FAMILY CONNECTION | April 15, 2021
Vianney Car Show
Join us on campus this Sunday, April 18, between 11 am and 2 pm for Vianney's Car Show with a Rain Date of Sunday, May 2. This complimentary event is open to all members of our community, including past and present families, faculty, and staff.
Vianney Blood Drive
Vianney hosts its 25th Semi-Annual Blood Drive this Monday, April 19, from 7:30-11:30 am. You must be at least 16 years old to donate with 16-year-old students requiring a Parental Consent Form.
Spring Play
Griffin Theatre presents Almost, Maine April 22-25. The recording will be streamed by ShowTix4U.
Need help around the yard?
Campus Ministry is exploring how our Juniors can assist with outdoor projects (leaf clean-up, mulching, trimming, cutting grass, planting, etc.) for alumni and friends who have been unable to complete these tasks during the pandemic. This is part of our Junior Social Service Project (SSP) in May 2021. If you or someone you know would benefit from this volunteer service, please contact us at and provide the following information:
  • Name of beneficiary
  • Address of beneficiary
  • Brief description of outdoor project(s)
  • Reason for request for service

We cannot meet every request but will contact you in late April if we can assist.
Course Registration
Registration for the 2021-2022 school year continues:
  • Juniors should have all received a Course Request Sheet.
  • Sophomores are beginning to meet with their counselors.
  • Freshmen will meet with their counselors in a few weeks.

Parents should review the courses with their son before signing. The student should return the signed sheet to his counselor. If you have any questions, please contact your student's counselor.
Griffin Gear Volunteers
We would welcome parents to assist with the school store. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Tim McVey at
Parent Lock-In Volunteers
We ask Junior and Senior parents to contact Dennis Matreci at if you can assist with the Senior Lock-In. This year, the lock-in is on campus and we need additional parent volunteers at 4 am to help with cleanup on Sunday, May 16.

  • Senior Parents | We still need volunteers to staff lock-in shifts from 12:30 to 3 am and 2:30 to 5 am.
  • Junior Parents | We need 15 to 20 volunteers to help set up for the lock-in and check in our Seniors on May 15 beginning at 9 pm.
Class of 2021 Events
  • Senior Honors Convocation - Tuesday, April 27, at 8:15 am in the Fieldhouse
  • Mother-Son Mass - Friday, May 7, at 9:30 am in the Fieldhouse with a gift for mothers (breakfast will not be offered)
  • Baccalaureate Mass - Friday, May 14, at 7 pm in the Fieldhouse
  • Graduation - Saturday, May 15, at 7 pm on campus
  • Senior Lock In - Saturday, May 15, 10:30 pm- 5 am on campus
2021-2022 School Calendar
Key dates for the 2021-2022 school year are posted but are subject to change.
7th Grade Father/Son Bags Tournament
Our Admissions team invites seventh grade boys and their fathers to campus for a bags tournament with lunch grilled by our BBQ Club. Please ask family and friends with seventh grade boys to register for this free event Sunday, April 25, from Noon to 3 pm.
Golf Tournament
The 14th Annual Lt. Daniel P. Riordan Memorial Golf Tournament at Forest Park Golf Course is Friday, June 4. All proceeds benefit the Lt. Daniel P. Riordan Scholarship at Vianney.
Father/Son Scramble
Students and their dads are invited to a Father/Son Scramble on Father's Day, Sunday, June 20, at Forest Park Golf Course. It is $200 for a 2-man team with proceeds benefitting the Alumni Association Scholarship.
Home Health Screenings
We ask parents to perform a health screening at home before students leave for school. If a student exhibits any symptoms, he should remain at home and attend classes online when possible.
COVID Vaccine
When a student receives the vaccine, please notify our school nurse at Vianney is following St. Louis County's guidelines with the quarantine period of 10 days. If a student with the vaccine is exposed to COVID, the quarantine period could be adjusted.

Mercy and SSM Health are offering appointments for those 16 and older.
College Jump Start
The Class of 2022 should save the date for College Jump Start on August 2-3 or August 9-10. Look for registration to open in the weeks ahead.
A rep from University of Missouri-St. Louis will host a virtual visit in the Leadership Center at 7:45 am on Tuesday, April 20. Please register via Naviance at least 24 hours in advance if you would like to participate.
Virtual College Visits
The College Board is hosting two online sessions: April 18 with Midwest colleges and April 29 with Southeast colleges. We encourage Sophomores and Juniors to chat directly with college admissions representatives and current college students.
ACT Prep Course  
If you would like to prepare for the June 12 ACT, Sarah Kheriaty is hosting courses. It is $350 per student with a $50 discount if a sibling previously took her course.
National Letters of Intent
Congratulations to our Seniors pursuing athletics at the collegiate level.
Visit Griffins TV for our livestreamed games.
Visit our Athletics Calendar for the latest game information as dates and times are subject to change.
Blessed William Joseph Chaminade
“I am the Lord your God, be holy for I am holy” (Lv 11:44). “Be holy,” as special sons of Mary, our most holy Mother of whom you are to be the cooperators so that, like her, you can engender Jesus in the hearts of the faithful and bring to birth children destined for holiness. “My little children, whom I bring to birth anew until. . . .” (Gal 4:19).
We ask that you keep the following members of our school community in your prayers:
  • Faculty John Mohr
  • Board Member Rev. Msgr. Jack Costello
  • Andrew Knirr '21
  • Karen Gauvain, wife of faculty Dave Gauvain
We invite you to submit prayer requests, including any special intentions.