Holy Mass (with all Covid19 precautions) is now offered each Saturday at 4 PM and Sunday at 10 AM. We remind all that Sunday Mass is not obligatory at this time. We urge everyone to protect others in our community by observing Covid19 guidelines.

Daily Mass is offered Monday through Friday at 8:30 AM, and our church is open through the day for private prayer. 

Confessions are being heard each Saturday at noon and at 3:15 PM. Please enter by the door to the right of the church, between the church and the hall. Drapery for a private confessional with kneeler as well as chairs for face to face confession will be set up in the small entrance lobby.  Penitents, please wait outside until your turn. Please wear masks and observe all posted safety precautions. 

Father Draper is 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 are following our diocesan guidelines regarding social distancing, wearing masks, disinfecting spaces, and so on. Please read below:

Bishop Mark Bartchak Directive for Re-Opening Churches for Private Prayer

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 and Sunday Masses:

Campus ministry at St Francis University in Loretto is live streaming their Sunday and daily Masses on their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/CampusMinistry  The schedule is:  Sunday at 10AM and 8PM, Monday/Wednesday/Friday at noon and Tuesday/Thursday at 12:25 pm.

The Proclaim TV Ministry at St John Gualbert Cathedral in Johnstown broadcasts Mass each Sunday 11 AM on local TV on WATM ABC 23 and on Cornerstone TV Faith and Family Channel in Pittsburgh.

This Mass video is then rebroadcast at 9 PM Sunday on Atlantic Broadband Public Access Channel 9 in Johnstown, and repeated on the Faith and Family Channel at 6 PM Wednesday and at 4 PM Thursday. You may view the most recent Sunday Mass at:  https://www.stjohngualbert.org/sunday-tv-mass/

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.

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