The Office of University Mission offers all full-time employees
at St. John's University the opportunity to participate in the
Vincentian Mission Certificate (VMC) Program. The Program has
been highly successful since its inception, and is presently in its
Previous cohorts of the program have already proven vital to
instilling a sense of Vincentian service and leadership throughout
the University community, bridging the gap between a theoretical
understanding of the mission and its practical application.
The VMC is a unique and compelling opportunity for all of us to
live the Vincentian Mission.
This 16-month program is centered on three major components:
Education, Service and Reflection. A serious commitment to
attending training sessions, monthly Vincentian reflections, a
capstone retreat, and, most notably, 50 hours of community service
– two thirds of which will be in direct service with the poor –
comprise the core of the program. Upon completion, Mission Leaders
will be honored with a certificate of service reflecting the
significance of their achievement.
This experience will allow St. John's University staff, faculty,
and administrators to not only provide better service to our
students, but to become role models who will perpetuate St.
Vincent’s legacy, inspiring others to action. As St.
Vincent wrote: “Our vocation is to go not into one parish, nor into
only one diocese, but throughout the earth.”
For more information on the Vincentian Mission Certificate Program,
please contact Lucy Pesce at (718) 990-3004 or email@example.com.
Applications for the seventh cohort will be available soon.
To view an example application