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The St. John’s Campus Ministry Retreat Programs offer an exciting opportunity to students to take a break and refresh!

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 and overnights are led by a group of St. John's student leaders.

Check out the listing of upcoming retreats below to sign up!

Upcoming Retreats

Thank you for expressing interest in the Busy People’s Retreat, an on campus experience that takes place over a few days. The BPR is designed to meet your needs for understanding your own spirituality, regardless of your religious affiliation. It can be done any time, no matter what your schedule looks like!

How does the BPR work?
Looking for a chance to have a spiritual conversation and deeper reflections? At your convenience, you can email Brother Mike at [email protected]. For BPR, you agree to meet for a few 30 minute sessions with a Campus Minister to discuss anything related to your spirituality. You two will work some dates and times that work for you both to fufill the program.

It is that simple and you will come away with a better sense of where you are at with your spirituality.

Thanks very much,

Bro. Mike Sheerin, FMS
Campus Minister
Hollis Hall 107, Queens campus

The St. Lazare Freshmen Retreat offers some time away from the hectic pace of college life in order to learn more about yourself, your relationships with others, your relationship with God and the possibilities of opportunities offered to develop a faith relationship on campus.  It is a chance to meet new friends, relax in a beautiful setting and grow in your faith.

Friday, September 6 - Saturday, September 7
Bishop Molloy Retreat House

$20 (includes transportation, accommodations and food)

To apply for the St. Lazare Retreat, please visit http://bit.ly/2pqBVXF


For more information, please contact Angela Seegel at [email protected] or 718-990-2680 (Queens campus) or Stephen DeBlasio or 718-390-4473 (Staten Island campus.)

Join us Friday, February 22, to Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Our Lady of Grace in Manhasset, NY for this year's Women's Retreat.

This year's theme is "Finding Your Voice." Get away overnight with a community of women for prayer, reflection and fellowship as we explore and try to become more aware of the voices in our lives: our own, those in our lives, and of our God. 

The cost is $20 per person which includes meals, housing and transportation. Sign up here. Spaces are limited! 

Sign up here!

The Search 13 Retreat is a three day weekend retreat from March 29-31, 2019 designed to help young adults face the questions:  “Who Am I?”  “How do I relate now with others and with my God?”  This “spiritual plunge” engages students to understand the Christian spirituality and be transformed to develop their own personal and communal prayer life.   All students are invited to participate, be inspired, and enhance their lives as well as the university community at large. This retreat enables you to have many opportunities ignite a spiritual transformation within yourself and to participate in building up our SJU Christian community.

When:  Friday, March 29th, 4:30pm to Sunday, March 31st, 4:30pm, 2019

Where:  Molloy Retreat House, Jamaica, NY 

Cost is $40.00 (Non-Refundable) for this 3 day, 2 night retreat experience which includes lodging, meals, transportation, fun and time away with God and other students from St. Johns.

Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2Q5q6og

Once you have registered and paid your $40.00 fee to Campus Ministry in Marillac 239, then your registration is complete and you are ready to go!

For  more Information about this retreat, please contact:

S. Nora Gatto, D.C., (Queens Campus) DAC 125A--Campus Minister for Retreats and Faith Formation--- [email protected], 718-990-6426     OR

Stephen DeBlasio, (Staten Island Campus) Notre Dame House--Campus Ministry, [email protected], 718-390-4473.

Join us on this very special retreat that explores our Christian call to inclusion, especially through the Acts of the Apostles and the Letters of St. Paul, as mandates for how we need to respond in our own time and place to the sin of racism and the dangers of exclusion.

Date: Friday to Saturday, February 15-16, 2019

Fee: $20.00 - This covers transportation, food and lodging for the weekend. Please pay by either cash or check made out to St. John's University at the Campus Ministry Office in Marillac 239. 

Where: Molloy Retreat House located in Queens

Sign Up Here: http://bit.ly/2ADw0Cf

Come one, come all. Join us for this retreat that seeks to bring together students from the various faith traditions represented on the campus of St. John’s University to connect, collaborate, and celebrate the unity in our diversity from the perspective of faith and spirituality.

All faith traditions are welcome and encouraged to sign up! 

Date: Sunday to Monday, February 17-18, 2019

Fee: $20.00 - This covers transportation, food and lodging. Please pay by either Cash or Check made out to St. John's University at the Campus Ministry Office in Marillac 239. 

Where: Molloy Retreat House located in Queens

Sign Up Here: http://bit.ly/2BFFEpU