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posted Aug 14, 2017, 9:54 AM by Coeli Ingold   [ updated Sep 15, 2017, 6:46 AM ]

St. Mary Outreach Program and Father Dan Hunger Center

posted May 2, 2017, 1:38 PM by Gary Pecherkiewicz

Feed the hungry
There is an increase in the number of people requesting housing and utility assistance. Thanks to the generosity of our parishioners we are able to help in most situations. Some, however, are beyond our means. At these times it’s increasingly important to have the food pantry as a resource. Thank you again for supporting our food pantry. Our next food collection at Mass will be during the weekend of May 20th-21st. The members of our community visiting the food pantry are extremely grateful for everything they receive. If you would like to volunteer in any capacity please contact Bob at the rectory.

We will be having a meeting this week to continue setting up the hunger center. Ideally the hunger center will welcome people from all faiths and operate as its own entity, located in the library building at the church. A kitchen is being installed and the framework for the hunger center is being sorted out. We are grateful for your support. Look for more information in next week’s bulletin including an update on when the hunger center will start, how you can participate, community involvement, and fundraising efforts. Thank you again for all you do to keep Father Dan’s vision for the community strong.

Bluegrass Music - Saturday, May 13

posted May 2, 2017, 1:33 PM by Gary Pecherkiewicz

Bluegrass music will be the featured theme at the 4:30 mass on Saturday, May 13th.  Joining our guitar group will be "Banjo" Jim and Mike Scott (upright bass) of the Eddy Street Geezers; dobro player, Bruce Richards; and introducing Mike O’Neill on fiddle.  This will be an unforgettable event as we experience this happy, joyous and free willed music of our near South.  Come at 4:10 for a prelude of old time favorites, and invite friends and family members to hear and enjoy this arrangement of stringed instruments.  This is part of a series of monthly themed music at 4:30 masses that Fr. Dan encouraged for the enjoyment of many types of music.

Trip to Washington DC June 16, 17 and 18, 2017

posted Mar 14, 2017, 11:31 AM by Gary Pecherkiewicz

Washington DC

St. Mary Church of the Immaculate Conception Trip to Washington DC

June 16, 17, 18, 2017

  • Cost: $398.00 per person with double occupancy - (Minimum 40 people)
  • Deposit: $150.00 per person due by March 24, 2017

Tour Features: Transportation, 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, admissions, guide service

Please see brochure below for more details and to sign up.

Dispensation from Lenten Abstinence on Friday, March 17, 2017

posted Mar 8, 2017, 6:58 AM by Gary Pecherkiewicz

Out of pastoral solicitude, Bishop Daniel Thomas has formally dispensed the faithful of the Diocese of Cleveland from the obligation to abstain from meat on the Memorial of Saint Patrick, which will be observed this year on Friday, March 17. Those who choose to partake of meat on that day are encouraged to undertake another penance that day in the form of a corporal or spiritual work of mercy. In this way, a faithful Catholic still keeps the penitential spirit of a Friday in Lent and unites oneself more closely with the suffering Christ and His Church.

Virtus Training Class

posted Mar 3, 2017, 11:24 AM by Gary Pecherkiewicz

The Virtus Training class "Protecting God's Children" will be held at St. Barnabas on Monday, March 20, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Bedell Commons. All volunteers/employees who are planning to help either at the school or with parish events involving children four (4) hours a month or more, or more frequently than once a month, are required to attend a VIRTUS training session. Register for the class at https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_list.cfm?theme=0

St. Mary Lenten Fish Fry

posted Mar 1, 2017, 5:37 AM by Gary Pecherkiewicz

Fish Fry


St. Mary Social Center, 300 Union Street, Bedford, OH 44146

See menu below

Father Dan Begin Memorial DVD’s Available

posted Feb 24, 2017, 6:20 PM by Gary Pecherkiewicz   [ updated Feb 24, 2017, 6:20 PM ]


Please use the form below to place your order for the following:

  • Funeral Service
  • Vespers Service
  • Father Dan’s Last Mass–Feast of the Epiphany January 7, 2017
  • Or any Mass, Musical Event/Prelude or event previously recorded

DVD’s are $5.00 each and to help make Father Dan’s dream come true:
All proceeds will be donated to the
“St. Mary/Our Lady of Hope Hunger Center”

Fr. Daniel Louis Begin 1/18/1949 - 2/18/2017

posted Feb 18, 2017, 4:54 PM by Gary Pecherkiewicz


Begin age 68, born Jan. 18,1949, passed away Feb. 18, 2017. He served at several Cleveland area parishes, most recently as Pastor for St. Mary's and Our Lady of Hope in Bedford. Fr. Dan embraced life sharing his boundless curiosity and sensitivity with everyone through his love for all of nature, travel and the fine arts, especially music. He has touched the lives of so many, and he will always be remembered for his smile, compassion, patience, and tireless willingness to serve. He is survived by his chosen family, the children he parented: Derrick L. Phillips (Linda Washington), Donald C. Phillips (Alinda), Melanie Render (nee Woods), Timothy Render, three grandchildren, Taj , Emmanuel, Dalisha, Asa and Antoine, and Darryl Grubbs Jr. He is also survived by his siblings, Rev. Robert Begin, Lenore Begin, Jerome Begin (Paulette), Laura Kuhn, Barbara Campbell (Jeff) and Madonna Tkachyk (Robert). He was preceded in death by his parents Leroy A. and Catherine Begin (nee Wuescher) and his siblings Floyd C. Begin (Antoinette), Mary C. Handley (George), Leroy L. Begin (Patricia), James Begin, Eugene Begin (Marguerite), and Sheila Zimmerer (Walter). The close bonds nurtured through these loving relationships enriched Fr. Dan's life. Vespers will be held At St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bedford, 300 Union St., Bedford, OH, 44146 on Tues. Feb. 21 at 3:00pm with visiting until 8:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's on Wed., Feb. 22nd at 11:00am. Visitation before Mass from 9:30-10:45am. H.M Martin Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Burial will take place at Bedford Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to The St. Mary's/Our Lady of Hope Hunger Center. http://www.hmmartinfuneralhome.com/

Father Begin has Joined the Lord

posted Feb 18, 2017, 1:21 PM by Gary Pecherkiewicz

Rev. Daniel L. Begin, Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Bedford and Pastor of Our Lady of Hope in Bedford, died Saturday morning, February 18, 2017. Please remember Rev. Robert Begin (retired), brother of Fr. Daniel, and the entire Begin family in your prayers. May the soul of Fr. Daniel and the souls of all the Faithful Departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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