St. Bede Parish

PASTOR: Rev. Edward M. Bryce
DEACON ADMIN:  Deacon Rick Tucek

SCHEDULES

News & Events

NOT JUST FASTING AND SACRIFICE
An Evening of Music, Dialogue and Fellowship
February 28, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Featured Speakers:  Kyle Goldcamp & Fr. Joe Freedy

Families with children 4th-12th grades, Adult Parishioners and Friends of San Bede.

Ashes Distribution
March 1, 2017

Ashes during and after each Mass – 7:00 & 9:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Distribution of ashes 12:00 Noon & 2:30 p.m.

Lent  2017

There is much happening at Saint Bede during Lent…Reconciliation, Stations, a Parish Mission and more!  The Lenten Schedule has times and dates of many events.  Print it and keep it handy this Lent!

Parish Mission
March 26-28, 2017

Upcoming Parish Mission: “United in the Eucharist: A Mystery to be Believed, Celebrated and Lived” will be directed by Fr. John Marcucci. It will be held March 26th, 27th, and 28th at 7 PM, and on March 27th and 28th after the 9 AM mass each morning in St. Bede’s Church.
Fr. John will also be meeting with school students. There will be time for discussion following each presentation. A goal of the St. Bede Pastoral Plan is to help us strengthen our understanding and live out the importance of the Eucharist in our daily lives.

Men’s Group

Calling Men of Faith! We will be starting a Men’s group as part of the Catholic Men’s Fellowship of our Diocese, here at Saint Bede. The initial meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 7th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the school Library. Please call or see Joe Goldcamp (724-630-0763) with any questions.

“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” -Proverbs 27:17

Pray the Holy Rosary
First Tuesday of every month
7:30 p.m.

Join Us in Praying the Holy Rosary: First Tuesday of every month, 7:30 p.m. in the Church, starting Tuesday June 7. Those of us who studied the scriptures pertinent to the Holy Rosary are eager to continue and enlarge our community of Prayer. We shall have printed materials, extra Rosaries, and help for those new to the prayer. The Adult Faith Formation Committee and the Holy Rosary Bible Study group hope you will join us. Even if you are not able to join us in church, consider taking the time, at 7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, to say whatever parts of the Rosary you are able. You can pray while cleaning up after supper or driving kids to or from practice, at home with a loved one or young children, or while sitting on your porch or in the living room. (When Jeopardy’s over, start the Rosary!)

The Holy Spirit unites us as One Body in Christ, and affirms that death and distance do not divide us. As the saints in heaven can pray WITH us, so can we pray together despite distance. So join us!

Windows of Opportunity

Windows of Opportunity, taught by Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician, Linda Gourash,MD, will be providing parents ideas how to teach and encourage their children to become well-formed Catholic adults using a developmental approach. Dr. Gourash’s first session will be entitled “Preparing the Soil: Habits of Catholic Families”. This first session is for parents and grandparents with children of all ages. Format will be lecture, discussion and handouts, and will be held on September 21st, 7:30 p.m. -9:00 p.m. in the activities room.

The second session will be held on October 5th, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the activities room.  This session will focus on Catholic Faith Development in  toddlers, the preschool years, and Kindergarten, taught by Dr. Linda Gourash.  Topics include:

  • Teaching Prayer
  • Preparing for Mass
  • Joys of Storytelling
  • Establishing Family Traditions
  • Discussing Santa Claus, Heaven, Hell, the Devil
  • Beginning Catecheses
  • Teaching Your Preschooler To Listen To You
  • Understanding Tantrums
  •  Bedtime Issues for Preschoolers

The third session will be held November 9th.  This session will focus on Nurturing Your Shoot: Grades 1-4

  • Catechesis: Where and how? Sacramental Preparation
  • Answering Awkward Questions
  • Friends
  • Rules for Sleepovers
  • Making Sense Out of Tantrums
  • Crime and Punishment
  • When and How to Ignore Bad Behavior
  • Why doesn’t your child listen to you?

Winter-Spring 2017:

Session 4 Protecting Your Garden: Grades 5-8
Session 5 Weathering the Storms: Adolescence
Session 6 Fermenting Your Harvest: Young Adulthood

 

Pastoral Plan 2015-2020

Saint Bede Parish Pastoral Plan 2015-2020

After consultation with the parish through the 2014 survey and 2015 assembly, the Parish Pastoral Council completed our new 5 year pastoral plan. Fr. Bryce presented it to the parish on June 7, 2015. The essence of the plan is to continue our parish on the path to greater vitality and full participation by all parishioners. The format of the plan encourages everyone to share in the responsibility for our parish. Simply check the box(es) next to the Actions(s) that interest you and submit the form to the Pastoral Council. You will then be contacted by one of the coordinators of the Key Areas. You can submit the completed pastoral plan in several ways:

  1. Complete the electronic version of the plan via this link. Your responses will be automatically submitted to the Pastoral Council. (You can also complete the electronic version on your smartphone!)
  2. Print the document provided in this PDF. Complete the form. Return it to the rectory or the “Pastoral Plan Box” in the vestibule of the church or place it in the collection basket.
  3. Pick-up a paper copy in the vestibule of the church. Return it in one of the ways listed in #2.
  4. Email the Pastoral Council and state how you want to be involved.

Father Bryce and the pastoral council look forward to your response!

St. Bede Parish 2016 Census

Update:  69% of all registered households responded as of July 23, 2016.

If you have not yet responded, please take 10 minutes of your time to complete the pre-populated paper form mailed to your home in April or the electronic version at this link

The St. Bede Parish Pastoral Plan 2015-2020 calls for a parish-wide census to be conducted.  It is part of our ongoing effort to make St. Bede an even more welcoming, effective, and responsive parish.  The goals of the Census include:

  • identifying all members of St. Bede Parish and ensuring the accuracy of parish records
  • identifying the talents and gifts of parishioners so they may be invited to participate more fully in parish life
  • identifying the needs of parishioners so they may be better served by the parish

The Census form is made up of two sections.  The first part includes registration information while the second half requests information on parishioner involvement/interest in various parish activities, as well as a request for information on the talents and needs of parishioners.

If you would like another copy of your form or have any questions, please call the rectory at 412-661-7222.

Bread of Life Series

In case you missed Father Eugene F. Lauer, STD’s presentation, the audio recordings can be accessed below.

Session Dates:
October 15, 2015  Audio of this evening’s presentation here
November 12, 2015  Audio of this evening’s presentation here
January 14, 2016  Audio of this evening’s presentation here
February 11, 2016  Audio of this evening’s presentation here
March 3, 2016  Audio of this evening’s presentation here