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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.

Let's Talk About Heroin - 3/7/2017

posted Feb 7, 2017, 1:42 PM by Gary Pecherkiewicz

Seal of Bedford
Third of a Series!

Parish Council of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception


“Let’s Talk About Heroin”

Where: St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, Bedford
When: Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Time: 6:00—7:00 PM

All are welcome to attend this important free presentation!

Bedford Police Chief and Pharmacist, Kris Nietert, RPH, talk about Heroin!

A presentation no one should miss!

Heroin affects all demographics and professions; men and women of all ages in all parts of the world. It reaches everybody! You can have it in very rich people, in very poor people, in people who are 20 and people who are 64. It doesn’t discriminate!

Crimes Against Seniors - 2/20/2017

posted Feb 7, 2017, 1:36 PM by Gary Pecherkiewicz   [ updated Feb 7, 2017, 1:39 PM ]

Seal of Bedford

Second of a Series!

Parish Council of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception


“Crimes Against Seniors”

Where: St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, Bedford
When: Monday, February 20, 2017
Time: 6:00—7:00 PM

All are welcome to attend this important free presentation!

Learn Crime Prevention Tips with

Detective / Shift Commander Sgt. Dennis Berganski and

K9 Mike and his handler Officer Ryan Futo

K9 Mike is a German Shepherd that came from a breeder in Europe in 2015 through the generosity of the auto dealers of Bedford Automile.  K9 Mike is trained in multiple disciplines, including drug enforcement, bomb sniffing and searches for suspects. He lives with his handler Officer Ryan Futo 24 hours a day seven days a week.

St. Valentine’s Mass & Dinner

posted Jan 27, 2017, 11:08 AM by Gary Pecherkiewicz   [ updated Jan 31, 2017, 9:06 AM ]

Valentine's Day

4:10 Wedding Prelude Music
4:30 PM Mass / 6:00 PM Dinner

Saturday February 11, 2017

@ St. Mary Church & Social Hall

Mass with vow renewal
Full Dinner
Dessert & Champagne Toast
Music & Dancing

Return forms and payment to the rectory or through the offertory no later than Wednesday February 8th. Call the rectory at (440) 359-8205 with any questions.

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