Campus Ministry

The Department of Mission and Ministry helps student deepen their faith and understanding of the human experience. Within our Christian community, we encourage students to ask thoughtful questions about their faith. Our liturgies, retreats, seminars and service opportunities lead students to the answers they seek and help them make God known to others.

Liturgies

Worshipping together on Holy Days or at daily Mass, as an entire community or as a class, the Mass imparts the Sacred Mysteries in an approachable way.

Retreats

Freshmen and sophomores participate in a variety of one-day, off-campus retreats. Juniors go on an overnight retreat, and seniors may attend Kairos, a four-day, off-campus experience led by both faculty and students. Click here to learn more.

Seminars

An expression of our commitment to educating the whole person, the seminar series focuses on human development and relationships, decision-making, academics and life skills. Click here to learn more.

Christian Service

Our students must complete 90 hours of Christian service during their four years as Cadets, but many extend themselves far beyond what is required. Service to others reveals our God-given graces and talents and helps us become citizens of the world. Click here to learn more.

Service Immersion Trips

Students relinquish creature comforts and stereotypes in favor of Christian service and self-discovery. These experiences are made possible by members of the SJC community, who donate generously to the Lasallian Christian Service Fund. Click here to learn more.

Lasallian Peer Ministry

Peer Ministry is a senior elective class that begins with a leadership seminar, which prepares students to plan and facilitate retreats. Each Peer Minister serves as a mentor to a small group of freshmen to acclimate them to student life at St. John's. They also plan and manage the retreats for freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Students may apply to become Peer Ministers in the spring of their junior year.

List of 5 news stories.

  • Student Reflections: Scott Merrick '18

    On Dec. 8, Scott Merrick '18 shared a personal reflection before Mass about the Blessed Mother and the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
  • Student Reflections: Daniel DiCocco '17

    At the All Saints' Day Mass on Nov. 1, Daniel DiCocco '17 shared a personal reflection about his understanding of All Saints' Day. 
  • Bro. Francis Eells, FSC, visited St. John's to discuss vocations with the young men of the senior class.

    Traveling Brother

    On Oct. 4, Bro. Francis Eells, FSC, director of vocations for the Christian Brothers District of Eastern North America, paid a visit St. John’s.
  • Lasallian Reflections: September 2016

    St. John’s is pleased to offer a series of articles through which faculty, staff and students share their Lasallian experiences. This month, math teacher Kwame Darko reflects on his experience at the Buttimer Institute of Lasallian Studies.
  • Student Reflections - Widad Mukhar '17

    At the all-school Mass on Sept. 9, Widad Mukhar '17 shared a personal reflection about the roles that Mass and prayer have played in her life. 
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Department Faculty

List of 3 members.

  • Thomas Sipowicz 

    Director of Mission Integration; Interim Department Chair, Religion; Morality and Social Justice
    202-363-2316 x1947
  • Debra Emery 

    Campus Minister; Peer Ministry
    202-363-2316 x1022
  • Peter Walz 

    Campus Minister; Peer Ministry
    202-363-2316 x1023