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The Linen Ministry is in great need of your help. We have several awesome women washing the sacred linens at the Main Church, but could really use a few more folks trained.  There is a critical need at the National Shrine downtown.  We need at least 4 people to volunteer, washing once a month.   Don’t worry, training will be provided.  For more information please email the coordinator, Mary-Jo Padula, at

The Usher and Greeter Ministries needs your help.  Additional ushers and greeters are needed for all Mass times.  Training is provided.  Please consider sharing your gift of time once a month, assisting our fellow parishioners and many visitors.  If you recently joined the parish in the last couple of years, this is a great way to get to know our wonderful parish.  For more information, contact the coordinators.  For ushers Jim Carini at Jim.Carini@Cox.Net  and for greeters Joe and Peggy Boggan at

We are in need of JOY Ministers to take Eucharist to the homebound, those parishioners in our local hospitals, as well as parishioners residing in local senior residences. This is a great opportunity to serve here at Saint Bede. We are particularly interested in additional ministers who reside in Kingsmill. If you feel called to this ministry, please contact Deacon Francis Roettinger at (757) 229-3631 x2308 or Thank you!!


40 Days for Life Rosaries - Fridays during Lent

Following 9:00 a.m. Mass | Blessed Sacrament Chapel - Saint Bede Friends for Life Ministry invites you to join them in prayer to support the ecumenical 40 Days for Life national prayer campaign. We will gather in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel to recite the Rosary for the end of abortion and a true commitment to the dignity of life from conception to natural death after the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Fridays, Feb. 16, 23, Mar. 2, 9, 16, and 23.  For information about 40 Days for Life visit


Soup Supper & Stations of the Cross - Fridays during Lent

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Kaplan Parish Hall & Nave - The Father Rizer Council of the Knights of Columbus will be hosting the first Soup Supper on February 16.  Three varieties of scrumptious soups and delicious grilled cheese sandwiches await guests who have an opportunity for fellowship before the Stations of the Cross begin at 7:00 p.m.  A free-will offering is requested to help offset the cost.  We will NOT have Soup Supper on March 17, but Stations of the Cross will still take place at 7:00 p.m.

We are seeking individuals or families who would like to help coordinate the weekly soup suppers. Please contact Jennifer Murtha at (757) 229-3631 x2305 or if you are interested.


That Man is You! Lenten Journey - Saturdays during Lent

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. | Kaplan Parish Hall - Men, are you looking for something spiritual to “do” during Lent? We have the program for you. That Man Is You! has a Lenten Journey that is the highlight of the program. The entire year has been building up to this journey, and it is a natural entry point for new men. Now is the time to join if you are new, or to return if you have been missing sessions. It is a spiritually powerful event when a large group of men comes together during Lent to work on their spiritual lives, make sacrifices for their families, and pray. Let us help you have the best Lent ever. Join us Saturday mornings at 7:00 a.m. in Kaplan Parish Hall.


Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra - Sunday, February 18

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Kaplan Parish Hall - The free concert will feature world-renowned flutist Onorio Zarralli from Italy.  Also featured will be piano virtuoso Caleb Borick from Charleston, South Carolina, and Capital Symphony violinist Ann Marie Pocklembo from New Jersey.  The three artists will join the orchestra as soloists in the Bach “Brandenburg Concerto No. 5.”  Mr. Zaralli will also be featured in the Galuppi “Flute Concerto in D major.”  In addition, works by Schubert and Elgar will be performed. Contact Dr. Alice Lindsay at for more information, or visit


Informed – Fighting the Pornography Epidemic - Tuesday, February 20 & 27 & March 6

7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | Ministry Level - As discussed in our A Way Forward homily series, pornography is a growing problem in our culture. Informed, presented by Integrity Restored, is a 3-week program of videos and discussion aimed to equip individuals, families, churches, and communities in the battle against the pornography epidemic. Pornography can develop into an addiction just like drugs and alcohol. It is destroying marriages and affecting our children.

“The average age of a child first exposure to pornography is 8-9 years old. 80% of 15-17 year-olds have had multiple exposures to hard-core porn, and the largest population of internet porn users are 12-17 year olds.” - Informed

While these statistics are scary, there are things we can do to stop this addiction and get help for those who need it. Come to our 3-week program to learn what is happening and what you can do to help stop this growing epidemic.


Lenten Evening of Reflection - Wednesday, February 28

7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | Nave - Each of us has a story. Reflect on your relationship with Christ as you hear stories of faith. Members of the Saint Bede staff will share experiences of returning to the love of Jesus. Our talented parish choir will also sing a selection of beautiful Lenten hymns. All are invited to attend.


Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreat - Friday – Sunday, March 9 - 11

The Church of the Epiphany, Richmond, VA is sponsoring a Rachel’s Vineyard retreat.  Come to this retreat for healing if you have had one or more abortions, if you are responsible for the abortions of others, or if you have suffered from the abortion choice of another person. Participation is strictly confidential.  To register contact Marty Montgomery-Jennings at (804) 704-0429 or Maggie Carlson at (804) 432-2589.  You may also email  


Saint Patrick’s Day Party - Sunday, March 11

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Kaplan Parish Hall - The Saint Bede Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Knights of Columbus are jointly sponsoring this adults-only party.  There will be food, beverages, music, and Irish entertainment.  Tickets are in limited supply and must be purchased in advance. The price is $27 per person.  Tickets will be on sale in the Commons after Masses.  Come join the Celtic fun!   If you have questions, contact James Hubbard at


6th Annual Catholic Men’s Conference - Saturday, March 17 - Register Now!

On Saturday, March 17, 2018, men from across the diocese will gather at Saint Bede Catholic Church in Williamsburg for the 6th Annual Diocesan Catholic Men’s Conference. This year’s theme, “Truly Present,” will explore Jesus’ presence to us and our call to be present in all our relationships in the world as a husband, father, brother, and friend. This year will feature a dual-track conference with keynote speakers in English and Spanish, breakout opportunities, Reconciliation, Adoration, and Mass. Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers will be the keynote speaker for the English-speaking track. Register before February 1, 2018, for discounted tickets.


Young Couples Retreat - Friday - Saturday, April 13 - 14

Wintergreen Resort, Roseland, VA - This retreat, hosted by the Center for Marriage, Family, and Life, is an opportunity for couples married 7 years or less to refocus on your relationship, celebrate your marriage, and engage your faith.Visit for details and the registration link.


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