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Age-related Brain Changes - Wed., May 31

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Kaplan Parish Hall - Join our Parish Nurse Ministry for a special presentation by Williamsburg Landing's Dementia Services Educator, Pattie Gaudio.  She will discuss how the brain works, normal age-related changes, neuroplasticity, and what you can do to maintain your brain. 


Uganda Martyrs Presentation - Fri., Jun. 2

7:00 p.m. | Kaplan Parish Hall - Join Father Muddu as he shares the stories of martyrs from his native Uganda in honor of the Uganda Martyrs Feast Day.


New Parishioners’ Welcome Reception - Sun., Jun. 4

12:15 -1:30 p.m. | Father Walsh Room - Are you new to Saint Bede Parish this year? Join us at our first New Parishioners’ Welcome Reception. Meet other new parishioners and parish staff at an informal get-together. Light refreshments will be served.

This is a family event, so children are welcome! For those who are interested, a tour of the entire Saint Bede campus will take place at 1:30 p.m.

Parish registration materials will be available if you have not registered, but would like to do so. If you have any questions, please call Patti at (757) 345-0740.


Altar Server Ceremony - Sun., Jun. 4

Following 11:00 a.m. Mass | Kaplan Parish Hall The Fr. James Rizer Council of the Knights of Columbus are extending invitations to each Altar Server in honor of their service to the church. Parents and siblings are being invited to the celebration as well.


Bede Block Party - Sun., Jun. 18

Each year, our Parish Life Committee hosts an amazing day of fun for the whole family. This year’s Bede Block Party will take place on June 18, following the Corpus Christi procession and will conclude at 3:00 p.m. Events this large take lots of planning to go smoothly. There are various ways to give your support, such as signing up for a short shift to help with set up, tear down, serving food, games, arts & crafts, etc. Your help would be a blessing.

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Administrative Assistant Job Opening

Saint Bede is looking to fill the full time position of Administrative Assistant to the Director of Liturgy and Music. This individual must have a minimum of three years of experience, be self-motivated, able to work with little direction, have good organizational skills and be computer literate. Duties include all administrative support in the Liturgy and Music office, working with a diverse group of volunteers and interacting effectively with clergy and parish staff. Please send your resume to Aaron Renninger at or drop it off at the parish offices.


Childcare Coordinator and Nursery Worker Job Openings

The Childcare Coordinator will oversee the nursery on Sunday morning as well as coordinate with the Faith Formation Staff to offer evening childcare during Adult Faith Formation courses one or two nights per week. This will help those with small children to be able to attend formation courses, RCIA and Welcome Home. The Childcare Coordinator will need to be available to work in the nursery on Sundays, work one or two evenings per week for childcare and will be responsible for scheduling other childcare and nursery workers. This is a part-time position with flexible hours as needed for the position.

The two nursery workers will work in the nursery on Sunday mornings from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. (The nursery will be open for the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses.) Additional hours may be available for childcare one or two evenings a week depending on parish needs and the worker’s availability.

For more information about these positions or to apply, please contact Michelle Tomshack, Director of Evangelization at or (757) 229-3631 ext. 2309.

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