This Capital Campaign will do more than simply renovate our existing building. It will help to raise awareness of our mission, by allowing not only for improvements to the physical foundation of our campus site, but the strengthening of our spiritual foundation as well.
For over 40 years, our parish family has been bonded together by faith and values, acting as a community and sharing in the obligation to serve God and one another.
As our parish approaches the celebration of our 45th Anniversary in 2010, the time is right for us to unite in our vision, and build the future together.
A Brief History
June 1965 – Official Founding Date of St. Bede theVenerable Church. Rev. James Martin appointed pastor
April 24, 1966 – Ground breaking ceremonies held
June 10, 1966 – Construction begins
Sept. 1966 – School begins
Aug. 5, 1967 – First Mass celebrated in the newly completed church building
May 1968 – Cardinal Krol presides over the dedication of the church, including setting the cornerstone
June 1993 – Father Eugene Gordon Cusick appointed pastor. Parish builds a Perpetual Adoration Chapel, school addition and Parish Center
Oct. 1, 2000 – St. Katharine Drexel canonized, thanks to a miracle received by a St. Bede’s parishioner
Jan. 2003 – St. Bede Parish Drexel Center established
June 2005 – Monsignor John C. Marine appointed the current pastor. Initiates ongoing process of strategic planning collaborating with parishioners
November 2008 – Kickoff of Capital Campaign