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

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Monday: 
           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

Confessions-
-Before weekend masses

PARISH ANNOUCEMENTS

*Change to Mass Schedule*
Starting Wed., Sept. 22: Mass will move to the mornings at 7:30am.
PREP will be held in the church on Wednesdays at 6pm.
Special Masses will be announced as plans are made.


Have you have experienced trouble getting through to the Parish Office phones??

Please dial the area code and then the number. Century Link has made some changes to their system and it is now (since April) necessary to dial the area code first. 

Parish Office: 337.622.3218

After Hours Emergencies: 337.622.3227

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. 

PREP will begin Wednesday, September 22nd.
Come and be seated in the church ready to start at 6pm.
If you still need to register, attend Mass this weekend to pick up form(s).

Click here or on the Religious Ed tab for more details.

40 Hours of Devotion: November 1st - 4th
Monday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 6:30pm*
First Thursday Benedictions @ 5:30pm and Mass starts at 6:30pm.
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How will this effect weekday Masses?  Mass will be in the morning at 7:30am Monday, Tuesday and Wedensday. We will conclude our 40 Hours with the First Thursday Holy Hour of Adoration and Benedictions at 5:30pm. Mass will follow at 6:30pm.  

Chapman Children's Fund: SJV is accepting donations in memory of Michael and Whitney Chapman and for the sustenance of their three children. Father John will be in contact with family to make sure that the funds are forwarded to the appropiate person. If you feel led to donate, please write 'Chapman Children’s Fund' in the memo, so our bookkeeper can keep track of the donations. Checks may be placed in the SDC drop box or in the collection during mass. We also accept all major credit cards as a way to donate, see Ms. Susie during office hours.  

Also, a gofundme page has been set up to assist the family with expenses for Michael and Whitney Chapman, by friends. Support the Chapman Family 

View Our Parish Bulletins


  • Sun, Sep 26th

  • Sun, Sep 19th

  • Sun, Sep 12th

  • Sun, Sep 5th

  • Sun, Aug 29th
Bulletin Announcement Request Forms           Mass Intention Forms

Stay connected to us on Facebook: St. John Vianney, Bell City for all the most up to date information on SJV activites, PREP and mass times. 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.  Father John may also issue messages through the Parish Cast system.
Bulletins are posted by Friday for the coming weekend as well as available in print after mass. 

DIOCESAN ANNOUNCEMENTS

Upcoming Events in the Diocese and Beyond
Red Mass - Friday, Sept 10 @ 8:30am
White Mass - Sunday, Oct 24 @ 9:30am
Rosary Around the Lake
- 4th Annual Oct.3 @ 2pm

One Diocese, Our Church: Hurricane Relief News:
Procurement Opportunities
Bishop Provost's Decree for Coastal Parishes 

Hurricane Ida Relief - Catholic Charities of Houma-Thibodaux
Special Collection will be taken October 2-3 for Hurricane Ida Relief throughout Diocese of Lake Charles. 


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