There will be NO Children's Faith Formation this Sunday, October 14. Youth Ministry, grades 9 - 12, Sunday evening sessions will still take place.

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Register Now for AFF Fall Studies

To be a disciple is to be a student of Jesus. Are you eager to learn? We have many opportunities to support your discipleship journey. Visit the AFF page for a list of this fall's Adult Faith Formation courses and registration links.

Explore God - Tuesdays or Thursdays, Now - November 1

We have discussion groups in the Ministry Level on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (the regularly scheduled Tuesday, November 9 discussion has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 11 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.) and Thursday mornings from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. This week's topic is "Is Christianity too Narrow?" You are invited to come to any or all of the discussions. Each is independent of the ones before it. Bring a friend!  

40 Days for Life - Fridays, Now - November 2

Saint Bede Friends for Life Ministry invites you to join them in prayer in support of the Ecumenical 40 Days for Life National Prayer Campaign. They will gather in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel after the 9:00 a.m. Friday Masses to recite the Rosary for the end of abortion and a true commitment to the dignity of life from conception to natural death. For information
about 40 Days for Life, visit


Holiday Assistance Sign-up - Monday, October 1 - Thursday, October 18

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Williamsburg House of Mercy - As the holidays approach, if you or someone you know find yourself in need, sign-ups for assistance with a Thanksgiving basket and Christmas gifts for children will be held during regular business hours. The address is 10 Harrison Avenue, Williamsburg, VA.


Gaudete Et Exsultate/Rejoice and Be Glad - Thursdays, October 4 and 11

10:00 a.m. - Noon or 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Ministry Level - Msgr. Tim Keeney will discuss the third apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis as he presents the universal call to live holy lives with a new, fresh approach. We are encouraged to strive for and achieve holiness in our everyday lives. As we actively live out holiness day by day, we not only draw closer to the Lord ourselves, but become participants in bringing others to Christ.


Annual Baby Shower - Starting Saturday, October 6

Saint Bede Friends for Life will, again, be sponsoring their annual Baby Shower which will begin on October 6 and continue through October 28. Please stop by the table in the Commons and choose a donation tag from the Pack'n Play. There will be a variety of donations to choose from. All donations will benefit the Williamsburg House of Mercy and the Hope Pregnancy Care Center on Jamestown Road.

Annual National Life Chain - Sunday, October 7

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. | Richmond Road in Lightfoot (in front of McDonald's) - Join us and take a stand for life. This is a silent, prayerful witness to publicly affirm life and pray for an end to abortion. All are welcome. This is done in conjunction with other local churches. Signs will be provided. Life, what a beautiful choice! For more information, call Ted Cors at (757) 258-1798.

Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary - Sunday, October 7

Following 5:00 p.m. Mass | Ministry Level - Enter fully into the spiritual warfare we are currently facing. Catholics across the country are invited to call upon God through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary to heal our country. We are invited to pray the Rosary coast to coast wherever we can gather. The Rosary and the viewing of the DVD Power in My Hands will take place in the Father Abe Room on the ministry level! Light refreshments will be served. In addition, you can live stream the National Rosary Rally taking place beginning at 2:30 p.m. at


Tools for Spiritual Growth - Thursdays, October 18 - November 1

10:00 a.m. - Noon or 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Ministry Level - Join Peg Crews as she teaches 3 topics for Spiritual Growth.
  •   October 18: Personal Spiritual Grow Plans including relationships and attitudes
  •   October 25: The Twelve signs of Spiritual Progress
  •   November 1: The Examen: checking on whether you are close to or distant from God.

All Saints’ Festival - Sunday, October 28

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | South Parking Lot - Join us at our annual All Saints’ Festival following the 5:00 p.m. Mass. We will have food, line dance lessons, trunk-or-treating, bull riding, festival games, and a pumpkin-carving contest. (Bring your already carved pumpkin.) The evening concludes with a bilingual Rosary. All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. Come dressed as your favorite saint or in a friendly, non-scary costume. Be sure to RSVP by Wednesday, October 24.

Parish Office Evening Help

In the In the evenings, our Parish Office serves our parishioners in many ways. Adults and children are educated in the Lord and prepared for the sacraments, some are brought back to the church and our ministries continue the good works of the church and community all in a safe and inviting environment. Won’t you prayerfully consider welcoming those once a week or once a month from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 or 8:30 p.m.? If you have a desire to serve, please contact Elizabeth Gorny at or (757) 229-3631, x 2300.


Growing For Giving-The Garden Crop Report

The church's garden had a successful season this summer despite the heat, rain, and Japanese beetles. The garden ministry provided over 274 pounds of cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, squash, beans, peas, lettuce, and cantaloupe to the House of Mercy. The fall garden looks to be promising as a variety of cool weather vegetables have just been sowed. Anyone interested in joining the Saint Bede Growing for Giving Garden Ministry should contact Megan Gillespie at


Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

The Catholic bishops of the United States are pleased to offer their teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics. This statement represents guidance for Catholics in the exercise of their rights and duties as participants in our democracy. 


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