Sacrament of Matrimony
Our Parish family rejoices with you for your engagement and will support you as you prepare for the sacrament of Marriage, the intimate, exclusive, unbreakable bond between a man and a woman authored by God. It is a response to a call from God to reveal His love to the world.
How do I set up a wedding?
The first step is for the bride or groom to call the parish office at 215-357-5720 and inform the receptionist that you are interested in having your wedding take place at St. Bede the Venerable Church. The receptionist will then direct your request to a priest who, if available, will speak to you immediately or return your call at his earliest convenience. The priest will set a date with you and your fiancée to meet in person. At that first meeting the priest will set a date for the wedding and discuss the marriage preparation program.
All couples who are to be married in the Catholic faith are required to participate in Pre-Cana class, which is a full day event. At St. Bede Parish, Pre-Cana Days are held on a Saturday in November and April.