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St. Thomas the Apostle Church
215 E Penn Street; Bedford, PA 15522
Phone: 814-623-5526; Fax: 814-623-1741

Welcome to our website and God Bless you.


Please join us on Respect Life Sunday with hundreds of Life Chains across our nation in silent, peaceful, and prayerful witness for life.

Our Life Chain extends from the Bedford Elementary School along Business Rt 220 to St. Thomas Church at the intersection of Richard St. (Business 220) and Penn St where we will have our pro-life literature table display for Fall Foliage.

Pick up your sign at the Bedford Elementary School or at our Fall Foliage table between 2:00 and 2:30.

2015 Bedford County Life Chain Flyer

MASSES IN THE LITTLE CHURCH: We will begin having Masses in the Little Church on John St on Wednesday mornings at 8:00am during the summer when school is not in session. In the fall, we will go back to having Wednesday morning Mass at 8:30am in the school.

Notice: At any time that school is cancelled or there is a one or two hour delay, Wednesday's Mass will be held at the church at 8:30am instead of at the school.

God Grants Amazing Graces to those who Honor Mary

The Rosary is recited ˝ hour before each Mass.

The results of the St. Thomas Parish Life Survey designed by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), Georgetown University, Washington, DC can be read here. Acrobat Reader is required.


Mass Schedule
All Weekend Masses are in the Church.
SATURDAY: 5:00pm
SUNDAY: 8:00am and 10:30am

Weekday Masses are typically:
Monday, Thursday, Friday 8:00am, Tuesday 6:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am in the school during the school year.
Wednesday 8:00am in the Little Church during summer vacation.

ADORATION: Every First Friday - after the 8am Mass until 11am closing with Benediction and every Monday morning after the 8:00am Mass until 9:00am.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Fridays during Lent at 6:30pm in the church.

Please check our CHURCH BULLETIN for schedule changes

Parish Office Hours
Monday through Friday: 8am to Noon, 1pm to 4pm.

All ordinary parish business should be conducted at this time. Please call to make personal appointments with the pastor.

Visit our St. Thomas School website at www.StThomasBedford.com

A message from Pope John Paul II

"Many problems darken the horizon of our time. We need but think of the urgent need to work for peace, to base relationships between peoples on solid premises of justice and solidarity, and to defend human life from conception to its natural end.

And what should we say of the thousand inconsistencies of a ‘globalized’ world where the weakest, the most powerless and the poorest appear to have so little hope!

It is in this world that Christian hope must shine forth! For this reason too, the Lord wished to remain with us in the Eucharist, making his presence in meal and sacrifice, the promise of a humanity renewed by his love."

Our Lady of the Rosary Novena

O, dear disciple, Mary. Each bead tells a story; each decade reveals a mystery to contemplate. Nourished by your close encounter with your Son, Jesus, growing alike mind and heart. Teach us from the fruits of your encounter as we ponder the mysteries, learning how to be disciples. O, Mary exemplar disciple. Help us encounter your Son! Amen
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