Whether you're on your way to the library or stopping by City Hall, chances are you're driving by St. John Vianney School, located in the heart of Brookfield. This blog will provide insight into life and education at SJV, a 4K-8 educational anchor in Brookfield since 1957.
Just take a look at the news headlines on any given day and you'll find examples of fear, anxiety, and self-preservation. What can parents do to help extract pearls of wisdom and teach kids to aim high despite the apparent chaos?
St. John Vainney Catholic School's annual 7th grade retreat armes students with tools to develop "acceptance, tolerance, forgiveness and love for our differences," according to Claire Hoffmeyer, SJV's Associate Director of Yourth Ministry.
On Thursday, September 27th, the 7th graders participated in a retreat, led by Ms. Hoffmeyer, at the Schoenstatt Retreat Center in Waukesha that included scripture study and guided reflection designed around the central theme - Loved by God.
As part of the retreat, Fr. Phil Bogacki spoke about his faith, the students participated in small group discussions, attended mass, and reflected on people in their lives that provide models of compassion, acceptance, good judgement and good friendship.