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The Holy House Book Sale

Journey back through history and discover the captivating story of “England’s Nazareth.”  Learn how the destruction of the Reformation has been transformed into a renewal of the Catholic faith in England and a special devotion here in Williamsburg.  Purchase your copy of The Holy House: A History of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, Williamsburg, VA in the Parish Office.  Books are $5 and proceeds benefit the restoration of our Holy House, the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.  



Saint Bede Welcomes Sarah Hart

Concert for All Ages - Friday, March 1 

7:00 p.m. | Nave - Sarah Hart is one of the leading figures in contemporary Catholic music today.  Her songs of faith have touched the lives of millions. Sarah’s dynamic energy, sense of humor and deep faith make her concerts, keynote presentations and retreats an unforgettable experience.  In October of 2013, Sarah was invited to perform for Pope Francis and a crowd of 150,000 in St. Peter’s Square. Sarah’s songs have been covered by Amy Grant, Celtic Women, Matt Maher, Jason Crabb and The Newsboys.  Grant’s recording of Sarah’s “Better than a Hallelujah” earned a Best Gospel Song Grammy Nomination.  She boasts nine albums as a solo artist, including Til the Song is Sung and Above Earth’s Lamentations.

Women's Retreat Day - Saturday, March 2

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Kaplan Parish Hall - Registration is required for the Women’s Retreat Day.  Sign up in the Commons on February 16 and 23 or email  Reservations will be accepted up through Tuesday, February 26th.


Saint Patrick's Day Party - Sunday, March 10

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Kaplan Parish Hall - The Saint Bede Ancient Order of Hibernians and Knights of Columbus are jointly sponsoring this adults-only party.  There will be food, beverages, music, and other Irish entertainment.  Tickets are limited in supply and will be available for advance purchase only.  The $30 per person charge covers meal, beverages, and entertainment.  Tickets will be on sale in the Common after Masses on the weekends of February 16 & 23 and March 5.  Come join the Celtic fun!  If you have questions, contact James Hubbard at


Walsingham Tuition Assistance - Deadline, Friday, April 26

Goepper Fund Tuition Assistance for Walsingham Applications for Walsingham Tuition Assistance for the 2019-2020 school year are available through the Pastor’s Office. The source of this funding is the Goepper Scholarship Fund created by a bequest from H. Holtman Goepper to assist young people who are members of Saint Bede parish in achieving a Catholic education through attendance at Walsingham Academy. Applicants must be practicing Catholics, registered and contributing members of Saint Bede Parish. Please call (757) 229-3631 or stop by the office to pick up an application. The deadline for submission is April 26, 2019.


Pilgrimage to England and Wales with Father Peter - Friday, August 23 - Monday, September 2, 2019

Come join us on a pilgrimage to honor and take courage in the witness of the awesome martyrs and saints of England & Wales! Beginning in Canterbury and continuing on to Walsingham (England’s Nazareth), York, Durham (Shrine of Saint Bede, our parish patron), Holywell (N. Wales) and London; travel to medieval cities, historic castles, ancient shrines, and cathedrals. By visiting the sites hallowed by the saints and martyrs of England and Wales' past one finds a marvelous link to the present and discovers the ………ancient Faith anew.  View the brochure for registration information.  Sign-up by March 30 to save $200!


Bereavement Ministry 

We are seeking additional parishioners who are interested in becoming part of our growing Bereavement Ministry.  You would be part of our core team who are “companions” to those who grieve over the death of a loved one.  If you feel called to this ministry, please contact Deacon Francis Roettinger at (757) 229-3631 x 2308 or


Joy Ministers Needed

We currently have a great need of Joy Ministers bringing Eucharist to the homebound, those parishioners in our local hospitals, as well as parishioners residing in local senior residences. The time commitment you make is once a month for hospital visits, and once every two weeks for senior venues or homebound visits. This is a great opportunity to serve here at Saint Bede, and provide spiritual care for fellow parishioners. If you feel called to this ministry, please contact Deacon Francis Roettinger at (757) 229-3631 x2308 or Thank you!


Nursery Assistant Needed

Little Bedes' Nursery is seeking a part-time Nursery Assistant to provide safe, secure, nurturing, and cheerful care Sundays, Tuesday mornings and some evenings. Please contact or stop by the nursery on Sunday to inquire.



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