Due to the Covid19 emergency, as of April 1, 2020, St. John Vianney’s church is now closed. We are no longer open for private prayer or any public services. As per Bishop Bartchak’s directive to all parishes in the diocese, this is to be for an indefinite period until further notice. 

Father Draper will be available by appointment to anyone who requests the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Please call the parish office at 322-4789 to schedule private confession or if you have an emergency.

We urge you to increase the time you spend in prayer each day and strive to keep the Sabbath holy. We are blessed to be living at a time when the internet provides many Catholic resources. We have helpful links for private prayer at:  https://www.sjvcc.com/prayer/  

In addition here are several websites that offer on-line video of daily Masses:

It is important that we continue to support our parish during this time.

Even though we’re not gathering together in our church, our financial obligations continue. We urge you to mail contributions by check or money order directly to the parish. The mailing address appears at both the top and bottom of this website.

If it is more convenient, you may donate to the parish on-line at this secure link on the diocesan website: YourParishOffertory
You may contribute any amount. Be careful to select St. John Vianney Parish in the dropdown box. The Diocese will then forward 100% of our collections directly to our parish.

Mary, Health of the Sick, Protect All!

Please click play button below to view pre-recorded Mass for Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020, celebrated by Bishop Mark Bartchak. This video may also be viewed on television WATM-ABC 23 at 11AM Sunday, March 22, and at 9 PM Sunday evening on Atlantic Broadband Cable Public Access Channel 9.

With the new 2020 decade, our parish has begun a project to allow us to be in touch with our parishioners electronically through e-mail and/or through texts on your smartphone.

To do this, we are collecting e-mail addresses and/or cell phone numbers of our parish members (and even friends of our parish) who may want to receive info by e-mail or text. We are not collecting by family unit, but rather by individual person. Husbands, wives, children, each may have different e-mail addresses or cellphone numbers. Each may subscribe individually.

  • If you want to receive e-mail from the parish, please fill out and submit the Contact Form on this web site.

  • If you want to receive text messages from the parish, simply use your cell phone to text “stjohnv” to this number: 555888.

It’s easy! You may provide both your e-mail and cell number, or just one of these as you wish. This is entirely voluntary.

We will never sell your contact info, and you have the opportunity to unsubscribe at any time. You may review our Privacy Policy by clicking on the link in the footer of this website. Thanks for helping us with Project 2020!

We welcome our parishioners and all visitors to our web site. We hope you find helpful information here, and that you will come to visit us in person.

We have a beautiful church with friendly parishioners and a welcoming spirit. If you have any questions, please call our parish office phone at (814) 322-4789. May God bless you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. 

Father Andrew Draper TOR, Pastor,
and Deacon Thomas Buige


The patron saint of our parish is Saint John Vianney. He was a parish priest in the small and very remote village of Ars, France during the early 1800’s. St. John Vianney was a humble man with a deep devotion to our Blessed Lady. He was much beloved by his parishioners.
St. John Vianney became very famous as a confessor and spiritual director. He heard confessions of people from all over the world, often for 16 hours a day. His life was filled with works of charity and love, and today Saint John Vianney is known as the patron saint of all parish priests.
The stained glass windows in our church depict scenes from the life of Saint John Vianney. We have used details from our windows on this web site. Please join us and all in our diocese in praying for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

St John Vianney Blessing Stained Glass Window