Faith Formation at Saint Anthony Catholic School
As a Catholic school, faith formation is infused in everything we do. We believe in the importance of setting the foundation for our students to not only know their religion, but to live and breathe their faith in all areas of their lives. Saint Anthony Catholic School is proud to graduate class after class of students who are Christlike and service-oriented members of their communities.
In addition to daily study, we weave our faith into the very fabric of our curriculum, ensuring that Christ is at the center of life at Saint Anthony Catholic School. Religious studies are incorporated into all areas of academic study, connecting the dots between faith and the everyday lives of our grade school students.
Saint Anthony Catholic School has a number of ongoing faith formation initiatives that bring our school community together in a celebration of our beliefs. We encourage both our students and their families to take part in these unique faith formation opportunities.
All students attend a schoolwide Mass weekly and regularly gather to pray and reflect together. The opportunity to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation and special prayer services are scheduled for each liturgical season throughout the school year.
Our 7th-grade students lead us through praying the rosary as they depict the Five Decades of the Rosary during the month of October. As a school community, we meditate and reflect together on the mysteries of Mary and Jesus.
The annual Respect Life Program is a year-round, nationwide effort sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops aimed at helping Catholics understand, value, and become engaged with building a culture that cherishes all human life.
At Saint Anthony Catholic School, we honor Respect for Life through schoolwide activities and prayer.
The May Crowning is a devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Queen of May, during the month of May. At Saint Anthony Catholic School, one of our 5th grade students crowns the statue of Mary and the entire school participates in singing a Marian song in her honor.
At Saint Anthony Catholic School, we celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with a performance that retells the story of Christ’s birth and celebrates Him through singing a variety of carols, hymns, and holiday favorites.
Catholic Schools Week
We celebrate Catholic Schools Week with Holy Mass, assemblies, and other activities for our students, families, parishioners, and community members to showcase what living our Catholic faith truly means for Saint Anthony students.
Stations of the Cross
One of the most important traditions at Saint Anthony Catholic School is our “Living Stations” presentation that takes place just before our school-wide Easter break. Our 8th-grade students retell the story, demonstrating the culmination of their religious studies. This tradition is always a moving experience for students, teachers, and families. In addition, all students take part in the Stations of the Cross each week during Lent.