St. John Vianney High School

Griffin L.I.F.E.

Living in Faith Experience (LIFE) is a faith-sharing group for Vianney students in the Catholic, Marianist tradition.

The first Marianists were lay people formed by Blessed William Joseph Chaminade into sodalities, or small faith-sharing groups, in 1801. During the French Revolution, when Christianity was illegal in France, the sodalities functioned as underground groups for Catholics to practice their outlawed faith. Through Chaminade's guidance, the sodalities became a means to re-Christianize France after the revolution.

Griffin LIFE continues Chaminade's vision of a faith-sharing community. It's a great way to meet new friends and strengthen the bonds of faith.


 The group meeting time will be held every two weeks; Thursdays from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the Art Gallery on Vianney's campus. 

2018-2019 Griffin LIFE Schedule

1st Semester

Thursday, 8/23/18 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday, 9/13/18 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday, 10/4/18 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday, 11/1/18 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday, 12/13/18 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


2nd semester

Thursday, 1/24/19 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday, 2/21/19 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday, 3/28/19 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday, 4/25/19 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday, 5/16/19 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


MODERATOR NAME: Nick Kheriaty, Grace Burnworth, Mark Buehrle


STUDENT OFFICERS: Sam Stockmann, Jack Schlote, Jack Sitner, Wes Farhatt, Ben Erken

Each summer, prospective LIFE leaders have the opportunity to attend a week-long training session sponsored by the Society of Mary in Dayton, Ohio. The students trained at these sessions go on to lead Marianist LIFE groups at Marianist high schools and parishes throughout the country.
At the beginning of each spring semester students have the opportunity to register to attend this retreat and become leaders of the Griffin LIFE program.

Griffin Life Website

National Marianist LIFE Web Page