Pastoral Care at Saint John's

List of 4 items.

  • Office Hours

    The Campus Ministry is located on the top floor of Conal Hall with Campus Ministers available before, during, and after school hours.

    At Saint John's, our Campus Ministry staff endeavors to be approachable on any given topic by creating an atmosphere in our offices in which each young man is both free to be himself and also welcome to speak openly and honestly about what’s going on in his life.
  • Big Reds

    Each year, over one-hundred-twenty members of the senior class volunteer to serve as "Big Reds".

    Big Reds are senior mentors at various times throughout the year, essentially ‘brothering’ members of the freshman class (Little Reds) through various freshmen-focused events and activities throughout the year.
  • Homeroom Ministry

    As an extension of the Big Red program, twenty to thirty seniors are selected to serve as Homeroom Ministers - two to four to each of the eight freshman homerooms. 

    Through their weekly visits, Homeroom Ministers provide a ‘ministry of presence’ to our youngest Pioneers, fostering personal relationships that aid in the transition to Saint John’s.
  • Freshmen Wellness Day

    In recognition of the fact that, for good or bad, our society is now calling upon teens to make tough social and moral choices at increasingly younger ages, Saint John’s offers a Freshman Wellness Day.

    Typically, the day includes interactive presentations by organizations such as Alcoholics Anonymous, the Shrewsbury Police Department (Traffic Stop), inmates from Fort Devens (often those incarcerated on substance violations), and the Massachusetts State Police (Seatbelts).

    The day concludes with small group discussion and reflection, led by our Big Reds, and with a freshman class liturgy. 

    The day aims to provide each Saint John’s student with more of the essential information he needs to make some tough personal decisions about weighty issues during his high school years, and hopes as well to establish an open dialogue among students and faculty about those issues.