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.

St. John Vianney Catholic Church



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

Holy Hour of Adoration-
-First Thursdays @ 5:30pm, then Mass.

Holy Day and Feast Day Masses: TBA

-Before weekend masses


When contacting the Parish Office by phone: dial the area code then the number.



Are you celebrating a 25th, 50th, 55th, 60th, 65th, or 70th wedding anniversary  this year?  'Our Wedding Anniversay Celebration' will be June 19th at the 11:15am Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Reception to follow in the Ave Marie Hall. Contact our Parish office to register by June 1, 2022.


View Our Parish Bulletins

  • Sun, May 22nd

  • Sun, May 15th

  • Sun, May 8th

  • Sun, May 1st

  • Sun, Apr 24th
Bulletin Announcement Request Forms        Mass Intention Forms

Stay connected to us on Facebook: St. John Vianney, Bell City for all the most up to date information on SJV activites, PREP and Mass times. 
Bulletins are posted by Friday for the coming weekend, as well, are available in print after Mass. 

Parish Giving Opportunities:

Chapman Children's Fund: SJV is accepting donations in memory of Michael and Whitney Chapman and for the sustenance of their three children. Father John will be in contact with family to make sure that the funds are forwarded to the appropiate person. If you feel led to donate, please write 'Chapman Children’s Fund' in the memo, so our bookkeeper can keep track of the donations. Checks may be placed in the SDC drop box or in the collection during mass. We also accept all major credit cards as a way to donate, see Ms. Susie during office hours.  


Altar Flowers:

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.