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Discernment Group

You are not alone…there are others among you who may feel a call to explore the possibility of becoming a Catholic priest, sister, brother, or an ordained minister in your own denomination. It’s an important decision – so join the Discernment Group that meets monthly and serves as a means of mutual support for any and all people who journey through the discernment process.

For more information, please contact Bro. Mike Sheerin at 718-990-7604 or email at [email protected].

Campus Ministry Student Assistants (CMSA)

Queens and Staten Island
The Campus Ministry Student Assistants or CMSAs are students who make a year long commitment to serve in a leadership role in service, music and liturgical ministries.  As a student leader engaged in these ministries, he/she is asked to facilitate and complete necessary tasks in assistance to the overall needs of their respective areas.  As a CMSA, he/she is trained, supported and encouraged to fulfill their roles.  For more information on this opportunity, contact:

In Queens, call:
718-990-3354 or e-mail at [email protected] (for Service)                                   

718-990-3346 or e-mail at [email protected] (for Liturgy)

718-990-2688 or e-mail at [email protected] (for Music)

In Staten Island call:
718-390-4475 or e-mail at [email protected]

Student Ministry Formation

Queens and Staten Island
Student Ministry Formation trainings offers students who have had previous ministry experiences in their high schools or parishes, as well as those students seeking to learn more about the St. John’s ministry opportunities, to prepare and participate in service to the St. John’s faith community.  Throughout the fall and spring semester, students are afforded the opportunity to train and actively participate in hands-on ministry as lectures, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, altar servers and retreat leaders.   This formation program recognizes our Vincentian mandate, "God has sent me to preach the good news to the poor."  This invitation is open to all those seeking to deepen their understanding of themselves as being sent out on mission into life.

In Queens, call Dennis Gallagher at 718-990-2125 or e-mail [email protected]
In Staten Island, call Stephen DeBlasio at 718-390-4475 or e-mail [email protected]