At Saint John Vianney School, we strive to develop the full potential of each student and to prepare each child in the fundamentals of faith, promoting Christ-like living.
- Spiritually – forming a relationship with God – formation in the Catholic Faith. – Virtue program
- Intellectually – forming the intellect of each child in all that they can grasp at their level of development
- Physically – forming healthy habits of nutrition, hygiene, fitness, recreation
- Emotionally – Building confidence in themselves and developing healthy ways of dealing with their emotions
- Socially – forming a respect for other – we are social beings and need one another – looking for Christ in each other – encouraging one another and have an attitude of gratitude
- Morally – forming the children in virtue to live a life of holiness
- Culturally – forming the children in a culture of life respecting the dignity of each person in all ethnic groups
Who was Saint John Vianney?
The patron saint of our school is Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney. In English he is called Saint John Vianney. He was canonized by Pope Pius XI in 1925. He is the only diocesan priest ever to be canonized. He was a man of great dedication to his call to be a priest and to serve his people. He preached in a very simple manner, had a great love of the Blessed Sacrament and the Blessed Mother. In 1818, Vianney began his work at the parish of Ars-sur-Formans in a tiny village near Lyons, France. He was a gifted orator and confessor and he brought about a spiritual renewal that touched not only the people of his parish but all of France. As the word spread of his extraordinary abilities, an estimated 100,000 pilgrams a year, including bishops and French aristocracy made the journey to Ars in order to receive his spiritual counsel.
He is, for our school a reminder that through faith, devotion, and service God can create wondrous miracles in each of our students.