Friends for Life

Who We Are

The Saint Bede's Friends For Life Ministry is dedicated to promoting and protecting the sanctity of life from conception to natural death. We work with compassion and faithfulness through prayer, legislative advocacy, education, social support, and participation in pro-life events.

Friends For Life meet the third Tuesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. in the Ministry Level of the Parish Offices. You are welcome to join us!

For more information, contact Alice DeGennaro at 757-345-8498.

What We Do 

  • Support the March for Life in January

    • Prepare sandwiches and snacks for the people riding the buses to the march

  • Participate in the 40 Days for Life Campaign

    • 40 Days for Life is a focused community-based pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion. For information on 40 Days for Life visit their website at You can sign up for daily devotionals and hear the uplifting news of the prayer vigils. If you would like to pray at a vigil site, there are two in our area. Sign up at the 40 Days for Life website or contact the local representatives for more information.

  • Spiritual Adoption Program

    • Participants pledge to pray nine months for a baby in danger of miscarriage or abortion

  • Hope Pregnancy Baby Shower

    • Is held during the month of October at the conclusion of the Spiritual Adoption program

  • National Life Chain

    • On the first Sunday of October, Friends for Life, along with other Saint Bede Parishioners, join with people around the world to pray for an end to abortion.  Locally, this silent prayer vigil takes place on Richmond Road near Centerville Road.  For more information, visit

  • Give our support to small funerals with our attendance



Do you think you might be pregnant? Hope Pregnancy Care Center is here to help:

Hope Pregnancy Center


Abortion Alternative Assistance

  • HOPE PREGNANCY CARE CENTER  (757)-229-6472 1315 Jamestown Rd., Suite 202 Williamsburg, VA 23185


40 Days for Life

  • The next session takes place from February 26 through April 5, 2020.

  • Every Friday during the 40 Days we invite you to join us to pray the Rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy in the Reservation Chapel following the 9:00 a.m. Mass. 

Spiritual Adoption Program

  • February - October 2020

  • Remember to pray for your spiritually adopted baby!

March for Life Website