SJU OCtfest bannerDancing, eating, and raising glasses to toast a rousing Saturday night at the Queens campus, 548 alumni transformed the Great Lawn into a banquet hall on October 26, celebrating the new University brand and their pride in alma mater at St. John’s first Oktoberfest.

Two-hundred alumni began the evening at a special Mass at 6:30 p.m. in St. Thomas More Church. “First we pray, and then . . . we party,” declared Rev. John Kettleberger, C.M., University chaplain, who presided. Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., President of St. John’s, served as concelebrant along with Rev. Henry Bradbury, C.M.; Rev. Joseph Daly, C.M.; and Rev. James Dorr, C.M. ’79GEd.

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