Parish

We are proud to belong to the Parish of St. Simon Stock in Walderslade, where we celebrate Whole School Masses and Liturgies with the children, both in Church and in school. 

Parish Priest:         Fr Pawel Sobol      

                                Tel:    01634 862910

                    Mob: 07305 831 925

St Simon Stock Roman Catholic Church - Click here to view our Parish Church website 

Parish Project

Our Pupil Chaplains are currently organising a Parish based project with St. Thomas More Chaplains. More information will follow.

 St. Benedict’s Messy Church

During Advent, St Benedict's will host a 'Messy Church' morning session for pre-schoolers on Tuesday 6th December from 9:10am – 10:10am.  This will be organised and led by our Pupil Chaplains in the school hall.

 Sacramental Preparation

Sacramental preparation is run by the Parish.  Those children preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation attend classes after school on a Monday 3:30pm – 4:30pm on selected dates.

 Education Sunday Parish Mass

Well done and thank you to the First Holy Communion candidates who volunteered to lead the Bidding Prayers at Mass on Education Sunday. Many parishioners congratulated St. Benedict’s children on their clear, confident reading.

Mass Times

Weekends:

Saturday     6.00 pm
Sunday        9.00 am
.                   11.00 am

Weekdays:

Monday       10.00 am Mass
Tuesday       10.00 am Mass
Wednesday 10.00 am Mass

2pm – 10pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Thursday   10.00 am Mass
Friday        8.00 pm Mass

Holy Days of Obligation:

.                       8.00 pm Vigil Mass
.                      10.00 am Morning Mass
.                       8.00 pm Evening Mass

Reconciliation (Confession) is available on

Friday from 7.15 pm -7.45 pm

Saturday from 5.15 pm – 5.45 pm

 As a Catholic School, we encourage our pupils at the end of Key Stage 2, to transfer to the local Catholic Comprehensive School, St. John Fisher, with whom we have close links or St. Simon Stock Catholic Comprehensive School in Maidstone.

 Please click on the links below to find out more:

St John Fisher Catholic School, Chatham, Kent

 St. Simon Stock Catholic School, Maidstone, Kent 

 

 Lord Jesus Christ

You have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father,
and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.
Show us your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money;
the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things;
made Peter weep after his betrayal,
and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.
Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman:
“If you knew the gift of God!”
You are the visible face of the invisible Father,
of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy:
let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.
You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness
in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:
let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.
Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing,
so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord,
and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor,
proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed,
and restore sight to the blind.  
We ask this through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy,
you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.
Amen.