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Mardi Gras Pancake Supper - Tue., Feb. 28th

The Parish Life Group will host its annual Mardi Gras Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 28th in the Kaplan Parish Hall from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Please join us in fellowship as we prepare to enter into the season of Lent. There will be free will offering baskets on the table. RSVP here by February 26th.

Palm Branch Burning - Tue., Feb. 28th

Please bring last year’s palm branches to be burned for Ash Wednesday. Baskets will be in the baptistry for collecting palms. The burning will take place immediately after the Mardi Gras Pancake Supper which begins at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28th.

"Myths of Aging and Mental Health" - Thu., Mar. 2nd

The Parish Nurse Ministry invites you to a presentation on aging. You might be surprised that there is no such thing as senility. Dr. Shirley Repta, CEO, The Pavilion at Williamsburg Place, will dispel myths about aging and give tips to remain mentally healthy. She is speaking at the Community Café on March 2nd from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The Café is located at St. Martins Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Road, and is free and open to Williamsburg residents age 60+, or caregivers.

Rosaries for 40 Days for Life - Starting Fri., Mar. 3rd

Saint Bede Friends for Life Ministry invites Our Parish Community to join us in prayer in support of the Ecumenical 40 Days for Life National Prayer Campaign. We will gather in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel to recite the Rosary for the end of abortion and a true commitment to the dignity of life from conception to natural death after the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Fridays March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and April 7. For information about 40 Days for Life visit

Lenten Soup Suppers/Stations of the Cross - Starting Fri., Mar. 3rd

Come join us for the Lenten Soup Suppers/Stations of the Cross that take place every Friday during Lent. The Father Rizer Council of the Knights of Columbus will be hosting the first Soup Supper on March 3 in the Kaplan Parish Hall at 6:00 p.m. Three varieties of scrumptious soups and delicious grilled cheese sandwiches await our guests who have an opportunity for fellowship before the Stations of the Cross begin at 7:00 p.m. A freewill offering is requested to help offset the costs.

TIO Concert - Sun., Mar. 5th

Featured soloist, Erich Graf, will join the Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra in performance of the "Concerto in D Major" by W.A. Mozart on Sunday, March 5th at 1:00 p.m. The orchestra will also perform "St. Paul Suite" by G. Holst and "Symphony No. 25" by W.A. Mozart. The concert will take place in Kaplan Parish Hall which provides an elegant setting with tables for concert guests. Those attending may bring a bag lunch to eat prior to the concert. All are welcome to this free event. For more information, visit

With All Your Heart Lenten Shoe Drive for FISH - Sun., Mar. 5th

In Lent, as we expand our discipleship path to include the Heart to Serve season, we will be collecting new or very gently used children’s shoes to provide to the needy in our community. Bring your contribution to Kaplan Parish Hall religious education entrance the morning of Sunday, March 5th.

Evening Prayer Time Change - Mon., Mar. 6th

Evening Prayer will be moved from 5:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. beginning Monday, March 6th. Please consider spending time in prayer with the Lord at this new hour.

Lenten Mission - "A Divine Conspiracy" - Starting Sun., Mar. 12th

Saint Bede will offer a Lenten Mission titled "A Divine Conspiracy" on Sunday through Wednesday, March 12th-15th. The Mission will conclude with a Communal Penance Service on Wednesday evening, March 15th. Our presenter will be Father John Hurley.

Healing After Abortion - Starting Fri., Mar. 24th

A Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat, sponsored by Church of the Epiphany, will be held March 24th-26th. This retreat is for women and men who have known regret, sorrow, guilt, or shame from abortion. The weekend combines living scripture meditations, spiritual exercises, and discussions in a guided process that leads to the heart of God’s love and compassion. If you would like to learn more about this retreat you can contact Marty Montgomery-Jennings at (804) 704-0429, or Maggie Carlson at (804) 432-2589 or email Visit our website, Inquiries, registration and participation are strictly confidential. Comment from a retreat participant:

"The Rachel’s Vineyard weekend has done for me what all the self-help books could not. I needed the Divine Healer Himself!"

Save the Date, Building Dedication - Sun., Mar. 26th

Please mark your calendars to attend the dedication of our new Ministry/Administration Building on Sunday, March 26th when Bishop DiLorenzo will celebrate the 11:00 a.m. Mass. We hope to see you there!

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