Welcome to St. Bede the Venerable Parish, and to our website. On behalf of Fr. McKale, Monsignor Grudowski and our entire parish staff, I greet you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
St. Bede the Venerable Parish was founded 45 years ago by Cardinal John Krol, to serve the Catholics in Northampton Township, and beyond. We are a very large parish, consisting of almost 3,300 households and 10,500 registered parishioners. However, when people come and visit us, they always sense a great feeling of community warmth here. St. Bede is truly a caring parish. We are large enough to have all of the services to our community that a large parish would have, but we’re small enough to feel true family spirit among our parishioners.
I have been pastor of this parish for close to six years, and I am continually edified by the faith of our people, and their close relationship with Jesus Christ.
As you browse through this website, I hope you will sense the vitality and vibrancy of this great faith community. I hope that our website provides the information you are seeking, and leads you to the person or organization that will lead you closer to Christ and His Church. Always keep in mind that we priests are readily available to serve you in person. Never hesitate to contact us.
This is an historic moment in our parish as we are now enjoying our recently dedicated new church. The new St. Bede Church is an enduring monument to the faith of our people. It has been built by their vision, sacrifice and prayers. I invite you to visit our church and join us in worshiping God.
With prayers that God will bless you and your family, I remain,
Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Reverend Monsignor John C. Marine