St. Vincent Statue

Staten Island Campus

People, Programs and Presence
Campus Ministry is about people, programs and, most importantly, a presence within St. John’s University.  Our Campus Ministry staff works with students and members of the faculty and professional community to support each other in living the Mission of St. John’s University.

Campus Ministry is the Hub for Spiritual Growth
Campus Ministry welcomes students of all religious backgrounds.  At the same time, we offer many programs and opportunities for our Catholic students to strengthen their Catholic identity and be active in living out their faith.  We work to continue the tradition of offering intellectual and moral education at St. John's University.  V.I.T.A.L. (The Vincentian Initiative To Advance Leadership) is a program you can join at just about any time during your St. John’s academic career and grow as a leader and learn how to serve the world in the spirit of our patron, St. Vincent de Paul.

Campus Ministry is the Hub of Student Service Activity
From the ideas of St. Vincent de Paul, Campus Ministry works to bring an awareness of the dignity of every human person, especially the poor.  The student organizations and programs that we oversee, such as Midnight Runs, where we travel around Manhattan offering food, supplies and presence to the poor, and week-long service trips to various sites around the nation (Philadelphia, Denver, Los Angeles, Macon and Niagara) and the world (Panama and Lourdes, France), provide the ability for our campus community to recognize the issues effecting our New York metropolitan area and the world around us. 
 
Campus Ministry is a Place You Can Make Your Home at St. John’s
Your college years are a time of growth, making academic and personal choices and the feelings that come with maturing and discerning.  Campus Ministers are always available for conversation, support and spiritual guidance.  Our main building, Notre Dame House, is located in the heart of campus and is meant to be a place of welcome, comfort and prayer.  We hope that you will stop by and visit.  We are also present in Lavelle Hall and in the residential apartments.  We are here for you and we want to help.

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
718-390-4497
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

Facebook
SJU SI Campus Ministry Fan Page
SJU SI Campus Ministry Group Page

Twitter
@SJUSICampusMin

Get Involved

Weekday Mass

Monday through Fridays 12:15 p.m.
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. A community dinner follows in the Campus Center Cafeteria following Mass.

Call Stephen DeBlasio at 718-390-4473 or [email protected] for times and 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 [email protected].

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available before each mass or by appointment.  Please call Fr. Tri Duong cm at 718-390-4305/4497 or email at [email protected] to schedule a time to receive the Sacrament of .Reconciliation.

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 718-390-4497 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, residences for the elderly, working with disadvantaged children and many other activities. Their activities take place throughout the semester.

For more information, contact Fr. Tri Duong CM 718-390-4497/4504 or [email protected].

Plunges

Applications for the 2017-18 calendar of Campus Ministry Plunges will be available online

Soup Kitchen Service

The Soup Kitchen service offered through Campus Ministry is a terrific opportunity for staff, faculty, administrators, and students to work side-by-side to help feed the poor.  Give some time to feed the hungry.

Soup Kitchen Service will return in September and take place every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Please meet in Notre Dame House.

Campus Ministry will arrange for your transportation there and back, and we will join you for the trip. We leave from campus to the Stapleton UAME Church to prepare and serve at the soup line for lunch time. It is a memorable service experience.

If you, your department, your organization or lunch group are interested in reserving a spot please indicate two or three (2 or 3) dates in order of preference and call a Graduate Assistant at 718-390-4292. We will accommodate each person’s preference to the best of our ability.

Note: Please note that there is a 5 person maximum per day. If you have any questions, please contact a Graduate Assistant at 718-390-4292.

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 Stephen DeBlasio at 718-390-4473 or [email protected].

V.I.T.A.L. (Vincentian Initiative to Advance Leadership)

The goal of the V.I.T.A.L. program is to develop spiritual values, Vincentian leadership skills, and a strong commitment to service. This multi-dimensional program will enable you to collaborate with academics, student services, alumni, faculty, staff, and administration. V.I.T.A.L. is offered to students of all year levels.

For more information, please contact Campus Ministry at 718-390-4475.  If you're interested in applying, visit our VITAL page.