Father Lipscomb Society

Father Lipscomb

Father Lipscomb

When Father Paul Lipscomb was appointed to be the first pastor of Saint John Vianney in 1956, he planted a symbolic mustard seed on barren land near the corner of Calhoun and Gebhardt Road. His vision allowed this mustard seed to grow and flourish into a vibrant faith community.

For, amen I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed nothing shall be impossible to you. Matthew 17:19

In the spirit of Father Lipscomb, we extend an invitation to join a society committed to the mission of Saint John Vianney. Your membership, through the stewardship of planned giving, will provide the parish and school a confidence for the future.

Upon Father Lipscomb’s ending of his pastorate at Saint John Vianney in 1979, he left us with these words, “Let us all rejoice in God’s manifold graces and blessings! May we continue to foster his vision through this society.”


The Father Lipscomb Society honors those who include Saint John Vianney in their estate planning.

We must breathe into it a soul by our community worship.  Then, together, this new body and renewed spirit will be most pleasing in the eyes of God.  May it move us to a new level of obedience to His will.  May it increase in us a love of God in others.  May our new spiritual life be an inspiration to our children’s children. Father Paul Lipscomb, New Church Dedication Booklet, 1978

Questions about Planned Giving

For more information about planned giving and estate planning, contact the Associate Director of Development, Peter Thomas, or call (262) 796-3940 ext. 1108.

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Father Lipscomb Society Dinner