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Cristo Rey St. Viator Las Vegas Seeking Applicants for Principal

published on: December 13, 2017

One year after Fr. Thomas von Behren, CSV, announced that the Viatorian Community would serve as the sole religious sponsor of a new high school — Cristo Rey St. Viator Las Vegas College Prep — he is accepting applications for … Continue reading

Celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

published on: December 12, 2017

The stirring image of two dozen red roses, set up in front of an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, filled the Viatorian chapel with hope and joy on her feast day, just as the flowers did more than 450 … Continue reading

Poinsettias Return to the Viatorian Province Center

published on: December 11, 2017

It’s become a yearly ritual. Every year before Christmas, Associate Karen Cutler and Br. Don Houde, CSV, travel to a nearby nursery to shop for poinsettias to decorate the Province Center foyer, offices and areas of the retirement wing — … Continue reading

Viatorian Remembered for His Heroism

published on: December 7, 2017

Fr. Eugene Lutz, CSV, was a championship boxer, a beloved high school teacher and an inspiring retreat leader over the course of his 47 years as a Viatorian. But it was his military experience and years of suffering as a … Continue reading

Making the Season Bright

published on: December 6, 2017

Viatorians who live in the retirement wing of the Province Center found a delightful surprise once they concluded evening prayer and entered the dining room: elves had worked all day to fill the room with Christmas decorations of all shapes and sizes. A … Continue reading

St. George Parish Illuminates Its Christmas Spirit

published on: December 5, 2017

Families at St. George Parish in Bourbonnais kicked off the Advent Season in a colorful way. They debuted their “Avenue of Trees” on the church campus and they are inviting people from the community to visit. “Come out to the … Continue reading

Reflections on the First Sunday of Advent

published on: December 4, 2017

The season of Advent generally signals a time of preparation among Catholic worshipers as they count down the weeks until Christmas day. However, when Fr. Arnold Perham, CSV, celebrated Mass on the first Sunday of Advent for his confreres at … Continue reading

A Thanksgiving Tradition that Works

published on: December 1, 2017

At St. Thomas More Catholic Community in Henderson, NV, Thanksgiving is a working holiday. For more than 20 years, families gather together to deliver holiday dinners with all the trimmings — and even a table centerpiece — to homebound seniors, the … Continue reading

Viatorian Giving Garden Hunkers Down for the Winter

published on: November 28, 2017

It’s a wrap. After productive growing seasons in the summer and early fall, gardeners working their plots in the Viatorian Giving Garden have cleaned out their beds and prepared the soil for winter. Associate John Dussman, who coordinated the garden ministry, … Continue reading

Vegas Teens Represent City at National Catholic Youth Conference

published on: November 21, 2017

On the surface, it looked as though Associates Rosy Hartz and Deborah Perez were taking teens from St. Viator Catholic Community’s youth ministry group to the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis. But at this distinctly Catholic setting, where young people encounter Christ … Continue reading

Viatorians Elected to Attend General Chapter

published on: November 20, 2017

After a day-long meeting Friday at the  Province Center, four emerged as the delegates to represent Viatorians from this country at next summer’s General Chapter, considered the most important gathering of the worldwide Viatorian Community. Fr. Thomas von Behren, Br. Michael Gosch, Fr. … Continue reading

Viatorians Gather to Prepare for General Chapter Meeting

published on: November 17, 2017

It seemed like old home week when Viatorians from Las Vegas, Bourbonnais and even tiny St. Anne, Illinois all converged on the Province Center for a day-long meeting. But serious business was taking place. It happens only once every six … Continue reading

Flagship Parish Turns 90

published on: November 15, 2017

Viatorians have been ministering at St. Viator Parish in Chicago since 1888, but its present church dates back to 1927, when the magnificent building began construction. In light of its 90th anniversary, Fr. Patrick Render, CSV, pastor, has asked parishioners, alumni and supporters … Continue reading

St. George Parishioners “Walk in the Footsteps of Jesus” on Pilgrimage

published on: November 14, 2017

It has been an historic week for a group of pilgrims from St. George Parish in Bourbonnais. Led by their pastor, Fr. Dan Belanger, CSV, they traveled to the Holy Land, to walk in the path of Jesus — from … Continue reading

Scientist, Artist and Friend of Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep

published on: November 13, 2017

Fr. John Milton, CSV, will do anything to help Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep in suburban Waukegan, even if it means dusting off his paint brush. A physicist by profession, Fr. Milton joined students last month to customize a … Continue reading

Viatorian Associates Help Spread Charism in Colombia

published on: November 10, 2017

Vocations to the Viatorian Community are growing in Colombia, particularly among lay associates. Most recently, a group of associates re-committed themselves to the Viatorian Community during a ceremony led by Fr. Gustavo López, CSV, association director, and Fr. Pedro Herrera, … Continue reading

A Vision To Advance Interfaith Dialogue is Growing

published on: November 8, 2017

Back in 2011, Fr. Corey Brost, CSV, co-founded the Children of Abraham Coalition in response to the growing religious-based hatred on the rise after the tragedies of 9/11. Its stated mission was to educate young people about different faiths as well as to … Continue reading

Taizé Prayer Service Returns to the Province Center

published on: November 7, 2017

After spending the last three years at Saint Viator High School, the popular Taizé prayer service returns Nov. 8 to the Province Center chapel in Arlington Heights. In staying with past tradition, the one hour prayer service will take place at 7:30 … Continue reading

Viatorian Meets Military Hero

published on: November 6, 2017

Fr. Dan Hall, CSV, is a military veteran, who served two tours of duty in Vietnam in the Army’s special services and spent seven years in the Marines as a chaplain. He brings up his military experience often at Saint Viator High School, … Continue reading

All Souls Day: A Reason for Hope

published on: November 2, 2017

Fr. Robert Bolser, CSV, has witnessed different customs for remembering the dead, from Colombia to Mexico and even among his own Viatorians, where traditionally they would visit the graves of those that went before them. But on this All Souls … Continue reading

Modern Day Saints are ‘Examples of Love’

published on: November 1, 2017

Fr. Daniel Lydon, CSV, celebrated All Saints Day Mass at Saint Viator High School — before a jam-packed crowd. Not only was the entire student body in attendance, but some 180 grandparents who responded to the school’s Grandparents’ Day invitation. … Continue reading

As Anniversary of Reformation Approaches, We are Called to a New Ecumenism

published on: October 30, 2017

Oct. 31, 2017 marks the 500th anniversary since Augustinian monk, Martin Luther, nailed his “95 Theses,” or list of objections to the Catholic teachings and practices of the time, to the door of his hometown church. His grievances eventually led … Continue reading

Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep Looking Forward to Move

published on: October 26, 2017

Things are looking up at Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep, with only months to go before they move into their new campus. But they haven’t forgotten where they came from. Meet Jahi Brown, a 2013 CRSM grad now working … Continue reading

Hearts of Hope Mission Group Works Year Round

published on: October 25, 2017

An ordinary school day at Bishop McNamara High School in Kankakee turned into a memorable one, when Associates Ken and Michelle Barrie paid an impromptu visit to some of their youth ministry members during lunch. Accompanied by Fr. Dan Belanger, … Continue reading

Young People Bring Taizé Prayer to St. Viator Catholic Community

published on: October 24, 2017

Parishioners at St. Viator Catholic Community in Las Vegas now can attend a Taizé prayer service once a month — and they have young faith leaders to thank. Vanessa Marshall and Daniel Skurski are students at the University of Nevada … Continue reading

Feliz día de San Viator!

published on: October 23, 2017

Viatorians around the world celebrated the feast day of their patron, St. Viator, on Oct. 21, but at their newest school, Colegio San Viator in Tunja, Colombia, it was a first. Br. Juan Carlos Ubaque, CSV, who directs pastoral efforts … Continue reading

Viatorians Celebrate Feast Day of Their Patron

published on: October 20, 2017

Celebrating the feast of St. Viator took on new meaning this year at Saint Viator High School. A graduate of the school, Fr. Mark Francis, CSV, was the main celebrant at the morning Mass, held in the Cahill Gymnasium and … Continue reading

Viatorian Brother Returns to High School Roots

published on: October 19, 2017

You can go home again. That appears to be the case with Br. Rob Robertson, CSV, who is returning to Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas exactly 30 years after he first arrived there as a new Viatorian brother, to … Continue reading

Hundreds Drawn to Prayer Services in Las Vegas

published on: October 3, 2017

In the aftermath of one of the worst shooting massacres in U.S. history, Las Vegas residents turned to their faith communities to help them deal with the pain and horror. And for many, that meant the two parishes run by … Continue reading

Responding to the Tragedy in Las Vegas, with Prayer

published on: October 2, 2017

The shooting tragedy in Las Vegas drew a swift response from members of the Viatorian Community who have ministered in the region for more than 60 years.  At St. Viator Catholic Community, led by Fr. Richard Rinn, CSV, pastor, and Fr. Lawrence … Continue reading