“To give witness with joy and simplicity
to what we are and what we believe in.” Pope Francis
Our church is open for public Mass & Confessions
with a revised timetable and restrictions
Sanitise your hands
Wear a face covering
Keep social distance
Give your contact details
Mass times are:
Monday to Thursday
10.30am & 8.00pm
Sacrament of Confession:
10.45 to 11.30am
Exposition & Adoration:
9.30 to 10.15am
Ever since the return to Mass last Summer, just before Holy Communion, the priest has held the Host high and said a universal, ‘The Body of Christ’ with which the congregation respond ‘Amen’ and then communion is distributed in silence.
As part of the easing of restrictions at Mass we are now going back to the usual custom, where the words are said at the reception of Holy Communion itself.
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Welcome to St Francis Parish, Maidstone!
“St Francis’ Parish in the heart of Maidstone was founded in 1859 and since then has been the heart of the Catholic community in the Maidstone area.
It gives me great joy to welcome you to our website. Whether you are currently a parishioner, somebody who is looking to be part of our parish community or just want to have a browse, we are glad to be here for you.
As you search through the various pages of our website you will see that we are a very diverse community of different ages and nationalities but united as one family of God. Whether it is gathering for worship or for times of fun, we work together to build the kingdom of God and there is room for everyone.
So enjoy your time looking through our website. I am sure you will discover that we are a parish that is filled with faith, charity and generosity and always welcoming anybody who wishes to be part of our family. Together as one we shall share in the Mission of bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to all.
With every blessing.”
Father Liam Gallagher
Prayer for the Year of St Joseph
Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted His only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen.