Welcome to the St. John Vianney's website. Our beautiful church is located just off of Highway 14 in Bell City, LA. Our Parish was officially established in 1939 by the Most Reverend Jules B. Jeanmard, Bishop of Lafayette, and it serves the communities of Bell City, Hayes, Holmwood, and portions of Sweetlake and South Lake Charles. 

The founding pastor, The Reverend Mathias J. Cramers, arrived in April 1938. The rectory, to the east of the church was completed in August 1939. The next project, of course, was a church, and groundbreaking was held on August 8, 1940.  St. John Vianney is now a part of the Diocese of Lake Charles, that was established January 1980. The church building and its grounds have been renovated and expanded over the years to better serve the faithful community.  

Please join us. Our regular Mass times are listed below and events are detailed in the calendar. Our bulletins can be found below, as well, listed by most recently published.

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Monday: 
           6:30 pm
Tuesday:            7:30 am
Wednesday:      6:30 pm
Thursday:          7:30 am* 
Friday:               No Mass
Saturday:           4:00 pm       
Sunday:             7:00 am & 9:30 am

Holy Hour of Adoration-
-First Thursday of month @ 5:30pm, followed by Mass.

Holy Day and Feast Day Masses: TBA

Confessions-
-Before weekend masses

Parish Announcements

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Monetary donations are appreciated for the unkeep of floral arrangements on the altar, in Ordinary Time. The cost of these arrangements are about $70.00 per week. Donations of any amount will be accepted and may be made in memory of a loved one. Memorandums will be placed in the announcements and in the bulletin.  Please contact the Parish Office, if you would like to make a donation. 

Special collections are taken, during the Liturgical Year, for flowers at Easter and Christmas. Announcements will be made for those collections as the time draws near. Also note, it is customary that we do not have flowers in the church during the Lenten season, thus, flowers will not be needed from February 17 - April 2, 2021. 

View Our Parish Bulletins


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Bulletin Announcement Request Forms             Mass Intention Forms

Due to the ever-changing social situation, parishioners are still asked to continue to rely on the SJV website and official SJV Facebook for the most up to date information on SJV activities and mass times. Father may also issue a message through the Parish Cast system. Bulletins will still be posted on Friday for the coming weekend as well as available in the church after mass. 

Monday - Friday  8am - 12 noon

Please wear a mask when coming inside and only one person at a time. Parishioner will only be allowed into the foyer of the building and be helped through the office partition door. 
Thank you, SJV Office Staff. 

SJV Staff

Contact Information for Classes:
PREP:
Confirmation: Melissa Fontenot . 337-764-7606
RCIA: Jo Ellen Abshire . 337-489-1550

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