Children are an important part of St. Benilde Parish, and they are very warmly welcomed. The Children's Mass is a wonderful way of teaching the children about Jesus and the Mass. Jesus encouraged children to come to Him. He was upset when his disciples tried to stop them. Jesus laid His hands on children and blessed them. In our parish, Jesus continues to welcome them and touch their lives.
During the school year, our SBS children participate in all areas of the Mass during our SBS Family Mass. This normally takes place on the third Sunday of the month at the 11:00 AM Mass. Please check the Bulletin or the Parish/School websites as dates and times are subject to change depending on the liturgical schedule. We have a SBS Children's Choir for students who would like to sing, and different children are chosen to be lectors at each Mass.
On special occasions like Bless the Baby Jesus and May Crowning, all the children are invited to come up around the Altar for the homily, which is especially prepared for them. These special children's liturgies are designed to incorporate our little ones as full and active participants in the Sacred Liturgy. Bless the Baby Jesus is normally scheduled for the Fourth Sunday of Advent and May Crowning is usually held on the first Sunday in the Month of May. Please check the bulletin or parish website for more information.