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ST. BEDE THE VENERABLE CATHOLIC CHURCH

3870 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, Alabama, 36109 (334) 272-3463 Fax (334) 272-3492

Since its beginnings as a mission church in the 1920s, Saint Bede the Venerable Parish has steadily grown into the large, yet close-knit community of 1,000+ households. St. Bede works collaboratively with the Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School system; the St Bede campus has an enrollment of 200 children from Pre-K4 to 6th Grade.  In addition, St Bede Parish offers a safe and educational Catholic environment for its pre-school infants up to age 3 in its Catholic Children's Ministry opening in the fall of 2014.  We also reach out into the greater community through various ministries.

Sunday Mass Times
Saturday5:00 p.m. Vigil
Sunday:  8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Espanol) & 5:00 p.m.

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday:  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday:  Closed


Catechesis from the Pastor:  Becoming A Eucharistic Being

Carta del Arzobispo Thomas J. Rodi. . . . . . . 

Statement from Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi regarding the       U.S. Supreme Court Decision OBERGEFELL v. HODGES

Catholic Children's Ministry @ St. Bede:  A New Beginning
It is with hope, mercy and God's love that the parish begins to care for and help the parents of our families to educate their most precious gifts, - their children.  Making full use of all our resources, St. Bede has begun its new Children's ministry fully alive in the Catholic faith.  Please keep this vital and delicate ministry in your prayers for the blessing of all the children.
Visit their website: http://www.ccmstbede.wordpress.com

Visit the St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Goods (Religious Goods Store) for new arrivals, unique gift items from Fr. Alex's vintage collection.  It is open on Fridays 9-12 noon & Sundays - after all the morning Masses.  Latest issue of the Magnificat is now available.  

ST. JOHN XXIII CATECHIST PROGRAM.  Have any of your catechists ever had a student ask, “How do we know that Jesus rose from the dead?”  Or, “Can I be Catholic and believe in evolution?”  Or maybe they tell you that someone asked them if they were saved.  They want to help their student, but maybe they aren’t sure how to answer.  I am excited to announce a new series in the Archdiocese of Mobile that is designed to help catechists be an ever greater resource for the people to whom they minister.   . . . . read more 

SAVE THE DATES for the St. John XXIII Catechist Program "Be Prepared" Apologetics Series at the St. Bede Parish Hall 6pm every 2nd Sunday of the month until May except December 6, March 6 & May 1, 2016.  Click here for the series topics and dates.

UPDATE TO THE ST. BEDE PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY.  
Dear St. Bede Parishioners:  Due to low interest in the Pilgrimage to Italy in November 2015, the trip has been cancelled. Perhaps another time in the future there will be more interest.

Online Giving Now Available!
St. Bede is now able to take contributions online.  Click the button below to donate.

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     Weekly Meetings in Our Parish
Men of St. Joseph, Tuesday-7am PH
Dorcas Society, Wednesday-9am PH
High School Youth (9-12 Grade), Wed-6:30pm FLC (Aug-May)
RCIA, Thursday-6pm PH (Aug-Easter)
Spanish Charismatic Prayer Meeting, Sat-7-9pm Church
RCIA Español-Catequesis, Sun-11am PH (Aug-Easter)
Junior High Youth (7-8 Grade), Sun-6-7pm FLC (Aug-May)
     Monthly Meetings in Our Parish
St. Vincent de Paul Society, every other Monday-6:30pm PH
St. Ann's Altar Circle, 1st Monday-Noon PH (Sept-May)
Jarrow Club, 2nd Monday-10am PH (Sept-June)
Knights of Columbus, 2nd Tuesday-7pm FLC
Ultreya Cursillo, 1st Thursday-6pm FLC Meeting Room
Pastoral Council, 3rd Tuesday-6pm PH
Bunco, 1st Friday-9am PH

Please pray for the eternal repose of the soul of . . . . 
     Bennie Goodson who passed away on Monday, August 17th.  She is survived by his wife Eunice Irvin, daughters Lecheryl, Sharon & Monica and grandchild, Mylen Strong.  He & Eunice have been St. Bede parishioners.
     Hertha Marie Gore, who was preceeded in death by her husband, Delmar Eugene.  She is survived by their children, Mary Black, Edith Duncan, Karl Gore and the Black, Duncan, Cullers grandchildren.  Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 25th at 10am in the Parish Hall followed by the Funeral Mass at 11am to be celebrated by Reverend Alejandro Valladares.

CONFIRMATION DATE.  The Archbishop will be here to celebrate confirmation September 10th at 6:00pm.  All those seeking to be confirmed this year MUST turn in the required paperwork by Friday, August 28th & attend the interviews with Fr. Alex and Fr. Pat on September 5th at 9:30 in the Parish Hall.  If you are unable to attend the interview, please contact Fr. Pat immediately.

If you would like to have altar flowers in honor/memory of a loved one, for a specific Sunday, please come to the Parish office during office hours to check date availability.  The cost for the flowers and Mass intention is $175.00.