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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.
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.
St. John's Founder's Week
Echoing the passage from Matthew’s Gospel—“I was a stranger and you welcomed me”—St. John’s 23rd annual Founder’s Week celebrated the University’s Vincentian heritage with programs, lectures, and service opportunities evoking the theme of “Welcome the Stranger.”
St. John's Service Learning Trip
Eager to see South Africa and help those in need, Carissa Herb, a junior at St. John’s University, achieved both those goals by enrolling in a popular philosophy course this past spring.
St. John's University Vincentian Convocation, Bishop Barres
St. John’s University launched its 23rd Founder’s Week celebration by welcoming Most Reverend John O. Barres, S.T.D., J.C.L., D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, to the annual Vincentian Convocation on September 21.
Cardinal Turkson
Throughout his address at St. John’s University’s 2017 Commencement Exercises, His Eminence Peter Kodwo Appiah Cardinal Turkson invoked love’s power to combat inequities around the world—including the growing scourge of homelessness.

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