Children's Faith Formation

Pre-K - 8th grade

The Student registration has closed! We have had an overwhelming amout of registrations this year, so we are still in need of Adult volunteers to make the week a success! Please print, fill out and submit the Volunteer forms below to Rita Hipple at or drop off at the Parish Office.Thank you!

VBS Information letter


Print VBS Teen Volunteer form

Print VBS Adult Volunteer form 


All 2017 First Holy Communion children and their families are cordially invited by Monsignor Keeney to take part in the annual Corpus Christi Mass and procession on Sunday, June 18th at 11:00 a.m. All First Holy Communion children are asked to wear their special First Holy Communion outfits to this celebration!

A sign up and details will be sent to all 2017 First Holy Communion families!

The Children's Faith Formation (CFF) Program provides comprehensive religious catechesis for children, Pre-K through 8th grade. Sessions are held at St. Bede Catholic Church, in our newly built Parish Ministry level, on Sunday mornings, from 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., September through April. Our A.M. car line drop off starts at 9:15 a.m. Resources in the sidebar to the right for Registration forms. Weekly Sunday morning sessions for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on September 17, 2017.


It is our sincere conviction that the real aim of catechesis is to bring each child into intimate communion with Jesus Christ. We are dedicated not only to teaching the Catholic Faith that comes to us from the Apostles, but to helping to form disciples of Jesus Christ and to aid them in discovering the purpose of their life: to know, love and serve God in this world so as to be happy with Him in the next.




Disciples making Disciples -

Share your faith with the youngest parishoners-the future of our church!

"Jesus formed his disciples by making known to them the various dimensions of the Kingdom of God. He entrusted to them 'the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven' (Mt. 13:11); he taught them how to pray (Lk. 11:2); he opened his 'meek and humble heart' to them (Mt. 11:29). The fundamental task of catechesis is to achieve the same objective: the formation of disciples of Jesus Christ." -National Directory of Catechesis, 59.


The foundation of our Children's Faith Formation Program cannot happen without the stewardship gifts of time and talent so generously provided by our volunteer Formation Team members, many of whom are older siblings, parents and grandparents! With almost 400 students in our program, the participation of older siblings, parents, guardians and grandparents is essential to making your child’s experience the best that it can be!

Learn more!


If you choose to homeschool your child for their weekly faith formation, please contact our Children's Faith Formation office, so that we may have an accurate record of all children in Saint Bede parish who are receiving faith formation.  If you homeschool, and your child has been baptized, is at least 7 years of age, and is ready to prepare to receive their First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion, please visit our Sacramental Preparation Program page for more information.

Contact:  Email Rita Hipple at ,  or call (757) 229-3631, ext. 2303.





Children's Faith Formation

* We have had a wonderful year with your children! Thank you for your patience as we started the year at Walsingham Academy, had an extended "snow break" in January and finally in February moved into our wonderful newly built Parish Administration/Ministry building. *Registration for CFF Pre-K - 8th 2017-2018 is open NOW! 


Blessings for a faith filled, safe and fun summer!


Registration for the High School Youth Ministry is also open! Please open the Youth Ministry tab, under Formation!


CFF Registration (Pre-K-8th)

CFF Permission/Release Form (PreK-12)


CFF Calendar for 2017-2018 will be posted this summer.



Pay Faith Formation, Sacramental Preparation Fees and VBS 2017 Online!


Vacation Bible School

Join us for VBS 2017 "Hero Central" at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, June 26-30, 2017! VBS Registration deadline is Sunday, June 4th, 2017! Click on the links (above, center of page) to print  and complete forms. PLease submit forms to the St. Bede Parish office, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, 23188 - Attn:VBS Registration.


Family Ministry


Fun faith activities and more parent resources!