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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 is an important decision. This group 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  [email protected].

Campus Ministry Student Assistants

Queens and Staten Island
The Campus Ministry Student Assistants (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

On the Queens campus, call
718-990-3354 or e-mail [email protected] (for Service)                                   

718-990-3346 or e-mail [email protected] (for Liturgy)

718-990-2688 or e-mail [email protected] (for Music)

On the Staten Island campus, call
718-390-4475 or e-mail [email protected]

Student Ministry Formation

Queens and Staten Island
Student Ministry Formation trainings offer students with previous ministry experience in their high schools or parishes, as well as those students seeking to learn more about St. John’s ministry, an opportunity to prepare and participate in service to the St. John’s faith community. Throughout the fall and spring semester, students train and actively participate in hands-on ministry as lectors, 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, contact Dennis Gallagher at 718-990-2125; [email protected].

In Staten Island, contact Stephen DeBlasio at 718-390-4475; [email protected].