Saint Benedict's Parish
521 McCosh Drive
Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
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ome of the Traditional Latin Mass (extraordinary form) of Hampton Roads under the auspices of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond.
About St. Benedict’s Parish:
Parish started as a mission Chapel of the Church of
St. Gregory the Great, Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Chapel was established by virtue of Pope John Paul II’s motu proprio, Ecclesia Dei, Exterior of New Church
under the aegis of the Most Rev. Walter F. Sullivan, DD, then Bishop of Richmond. Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo invited the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter into the Diocese to staff St. Benedict's Chapel. A Fraternity priest was needed to replace Rev. Damian Abbaticchio, OSB who had retired after faithfully serving as chaplain since 1992. St. Benedict's new church, built from the ground up, is one of the first churches in the world to be designed and used exclusively for the extraordinary form (Latin) of the Holy Mass since the 1960's and was dedicated on March 5, 2011 by the Most Rev. Francis X. DiLorenzo. Less than a year later the Chapel was canonically erected as a parish. St. Benedict’s Parishl continues under the provisions of the motu proprio, Summorum Pontificum,
with the permission of His Excellency, The Most Reverend Francis X. DiLorenzo, Bishop of the Diocese of Richmond. St. Benedict’s Chapel is one of two apostolates of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) in the Richmond Diocese, and is staffed with priests from the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter.
Interior of New Church