Mass is an extremely important part of our religious tradition. In order to teach our students to grow up to be strong Catholics, we need to teach them the importance of going to Mass. It is while we are connecting with Christ through the Eucharist that our faith grows stronger and we can more clearly see the plans God has for us.
Students in grades 1-8 attend Mass each Friday morning. Each week a different class plans the liturgy where students read, cantor, usher, and altar serve. On the first Friday of each month, kindergarteners join the rest of the school for Mass.
The Eucharist is a banquet to which Jesus personally invites us. It was Christ’s last gift to us before He died. We hope to impress this upon our students as they grow in their faith.
As the MBS students enter the historic and beautiful Mission Basilica for weekly Masses they are reminded of the historical and cultural significance of the Mission. In the Jubilee Year of 2000, Pope John Paul II proclaimed the Mission Church of San Juan Capistrano a Basilica. This is a title of honor granted by the Holy See to churches that have achieved special religious, historical, and cultural significance. Churches granted this title carry a particular relationship with the Holy See. They are designated as places where the Holy Father and the Petrine ministry are honored and supported with special solemnity.
For more information about the Mission Basilica: