Welcome to the St. John Vianney's website. Our beautiful church is located just off of Highway 14 in Bell City, Louisiana. 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 most recent bulletins can be found below.

St. John Vianney Catholic Church



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June 19, 2022 - June 8, 2025 


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

Holy Hour of Adoration-
 *First Thursday @ 5:30pm,
   followed by Mass @ 6:30pm

Holy Day and Feast Day Masses- TBA

Confessions- Before weekend masses

Stations of the Cross- Friday's in Lent.


Lenten Regulations 

Fridays during Lent: 
4:00 - 4:45pm Confessions
4:30pm Divine Mercy Chaplets and Holy Rosary

5:00pm Stations of the Cross

6:30pm Holy Mass

Ember Days
Wednesday, February 21
Friday, February 23  
Saturday, February 24
Ember Day Observations 

Catholic Charities Lenten Food Drive
Our parish has been asked to participate by collecting 500 cans of meat.
All donations can be placed in the food

SJV Parish Bulletin

  • Sun, Feb 25th

  • Sun, Feb 18th

  • Sun, Feb 11th

  • Sun, Feb 4th

  • Sun, Jan 28th

Altar Flowers:

Monetary donations for the unkeep of altar arrangements is greatly appreciated. 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.


Upcoming Events in the Diocese and Beyond

NATIONAL CONGRESS PASS INFO - There is still time left to get your passes!

Together for Life: Marriage Prep Classes

One Diocese, Our Church: Hurricane Relief News:
Procurement Opportunities



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