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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 21, to Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Our Lady of Grace in Manhasset, NY for this year's Women's Retreat.

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


Spaces are limited!  


The Search 15 Retreat is a three day weekend retreat from March 27-29, 2020 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 27, 4:30pm to Sunday, March 29, 4:30pm, 2020

Where:  Immaculate Conception, Huntington, NY 

Cost is $40.00 (Non-Refundable) due no later than March 11, 2020 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.

Here is the sign-up link:http://bit.ly/Search15

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:

Cydni Joubert, (Queens Campus) Marillac 239--Campus Minister for Retreats and Faith Formation--- joubertc@stjohns.edu, 718-990-5057 OR

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