Heaven bound at St. Benilde

Story and Photos By Beth Donze, Clarion Herald
Kids’ Clarion

“Besides our kindergartners (dressed as saints), who wants to be a saint?” asked Father Matthew Johnston, garnering a sea of hands at St. Benilde’s All Saints’ Day school Mass on Nov. 1. After getting students’ feedback on their “dream” vacation destinations, Father Johnston, St. Benilde’s pastor, reminded his young congregants that saints “are those who want to go to heaven more than anywhere else, even Disney World (because it) is where we get to see God!”

Pictured (left to right, from top): St. Michael the Archangel (Brady Barrow) wields his protective sword; St. Anne (Anne Huck) hugs her daughter Mary, the future mother of Jesus; St. Matthew (Matthew Rabalais) holds up the Bible; and Luke Howard portrays St.Joseph.   The St. Benilde kindergartners visited classrooms after Mass to tell their schoolmates about their saintly heroes.

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