Coming together as a community to pray and worship God is a foundation of Benilde-St. Margaret’s Catholic mission. There are many liturgical experiences for our students, faculty, staff, and parents to nurture their spiritual journey and Catholic faith.
A most important part of being a community of faith is praying and worshipping together. In addition to our all school liturgy program, we also offer many other prayer and worship opportunities such as weekly morning prayer and rosary, prayer offered with sports teams and activities and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament during semester finals and at other important moments in the life of our BSM Community. We also offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the seasons of Advent and Lent, inviting priests from neighboring parishes to join us for the day in ministering to our students and adults.
Appreciating the silence and profound presence of God, this unique and sacred prayer is offered for students on Holy Thursday. In addition, our Parent Association supports BSM students by offering Adoration during student finals each semester.
Weekly, before school begins, students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to prayer the Rosary in the Our Lady of Peace Chapel.
A walking meditation is available for students, faculty and staff three times through the school year, once during Advent, Lent and once during the month of May. A 36’ canvas, eleven-circuit Chartres Cathedral style labyrinth is brought into the Great Hall. A quiet environment with meditative music surrounds walkers as they slow down to pray and meditate amidst their busy days.
Eucharistic Minister – is a special lay ministry commissioned by the Church through the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. This ministry is designed to assist with the distribution of the Eucharist at our school liturgies or school related liturgies. For more information, visit the Eucharistic Ministry page.
To be a Eucharistic Minister is to be a person of faith, commitment and service, for the person who serves in this ministry truly presents Jesus to the others in our community. In addition to the members of our administration, faculty and staff who perform this special ministry, members of the senior class who have received Confirmation and are active in their parishes are also called to serve in this way.
We are very blessed at BSM to have students who are always willing to share their musical talent and gifts during our liturgies. Whether this be through our choir, small group ensembles, solos, or our orchestra, all join together in giving praise and thanks. All liturgical music is under the direction of our school music director who works closely with all those involved in the planning of our school liturgies.
About once a month our chaplain, Fr. Tim Wozniak ('66), spends a full lunch hour class period (one hour) hanging out with a junior or senior high class and their teacher. Enjoying pizza, milk and unstructured conversation, students ask Fr. Tim whatever may be on their minds.
Fr. Tim’s approachable and welcoming style means that he’s heard just about everything! Student look forward to the opportunity to have "Pizza with the Padre."
On each Friday of the school year, all students are invited to join us in Our Lady of Peace Chapel for before school morning prayer. It’s a beautiful way to begin the day and to bring the week to a close. Additional morning prayer is added during significant times of the school year such as special seasons, celebrations and finals weeks.