Two weeks later Bishop Guilfoyle, recognizing the need and desire of the people, formally announce that the Mission had been granted independent status. The newly formed parish was named after the patron of parish priests: St. John Mary Vianney. Thus, like John Mary Vianney, whose only appointment in his 41 year ministry was to the little village of Arts, Father James Quinn was appointed to the village church in Mundy’s Corner. In his 41 years of ministry, it would be his only pastorate.
The church building was furnished with donations from nearby churches. Summer CCD classes were held, and Father Quinn began working on a census. Since there was no parish house, Father Quinn continued to reside in Nany Glo until the next spring when a house nearby became available to rent.
By the end of October, 1950, all outstanding bills were paid, and the parish was debt free, a policy that has prevailed through the years. Over the next five years, more land was obtained and plans were made for a rectory. Early in 1955 permission to build was granted, and construction was begun. On June 4, 1958 Father Quinn moved in to the new parish house.