Catechesis, knowing and living our faith, is more than just religious education, but rather, is a life-long journey of conversion. St. John Vianney’s goal is to bring children to Christ, to prepare them for the sacramental life of the church, and to help them understand the social justice implications of discipleship and mercy, as we integrate prayer into their lives.
Faith Formation Pre-K-8 English
Ms. Kathleen Cook, Director of English Religious Education
“Let the little children come to me….”
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
English Faith Formation is a continuing program.
English Faith Formation Registration grades Pre-K to 10th is open all year long.
Classes meet on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00 PM
A copy of the child’s Baptism/Birth certificate is required at the time of registration.
The Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist Registration is open all year long.
Registration Form for English Faith Formation is available at on the Forms page.
Please bring completed form plus Birth Certificate/Sacramental Certificates to Parish Office. There is a form online to request a Baptismal Certificate, if your child was baptized at St. John Vianney Parish.
One year of religious education formation is required before your child can be included in the sacrament preparation process. Preparing for First Eucharist is a very special time for your child. Our sacramental preparation is considered to be a “family program” and is designed to take place “in the midst of the community of the faithful.”
First Reconciliation/First Eucharist (2nd grade and up): See Sacramental Preparation
Baptism Preparation: See Sacramental Preparation
It is the job and the joy of St. John Vianney Parish to prepare and initiate its children into the Eucharistic life of the Church through our weekly celebration of the Mass. For this reason it is vital that the children and their families participate at Mass on a weekly basis.
Faith Formation 1-8 Grade Spanish
Known in the past as CCD, Faith Formation for Children helps our youngsters come to know and appreciate God and the Roman Catholic Church. Program includes preparation for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Teachers and Aides are always needed. Meetings Wednesday, 6:30PM to 8:00PM in the school.
High School Youth Ministry and Confirmation Preparation
All High School students (grades 9-12) are invited to participate in the SJV Youth Ministry Program on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Community Center. Our goal is to build young disciples of Christ through Youth Ministry in areas of community building, worship, outreach, and education while developing a spiritual journey for each individual student.
To find the most current information, click on the Blogs menu and select the Youth Ministry blog.
Speak with Mary Ann Andrade, Confirmation & Youth Ministry Director, about all Youth & Young Adult Activities.
Contact: Ext. 18 or Email
SJV Faith (Adult Education and Sharing)
Through discussion based on books and videos, parishioners work to become the best Disciples of Christ they can be. Meetings are schedules for evenings and open to all. Watch the bulletin for announcements of upcoming gatherings or join the Facebook group SJV Faith to talk with other parishioners about the journey of faith. Contact Rick Hoan Mai at 408-520-4777 for more information.
All of the Sacraments require specific training and preparation. For information about preparation for Baptism, First Reconciliation (Confession or Penance), First Communion, Confirmation, Marriage, and Anointing of the Sick.
For information about Holy Orders, contact your favorite priest.
Saint John Vianney Catholic School
Our parish school serves children in grades K-8. The dedicated staff and parent community help to provide a Christian environment in which a child is encouraged to develop her/his potential. 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30PM in the school. Contact Sr. Michele Ann Murphy for more information at 408-258-7677.
Young Adult Ministry
This Ministry does not currently exist in our parish but we do need it. Please search your soul to see if perhaps you are the one God is calling to get this program going.