St. John's prepKitty Prager writes…Students from St. John’s Preparatory High School joined St. John’s University in a day of service at Sts. Joachim and Anne’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Coney Island.

In the morning the group visited and chatted with residents, and then played board games and Trivial Pursuit. After taking a stroll on the boardwalk, Prep students and members of the university’s Sunday choir performed a concert and sing-a-long. They were led by SJU Mixed Chorus Director Kim Oler, two-time Emmy Award winning conductor/composer. It was a joyful presentation that swept away both the performers and the audience.

Each year the worldwide Vincentian Families gather to commemorate the September 27 feast day of St. Vincent de Paul by engaging in a day of prayer and service. Here in the metro area, several thousand St. John’s students and alumni worked at over 150 different sites making a difference in the lives of many. St. John’s Prep was founded by the Vincentian fathers in 1870 and is located in Astoria.