Adult Faith Formation Committee This committee is composed of parishioners who have a passion for adult faith formation. This committee helps oversee the topic choice and content of yearly adult faith formation offerings in the parish. Contact: Darryl Ducote, 751-6784
Children’s Church To give greater access to God’s Word, children in grades K-5 are invited to take part in a children’s liturgy of the word held twice monthly during the 9:30 a.m. Mass. The children return to the Mass at the offering of the gifts to sit with their parents. The children are encouraged to participate through role playing, media presentations, and discussions. This program is active from October through May. Contact: Denise Louviere or Betty Wright, 751-2926.
Sunday Pre-School Sunday Pre-school classes are conducted during the 9:30 a.m. Mass. These classes are for children ages 3, 4, and 5 and are held in rooms 1- 4 from September through May. Contact: Denise Louviere or Betty Wright, 751-2926.
Elementary Religious Education Catechesis teaches the whole message of Jesus. In grades 1-5, we seek to present the good news in a manner which helps the children to grow as Catholic Christians. Classes are active from September through May, beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Monday evenings. Contact: Denise Louviere or Betty Wright, 751-2926.
Junior High Religious Education The Junior High program builds on the basic teachings of the Church presented in the previous grades. It is directed toward a rediscovery of religious truths in relation to one’s life. The presentations are held on Monday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., from September through May. Contact: Denise Louviere or Betty Wright, 751-2926.
High School Religious Education Religious education is a lifelong process. Catechetical instruction during the high school years enables the faith of youth to become living, conscious, and active. The high school program pursues a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith and the choices involved in being a Christian today. Designed for grades 9-12, presentations are held twice monthly and include the three year preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. The program is active from September through May. Contact: Denise Louviere or Betty Wright, 751-2926.
Catechumenate (R.C.I.A.) Team Member The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process that embodies new insights and approaches for receiving adults into the Catholic Church. The process includes study, prayer, discovery, discussion, and celebration, and is designed for unbaptized adults who wish to inquire about the Catholic faith, baptized Christians from other denominations who would like to learn more about the Catholic Church, and baptized but uncatechized Catholics who wish to receive the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation. New team members must be wiling to be formed in this ministry, Contact: Eddie Wright, 274-8123
Catechumenate Adapted for Children The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Adapted for Children is an age appropriate process for children and teens who have not been baptized and are seeking full initiation in the Catholic Church. This also includes those baptized in the Catholic faith who has not received religious instruction and/or the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation. Contact: Denise Louviere or Betty Wright, 751-2926.
Catholic Preschool Founded in 1978, the mission of our Catholic preschool is to provide a Christian atmosphere that will aid in the physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual development of preschool children. The program is available five days per week, Monday through Friday, from 9:15 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., and serves children ages 2 through 5. The program follows a developmental approach. Our teachers encourage the children to view learning as exciting, rewarding, and most importantly, an fun. Contact: Amie Williams, 752-5356.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Sponsor A sponsor is someone willing to accompany an unbaptized person or baptized person on the journey to full Christian initiation. This involves supporting the person at times in the following ways: assistance in helping the person learn about the Catholic way of life; attendance at periodic ritual moments that mark the progress of the person; willingness of sponsor to pray for his/her person. Contact: Eddie Wright, 274-8123
St. Jean Vianney Catholic School The responsibility of educating and forming children into mature witnesses to Christ belongs primarily to the parents. One way the church assists families in fulfilling this divine calling is through its system of Catholic schools. St. Jean Vianney School is the newest Catholic elementary and middle school in Baton Rouge. It was established during 1985-86 academic year and serves the needs of children in grades K-8. Its mission is to enhance and develop the God-given capabilities and talents of each student according to Catholic principles and sound educational theory. Contact: Wendy Ross, 751-1831.
Extended Care Program The goal is to provide a safe and Christian atmosphere for your child to work and play...a place where your child’s experiences will be filled with happy memories. Extended day care is provided before and after school to children enrolled in S.J.V. Parochial School. This care is provided from 6:45 a.m. through 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with flexible schedules. Holiday care is not available. Contact: Debra Sala, 753.7644.
Home & School Association This group brings the parents of our parochial school students together to provide support for the educational goals of the school, and to assist in the fund raising needed to meet the many extra-curricular activities of the school. Contact: Robin Brown 223.3913.