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.


USCCB Daily Lenten Reflection Calendar: Reflect, Repent, Restore

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Join us this Lent for our Mission, where we will be exploring death.  We will meet the first 4 Wednesdays of March in the church:

Wednesday, March 1 @ 6:00 PM
Wednesday, March 8 @ 6:00 PM
Wednesday, March 15 @ 6:00 PM
Wednesday, March 22 @ 6:00 PM


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SJV Parish Bulletin

  • Sun, Mar 26th

  • Sun, Mar 19th

  • Sun, Mar 12th

  • Sun, Mar 5th

  • Sun, Feb 26th

Altar Flowers:

There are no arrangements in the church during the Lenten Season. Monetary donations may still be made and are appreciated for the unkeep of altar arrangements, 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.

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