Welcome to Saint Bede Catholic Church!

We are a Catholic faith community proclaiming Christ's message in word and action. Further inspired by a call to the New Evangelization, we seek to be a community of disciples going forth and creating new disciples in our families, parish, and throughout greater Williamsburg.

Statement from Monsignor Mark Richard Lane, Diocese of Richmond, on the passing of Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo:

“With great sadness, I announce The Most Rev. Francis X. DiLorenzo, Bishop of Richmond, died at St. Mary’s Hospital, late last night. He was 75. He was a faithful servant of the Church for 49 years and a Shepherd of the Diocese of Richmond for 13 years.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Bishop DiLorenzo, for his family and friends, and for the people of the Diocese of Richmond.

More information will follow.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord and may perpetual light shine upon him."

Evening Prayer for the Dead:
Friday, August 18th at 4:45 p.m.

Solemn Vespers for the Dead:
Sunday, August 20th at 7:00 p.m.

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Una declaración por parte de Mons. Mark Lane, Diócesis de Richmond, sobre el fallecimiento del obispo Reverendísima  Mons. Francis X. DiLorenzo:

“Con gran tristeza, les anuncio que su Excelencia Reverendísima Monseñor Francis X. DiLorenzo, obispo de Richmond, murió en el hospital de St. Mary, esta noche pasada a sus 75 años. Él ha sido un siervo fiel de la Iglesia por 49 años y un Pastor de la diócesis de Richmond por 13 años.

Por favor, recen por el eterno descanso del alma de su Excelencia Mons. DiLorenzo, por su familia y amigos, y por todas las personas de la diócesis de Richmond.

Más información será dada más adelante.

Concédele Señor a él el descanso eterno, y brille tú luz perpetua sobre él."



Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo Statement On Diocesan Response Following Aftermath in Charlottesville

Monsignor Keeney, Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Homily - August 14, 2017

“The readings today show Mary as a warrior in the face of the hatred of the world… The people of Israel, what would they do with the Ark of the Covenant when they were in trouble, when they were facing danger, when they were facing evil?  They took the Ark of the Covenant into battle with them.  God always prevailed when they took the Ark of the Covenant with them.  Mary is the new Ark of the Covenant.  The Blessed Mother is a warrior of prayer and witness…  So, how do we fight like Mary?  We fight with prayer, and we fight by witnessing that every single person is our brother or sister.”

Adoration - Friday, August 18

As we join the battle to end the sins of hatred and bigotry, let us use the most powerful weapon of our Blessed Mother as we pray to Jesus for peace. On Friday, August 18, we ask that our Parish's Adoration prayers be offered for our Nation, for those involved in the Charlottesville unrest, and for an end to hatred, bigotry and prejudice. Please join us at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham for a special hour of Adoration between 7:30 a.m. and Midnight. 


Memorial Mass for Father John French - Fri., Aug. 18

11:00 a.m. | Nave - During his retirement years, Father French was an active assistant at Saint Bede parish and with the Catholic Campus Ministry at the College of William and Mary. The 7:15 a.m. Mass was often endearingly referred to as Father French’s Mass. He was called by God to his eternal home on June 26, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Home for the Aged in Richmond, VA. The Mass of Christian Death and Burial was celebrated on June 30, 2017 at St. Mary’s of Ballston Spa. All are invited to attend the Memorial Mass for Father French and pray for the repose of his soul, as we remember his life and legacy here at Saint Bede.

A potluck luncheon in Kaplan Parish Hall follows the Mass. Sign up at http://signup.com/go/CHXDHVB.

If you have questions, or would like to volunteer for set-up or clean-up, contact Jennifer Murtha at jmurtha@bedeva.org.

Mass Times:



  • 5:30 p.m. Vigil (Saturday Evening)

  • 7:15 a.m.

  • 9:00 a.m.

  • 11:00 a.m.

  • 2:00 p.m. en español
  • 5:00 p.m.


  • 11:00 a.m.



7:00 a.m. (Shrine)


9:00 a.m. (Church)*


9:00 a.m. (Shrine)

William & Mary CCM Masses

*Please check the weekly bulletin for Holy Day and other Mass times. 


Weekdays (except Wednesday):

8:00-8:45 a.m. (Church)


7:00-8:00 p.m. (Church)


3:30-4:30 p.m. (Church)

Sunday (en español) 

3:00-3:30 p.m. (Church)




7:30 a.m.-Midnight (Shrine)

Liturgy of the Hours:

Evening Prayer:

Monday - Friday

4:45 p.m. (Church)

Morning Prayer: 

Monday - Friday 

8:45 a.m. (Church)






The National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham


520 Richmond Road

Williamsburg, VA 23185







Saint Bede Main Campus

Holy Day Mass Schedule

September 8, 2017

Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary


9:00 a.m. Mass

9:30 a.m. Rosary




Incense Schedule


No incense use is scheduled at this time.



2017 Witness statements have been uploaded! 

Listen here to find out how Christ has touched the lives of parishioners you may know.




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