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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

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Saint John’s Prep is proud to host the 55th Melk Reunion held from July 15-17, 2022. The celebrations will take place in and around our Saint John’s Prep and Abbey campus. A reunion committee is planning a weekend filled with fun! We expect a great turn out of visiting guests from both 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! For more information and questions contact Emmy Sack at

On-Campus Accommodations
Rooms are available in the Flynntown Apartments on the Saint John’s campus starting Wednesday, July 13. Guests must depart by Monday, July 18, 2022. All rooms are singles with single beds in dormitory apartments with shared bathrooms. Click here to take a look at the apartment floor plans.
There are 13 four bedroom and 2 three bedroom apartments available on campus. Space is limited, please don’t delay in reserving your rooms.
If you choose to register for a single room in an apartment, you will be placed with other reunion guests in a 4 bedroom apartment with shared bathrooms.

Hotel Accommodations 
Hotel rooms are available in nearby Waite Park, Minnesota. Click here to register for a hotel room at the Residence Inn by Marriott off of campus. Rooms booked after June 14 are subject to availability.

Schedule of Events

Friday, July 15, 2022

5:30pm Melk Exchange Memorial Tree Planting at Saint John’s Prep

6:00pm Welcome Dinner in the Great Hall (pre-registration needed)

8:00pm After Hours Social at Brother Willie’s Pub in Sexton Commons (cash bar)

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Daytime Activities

  • 9:00am Guided Tour of Saint John’s Prep and Saint Michael Hall
  • 9:30am Cycling tour of Lake Wobegon Trail (pre-registration needed)
  • 10:00am Guided tours of the Saint John’s Abbey Church
  • Shuttle service to the town of St. Joseph for lunch, shopping and touring.
    Shuttles will leave the Saint John’s campus at 10:00am and 11:45am
    Shuttles will leave St. Joseph at 12:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm
  • Self-guided hikes or trips to Lake Sagatagan Beach
  • Breakfast and Lunch available in the Refectory

Evening Activities

  • 4:00pm Organ Concert with Ines Schüttengruber in the Abbey Church Click here for details!
  • 5:00pm Social in Sexton Commons (pre-registration needed)
  • 6:00pm Dinner, Music and Awards Program in Sexton Commons
    (pre-registration needed)
Sunday, July 17, 2022

7:30am Breakfast on own in Refectory

10:30am Mass with the Saint John’s Abbey Monastic community

12:00am Brunch in the private Monastic gardens with the Monks of Saint John’s Abbey (pre-registration needed)

Prep at the Park 2022 @ CHS Park
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Prep at the Park
August 21, 2022
Saint Paul Saints vs. Scranton Wilkes Barre RailRiders
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Join us for an afternoon at the ballpark! We’re getting together on August 21 to watch the Saint Paul Saints play at CHS Field.

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 lunch 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
• 12:00pm Social and BBQ at the loft home of John Sipe ’61, across from the park
• 1:40pm walk 1 block to the CHS Stadium
• 2:05pm Saint Paul Saints vs. Scranton Wilkes Barre Railraiders

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.


Class of 1972 50th Reunion @ Saint John's Prep
Sep 16 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm
Class of 1972 50th Reunion @ Saint John's Prep
Class of 1972
50th Class Reunion
September 16-18, 2022
The Class of 1972 will hold their 50th Class Reunion on campus September 16-18, 2022. Registration will open next month.
To get involved or for more information please contact Br. Richard Crawford, OSB, Manager of Alumni Relations at or 320-363-2078.