Step on the campus any school day and the classrooms and hallways are filled with activities that bring to life a lived experience of the seven themes and teaching of Catholic Social Justice.  Faculty and staff strive to provide an environment that blends the academic dimension of the school with the spiritual awareness of everyone being a child of God and made in His image and likeness.  The intangible gift of faith becomes tangible as the school community worships God and through the worship reaches out to the community in corporal and spiritual works of mercy.  

Sacramental preparation provides rich faith filled opportunities for spiritual growth through retreats, liturgies, meetings, and practices.  While the sacrament is a personal encounter with Christ, the experience is always within community.

 

Overview of Religious Education Activities for 2020-2021 Saint Anthony Catholic School Year

 

September Activities   

Altar Server Training for grades 4 – 8:  Orientation TBA

 

October Activities       

Opening Exercises – Schoolwide, during October and May, the students will pray one decade of the rosary on Mondays and Wednesdays.  The prayers are student led and every student has a rosary.

 

November Activities   

All Saints’ Celebration – Students in third grade will select a saint and will dress and present a report on the life of their chosen saint.

Teaching Safety Lessons – Monday, November 2, 2020

Thanksgiving Mass – Friday, November 20, 2020

 

December Activities   

Advent Activities – Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) TBA, third through eighth grades            

First Reconciliation – Second grade – Friday, December 4, 2020

Our Lady of Guadalupe –  Students will present the message of Juan Diego and the Virgin.

Community Outreach Projects 

Christmas Mass – Friday, December 18, 2020 

Christmas Eve–   Thursday, December 24, 2020, TBA - first grade students will present the Lessons in the Carols prior to 4:30 p.m. Mass.

 

January Activities        

Confirmation Retreat – Saturday, January 23, 2021

 

February Activities      

Catholic Schools Week – January 31, 2021 - February 1-6, 2021

Grandparents Day – February 5, 2021

First Communion Retreat – February 19, 2021

Ash Wednesday – February 17, 2021

Stations of the Cross –  Fridays in Lent

 

March Activities         

Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) –TBA, second through eighth grades

First Holy Communion – Saturday, March 6, 2021

Terra Nova Testing – March 1-5, 2021

Stations of the Cross –  Fridays in Lent

 

April Activities     

Holy Week Mass – Wednesday,March 31, 2020

Holy Thursday Mass – Thursday, April 1, 2021, 6:30 p.m. – Tentative- Second grade students come in their Communion Attire and participate in the procession.   

Confirmation practice – Wednesday, April 28, 2021,  7:00 p.m.

Confirmation – Friday, April 30, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

 

May Activities             

May Procession/Crowning – Friday, May 7, 2021

Passing of the Torch – Friday, May 21, 2021

 

June Activities

Closing school Mass – Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Graduation Mass – Friday, June 9, 2021, 5:00 p.m.