Welcome from the Pastor


I greet you, with the spirit of Pope Francis, in the Joy of the Gospel

Thank you for visiting our virtual parish.  More importantly, as you peruse the information found here, if you are new to our area or parish I hope that you will want to visit us in person someday soon!  You will find SJV Parish a place of mission and discipleship, striving toward our vision that we be “a place where Jesus is known, not just know about; a place where anyone can belong and anyone can make a difference”.

Our parish offers a wide range of organizations, committees, and activities.  We have an excellent elementary school that serves our entire surrounding community and a Family Faith Formation program serving over 700 of our own children and teens.  There are numbers of social activities, which help promote a genuine sense of community, throughout the year.  We pride ourselves in giving our parishioners opportunities to become involved in current ministries or to initiate and develop new ministries that serve the faith needs of our own parishioners as well as meetings the challenges of being an evangelizing faith community.

A true sign of our vibrant parish life is our current undertaking, the United in Faith ~ Building the Body of Christ Capital Campaign.  This campaign addresses, head on, current critical needs for repairs, our desire to fortify what is already in place, and the challenge to better provide for parish life through building for the present and toward the future.  We are blessed in the efforts of the Committee that is steering the campaign and the prayers, support and generosity of our present membership and beyond!  We ask you to join us in praying for its success.

May these summer days be for you rich in faith, hope and charity!

Fr. Bob