule a time to meet with our Chaplain.  

Book of Prayer

You are invited to list the names of family, relatives and friends for whom you wish to pray for in our Book of Prayer located in the back of St. Vincent de Paul Chapel.  These intentions will be prayed for at Mass each day.  Prayers can also be sent by calling 718-390-4475.

If you would like to have a Mass said for a loved one, living or deceased, please inquire within Notre Dame House or Lavelle Hall 108.

A Shelter from ‘The Storm’

St. Vincent de Paul Chapel and Notre Dame House are open Monday - Friday throughout most of the day for personal prayer and private meditation.  Whether you need an extra prayer before an important test or presentation or you seek a few moments with our God of many names, we invite you to stop by and take time for yourself away from the frenzied pace of life.

Midnight Run

Midnight Run is a challenging experience where students have a hands-on encounter of the homeless of our city.  Runs are held every other week throughout the semester.  During a Run, students gather to make bagged meals for the night.  Then they distribute the meals, along with clothes and toiletries, to those in need in Manhattan.  Transportation is provided.  Seats are limited for each run. If you can’t participate in a run but want to help, you can always donate needed items.

For more information, contact Fr. Tri Duong 718-390-4305 or [email protected]

St. Vincent de Paul Society

The St. Vincent de Paul Society is a student-run organization reaching out to the poor and those in need in New York City. Members are involved in volunteering in soup kitchens, working with disadvantaged children and many other activities. Their activities take place throughout the semester.

For more information, contact Fr. Tri Duong CM 718-390-4305 or [email protected].

Plunges

Applications for the 2020-21 calendar of Campus Ministry Plunges will be available online

Liturgical Ministry

Campus Ministry welcomes Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Altar Servers to serve at our daily and special campus-wide Masses. Training for new ministers, as well as a meeting of former ministers will take place at the beginning of each semester.  We also have on-going formation for updating in Church ministry.

For more information, please contact Stephen DeBlasio at 718-390-4473 or [email protected].  

Music Ministry

Singers and musicians are an integral part of Campus Ministry.  Join our music ministry by sharing your talent at our Sunday Night Mass, daily and campus-wide liturgies and other special University celebrations.

For more information, please contact Theresa Volastro at 718-390-4469 or [email protected].

Retreats

Queens and Staten Island
Give yourself the time you deserve to get away, meet new people, pray, relax, and take stock of where you are. Campus Ministry sponsored retreats allow you to do just this. The weekends are led by a group of St. John's student leaders.  Reservations can be made in any Campus Ministry office.
In Staten Island, please call 718-390-4473.

Learn more about retreats and apply for them here.
Additional retreats will be offered throughout both semesters - inquire in Campus Ministry.

Rite of Christian Initiation For Adults (R.C.I.A.)

Catholic Sacraments Prep
The R.C.I.A. process is available for those students who are thinking of becoming Catholic and for Catholics who wish to receive First Communion or Confirmation. RCIA begins in the beginning of the Fall Semester and meets weekly both semesters.  Participants MUST start the program together in the early fall semester.

For more information, please contact Fr. Tri Duong at 718-390-4305 or [email protected].