Tribute Gifts

Memorial Gifts

The loss of a family member or a friend can be a painful experience that can be lessened by the support of caring individuals who take the time to tell you how that person made a difference in their life. During the month of May, we celebrate Memorial Day to honor the memory of those who died while serving in the U.S. military.  Many of us also recognize Memorial Day (along with All Souls Day) as a time when we remember those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith. You can help perpetuate the memory of a loved one by making a gift in his or her memory this May through our Tributes program. We also have opportunities for various memorial markers on our grounds that offer a lasting tribute to your loved one. For more information contact Director of Development, Harold D. "Sam" Samorian Jr., at 757-229-3631 ext. 2315 or send an email

Gifts in Honor

May is also a time for many special occasions- weddings, graduations and other events that bring families together to honor accomplishments and achievements. You may wish to consider making a gift in their honor. Our parish offers you a way to honor someone who has been important to you by posting your loving tribute to them. Your gifts can be used in our ministries as we respond to our call to be 'disciples who form disciples'.

Online Honor and Memorial Gifts 
To make an online gift in honor of or in memory of a loved one, click Donate Here  to access our secure website. Look under Other Collections for TRIBUTE where you can enter IMO (In Memory Of) or IHO (In Honor Of) and the name of your loved one on the second page. We will be happy to notify the individual or family of your tribute if you provide us with their name and address.  

You may be interested to know how our ministries focus on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. 

Saint Bede Ministry                                      Work of Mercy

JOY Ministry                                                 Visit the Sick

HOPE Pregnancy Care Center                         Clothe the Naked

Apostles of the Divine Mercy                          Admonish the Sinner & Forgive All Injuries   

RCIA/Welcome Home                                    Counsel the Doubtful & Comfort the Sorrowful

Prison Ministry                                              Visit the Imprisoned

Williamsburg House of Mercy                          Feed the Hungry

Vacation Bible School                                     Give Drink to the Thirsty

Reconciliation                                                Bear Wrongs Patiently

Faith Formation                                              Instruct the Ignorant

Williamsburg House of Mercy                           Shelter the Homeless

Funeral Ministries                                           Bury the Dead & Pray for the Living and the Dead     


To learn more about the many parish activity groups and ministries in our faith community, please click here 

Questions? Please contact Director of Development, Harold D. "Sam" Samorian Jr., at 757-229-3631 ext. 2315 or send an email




In the brief time Father James Kauffmann served as parochial vicar for Saint Bede Catholic Church, he touched many hearts and souls, drawing people into a closer relationship with our Lord. We have received a number of tributes towards improvements at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in loving memory of Father Kauffmann that we gratefully acknowledge:

Charles and Ora Avery
Barbara and Whitie Barrows
Dick and Shirley Blackwell
Karen Boyle

Bill and Linda Burke
Bob and Sue Calabro
The Eugene Canova Family
Jane Chambers
Mary and Ric Cheston
Karen and Tony Coulson
Celine Daulton
Marcelle and Paul Dauphinais
Marty DiLoreto
Sally and Tom Dolan
Bernie and Joanie Dugan
Pat Eden
Mary Jane Fenn
Del and Patty Humphreys
Beverly and Dick Hanley
John and Melinda Kauffmann
Lieve and Vincent Keeney
Georgiana Kornwolf
Karen and Matthew Lambert
Dorothy Leahey
Barbara and Mike Loh
Judy Marx
Joan Natoce
Lois and Ron Nervitt
Linh, Mandy, Xavier, Alexander, and Vincent Nguyen
Nancy Obadal
Mary Frances Rieger
Bea and David Sanford
Stephanie and Joe Sell
Francesca Williams Smith
Bill and Sofie Starnes
Kathleen and Randolph Stowe
The Stephen Szuba Family
Patricia Volp
Richard and Sharon Wandtke
Joan and John Zilliox

Following his year as a parochial vicar to our parish, Father Alex Muddu has now been assigned as pastor of Saint Mary of the Annunciation Church in Ladysmith.  Father Muddu has asked that tributes made in his honor go towards the furnishing a new roof for the Muguluka sub-parish in his homeland of Uganda.  We gratefully ackowledge the gifts in honor of Father Muddu from: 

Greg and Marsha Allen
Jim and Patti Carini
Bert and Joanna Coronado
Karen and James Crowley
Marcelle and Paul Dauphinais
Sally and Tom Dolan
Kevin and Virginia Donovan
Bill and Judy Doyle
Bernie and Joanie Dugan
Donna Estes
Anthony and Jenna Farah Family
Donald and Dottie Fogel
Louise and Ludwig Franz
Del and Patty Humphreys
Karen and Tom Johnson
Georgiana Kornwolf
Karen and Matthew Lambert
Jeff and Sheila Lancour
Dale and Mary Elizabeth Merriss
Dan and Pat Murphy
Joseph and Rosemary Otto
Barbara Poma
Bea and David Sanford
Cecilia Schmidt
Lee and Pam Scruggs
Mary Stuczynski
John and Shirley Sutherland
Gale and Jim Turi
Emma and Jed Vaiden
Patricia Volp
Catherine and Steven White Family






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We gratefully acknowledge the following tributes made during the months of January through June of 2018

Gift in Loving Memory of Loren "Andy" Anderson by:
Michael J. Fox
Ruth and Richard Hines

Gift to the House of Mercy in Honor of the marriage of Joy and Dean Blair given by
Virginia Sweeney

Gift in Loving Memory of Carol Burton by:
Pat Eden
Janice Elko
Stephanie Sell

Gift in Loving Memory of Marge Gieseking given by:
Brenda A. Baker
Mary and Richard Cheston
Marlene Confare
Robert and Katherine Law
Carol Le Barge
Karen and Richard Saxon

Gift to the House of Mercy in Loving Memory of Anthony Gunderman by:
Tony and Marge Marotta
Barry and Dorothy Worfolk

Gift in Loving Memory of James Kearns
given by Colleen Killilea

Gift to the Funeral Ministry in Loving Memory of John T. Kennelly given by Margaret M. Jones

Gift to the House of Mercy in Loving Memory of John T. Kennelly given by Priscilla C. Peterson

Gifts in Loving Memory of Eleanor Lenz given by: 
Danise and Ruppert Beirne
The Cox and Jamison Family
Joseph and Rosemary Curtin
Ngoc-my and Francis Guidarelli
Jeanne and Robert Halkowich
Laurie Halkowich
Janice W. Haynes
Brenda and John B. Hughes
Eleanor and Ron Jacobson
Andy and Sarah Barr Jones
Mary H. and Robert B. Jones
Pam M. Joy
Danielle and J. Michael Kelleher
Linda and Michael Lechman
Ed and Hattie Merkling
Barbara and Charles Miller, Jr.
Ashley and Ben Page
Maxine Pellis
Judith and Robert Rathert
Katharine Rider
SBCS 6th Grade Comets
Diane G. Sobota
Thomas Sullivan
Orval and Suzanne Sweeney
Virginia E. Sweeney
Catherine Toomey
Regina Toomey
Robert, Susan, Lucy, and Lauren Vick
Mr and Mrs William Wall

Gift in Loving Memory of Tom Link given by Bob and Lynne Kiley

Gift to Building Fund in Loving Memory of William J Love 
given by Jason and Yvette Shallcross

Gift to Building Fund in Loving Memory of John R. McMahon given by Susan and Glenn Heumann

Gift in Loving Memory of Victor Padula given by:
Mary-Jo Padula

Gift in Honor of Jeff and Suzie Sterrett given by:
Gail and John Miller

Gift to the Hope Pregnancy Center, in Memory of Samuel Andrew Wallace by Jim and Monica Rettig

Gift to Faith Formation Programs in Loving Memory of Jonathan 'Joe' Tomshack given by:
Sandra Boyd
Kiana Cunningham
Marjorie Grammar
Nancy Obadal
Launa and David Post
Mrs. J.R. Suitlas

Gift in Loving Memory of Jerome P. Trehy given by:
Bob and MJ Carboni
The John & Barbara Dowd Family: Kathy, Mark, Margaret, Scott, Maureen, and Sean
Al and Lee Karbowski
Susan Krancer
Chris and Eliza Lillard
Debbie G. Luczko
Don Mosman, PBM Capital Group
Bob and Taylor Neal

Larry Stemple
Walter and Hilda Taschek

Gift in Loving Memory of Kay Voglewede given by:
Kathleen A. Tierney