How Your Donations Support Our Mission
The Consultation, Education and Research (CER) Department at SJVC provides the "on-site" consultation in the behavioral, educational and prevention services for:
Priests and clergy, men and women religious, seminarians, deacons and lay ministers, diocesan and religious Leadership at every level of the Church.
The CER programs help cultivate a deeper awareness of God in daily life and ministry by fostering personal, communal, and ecclesial growth. It is through these efforts that we have touched so many dioceses and religious orders. In this past year alone, we have reached over 8200 men and women. Our programs are very well received yet there is still so much more work to be done. It has become apparent that the demand for these programs is increasing and that there is a need to become more comprehensive in the range, depth and diversity of services we can provide. We need your help to make this possible.
Here are some of the comments we have received about our services:
"Thank you for an enlightening set of presentations. It is wonderful Saint John Vianney Center works directly with priests in addressing some of the serious problems and concerns we often face in our daily work."
"I was amazed, almost everyone entered into the discussions. We send our gratitude for your presentations and insights. They were invaluable."
"(I am) most grateful for the healing, recovery and reconciliation that took place these past few days."
"Thank you for coming to our community. Your visit gave me valuable insights and a deeper confidence that helped affirm my work here as a newly appointed superior."
After 65 years, we begin our first Annual Appeal for your support of our mission. With your prayers, encouragement and financial support, you can help us educate, train and support the new seminarian or religious, the newly ordained, the hard working pastor and those retiring from active ministry or religious life.
As a benefactor, you and your intentions will be remembered in our daily masses and prayers. Please consider contributing to this important mission of the Church. You can help. We provide several opportunities for donations including traditional means such as personal checks or credit card donations, online donations as well as gifts of stocks, annuities and planned giving.