First Time Visit or New to the Parish? We hope the questions and answers below will help you to feel at home when you come to our parish! If you have any unanswered questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!
How do people dress for Mass?
We know that this is an important question for many people who want to fit in! When you attend Mass at Saint Benedict Parish you will notice that there is a wide variety of clothing choice from “office casual” to dresses, shirts & ties, to jeans; some even wear shorts of appropriate length and sandals in the summer! We would like you to feel comfortable so that you can focus on our celebration of faith, but not too comfortable to reflect our reverence for worship.
How long is Mass?
As is typical at a Catholic Church, you can expect Mass to be between 55-65 minutes.
How early should I arrive for Mass?
With the exception of Christmas and Easter, people arrive to Church anywhere from a half hour to 10 minutes prior to Mass based on their individual and family needs. If you require special seating or parking, it is suggested to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to Mass, otherwise there is always an open seat.
Do you have anything for children?
We welcome children of all ages to join the celebration of the Mass! When you look around the people gathered you will see newborns to those in their 90s and every age in between. Our weekly Mass is truly a multi-generational gathering!
For parents who worry when their child cries during Mass, please know that you are not alone. You are always welcome to step out to walk the child and return when you have comforted them.
During September thru May our parish offers Faith Formation for children in PK-5th grade every Sunday. For teens we offer a Middle School Youth Ministry for those in grades 6th-8th twice a month on Sunday mornings and a High School Youth Ministry for those in grades 9th-12th twice a month on Sunday mornings..
What kind of music is played at Saint Benedict Parish?
At our parish, we do not have music specific Masses (ie. a contemporary Mass, a folk Mass, etc). Instead, we seek to include a variety of music in every celebration using piano and organ.