St. John Vianney Parish was built in 1989 to serve the south end of Barrie and the Town of Innisfil. It is home to approximately 3000 families, one high school and six elementary schools.
Saint Jean Marie Vianney was a French pastor in the community of Ars in the 18th century. He is known for his strong belief in the healing power of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and his deep devotion to the Eucharist. He is the patron saint of priests.