Rev. Paul Michael Ybarra, C.S.C.

Pastor, St. John Vianney Catholic Church and School, Goodyear AZ

A three time graduate from the University of Notre Dame, Fr. Paul served as Middle School English and Social Studies Teacher at St. John Vianney for two years prior to entering the Congregation of Holy Cross. Upon priestly ordination, Fr. Paul returned to St. John Vianney serving as an Associate Pastor and 8th grade Religion Teacher. After his time at SJV, Fr. Paul served in Austin, Texas before becoming Pastor of St. Adalbert & St. Casimir Parishes for four years. He has served at St. John Vianney Catholic Church and School as Pastor since June of 2020.

Why is Catholic Education Arizona important to Catholic schools?

Catholic Education Arizona works with us here at St. John Vianney and other Arizona Catholic Schools to provide tuition assistance through the State Tax Credit process. Without CEA’s help the majority of our families would not be able to receive Catholic Education.

Why is Catholic Education Arizona important to families?

We are focused on not only forming faithful citizens for Arizona and our society at large, we are forming saints for the Kingdom of Heaven.

Why is Catholic Education Arizona important to you?

I have been blessed to be an educator in the classroom and at the pulpit. Any assistance that enables me and my pastoral and school staffs to fulfill our vocational mission of making Christ known, loved, and served is a true gift of God’s grace. CEA makes our mission possible for so many of our Catholic families.