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.

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Monday: 
           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

Confessions-
-Before weekend masses

PARISH ANNOUCEMENTS

Parish Giving Opportunities:

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 

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


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  • Sun, Dec 26th
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.