June 13–17, 2022
The 21st Annual Acculturation Seminar for International Priests will be held in-person at St. John’s University. St. John’s University directs this program to international priests who have been ministering in the US. We welcome these men who profit spiritually and ministerially as they study with their peers and reflect on ministry and culture in the US. This program will run in accordance with University guidelines established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All participants are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted prior to the beginning of the program.
Rev. Patrick J. Griffin, C.M.
Executive Director, Vincentian Center for Church and Society
St. John’s University
Contact: [email protected]
Faculty: Courses are led by St. John‘s University faculty (specializing in business, law, theology, psychology, speech, and anthropology), staff of the Vincentian Center, diocesan administrators, foreign-born resident priests, as well as experienced pastors.
To be eligible for admission to the program, a priest must:
Program Dates: Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 17. Daily schedule coming soon.
Registration Deadline: Registration will close on May 13 at 5 p.m. Click here to access the registration and payment portal.
Tuition: $800 per person payable by credit card online. Tuition covers housing, meals, and program materials.
Verification Form: Click here to download
Payment Portal: Click here to submit payment
Registration is not considered complete until a letter of recommendation by officials of the diocese and proof of vaccination are submitted to [email protected]
For answers to frequently asked questions, please click here.
Email (preferred): [email protected]
About St. John’s University: Established in Brooklyn by the Vincentian community in 1870, St. John’s has campuses in Queens, Staten Island, and Manhattan in New York City, and in Rome, Italy; and three locations in Hauppauge, NY; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France. In addition to its undergraduate liberal arts college, the University has schools of law, pharmacy, business, professional studies, and education, as well as a wide range of continuing education programs. The student body numbers more than 20,000 and reflects the broad diversity of cultures that characterize metropolitan New York.
The Vincentian Center for Church and Society was established at St. John’s in 1994 as a means of relating this Catholic and Vincentian University to the greater civil and ecclesial communities. The center sponsors a range of programs for Church personnel and conducts Vincentian research on poverty and social justice. Find us at www.stjohns.edu/VincentianCenter.