Please pray for the soul of Edward Brennan ~ Funeral Mass on September 22 at 11:00 a.m.

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Youth Ministry Fundraiser - Wed., Sept. 20

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Bruster’s Ice Cream (5289 John Tyler Highway) - Beat the mid-week slump by supporting youth ministry while enjoying a tasty treat! A portion of the proceeds will benefit youth ministry programs and trips.


Bede Business Network Lunch - Thu., Sept. 21

11:30 a.m. | Kaplan Parish Hall - If you are interested in connecting with like-minded professionals who are united in faith and service to the community, please come to the BBN’s monthly networking luncheon. RSVP to


Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents - Sat., Sept. 23

This purpose of Emmaus is to meet the spiritual needs of Catholic parents whose children of any age have died by any cause.  

  • Retreat Opportunity (Printable PDF flyer)
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Newport News, VA
  • Saturday, September 23, 2017
  • 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Cost is $5 per person

Register at


Rosary Procession - Sun., Sept. 24

The Catholic Campus Ministry and Saint Bede parish are planning a Rosary procession on the Solemnity of Our Lady of Walsingham. We will gather at the Wren Chapel on the campus of William & Mary at 3:50 p.m. and begin the procession toward the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham at 4:00 p.m. Afterwards, you are invited to attend Mass at the Shrine at 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions regarding this procession, please contact Ginger Chwalowski at


Bede Night - Wed., Sept. 27

6:00 | Kaplan Parish Hall - Join us for an enriching evening of dinner from South of the Boarder, fellowship and worship! Be sure to RSVP here by Monday, Sept. 25. 

7:00 | Nave - Following dinner will be an hour of adoration.


Feast Day of Saint Michael - Fri., Sept. 29

9:00 a.m. | Nave - Please join us for Mass as we remember our police, firefighters, EMTs, and military personnel who protect and serve. All first responders and service members are invited for a special blessing.


Lutheran-Catholic Symposium - Fri.-Sat., Sept. 29-30

Please join us for a two-day event in partnership with Saint Stephen Lutheran Church as we commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and our continuing efforts of greater unity.

Fri., Sept. 29 - 6:00 p.m. | Kaplan Parish Hall -
Dinner & “How Far Have We Come?”

Sat., Sept. 30 - 9:30 a.m. | Fellowship Hall -
(Saint Stephen - 612 Jamestown Road)
Coffee & “Where Could We Be Going?”

See the Printable PDF Flyer for speaker info and further details.


Benefit Luncheon - Wed.,  Oct. 4

for Respite Care of Williamsburg United Methodist Church (Printable PDF Flyer)

  • Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown Rd.
  • Catered by Carraba's Italian Grill (Chicken Marsala, Pasta, Salad, Bread, Iced Tea & Dessert)
  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017
  • 11:30 a.m.
  • $18 per ticket

Contact Deacon Francis for tickets at (757) 229-3631.


Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi Blessing of the Animals - Sat., Oct. 7

10:30 a.m. | Church Portico - Rain or shine, we invite you and your pet(s) to join us to celebrate Saint Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures.

Father Kevin Mackin, writing for the American Catholic Life about this feast, reminds us, “The love we give to a pet, and receive from a pet, can draw us more deeply into the larger circle of life, into the wonder of our common relationship to our Creator.”

We will gather on the church portico where Deacon Francis will bless one and all. This year you will also have the opportunity to tie a memorial ribbon to a designated tree in the columbarium area where it will be displayed for one week. What a wonderful opportunity to meet your fellow
parishioners and their furry, feathered and finned families! Leashes and crates please!


Cursillo - Men's Sept. 21-24, Women's Oct. 19-22

Want to be a friend, make a friend or bring a friend to Christ, but don’t know what to do or where to start?  Consider participating on a Cursillo weekend. Cursillo is a three-day weekend that is fully sanctioned by the Catholic Church and Diocese of Richmond. The weekends are sponsored by lay Catholics with the assistance of ordained priest and deacons. The next Men’s Cursillo weekend is scheduled for September 21 – 24, 2017 and the next Women’s Cursillo weekend is scheduled for October 19 – 22, 2017. Both will take place at the Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center. If you are interested in learning more about the Cursillo movement or participating in a weekend, email or call (757) 874-5670. If you have already made your Cursillo and do not currently receive emails from the Greater Hampton Roads (GHR) Cursillo movement, please let us know at the email above and we will add you to our database.


Pilgrimage to D.C. - Sat., Oct. 7

8:00 a.m. - Late Evening | Bus Departs from Saint Bede - The Fr. James Lee Rizer Council #6828 of the Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a pilgrimage bus trip to the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America and the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. This trip is open to all and costs $50.00 per person. The maximum seating capacity of the bus is 55, and seats will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in joining on the pilgrimage, please contact Gerald Della Sala at (908) 419-1503 or


Meet Iconographer Sister Eliseea Papacioc - Mon., Oct. 9

10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. | Location TBD - How often does one have the opportunity to meet a world-renowned iconographer? Sister Eliseea Papacioc, an Orthodox nun from Romania, is coming to the local area in October. Her work has been exhibited internationally including Moscow, Beijing and New York. Longtime friends and Saint Bede parishioners, Barbara and Bob Mosby, have provided an opportunity for the Legion of Mary Our Lady of Walsingham Praesidia to host Sister Eliseea. Stay tuned for further details!


JOY Ministers Needed!

We are in need of Joy Ministers to bring Eucharist to the homebound, those parishioners in our local hospitals, as well as parishioners residing in local senior residences. This is a great opportunity to serve here at Saint Bede. If you feel called to this ministry, please contact Deacon Francis Roettinger at (757) 229-3631 x 2308 or Thank you!

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