SUPERVISORS WORKSHOP FOR 2016

PASTORAL INTERNSHIP SUPERVISORS WORKSHOP FOR 2016 20th year of internship One unique feature of our formation programme is the six months internship programme. This is the programme that takes place in the different home Dioceses of our Students in the country. The seminary department has taken on its shoulders, once again this year, to prepare […]

SEMINARY SPORTS DAY 2015

SEMINARY SPORTS DAY 2015

SJV SPORTS DAY “Mens sana in corpore sano” which means a healthy mind in a healthy body is a maxim one sees in the student gym in our seminary. Yearly we respect this maxim by participating in different sporting activities throughout the year and eventually we have a great sports day event. This year our […]

St. John Vianney Celebration 2015

St. John Vianney Celebration 2015

St. JOHN VIANNEY CELEBRATES PATRONAL FEAST On the 4th of August, Tuesday, St. John Vianney celebrated the feast of its patron saint, St. John Mary Vianney. Present in our celebration was the archbishop emeritus of Pretoria, Archbishop George Daniel, who on the 3rd of August celebrated the 40th episcopal anniversary, and in fact this year, […]

FAREWELL FINAL YEARS 2015

FAREWELL FINAL YEARS 2015

Farewell to the Final Years 2015 On the 29th April the seminary community bade farewell to the final year students. The ceremony was opened by the Eucharistic celebration, celebrated by the Seminary Rector and concelebrated by Seminary formators, Religious student masters and other visiting priests. We had a pleasure of hosting some several visitors who […]

Saint John Vianney Celebrates Palm Sunday

Saint John Vianney Celebrates Palm Sunday

SAINT JOHN VIANNEY CELEBRATES PALM SUNDAY Last Sunday 29th of March St. John Vianney Seminary celebrated the Palm Sunday also known as the Passion Sunday. This Solemn celebration commemorates the Christ triumphal entry into Jerusalem before the Passover. It is with such celebration of the passion Sunday that we begin our Holy week. The whole […]

Inauguration of New Academic Year 2015

Inauguration of New Academic Year 2015

OFFICIAL INAUGURATION OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR AT SJV SEMINARY Finally we are back in full swing in our Seminary life here at Saint John Vianney (SJV). The Students returned to the Seminary on the 30th of January and they embarked on their various retreats in different retreat centres around Gauteng and Limpopo. The Formation staff […]

Another Year, Another Time

Another Year, Another Time

As 2014 draws to an end, and with it another year of life passes at St John Vianney Seminary, we give thanks to God for accompanying us in both the ups and downs, the joys and sorrows, of this year. In many ways it has been a busy and fruitful year, and among the many […]

SJV Bids Farewell to 3 Formators

SJV Bids Farewell to 3 Formators

On Friday, 7 November 2014, the SJV Community formally bid farewell to 3 Priests, Fathers Owen Wilcock, Ricardo Smuts, and John Bosco Asiimwe who leave at the end of this year having fulfilled their mandates to return to their respective Dioceses. A Mass of Thanksgiving at 17h00 was followed by the Farewell Function. In addition […]

Installation of Acolytes

Installation of Acolytes

At a solemn celebration of Mass on 29 October 2014, 15 students nearing their completion of Theology 2, were installed to the ministry of Acolyte by Archbishop William Slattery of the Archdiocese of Pretoria. In his homily, Archbishop Slattery encouraged those who were going to be installed acolytes, that in their ministry they must have […]

Graduation 2014

Graduation 2014

On Wednesday, 22 October 2014, SJV Seminary held its sixth Graduation Ceremony whereby the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (BA.Phil.) Degree was conferred on 29 candidates, while the Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) Degree was conferred on 13 candidates. The graduation celebration consisted of two parts, the Mass of Thanksgiving held in the Chapel at 15h00, […]