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St. Bede the Venerable Parish was founded in 1965 by Cardinal John Krol, to serve the Catholics in Northampton Township, and beyond. We are a very large parish, consisting of almost 3,200 households and 11,000 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 since 2005, 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.
The parish will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2015. Saint 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