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, […]

SJV visits Blessed Isadore Bankanja Parish!

SJV visits Blessed Isadore Bankanja Parish!

On 12 October 2014, members of the Seminary Community went on a pastoral visit to Blessed Isadore Bakanja Parish at Protea Glen Ext 1, Soweto, in the Archdiocese of Johannesburg. It was a Sunday like any other, with beautiful singing and a harmonious atmosphere which left many in a state of happiness. The mass was […]

Public Lecture at SJV!

Public Lecture at SJV!

On Monday, 6 October 2014 at 15h00, the SJV community were delighted to welcome Fr Paul Requena, a lecturer at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, who is on a visit to South Africa. His lecture was titled: “Current Bioethical Issues: A Challenge for Christian Reflection“. Fr Requena situated Bioethics within the […]

Visit from Holy Family Parish, Spruitview

Visit from Holy Family Parish, Spruitview

On Sunday, 5 October 2014, SJV Staff and Students were welcomed members of the Holy Family Parish, Spruitview, Catholic Women’s League (CWL), to the Seminary. The Visitors arrived in time to join in our Sunday Celebration of Mass at 9h00, whereafter everyone gathered in the Hall for the presentation of some musical items and entertainment. […]

SJV Students Elect New Student Council!

SJV Students Elect New Student Council!

On Friday, 4 October 2014, the Students gathered to elect its new Student Council which will serve until October 2015. The Student Council was elected as follows: President: Xolani Ndaba; Vice-President: Phumlani Mbatha; Secretary: Thabang Shilane; Treasurer: Tshepo Maseko; Academic Representative: Tumelo Mosito; Deputy Academic Representative: Jason Lottering; Sports and Entertainment Co-ordinator: Setlharemang Letseng; Transport […]