St John Vianney was born Jean Baptiste Marie Vianney in 1786 France. He was a poor shepherd boy who was called to the Priesthood. He studied for some time at the Lyons Seminary in France and was eventually ordained in 1815. St John Vianney’s first Parish was in a town called Ars.
St John Vianney is often referred to as the Cure D’Ars, in English this simply translates to the Cure of Ars. During his life time he was renowned for hearing confessions. After his death in 1859 his works of love and charity spread across the world.
St John Vianney was canonized in Rome in 1925.
St John Vianney’s Feast Day is the 4th of August. He is the patron saint of our school and the patron saint of priests.
Above the hill beyond the seaThat’s where you’ll find our schoolThe Presentation Sisters helped to build this special jewelA welcoming communityA place to work and praySmiles are bright upon each faceThat’s why you’ll hear us say
SJV’s the school for meIt’s where we learn and playStaff and studentsParents, friendsAre happy every daySJVSJVSt John Vianney’s School
A shepherd boy in France named John
His trust in God aboveHe worked with peopleIn his land to bring justice peace and loveThe patron saint of all the priestsA model for us allWe will try our very best to follow in his call Refrain
Each day when we walk onThrough the school gateTo our friendsWe will live in peace and love by the message we’ve been sentTime will pass too soonThe tears and sadness endings bringBut with joy and gladness
Please join in with us and sing Refrain