Upcoming events

Prep at the Park 2021 @ CHS Park
Sep 11 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Prep at the Park
September 11, 2021
Saint Paul Saints vs. Omaha Storm Chasers


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Join us on September 11, 2021 for an exciting evening at the Saint Paul Saints game!  Alumni, parents and friends of Saint John’s Prep are all invited to join us for a fun night at CHS field that will end with a spectacular fireworks show!

Burgers, Brews and Brats
Before the game, John Sipe ’61 will host a casual cookout that includes burgers, brews and brats. He’s hosting a pregame social and bbq at his building and courtyard next door to CHS Stadium in downtown Saint Paul. The grilling team will be made up of members of the Class of 1961, aka The Legends of ’61!

Tickets are $30 a person and include dinner at John Sipe’s and game admission. A limited number of tickets are available. Reserve yours today!

Can’t make it to the pre-game social and bbq? Join us for the game!  Let us know and we’ll set your tickets aside at Will Call.

Prep at the Park Timeline of Events
• 4:00pm Social and BBQ at the loft home of John Sipe ’61, across from the park
• 5:40pm walk 1 block to the CHS Stadium
• 6:05pm Saint Paul Saints vs. Omaha Storm Chasers

Parking and Details
John Sipe’s loft home is in the building next door to the Saints CHS Field. Parking is available at the park. Feel free to park at CHS Park and stroll across the street to the bbq! We’ll share the address and parking tips the week before the game.

Reunion 2021 @ Saint John's Preparatory School
Oct 1 – Oct 3 all-day

Reunion Weekend
October 1-3, 2021

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We will celebrate Reunion 2021 in October. Please save the date for October 1-3, 2021 for reunion weekend! It is our plan to welcome back all those who would’ve celebrated reunions in 2020 as well as those who will celebrate reunions in 2021. We have spaces on campus reserved for events and we are working with members of the Classes of 1970 and 1971 to plan meals and activities.

We’re excited to welcome back our alumni and families for this weekend of friendship and fun! We’ll share details about specific events scheduled for October 1-3 as soon as they are available. In the meantime, below is a list of reunion events. Is there an activity you and your classmates would like to experience? Contact Director of Communications and Events, Jill Pauly.

Hotel Accommodations
A limited number of rooms may still be available at the Saint John’s Abbey Guest House. Call for availability 320-363-2573.
A room block has been set aside at the new Marriott Residence Inn in Waite Park. Check online for availability.

Class of 1970
Class of 1971 

Reunion Events

Besides the events below, you are welcome to take a walk to the Stella Marais Chapel, visit the Saint John’s Pottery Studio, catch some sunshine on the beach or simply relax with old friends at Prep.

Friday, October 1, 2021
Saint John’s Abbey Garden Walk and Cemetery Tour
Meet in the Saint John’s Great Hall

Happy Hour and Casual Dinner
Weber Center & Lawn

Student Homecoming Talent Show
Stephen B. Humphrey Theater

Saturday, October 2, 2021 

Saint John’s Abbey Church Art and Architecture Tour with Br. David Paul Lange, OSB
Meet on the steps of the Abbey Church

Coffee and Community with Head of School Jon McGee
Meet in the Weber Center

Saint John’s Prep History Lesson
Saint John’s Prep Library & Learning Commons

BBQ Lunch
Weber Center & Lawn

Saint Michael Hall Open House
Saint Michael Hall Community Space

Saint John’s Prep Community Mass
Saint John’s Abbey Church

Alumni Happy Hour
SJU Great Hall

50th Reunion Dinner Celebrations for the Classes of 1970 and 1971
SJU Quad Rooms 170 and 264

Sunday October 3, 2021
Brunch in the Refectory
SJU Quad Building

Is your class working on a reunion? Whether you celebrate in Collegeville, Minneapolis or anywhere else, we are happy to help you connect. Contact Director of Communications and Events, Jill Pauly jpauly@sjprep.net for help organizing your class gathering.

Virtual Events
Can we help your class connect? Perhaps your group needs to meet online. Let us know by reaching out to Director of Communications and Events, Jill Pauly jpauly@sjprep.net for help organizing your virtual reunion

Grand Tour of Nations 2022 @ Gorecki Center
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Grand Tour of Nations
April 30, 2022

Save the date for Grand Tour of Nations on April 30, 2022! This is our biggest fundraising event of the year and we need your support to make it a success. Proceeds from Grand Tour provide vital funding for student scholarships and programs.

The event in 2022 will be at the Gorecki Center on the College of Saint Benedict. We are excited to return to an in-person event completed with a delicious dinner, silent auction, live auction and giving moment. We hope you will join us on this spectacular evening to support our school and students!

Despite not being able to come together in person, thanks to your participation and generosity at the 2021 event, Grand Tour raised over $225,000 for student programs and scholarships.

If you would like to be a part of the 2022 event’s success, contact Aaron Miller, Vice President of Advancement at 320-363-2098 or via email amiller001@sjprep.net

2021 Grand Tour Raffle Winners

Congratulations to our 2021 Grand Tour Raffle Winners and thanks to all who played the game!

  • $10,000 Jude G.
  • $2,500 Derek L.
  • $1,000 Eileen D.
  • $500 Kelly C.
All of the winners are current or past Prep Parents! 

We appreciate our 2021 Sponsors!


Midwest Financial Partners Investments, Inc.


Zaun Family Foundation


American Door Works

Louis Industries

Bill and Chip Martin-Chaffee


Joe ’68 and Diana Twidwell

American National Bank


Arnold Companies

Brian and Eileen Dauer

Farmers and Merchants State Bank

Jon and Ann McGee

Mies Outland

Per Mar Security

Lynn Schnettler, Mary Jo Leighton ’80 and Bob Leighton ’79

Dan and Penny Smith

Wenner Companies


Business Partners

Black Financial Services

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota


Framework Marketing

Freeport State Bank

Kwik Trip

Madden’s on Gull Lake

Westside Liquors

Willenbring, Dahl, Wocken & Zimmermann, PLLC

Need assistance? Call Vice President of Advancement Aaron Miller at 320-363-2098 or Jill Pauly at 320-363-3112.

Melk Reunion at Saint John’s Prep 2022 @ Saint John's Prep
Jul 15 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 17 @ 11:00 pm

Melk Reunion at Saint John’s Prep
July 15-17, 2022
Collegeville, MN
Dear Melkites, Parents and Friends of Saint John’s Prep,

It is my pleasure to announce the upcoming 55th Melk Reunion held from July 15-17, 2022.

The celebrations will take place in and around our Saint John’s Preparatory School and Abbey campus. A reunion committee is planning a weekend filled with fun. We expect a great turn out of visiting guests from Melk and the United States. It shall be an event to remember!

Please, contact and encourage your Melkite classmate(s) to attend this spectacular event at Saint John’s. Mark your calendar and plan to join us at Saint John’s July 15-17, 2022! Detailed plans, housing options, event schedule and fees will be shared at a later date.

For more information and questions contact Emmy Sack at esack@csbsju.edu

Bis zum Sommer 2022!

Emmerich Sack

Melk Study Abroad Director