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Bereavement Ministry Team

Anyone who is interested in becoming part of a Bereavement Team – that is a group of parishioners who would be "companions" to those who grieve over the death of a loved one, please contact Deacon Francis Roettinger at 757-229-3631 x 2308 or on line at Should you feel unqualified, do not concern yourself. There will be training provided in how you can function as a companion.


Help with the Annual Bede Block Party

Each year, our Parish Life Committee hosts an amazing day of fun for the whole family. This year’s Bede Block Party will take place on June 18, following the Corpus Christi procession and will conclude at 3:00 p.m. Events this large take lots of planning to go smoothly. There are various ways to give your support, such as signing up for a short shift to help with set up, tear down, serving food, games, arts & crafts, etc. Your help would be a blessing.

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Monthly Maintenance Ministry - Sat., May 20

8:00 a.m. | South Lot Shed - Serve your parish and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Experience is not required, so bring the whole family!


Nick Redmond Ordination and Reception - Sat. & Sun., May 20 & 21

Our 2015-2016 Pastoral Year Seminarian Nick Redmond will be ordained a deacon on Saturday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond along with seminarians John Baab and James O’Reilly. Nick will assist and preach at his first Mass on Sunday, May 21, here at Saint Bede at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow in Kaplan Parish Hall. All are welcome!


Anointing of the Sick at Mass - Thu., May 25

9:00 a.m. | Nave - On the feast of our patron Saint Bede, the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick will be offered. As one of the seven Sacraments of the Church, it is both a liturgical and a communal celebration. Any member of the Catholic faithful who is seriously ill, is injured or is suffering from a decline due to advanced age is encouraged to receive this Sacrament. One need not be at the point of death. Those anointed receive the Holy Spirit’s gifts of strength, faith, peace and courage. Saint John Paul II asked that on this day we particularly offer our suffering for the good of the Church and reminded us to see in our sick brother and sister the face of Christ who, by suffering, dying and rising, achieved the salvation of the human race.


Mission Trip Volunteers Needed!

HELP!!! This year we have 36 youth attending our annual Mission Trip from June 24th to June 30th. In order to support so many eager young followers of Christ, we are looking for 1 more chaperone, 3 more contractors, and 1 home base volunteer. If you are interested in helping us in any of these capacities, please contact Deacon Grimm at There is no charge for these adults to attend!


Rosaries - Mon., May 29 & Wed., May 31

9:30 a.m. | Nave - Join the Legion of Mary in prayer as they lead two special Rosaries. On May 29, they will pray a Rosary for Memorial Day, and on May 31, they will pray a Rosary for The Visitation. "Pray the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary to obtain peace in the world . . . for she alone can save it." (Our Lady, July 13, 1917)


Ride 2 Recovery BBQ - Thu., Jun. 1

6:00 p.m. | Kaplan Parish Hall - The Knights of Columbus will be selling tickets on May 20 - 21 for the annual Ride 2 Recovery BBQ. Saint Bede will welcome 200 injured veterans and first responders riding from Arlington National Cemetery to Virginia Beach, stopping in Williamsburg on their way. Tickets are $15 each. If you are unable to buy your tickets after Mass please email Bart Crews at to make alternative arrangements.


Uganda Martyrs Presentation - Fri., Jun. 2

7:00 p.m. | Kaplan Parish Hall - Join Father Muddu as he shares the stories of martyrs from his native Uganda in honor of the Uganda Martyrs Feast Day.


New Parishioners’ Welcome Reception - Sun., Jun. 4

12:15 -1:30 p.m. | Father Walsh Room - Are you new to Saint Bede Parish this year? Join us at our first New Parishioners’ Welcome Reception. Meet other new parishioners and parish staff at an informal get-together. Light refreshments will be served.

This is a family event, so children are welcome! For those who are interested, a tour of the entire Saint Bede campus will take place at 1:30 p.m.

Parish registration materials will be available if you have not registered, but would like to do so. If you have any questions, please call Patti at (757) 345-0740.


Altar Server Ceremony - Sun., Jun. 4

Following 11:00 a.m. Mass | Kaplan Parish Hall The Fr. James Rizer Council of the Knights of Columbus are extending invitations to each Altar Server in honor of their service to the church. Parents and siblings are being invited to the celebration as well.


Pilgrimage to Italy - Nov. 5-17

This pilgrimage has been sold out.  Please stay tuned for future trips.


Administrative Assistant Job Opening

Saint Bede is looking to fill the full time position of Administrative Assistant to the Director of Liturgy and Music. This individual must have a minimum of three years of experience, be self-motivated, able to work with little direction, have good organizational skills and be computer literate. Duties include all administrative support in the Liturgy and Music office, working with a diverse group of volunteers and interacting effectively with clergy and parish staff. Please send your resume to Aaron Renninger at or drop it off at the parish offices.


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