The name Holy Child is one of several titles (e.g., Christ Child, Infant Jesus, Divine Infant) used to refer to Jesus Christ from his birth to the age of 12. At the age of 13, Jesus would have been considered an adult according to Jewish custom and viewed as ready to begin making decisions about his life and to find meaning and purpose for his life. Jesus himself identified with children and taught his disciples to “change and become like little children … [to] enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3). We are to receive everything as a gift from God and be totally dependent upon God who supplies all of our needs. We are not to seek status and rank but to be humble servants. We are to be teachable and unworldly. We are also to welcome children for when we do, we welcome Jesus. (Matthew 18:1-4, Mark 9:33-37; Luke 9:46-48) We see in the Holy Child, therefore, special attributes such as, humility, obedience, faithfulness and spiritual growth and maturity that we are called to imitate.
HOLY CHILD SCHOOL will celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple every