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



View all events »




           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 Thursdays @ 5:30pm, then Mass.

Holy Day and Feast Day Masses: TBA

-Before weekend masses

Parish Announcements

Are you traveling this summer? Go to: https://masstimes.org to find churches and mass times in the area. Also, stay connected with what is happening at SJV by view our bulletin below.

Have a safe and blessed summer!


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. 

Special collections are taken, during the Liturgical Year, for flowers at Easter and Christmas.
Announcements will be made for those collections as the time draws near.  

Please contact the Parish Office, if you would like to make a donation. 

View Our Parish Bulletins

  • Sun, Aug 1st

  • Sun, Jul 25th

  • Sun, Jul 18th

  • Sun, Jul 11th

  • Sun, Jul 4th
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 by Friday for the coming weekend as well as available in the church after mass. 

Registration for PREP will begin in September. Click here or on the PREP tab for more details.

 *Please be aware that transportation to PREP will not be provided.*

Click on the graphic to see a list of pantry needs.