Diocesan News

Sisters’ Nite on SJU Campus

As an ongoing response to the Year of Consecrated Life, St. John’s University’s Campus Ministry and the Vincentian Vocation Office commemorated the World Day of Prayer for Vocations by hosting the inaugural Sisters’ Nite at the Sunday Night Student Mass on April 17. The purpose of Sisters’ Nite, similar to Brothers’ Nite held last January and Religious Priests’ Nite held in October, was to let the students see, meet and pray with a number of Sisters serving the local Church.

Representing six different congregations, 15 Sisters gathered together in the university Church of St. Thomas More on the Jamaica campus. After Communion, Michelle Hoffman, a Daughter of Charity postulant, shared her discernment story with the students. Present were representatives of the Daughters of Charity, Sisters of St. Joseph, Sisters of St. Dominic, Presentation Sisters, Carmelite Sisters and Little Sisters of the Poor. The celebrant of the Mass was Father Sean Sukiel, diocesan vocation director. The event was coordinated by SJU Campus Minister Brother Mike Sheerin, F.M.S.

(Photo courtesy Brother Mike Sheerin, F.M.S.)