Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrated the Mass commemorating the 50th anniversary of St. Bede the Venerable Parish, Holland, on Sunday, May 31. Msgr. John Marine, pastor of the parish, concelebrated the joyful Mass. St. Bede Church is located at 1071 Holland Road in Holland, Bucks County. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

Jim and Mary Ellen Gerlach

Jim and Mary Ellen Gerlach.

brothers Dominic and Vince Cocco

Brothers Dominic (left) and Vince Cocco.


The faithful of St. Bede Parish pray together the prayer for the World Meeting of Families.


Newly ordained Fr Daniel Arechebala, who served his diaconate year at St Bede, distributes holy communion

Newly ordained Father Daniel Arechebala, who served his diaconate year at St. Bede, distributes holy Communion.


a young boy looks up at the choir as it fills the church with music

A young boy looks up at the choir as sacred music fills St. Bede Church.


Priests and bishops from around the Archdiocese of Philadelphia participated in the anniversary Mass.




Msgr. John Marine and Fr. Sean Loomis

Msgr. John Marine, left, and Father Sean Loomis pray during the proclamation of the Gospel.



Archbishop Charles Chaput receives the offertory gifts from a parish family.


Maggie Flynn

Maggie Flynn prays along with other parishioners young and old.



Shevindu Fernando

Shevindu Fernando.

Elena, Chuck, Madison and Patti Goodwin

The Goodwin family, from left, includes young Elena, her dad Chuck, daughter Madison and her mom Patti.

Msgr Marine, Bishop DeSimone, Chaput, Bishop Fitzgerald

From left, Msgr. John Marine, Bishop Louis DeSimone, Archbishop Charles Chaput and Bishop Michael Fitzgerald pray during the Liturgy of the Eucharist.


Msgr John Marine offeres a blessing to a little one after giving communion to her father

Msgr. John Marine offers a blessing to a little one after giving Communion to her father.


The Knights of Columbus added a distinguished color guard for the festivities at St. Bede Church.