FAMILY CONNECTION | September 5, 2019
Thoughtful Thursdays at St. John Vianney High School have our students making 100+ sandwiches a week for the homeless at St. Patrick Center. Most of the food is donated by members of our community. Our students collectively give more than 15,000 hours of service each year.
Parents' Club Meeting
Parents are invited to the first Parents' Club meeting of the school year tonight, September 5, at 7 pm in Griffins' Cafe. The topic will be the new student information software called Blackbaud. You can view our Blackbaud Reference Guide online for immediate assistance. Parents who attend are entered into a raffle for free textbooks.
Fall Honors Convocation
The Fall Honors Convocation on Friday, September 6, from 9-10:15 am recognizes our students for the academic and other honors they earned during the 2018-2019 school year.  It will be a dress-up day for all students . Parents were notified if their son is being specifically recognized at the convocation though all parents are welcome to attend.
Freshman Tailgate Party
Student Council will host the Class of 2023 for the annual Freshman Tailgate Party. The celebration is Friday, September 6, from 3:00 to 6:30 pm. Enjoy a video game truck, inflatable games, music, and BBQ before marching to the stadium to watch Vianney take on Althoff. This is a complimentary event for freshmen with free admission to the game! If you have questions, please contact Jeremy Remiger at .
Grandparents' Mass & Breakfast
We look forward to welcoming grandparents for Grandparents' Mass & Breakfast on Sunday, September 8, at 9:30 am.
Faith Formation
Campus Ministry invites students and parents to explore and enrich their faith with us each week.

  • Mondays | Prayer Service in the Marianist Lobby during Encore at 9:15-9:45 am.
  • Tuesdays | Mass in the Chapel during Encore at 9:15-9:45 am.
  • Wednesdays | Communion Service in the Marianist Lobby before school at 8:45 am.
  • Thursdays
  1. Adoration in the Chapel during Encore at 9:15-9:45 am.
  2. "Thoughtful Thursdays" Sandwich Making for St. Patrick Center in Griffins' Cafe during Encore at 9:15-9:45 am.
  • Fridays | Mass in the Chapel during Encore at 9:15-9:45 am. 

You are encouraged to participate in any or all of these offerings as your schedule allows.
Audition Notice
Griffin Theatre invites students to audition for Peter and the Starcatcher on Tuesday and Thursday, September 10 and 12, at 6:30 pm. The play provides a backstory for the characters of Peter Pan, Mrs. Darling, Tinker Bell, and Captain Hook. Performance dates are November 14-17, 2019. For more information, contact Al Book at .
Vianney Moms' Club
All Vianney moms are invited to attend the first event of the newly formed “Vianney Moms' Club.” This group was created to support one another, our sons, and their school, while having some fun together. Please join us Thursday, September 12, beginning at 6:30 pm at Chevy’s Fresh Mex on Tesson Ferry Road. Visit Events on the Vianney Parents Facebook page to register.
If you have any questions, please contact event organizer Angie Wheeler at
College Fair
The Vianney Guidance Department is hosting its 2019 College Fair on Tuesday, September 17, from 6-7:30 pm at our Field House. You will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from approximately 140 colleges and universities across the country. For additional information about this complimentary event, please contact your Guidance Counselor.

If you can help provide food or refreshments for the College Fair, please contact Lisa Hackett at .
Students with D isabilities
The Guidance Department invites students with disabilities to explore scholarships and financial aid specifically created to help you pay for college.
College Rep Visits
Check out the College Rep Visit calendar and register via Naviance to meet with college representatives on campus through November 20.
Music Trivia Night
Join us October 12 for this unique music trivia event that benefits the Graduation Lock In for the Class of 2020. Doors open at 6:30 pm with trivia beginning at 7 pm. It's $25 per person or $200 for a table of eight. Contact us at for more information and to register.
Thursday, September 5
  • Sophomore Soccer @ Lou Fusz vs. DeSmet - 3:45 pm
  • Cross Country @ Webster - 4:00 pm
  • Freshman Black Soccer @ O'Fallon - 4:15 pm
  • Varsity Soccer @ Gibault - 5:00 pm

Friday, September 6
  • Varsity Football home (Stadium) vs. Althoff - 7:00 pm

Saturday, September 7
  • Freshman Black Soccer home (Stadium) vs. St. Dominic - 10:00 am
  • Swimming @ Ladue Invitational - 11:00 am
  • Varsity Soccer home (Stadium) vs. St. Dominic - 11:45 am
Always visit our Athletics Calendar at the bottom of the Athletics Webpage for the latest information as dates and times are subject to change.
There are so many ways to stay connected with your Vianney family!
And, of course, don't miss your weekly edition of Family Connection!
Celebrating our Blessed Marianist Martyrs
Starting in August and ending in November, we celebrate our Blessed Marianist Martyrs, Jakob Gapp (August 13); Carlos Eraña, Jesus Hita and Fidel Fuidio (September 18); Miguel Léibar, Florencio Arnaiz, Joaquin Ochoa and Sabino Ayastuy (November 6). As you may know, a martyr is a person who is killed because of his or her religious belief. The person is willing to suffer because his or her faith in God is much more important than renouncing it. Sometimes, a specific cause may lead them to the suffering. In the case of Jakob Gapp, his anti-fascist views during the 1940s was the main reason that led to his death at the hands of the Nazi regime. Our Blessed Marianist Martyrs are members of a very large community of martyrs recognized from the early days of our Catholic community. They are witnesses whom we are called to know and to seek intercession when praying for the grace of God to act upon the lives of friends and family members who need to experience this grace in their lives.
~ by  Bro. David Betz