Saint Francis Catholic Parish
“To give witness with joy and simplicity to what we are and what we believe in.” Pope Francis
We warmly welcome you to St. Francis Church
but please follow the guidelines below...
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
Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Thursday 13th May
Mass will be celebrated at the following times:
Wednesday 12th May 8.00pm
Thursday 13th May 10.30am and 8.00pm
Mary, Queen of the May
Let us pray. Heavenly Father, we praise you for the gift of your Mother, Mary. May this crown remind us of Mary’s Coronation in Heaven when you crowned her Queen of Heaven and Earth. Through the prayers of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, whom you have given us for our Mother and Queen, grant that we too may share in the fullness of your grace. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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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.
A Poem for Saint Joseph
WE CAN ONLY HAVE MASS
IF ENOUGH PEOPLE
VOLUNTEER TO HELP!
Our deepest gratitude to all who have volunteered as stewards to allow our public Mass to take place.
We still need more parishioners to help especially with sanitising after the Sunday Masses, so please let us know if you can give some time to help steward, guide and sanitise then we would be most thankful.
Readers are also needed for every Mass.
Please fill in the Volunteer form to let the parish office know which Mass you are able to either steward or read at.
Livestreamed Mass During Coronavirus Pandemic
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