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Blessing of the Couples 2018
Demonstrating their love for alma mater and each other, 136 alumni couples returned to St. John’s Queens, NY, campus on Saturday, February 10, for the University’s annual Blessing of the Couples Mass.
St. John's Students at the January 2018 March for Life
At around 5 a.m. on Friday, January 19, a packed bus departed St. John’s University’s Queens campus bound for Washington, DC, to join nearly 500,000 people in the 45th Annual March for Life. Held every year at this time, the march draws attention to the 1973 decision of the Supreme Court to legalize abortion in the Roe v. Wade case and rallies to overturn it.
Student Speaker at the Local Catholic High School Leader Dinner.
In what has become an annual fall tradition on the Queens, NY, campus, St. John’s University hosted local Catholic high school principals, guidance counselors, and senior University administrators for an appreciation dinner and discussion of shared issues and ideas in secondary and higher education.
Service awards St. John's University
The premier event of St. John’s University’s annual Founder’s Week celebration (held September 20–27) is the Vincentian Convocation, which this year welcomed to the Queens campus for the first time the Most Rev. John O. Barres, S.T.D., J.C.L., D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.
St. Thomas More Church Steeple
As it begins its seventh year, the Institute for Catholic Schools at St. John’s University continues to strengthen elementary and secondary Catholic schools throughout the New York region by regularly offering professional development and other programs for teachers and administrators.
Speakers and participants of the 10th Biennial Vincentian Chair of Social Justice Conference,
Reaching out to those in need—especially the homeless—is a cornerstone of St. John’s University’s Vincentian Mission. Equally important is the effort to identify and find solutions to the root causes of the problem. These were the goals of the 10th Biennial Vincentian Chair of Social Justice Conference, held October 21 at the D’Angelo Center on the Queens campus.
From Rome, President Gempesaw talks St. John’s Vincentian Mission with EWTN, Global Catholic Television
On a recent visit to St. John’s University’s Rome, Italy, campus, President Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, Ph.D., had the opportunity to discuss the University’s enduring Vincentian mission and the unique experiential learning that takes place at St. John’s, known as academic service-learning, with Juliet Linley, Vatican Correspondent for EWTN, the Global Catholic Television Network which broadcasts in 140 countries.
Spotlight on Religious Life during Brothers’/Sisters’ Night
St. John’s University’s Campus Ministry sponsored its third annual Brothers’/Sisters’ Night at the 5:30 p.m. Sunday Student Mass on September 17 in St. Thomas More Church. This event gives students the opportunity to meet and pray with Sisters and Brothers who serve the local Church.

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