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Saint Bede the Venerable is a mission parish of The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. Constituted initially as a society, Saint Bede the Venerable was one of the first Ordinariate communities founded after Pope Benedict XVI promulgated the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Ceotibus on November 4th, 2009. Anglicanorum Ceotibus provides a means for Anglican communities to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church while retaining some of their Anglican tradition and liturgy. The society celebrated it's first Mass on Sunday, November 14, 2010, on the campus of Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. Over the course of the next few years, the society celebrated Mass and hosted Choral Evensong on various occasions.

In mid-2015, Saint Bede's was welcomed to make its home at Church of the Holy Family by its pastor, Fr. Joseph Johnson. Since that time our fledgling band of 4 or 5 has grown slowly, but steadily. Fr. Vaughn Treco served as our parish priest from May 2015 to January 2019. Monsignor Jeffrey Steenson, Ordinary Emeritus, The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, now serves as the Parochial Administrator of Saint Bede's.

Saint Bede the Venerable seeks to bear faithful witness to the Gospel entrusted to the Apostles, and to do so as it maintains "the liturgical, spiritual and pastoral traditions of the Anglican Communion within the Catholic Church" (AC, III). It is "a precious gift nourishing the faith of the members of the Ordinariate and as a treasure to be shared" (AC, III). Through “Divine Worship: The Missal”, the Church of Saint Bede the Venerable shares in the Ordinariates’ distinctive mission of praising God in the eloquence of the Anglican liturgical patrimony and Prayer Book English.

All persons of good will are welcome to celebrate Divine Worship with us!
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DONATIONS: Your generous support of our mission parish is both encouraged and welcomed.