The Chaplaincy of the Regina Caeli Academy UK is staffed by priests of the Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP) who work closely with the teachers so that students deepen their knowledge of and dedication to the Catholic faith. In this role, the Fraternity of St Peter endeavours to strengthen Christian homes and encourage families in their obligation to raise their children in the faith.
As our culture drifts further away from Christian principles, which were the original building blocks of Western Civilisation, authentic religious education has today become all the more necessary for handing on the faith, as well as for understanding the dignity of the human person, promoting virtue and preparing our students to confidently bear witness to the Gospel as they mature. The Chaplaincy plays its role in instilling values that students will require in their adult life.
True education not only works towards what we must know and do in this life, but always keeps in view man’s ultimate end in God. Hence, Pope Pius XI stated: ‘Since God has revealed Himself to us in the Person of His Only Begotten Son, who alone is "the way, the truth and the life," there can be no ideally perfect education which is not Christian education’ (Divini Illius Magistri, 7). The Regina Caeli Academy recognises both the natural and supernatural end of man, thus seeking not only excellence in learning but also an orthodox Christian formation.
In this sense, the Chaplaincy partakes in the great mandate that Our Lord gave to the Apostles: "Teach ye all nations" (Matt. 28.19). Chaplaincy events include regular catechetical instruction, plus opportunities for retreats and recollections. At the heart of the Chaplaincy is the Sacrifice of the Mass, celebrated according to the 1962 edition of the Roman Missal, which, under Pope Benedict XVI, became known the Extraordinary Form of the Church’s Liturgy.