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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: 7:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Tues & Thurs: 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Fri: Office Closed

Mass Time Changes

CHRISTMAS DAY 2019 MASS SCHEDULE
MIDNIGHT 12 AM (CHOIR 11:30 PM), 7:30 AM & 10 AM

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  • St. Benedict's Parish unveiled and blessed its coat of arms. The Parish's Processional Banner is pictured here.
    The Crest is based on the St. Benedict Medal with the White Cross and letters from the Medal standing for: "Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti" or "The Cross of [our] Holy Father Benedict". In the center is the crest of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (http://www.fssp.com), the priests that staff our parish. On the Parish Banner, are added the flowering Dogwood Branches, Virginia's state flower. Also, of note is the legend of the Dogwood, and its role in the Crucifixion of our Most Blessed Lord: "Prior to Christ’s Crucifixion, there was one tree, the Dogwood, that rose higher than any other hardwood tree. It was a tall, straight, and majestic tree, and in constant demand. Accordingly, it was the wood selected for Christ’s Cross.
    According to legend, the Dogwood felt such sorrow over this task , as the vehicle for Christ’s agonizing Death, that it asked our Blessed Lord to never again be charged with such a task. Answering this request, Our Lord, from then on, made the Dogwood a smaller, more bush-like tree with twisted limbs.
    Also, from then on, He made it to burst forth in full bloom annually, to announce His majestic Resurrection at each Easter. He also gave the Dogwood the marks of the Crucifixion in its bloom. Its four large petals represent the cross he died upon, and each petal displays four red-tinged notches that are said to represent four nail holes. And in the center of each flower is a green cluster that is symbolic of Jesus’ crown of thorns." Also, presented this day, were beautiful plaques of our Bishop's Crest, and our Parish Crest that will now hang over each side entrance door to our Church.

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