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 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.



June 24: Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
@ 5:30pm Hour Holy of Adoration & Benedictions
@ 6:30pm Mass

June 25: Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
@ 8am Mass

Seeking Donations

Seasonal Altar Clothes & Frontals:

Father John is seeking donations for new altar cloths and frontals for all other liturgical seasons; purple, green and red. Call or email the Parish Office for more information. Cost is $200 per season, and donations can be made in memory of a specific person or persons.

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.

View Our Parish Bulletins

  • Sun, Jul 3rd

  • Sun, Jun 26th

  • Sun, Jun 19th

  • Sun, Jun 12th

  • Sun, Jun 5th
Bulletin Announcement Request Forms        Mass Intention Forms

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Bulletins are posted by Friday for the coming weekend, as well, are available in print after Mass.