You are a new creation in Christ!"
The goal of Campus Ministry at Saint John Vianney High School is to help our students grow and mature according to the new creation they have become in Christ (cf. Gravissimum Educationis, 8). Through our baptism, we are given new life in Christ, who is the model and perfection of humanity. This new life is one filled with grace and animated by the Spirit. In Saint Paul's words, our old self is no longer in charge - we have put on Christ and are a new creation (Rom 13:14; 2 Cor. 5:17)!
At SJV, we strive to cultivate this new life and a new identity in Christ in all of our students and seek to reinforce it among our faculty, staff, and parents. All programs and services are developed with this new creation in mind, in light of the Gospel values of service and love of neighbor.
In addition, we see Campus Ministry as the meeting place between the Church's faith and our students' social culture. Here, we help our students see how God is actively moving within their culture, redeeming it and perfecting it.eeming it and perfecting it.
Patrick Smith, Campus Minister, Ext. 234 or firstname.lastname@example.org