Religious Education Activities

Step on the campus any school day and the classrooms and halls are filled with activities that resonate with spirit of who we are as a Catholic School.  Faculty and staff strive to provide an environment that blends the academic  dimension of the school with the spiritual awareness of being created in the image and likeness of God.  Morning prayer, daily religion lessons, weekly Mass, retreats, Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy being lived out permeate the school.  The intangible gift of faith becomes tangible as the school community worships God and through the worship reach out to the community in sharing time, talent and treasure.

 

Sacramental preparation provides rich faith filled opportunities for spiritual growth through retreats, liturgies, meetings and practices.  Each even focuses on the personal encounter the sacraments provide within the context of community.

Overview of Religious Education Activities for 208-2019 Saint Anthony Catholic School Year

September Activities   Altar Server Training for grades 4 – 8:  Orientation –.

October Activities       Opening Exercises – During October and May the students will pray one decade of the rosary on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Students have rosaries available.

November Activities   All Saints’ Celebration – Students in third grade will select a saint and will dress and present a report on the life of the saint during the 8:15 a.m. Mass

Virtus Safe Touching Lessons – Friday, November 2, 2018

Second Grade Reconciliation Retreat – Friday, November 16, 2018

Thanksgiving Mass – Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 8:15 a.m.

December Activities   Advent Activities – Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) TBA, third through eighth grades – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.            

First Reconciliation – second grade – Friday, December 7, 2018, after 8:15 a.m. Mass.

Our Lady of Guadalupe – Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 8:15 a.m. Mass – students will present the message of Juan Diego and the Virgin.

Community Outreach Projects. 

Christmas Mass – Friday, December 21, 2018 at 8:15 a.m.

Christmas Eve–   Monday, December 24, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – first grade students will present the Lessons in the Carols  prior to 4:30 p.m. Mass.

January Activities        Confirmation Retreat – Saturday, January 26, 2019, 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

February Activities      Catholic Schools Week –  January 28 – February 1, 2019.

Grandparents Day – Friday, February 1, 2019, 8:15 a.m. Mass.

First Communion Retreat – Friday, February 8, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m

March Activities         Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) –TBA, second through eighth grades – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.         

First Communion – Saturday, March 2, 2019, 12:00 (Noon).

Terra Nova Testing – Week of March 4, 2019

Ash Wednesday – March 6, 2019, 8:15 Mass.

Stations of the Cross –  Friday, March 8, 29, 2019, – 2:00 p.m

 

April Activities        Confirmation practice – Wednesday, April 3, 2019,  7:00 p.m.

Confirmation – Friday, April 5, 2019, 6:00 p.m.

Stations of the Cross – Friday, April 12, 2019 – 2:00 p.m.

Holy Week Mass – Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 8:15 a.m. 

Holy Thursday Mass – Thursday, April 18, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – Second grade students come in their Communion Attire and participate in the procession.

May Activities             May Procession/Crowning – Friday, May 3, 2019, 8:15 a.m. Mass.

Passing of the Torch – Friday, May 24, 2019, 8:15 a.m. Mass.

Graduation Mass – Friday,May 31, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

June Activities

Closing school Mass – Wednesday, June 5, 2019, – 8:15 a.m