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:      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

-Before weekend masses

View Our Parish Bulletins

  • Sun, Nov 29th

  • Sun, Nov 22nd

  • Sun, Nov 15th

  • Sun, Nov 8th

  • Sun, Nov 1st
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. 

Diocesan Announcements

Bishop Provost's Directives for Dioceses of Lake Charles: *updated for Phase 3 of COVID-19
The COVID-19 guidelines were compiled in consultation with the Presbyteral Council of the Diocese of Lake Charles and a board of advising physicians regarding the state of Louisiana operating under Phase 3. They are effective beginning on Friday, September 25, 2020. Please contact the Dean of your Deanery with questions.  Click here for full list of guidelines and details.

Bishop lifts dispensation from obligation to attend Mass. 
-Effective November 29, 2020, 1st Sunday of Advent. 
-Bishop Provost reminds those who are ill, immune deficient, symptomatic, or in a state of anxiety over contracting the illness that they are already dispensed by the law from the obligation to attend Mass.
The faithful who are unable to attend Mass are urged to make holy the Lord’s Day and to pray, read the Scriptures, and take part in acts of charity. 

The Diocese of Lake Charles will again host the Louisiana Cemetery Task Force to explain available FEMA Individual Assistance as it applies to disturbed bodies in church, public, private and family cemeteries, as a result of Hurricanes Laura and Delta.

Ryan Seidemann, Section Chief, Lands & Natural Resources with the Louisiana Department of Justice, will present pertinent information. The informational meetings are scheduled as follows

Thursday, December 3, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Founder’s Hall
2031 Opelousas Street
Lake Charles
Family members and friends, as well as those willing to serve as good samaritans for the deceased without families, are urged to attend.



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

Please turn in student work to the drop box at the St. Daniel Center.

Contact Information for Classes:
PREP: Paige Myers, DRE . 337-358-2502
Confirmation: Melissa Fontenot . 337-764-7606
RCIA: Jo Ellen Abshire . 337-489-1550

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