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 

           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 Fridays @ 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.


It is the goal of our Family Faith Formation (CCD) program to ensure that our students know that THEY ARE SJV.  It is not the building, staff or statues that make St. John Vianney, it's the members.  Therefore, we provided shirts to our families to help remind them that they are St. John Vianney.  

If you would also like to order a shirt for your family, please indicate your sizes below and submit payment to St. John Vianney via check or cash in an envelope marked "t-shirt order" dropped in a Sunday collection between now and May 14th so we can have orders back by the first week of June.  



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The app is free and your subscription is paid through the Parish. Download on your phone or sign in to formed.org on the computer. Follow the instructions for 'Sign in as a Parishioner'. You can search our parish by name or zip code, enter your name, and a valid email. FORMED is for all SJV parishioner and is to enrich our Catholic lifes. Please take advantage of this wonderful application. 



SJV Parish Bulletin

  • Sun, Jun 4th

  • Sun, May 28th

  • Sun, May 21st

  • Sun, May 14th

  • Sun, May 7th

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.

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