Faith is not only taught at St. Anthony Grade School, it’s caught! Your student’s faith spreads and expands throughout the total experience of each and every day. Students begin their week with 8:10 a.m. prayer on Mondays. They attend Mass on a weekly basis with their age group (K-2, 3-5, 6-8) and learn to actively participate in Mass as cantors, readers, gift bearers, etc.
Religion class is part of their regular curriculum beginning in Kindergarten and carrying through to 8th grade, with special emphasis in their sacramental years of 2nd grade with First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion and 8th Grade with Confirmation. In 6th Grade, students pick a Saint to study, celebrate Sainthood by dressing as their Saints, and pray the Litany of Saints at All Saints Day Mass.
During the Christmas and Easter seasons, the school is beautifully decorated with Advent wreaths, Jesse trees, student-designed artwork, Rosaries, and other Christ-centered decorations as reverence to the liturgical calendar. During these Church seasons, students participate in Christmas Caroling, penance services, and Stations of the Cross, among other activities.