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VIRTUS Training - Tuesday, June 19

6:00 p.m. | Ministry Level - Saint Bede will be hosting VIRTUS training. All people who work with or around children in the Diocese need this safe environment training. Participants must register online at


Alzheimer's Association: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body - Wednesday, June 20

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Kaplan Parish Hall - For centuries, we've known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science can provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement. Use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for
healthy aging.


Adult Faith Formation Summer Offerings - Sign Up Now!

Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible - Mondays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., July 9 - August 27

Ecclesiastical Latin - Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., July 11 - September 12

Book Study: The Way of Serenity by Fr. Jonathan Morris - Tuesdays, 10:00 -11:00 a.m., July 17 - August 7

The Kingdom of God is Within You: Prayer and Personality - Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. - Noon or 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., July 19 - August 9

The Beatitudes - Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. - Noon, August 16 - August 30

Visit for more info or to register.


Marriage Help

Retrouvaille has helped thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment or misery in their
marriage. For confidential information about how to register for the program beginning the weekend of July 13, 2018, call (703) 351-7211 or visit


Donate Your Extra Vehicle

The House of Mercy is seeking the donation of 3 cars to help our recently re-housed clients. We
have a mom with 5 children and 2 working couples. They are all in need of cars to get to work, since their new housing locations are either outside of the public transportation routes, or the buses do not run after hours. If anyone is able to donate a working vehicle for any of these clients, please contact Shannon Woloszynowski at the House of Mercy, (757) 229-3700 or (757) 253-0664.


2018 Summer Reading Book Donations

We are continuing the Children’s Book Collection program initiated last summer. It has been very popular with the House of Mercy clients. Each child that comes through the doors is given a book to keep! Board books and easy readers are the most requested. If you would like to donate books for the Children's Book Collection, you may drop them off at Williamsburg House of Mercy
or leave them in the large yellow bin in the food pantry closet in the Saint Bede Commons. Both new and used books are appreciated.


Spend Time with Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration

Suppose you were told that Jesus wanted to meet with you personally for an hour at your parish. Would you say no to such an invitation?

The personal spiritual blessings that proceed from Eucharistic Adoration are rich and abundant.

Do you wish to deepen your prayer life? The same Jesus who taught his disciples how to pray is there to help you as well, and what better place to contemplate Jesus — the highest form of prayer — than in his presence?

“The only time our Lord asked the Apostles for anything was the night he went into his agony. Not for activity did he plead but for an hour of companionship.” - Venerable Fulton Sheen 

Please consider committing to a weekly Holy Hour in the presence of Jesus in the most Blessed Sacrament. Substitutes are also welcome. Contact: Mary Ann at (757) 565-3486 (please leave a message) or


Well Wishes for Father Abe

Please pray for one of Saint Bede’s previous pastor, Father Abe, as he transitions into retirement.  If you’d like to send him your prayers and good wishes, you may send your cards and notes to: 

Reverend John Abe
St. Mary’s Woods
1257 Marywood Lane
Room 109
Richmond, VA 23229


We are Hiring

We are seeking a full-time custodian for the main church. Duties include general cleaning, stocking facilities, minor maintenance, and table and chair setup and breakdown. Applicants must be able to climb ladders and perform heavy lifting including snow shoveling. The position is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and occasional evenings and weekends for special events. Please contact Facilities Supervisor Bob Locke at or call (757) 229-3631 to apply.


Love Gardening? 

Join the Garden Ministry and help provide fresh produce to our local poor.  The Garden Ministry is in need of additional helpers to care for and water the garden. If interested please contact Megan or Mark Gillespie at or


WHOM Emergency Food Pantry Needs

Shelves at WHOM are nearly empty, and the following items are in limited or depleted supply: baked beans, pork & beans, spaghetti sauce, canned pasta meals, canned tuna and chicken, granola bars, mac & cheese, soup, and jelly.  In addition to food items, the following toiletries are needed as well: toothbrushes, deodorant, and razors.





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