Our Patron Saint

​​​Saint John Vianney

John Vianney.jpgSt 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. 


SJV Song by Leanne Laboo ©

Above the hill beyond the sea
That’s where you’ll find our school
The Presentation Sisters helped to build this special jewel
A welcoming community
A place to work and pray
Smiles are bright upon each face
That’s why you’ll hear us say


SJV’s the school for me
It’s where we learn and play
Staff and students
Parents, friends
Are happy every day
St John Vianney’s School

A shepherd boy in France named John
His trust in God above
He worked with people
In his land to bring justice peace and love
The patron saint of all the priests
A model for us all
We will try our very best to follow in his call           Refrain

Each day when we walk on
Through the school gate
To our friends
We will live in peace and love by the message we’ve been sent
Time will pass too soon
The tears and sadness endings bring
But with joy and gladness
Please join in with us and sing               Refrain

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