Good morning, afternoon, evening to all (depending on when you read this). We hope you and yours are well and staying safe. Thank you for all you are doing (even those things you don’t agree with). Please know you are contributing to the peace of others.
These days with Corona cases rising and Hampton Roads move back and forth between Phases 2 and 3, it’s never a dull moment within the offices of Saint Bede.
We start with a few reminders:
On Tuesday, August 4 and on Wednesday, August 5, both nights at 7:00 pm, our teens will be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit and confirmed: “to confess Christ crucified before the world”. Keep them and their families in your prayers. These Masses will be live-streamed for the sake of families living elsewhere and you
Because of the Confirmation Liturgy on Wednesday, confessions normally scheduled on Wednesday evening will be moved to 8:00 am.
This week our 9:00 am in person Masses during the week will be on Tuesday and Wednesday only. The Masses on Monday, Thursday, and Friday will be live-streamed and available on our website or Facebook page. FYI: Thursday’s Mass will be a funeral Mass.
We say Farewell and Bon voyage to our seminarian Charles Palmer. Charles leaves on Sunday - for a gathering of seminarians for the Diocese of Richmond and then goes back to school at Mount St Mary’s in Emmitsburg. If you missed his “Vocation story” you can find it on our website.
One last thing: If you have lost anything of value over the last 6 months, we may have found it here on property. Call or visit Kathleen Nolan in the parish offices.
Well, that’s it for this week…Stay cool. Keep the faith and share it with those who are longing for truth or meaning in life. And pray for racial healing in our nation.
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June 20, 2020 update
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July 18, 2020 update
July 25, 2020 update
Do you want to address racism in your faith community, but don't know where to begin?
"Faith & Racial Equity: Exploring Power and Privilege" is an 8-session program that awakens groups to the economic systems, public policies, cultural norms, and hidden biases that empower some and oppress others.
The first 4 weeks of this process introduces a framework for understanding and recognizing racial disparities by looking at power and privilege and how they contribute to racial injustice. Sessions 5-8 take a deeper dive into specific issues related to power and privilege, including affirmative action, lack of equal access to educational opportunities, disparities within the criminal justice system, and powerful biases in media representation. Participants will explore how their faith should inform their response to their learning, as well as discern action steps for working toward racial equity in their own communities.
The Faith & Racial Equity program will be offered at Saint Bede beginning with a retreat day on August 29th. Two groups will be offered: Tuesday mornings: 10:00 am-12:30 pm, and Thursday evenings: 6:30 pm-9:00 pm. These groups will be co-facilitated by Peg Crews and Janet Hassan. Enrollment is limited.
If you would like more information or would like to register to join this small group, contact Janet at
or call 757-229-3631 ext. 2314
Announcing the selections and schedule for the Parish Book Club
We are happy to release the details of the 2020-2021 Brown Bag Book Club. The name comes from the fact our hour-long meeting begins at Noon and participants are invited to spend their lunch hour with us. Please consider joining our Parish Book Club and enjoy the selected readings with other members of our Parish community. To sign up for our mailings and information, please contact Janet Hassan at
Below is the schedule and selections for the Parish Book Club.
"BULLETIN" PRAYER LIST
The Gianoukus Family
The Valdez Family
Carol Kisielewski (Week of August 3)
Gertrude O’Connell Smith
Robert Abbate, Father John Abe, Virginia Anderson, Ralph Autumn, Collette Barbee, Carol Bonesteel, Peter Conklin, Edmund Conway, George Derosier, Pat Dicerbo, Brian Donahue, Kathlyn Dyer, Jimmy Farrell, Kristin Forbes, Elmer May, Alicia Martyn & Family, Jim McCulloch, Jim O'Reardon, Stephanie Phillips, John Preisser, Elaine Romanko, John Romjue, Myra Rybarezyk, Hugh Sharp, Corkey Simmons, Dan Spicer, Ellen Tye, Williamsburg House of Mercy Staff and Volunteers, and Lauren
Emily Bessler, Brian Connolly, Patrick Hart, David Holland, Thomas Mueller, Geof Palmer, Evan Poole, James Martin Ryan, Matthew Speicher, Edward Alexander Ustaris, Timothy Weber
One must never forget the infinite graces that flow from the Sacrifice of the Mass which benefit one’s soul.
In the month of June, Masses were offered for the following individuals:
All Souls in Need of Prayers
Rev. Paschal Balkan†
Mary Kay Bilyeu†
Paul Francis Coon†
Rita Dorn Foster†
Katherine Anne Freel†
Emelia Gatti Gagliano†
Beatrice Gignac †
Albert H. Hilburger †
Knights of Columbus
Rev. Antonio Malabad †
Dean Michael Moro†
Nestor Velasquez Rojas†
In the month of July, Masses were offered for the following individuals:
All Souls in Need of Prayers
Gerald V. Anderson†
Rev. John Baab
Elizabeth May Daniel†
Sarah Skelly Keatley†
Rev. Msgr. Joseph Lehman
John Robert McMahon†
Mary Elizabeth Nolan†
Rev. Cassidy Stinson
Donald Dean Witmyer†