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Parent Youth Group Night - Sunday, August 25

6:15 p.m. | Kaplan Parish Hall - All high school parents are invited and strongly encouraged to attend. Come find out what’s happening in Youth Ministry for the upcoming year. (Students need not attend.) Dinner will be provided!


Saint Bede Boy Scout/Cub Scout Open House - Tuesday, September 10

6:30 p.m. | Picnic Area (Weather Permitting) or Ministry Level - Pack and Troop 1932 are holding an open house for interested boys.  Pack and Troop 1932 are the only Catholic-sponsored Boy Scout units in the area.  The Pack has earned the National Catholic Unit Excellence Award the last two years.  Scouting combines fun with educational activities and lifelong values.  It also helps parents to help their boys strengthen character, develop good citizenship, and enhance both mental and physical fitness.  Cub Scouting is for boys 5-10 (K-5th grade).  Boy Scouts continues the program from 10-18 years old.  For Cub Scouts, contact Pete Dreher at  For Boy Scouts, contact Craig Baller at Craig Baller at  Thank you for your support of the annual peanut and popcorn sales.  The Scouts will be selling chocolate products after each Mass the weekend of September 28-29.  


Caregivers and/or Patient Advocates Ministry

The office of Pastoral Services is looking to build a ministry for those who are caregivers and/or patient advocates.  The need for this ministry has been brought to our attention and mandates action.  This ministry would be open to those who are providing care or advocacy to a person either at home, hospitalized, or residing in a senior residence venue.  The group would meet to discuss and share their experiences. If you are interested, we would like to hear from you.  Please contact Dave Bonesteel at (757) 221-0969 or or Deacon Francis Roettinger at (757) 229-3631 x2308 or


Developing a Ministry to those with Special Needs

The Office of Evangelization is looking to build a ministry for those with special needs.  Our first step is to build a committee of people who may be interested in helping to build this ministry. Please contact Michelle Tomshack at or by calling (757) 229-3631 x2309 to let her know your interest.  An organizational and informational meeting will be held once a committee is formed.


Learn About the Catholic Faith

Do you have questions about the Catholic Faith?  Are you considering becoming Catholic?  Do you know someone who may be considering becoming Catholic or who has questions about our faith? Inquiry Sessions are currently happening for those who want to explore what being Catholic means.  There is no obligation.  Come and ask questions or come and listen.  Contact Michelle Tomshack for more information by calling (757) 229-3631 x2309 or email her at


Adult Confirmation 

Classes will be starting in September. If you are a baptized adult Catholic (over age 18) who has been formed in the Catholic Faith, are practicing your faith, and need to be confirmed, please contact Michelle Tomshack at or call (757) 229-3631 x2309. 


E-mail Scams

Cybercrime is hitting dioceses nationwide. If you receive an email that shows a parish’s pastor or a parish priest as the sender requesting that you send gift cards or account information, rest assured it is a scam. Priests' names have been used in a recent scam, and we want you to know that we will never solicit for funding or ask for favors via email. Parishioners can and should contact the parish to verify the legitimacy of any suspicious request received through email. All cybercrime should be reported to the FBI at It is up to the victim of cyber-crimes to file complaints.


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