Brand

 

St. Anthony Parish is excited to announce our new parish mission, vision, and values, along with our all-new logo and identity systems for our church and school!

Mission, Vision, and Values


 

In early 2020, following the completion of the 2017 Diocesan Synod in Springfield, Fr. Al Allen and Fr. Mark Tracy brought a group of parishioners together to evaluate our current parish mission and to review how well it reflected our diocesan goals of stewardship and discipleship.  “Every parish must strive to become a total stewardship parish so that we may become a total stewardship diocese of intentional disciples.” The centrality of worship in the life, identity, and mission of the Catholic Church is this truth – “How we worship reflects what we believe and determines how we will live.”

In reviewing the outcomes and goals of the 2017 Synod, our group determined that now is a good time to refresh our parish mission statement which is more than 15 years old.  An updated vision, mission, and set of values has been established to be more intentional in building up the faith and energizing those within our parish and schools.

In considering the full scope of becoming a total stewardship and discipleship parish, we also looked to our current logos and determined that they should better reflect our new mission.  Together with our marketing team, new logos were designed.  Our new logos provide a fresh look for our parish and schools while unifying our identity as St. Anthony and as a Catholic parish and school system.

We are excited to introduce our St. Anthony Vision, Mission, and Values and our updated logos to our parish and school families!  After reviewing, we pray you find yourself asking, “How can I become more intentional?”

Mission Statement Established in 2005

 

Pressing On to the Goal of service to the Lord by stretching our intellect, confirming our values, and living our faith

— Philippians 3:14

New Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission

To form lifelong intentional disciples of Jesus Christ within His Church

Our Vision

Becoming fully alive for the glory of God, leading all to heaven

Our Core Values

Worship

  • We believe in the One True God, the Holy Trinity, as proclaimed in the Nicene Creed.
  • We worship our Father Almighty in spirit and truth to show honor and reverence to Him.
  • We offer prayer, adoration and awe pleasing to God especially through the sacraments.
  • We acknowledge the Eucharist as the source and summit of our Catholic faith.
  • We reject Satan and all his works that appear as distracting false gods of our secular culture.

Catholic Formation

  • We center our formation on Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.
  • We believe in the holistic development of the mind, body, and soul through the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
  • We look at the world through the lens of our Catholic faith.
  • We believe in active formation through our schools, equipping students for their life journey as Catholics and their role in evangelization.
  • We believe in ongoing formation for adults, fostering them for evangelization.

Joy

  • We experience true joy in humble gratitude of God's mercy and secure peace from our relationship with Jesus.
  • We are alive in the Holy Spirit and align our life with God’s will.
  • We live a life of significance to gain ultimate joy in heaven.

Perseverance

  • We do not grow tired of doing good, working hard every day for what we love.
  • We recognize that if we endure to the end, we will be saved.
  • We long for eternal life, as we seek glory, honor, and immortality in our good works.
  • We stand firm knowing the Lord is with us.

Character

  • We model the love and mercy of Christ in our words, actions, intentions, and relationships.
  • We act with honesty, integrity, and honor in all that we do.
  • We use our gifts to give glory and honor to God as we long and prepare for eternal life in Heaven.

Stewardship

  • We use the gifts God has given us and multiply them for His glory.
  • We look for opportunities to actively serve our parish and those in need.
  • We believe the use of time, talent and treasure is our way of being.

Fellowship

  • Through our personal relationship with Jesus Christ, we strengthen our parish family
  • We come together to celebrate and support our parish family and schools.

Tradition

  • We follow the teachings of the Gospel and the foundations put before us by the universal Catholic Church.
  • We honor the customs and beliefs of our previous generations.
  • We continue the commitment to Catholic education and formation as established by our founding families.

Our New Look


An all-new unified logo & identity system was developed for the church and schools.

Logos Established in 2005

What Else Will Be New?


 

Updated
School Uniforms

  • School uniforms with our new logos will be available from approved local vendors this summer.
  • A sunset period of 3 years will be in place for existing uniforms. Stay tuned for more info by the end of the school year.

Updated
Signage and Graphics

  • We'll show off our new look as we add new exterior and interior graphics throughout the year.

New Website

  • Begins development this spring, with launch planned for the 2022-2023 school year.
  • Streamlined organization & better mobile navigation.

Athletic Branding


  • Our athletic branding will remain mostly unchanged. No worries, our beloved Bulldog and Bullpup identities are not going anywhere.
  • We'll make some updates with refreshed facility signage & graphics for improved visibility and brand consistency.

Thank You!


We hope you are as excited about our new look as we are!