Youth Ministry seeks to cultivate the gifts and talents of young people in our parish in a supportive environment by instilling a Gospel-centered, challenging and world-shaping vision for our youth.


Through both our Adult Youth Ministry Committee and Youth Apostle Ministry Team we develop and organize youth meetings, events and create other ways to engage youth in life of the parish.

Let us know if you are interested in helping.


You can join our mailing list by letting us know your interested.  We will keep you up to date on news and events.

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Parishioners at St. John Vianney Church get a special delivery from the youth in the parish.

CUMBERLAND — This July teens from our Youth Ministry sent handwritten letters of support and encouragement to older parishioners.

" You are the light of the world...Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. "Matthew 5:14-16

Read more in the Rhode Island Catholic


(Translation: Join the Flock!)

What's Flocknote?

Flocknote let's you stay in the loop about events and information for your tween's/teen's specific grade.

How do we sign up?

Parents can text: sjvym to 84576 

Follow the prompts to click on your child’s specific graduation year. Sign yourself and your teen up!

Great! Thank you!

Youth at St. John Vianney Church sure are sweet, bring treats and prayers to parishioners

CUMBERLAND —Veronica Plante, coordinator of Youth Ministry at St. John Vianney Church in Cumberland recently asked some friends from His Providence Church in Swansea, Mass., what their youth pastor was doing during the pandemic to reach the youth of their community. They mentioned that one initiatives was to drive by kids' houses and throw candy and treats at their doors — in “Ding Dong Ditch” fashion. 

Read the full article at The Rhode Island Catholic

Our Events 

Fireside Nights

Sunday, September 6th, 6:30-8 pm: Youth Ministry (Grades 8-12)

Tuesday, September 8th, 6:30-8 pm: Jr. Youth Ministry (Grades 6 & 7)

Casual night of outdoor games, a discussion topic and prayer by the fire.  Individual waters and treats will be served. On the lawn next to the church. All game equipment is cleaned before and during the evening, handwashing station and hand sanitizers available. Masks required if 6 ft. of distance cannot be maintained.


Youth Ministry Leadership Team

Monday, September 14th 7-8 pm Zoom Informational Meeting

Seeking Confirmed Teens (Grades 10-12) to be a part of the new Leadership Team. This Team will assist in Youth Ministry programming for grades 6-9.  They will come together for fellowship and they will lead youth in games and talks, depending on their talents.  Contact Veronica Plante or join the Zoom Informational Meeting to find out more about how this Team will be implemented this coming year.



Back from the Dead Walk


Sunday, October 18th 6:30-8:30 pm & Tuesday, October 20th 6-7:30 pm

(Rain dates: Oct. 25/27)

Practices: Sunday, September 13 & 27, October 4 & 11 from 6:30-7:30 pm.

This popular event is back and we need actors and guides from grades 8-12! No experience needed.  Take a look at the afterlife in a unique dramatic presentation walking through the cemetery.  All practices and presentations held outside, masks required if 6 ft. of distance cannot be maintained.


Outdoor Movie Nights

The Princess Bride

Sunday, September 20th, 6:30-8:30 pm

(Grades 7-12) Rain date - Sept. 27th

Evan Almighty

Tuesday, September 22nd, 6:30-8:30 pm 

(Grade 6 Families Only: Faith Formation Kick-Off - Rain Date Sept. 29th)

Pull up your chair or blanket on the lawn next to the church and enjoy a movie outside.  Individual waters and treats will be served. Handwashing station and sanitizer will be available. Masks required if 6 ft. of distance cannot be maintained.

What's New

St. John the Baptist Mary Vianney

3587 Diamond Hill Road

Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864

Parish Office: (401) 333-6060

Faith Formation: (401) 333-2347

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday : 9:00AM - 2:00PM

Friday : CLOSED

Please call the office before visiting.

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