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Rosary Crafting - Thursday Mornings

10:00 a.m. | Ministry Level - If you are interested in learning how to make rosaries to distribute worldwide, please join us. For more information, please contact Julia at (757) 876-6803.


Adoration Schedule Change

Eucharistic adoration at the Shrine will be suspended on Wednesday, April 17th at midnight. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, April 23rd.


Holy Thursday Eucharistic Adoration - Thursday, April 18

9:00 p.m. - Midnight | Kaplan Parish Hall - Prayerfully remember Christ's Agony in the Garden. Just as he asked the disciples to stay and pray with him, we are encouraged to do the same through Eucharistic Adoration. For Information on Eucharistic Adoration please contact Mary Ann at


Nursery Closed for Easter

The Little Bedes' Nursery will be closed on Easter Sunday. It will resume normal hours on Sunday, April 28.


Divine Mercy Chaplet Novena - Friday, April 19 - Saturday, April 27

The Divine Mercy Chaplet Novena begins on Good Friday. Pray together at the following locations and times:
April 19 - 1:00 p.m. | Blessed Sacrament Chapel
April 20 - 10:00 a.m. | Blessed Sacrament Chapel
April 21 - Individual Prayer
April 22 - April 26 - 9:30 a.m. | Blessed Sacrament Chapel or 3:00 p.m. | Shrine (520 Richmond Rd.)
April 27 - 9:30 a.m. | Shrine (520 Richmond Rd.) has presentations on the feast of Divine Mercy that are available in order for one to prepare for this great feast. Use parish code: GRAC2J for free access to the library. 


Middle School Parents and Students 

The Saint Bede Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Youth Art Contest on the subject of Substance Abuse (drugs, alcohol, etc.).  Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th Grades are invited to create small posters to raise awareness to the dangers of substance abuse and/or prevention of the same. The best male and female entries for each grade level will receive a Target Gift Card award of $25 along with a winners certificate for 6 total awards. Contest information flyers with more details are available in the church commons at the Information Desk.  If you have questions, email

Art Contest Info


Young Person Scholarships and Awards

The Saint Bede Knights of Columbus are sponsoring Youth Scholarships and Young Person of the Year Awards for eligible area youth who are practicing Catholics - male and female for both awards.. The scholarships for the winners are $750 each and runner-ups $250 for both male and female categories. The Young Person Awards are for $200 - male and female.  Please send questions to Odds of winning are pretty good! 

Person of the Year Info

Youth Scholarship Info


Job Openings

We are currently seeking an Assistant Director of Music as well as a Coordinator for Hispanic Music. Please visit for education and experience requirements and submission directions. Email Aaron at if you have questions.

Welcome Home Starting Soon!

During this Easter season, please consider coming home to the Catholic Church. Whether you have been away for a short time or quite a while, we invite you to return to the active practice of your Catholic faith. The goal is to heal the wounds of the past, answer all your questions about what has changed, and help you claim your place at the Eucharistic Table. Sessions will take place on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. starting April 25th and Mondays at 6:30 p.m. starting April 29th. Please call Janet at (757) 229-3631 ext. 2314 or email to explore this process.


Divine Mercy Sunday - Sunday, April 28

The Divine Mercy website offers a wealth of information. You can even pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet with this podcast. Most importantly, trust Jesus and open your hearts to God's mercy.

Celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday by attending Mass and participating in the special events below on Sunday, April 28, 2019:

  • 1:45 - 2:45 p.m. - Face of Mercy DVD viewing in Kaplan Parish Hall
  • 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Holy Hour of Adoration to include Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. - Refreshments in Kaplan Hall

If you would like to volunteer to help this ministry, please sign-up here

Walsingham Tuition Assistance - Deadline, Monday, April 29

Goepper Fund Tuition Assistance for Walsingham Applications for Walsingham Tuition Assistance for the 2019-2020 school year are available through the Pastor’s Office. The source of this funding is the Goepper Scholarship Fund created by a bequest from H. Holtman Goepper to assist young people who are members of Saint Bede parish in achieving a Catholic education through attendance at Walsingham Academy. Applicants must be practicing Catholics, registered and contributing members of Saint Bede Parish. Please call (757) 229-3631 or stop by the office to pick up an application. The deadline for submission is April 29, 2019.


Bede Night - Wednesday, May 1

6:00 | Kaplan Parish Hall - Join us for an enriching evening of dinner from­ South of the Border, fellowship, and worship! Be sure to RSVP by Monday, April 29. 

7:00 | Nave - Following dinner will be an hour of Eucharistic Adoration. The nursery will be open during Adoration for children 18 months old to 3 years old.


Mother-Son Day at the Park - Saturday, May 4

2:00 p.m. | Plumeri Park – Mothers and mother figures, invite your young men to a baseball game. Being a mother is a blessing. Sharing an afternoon together creates cherished memories, so the Parish Life Committee invites you and your young men to this event. Enjoy America’s favorite pastime as the William & Mary Tribe take on the Charleston Cougars. The $20 cost includes a tailgate full of fun games and food, as well as tickets to the game. Sign up in the Commons following the Saturday and Sunday Masses next weekend, April 27 and 28.  Click here for complete details.


Pilgrimage to England and Wales with Father Peter - Friday, August 23 - Monday, September 2, 2019

Come join us on a pilgrimage to honor and take courage in the witness of the awesome martyrs and saints of England & Wales! Beginning in Canterbury and continuing on to Walsingham (England’s Nazareth), York, Durham (Shrine of Saint Bede, our parish patron), Holywell (N. Wales) and London; travel to medieval cities, historic castles, ancient shrines, and cathedrals. By visiting the sites hallowed by the saints and martyrs of England and Wales' past one finds a marvelous link to the present and discovers the ………ancient Faith anew.  View the brochure for registration information.  Sign-up by March 30 to save $200!


Bereavement Ministry 

We are seeking additional parishioners who are interested in becoming part of our growing Bereavement Ministry.  You would be part of our core team who are “companions” to those who grieve over the death of a loved one.  If you feel called to this ministry, please contact Deacon Francis Roettinger at (757) 229-3631 x 2308 or


Joy Ministers Needed

We currently have a great need of Joy Ministers bringing Eucharist to the homebound, those parishioners in our local hospitals, as well as parishioners residing in local senior residences. The time commitment you make is once a month for hospital visits, and once every two weeks for senior venues or homebound visits. This is a great opportunity to serve here at Saint Bede, and provide spiritual care for fellow parishioners. If you feel called to this ministry, please contact Deacon Francis Roettinger at (757) 229-3631 x2308 or Thank you!


Nursery Assistant Needed

Little Bedes' Nursery is seeking a part-time Nursery Assistant to provide safe, secure, nurturing, and cheerful care Sundays, Tuesday mornings and some evenings. Please contact or stop by the nursery on Sunday to inquire.



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