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Saint Benedict’s Parish

521 McCosh Drive
Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
757.543.0561 (Office)
757.543.3510 (Fax)
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St. Benedict's Parish in Chesapeake, Virginia, is home of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Latin) Mass in Hampton Roads, offering Daily Confession, Daily Mass and sacraments according to the Liturgical Books of 1962. Established under the auspices of the Diocese of Richmond, St. Benedict's Parish is staffed by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP).

Weekly Activities

Choir Practice - Thursdays 7PM - 9PM
St. Anne’s Sodality - Meets on 1st Tuesday at 6PM. All ladies 18 years and older are welcome.
St. Anne’s Sewing Guild - Meets the 2nd Saturday of the month from 10AM - 3PM
St. Joseph’s Mens Guild - Meets on 1st Tuesday at 7PM. All gentlemen over 18 are welcome
St. Michael’s Youth Group - Meets Wednesday evenings 6PM - 8PM
Little Flowers - Meets 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 10AM - 11:30AM. Girls ages 4 to 12 are welcome
Knights of the Altar - Altar boy practice is on the 1st Saturday of the month from 10AM - 12PM
Legion of Mary - Meets Tuesdays at 7PM

All Masses and Sacraments are offered in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.


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Office Hours
Mon, Wed, Thursday - 7:30AM to 12:30PM
Friday - 10:30AM to 2:30PM
Tuesday - Office Closed

Mass Time Changes

Thursday, August 22
No 6:30 AM Mass
8 AM Mass ONLY

shield of fssp
  • 40 Hours Devotion occurred Thurs thru Sat (20-22 Jun) and was followed Sunday with the External Solemnity of the Feast of Corpus Christi .  The Shield was  displayed outside the Church during this devotion, and will be displayed in similar manner during future 40 hour devotions.

    Pictured above is a shield, a Eucharistic Shield denoting the Forty Hours Devotion.  In fact, not in Latin, but in Italian, the Quarant 'Ore is more commonly known actually, than the Latin.  And, the reason that we have this, is that when a Church has Quarant 'Ore, it should have some sort of sign, denoting to people that the devotion is occurring, because this is a huge devotion in the life of the Parish.  This is a chance for us to come and proclaim our faith in our Eucharistic King, to show our gratitude to God for all that He has done for us, and to show our love for Him who does so much for us.  So, this will be on display, whenever we do this devotion, so that people will know that 40 Hours Devotion is taking place.  

    This actual Shield was a gift from the parishioners, purchased as part of "Father's Lenten Wish List", and now part of the patrimony of St. Benedict's.  That will hopefully, give honor and glory to God for generations to come.  The symbol is of the Pelican impaling itself, and feeding its young, which it is known to do apparently, in nature.  Also, it has always been a symbol of the Eucharistic Christ, where Christ feeds us, does He not, with His Own Flesh and Blood.  So, this is a great symbol, indeed.  This was  on display outside the Church during our recent 40 Hours Devotion, that began on Thursday, 20 Jun at 6:30 p.m. and ran until Noon on Saturday, 22 Jun.  It was followed, on Sunday 23 Jun, with our External Solemnity of the Feast of Corpus Christi.  This shield will also be on display outside the Church during future 40 hour devotions.

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521 McCosh Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320 | 757.543.0561 (Office) | 757.543.3510 (Fax) | frdam