Early Childhood Ministry

The mission of Molly Ministry ~ Early Childhood is to help support and welcome the littlest members of our parish family by planning activities and events especially for their age group and families.   

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Paro at mollyministry@stanthony.cc or (262)691-9170, ext 1137.

 Molly Ministry at St. Anthony on the Lake

Molly Ministry Meetings

If you would like to help plan events or ideas to share on how we can build community and welcome families with young children, please join us. (we usually meet once a month). The meetings are in the childcare room so children are welcome to come and play.  

We meet in the childcare room from 9:30 - 11:00.   

2018-2019 Dates: Sept. 10, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, Jan.7, Feb. 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3 

LaPetite Family Program at St. Anthony on the Lake
LaPetite Family Program is a faith formation program ideal for young families! 

  • Held on Sundays following 7:30am Mass
  • Only for families with children in Grade 3 and under
  • Families attend Saturday 5:00pm, Sunday 7:30am or 10:45am Mass
  • Families meet for fellowship at 8:30am
  • The program ends at 10:00am

Click here for more information and to register.

Guardians and Angels at St. Anthony on the LakeGuardians and Angels Playgroup

A preschool playgroup that includes music, stories, and crafts, as well as time for free play and a snack.  Children are welcome to participate at their own level with a parent or guardian. We gather in the child-care space of St. Anthony’s, from 9:30 -11:00am on scheduled Wednesdays. Join us as we explore God in our world.

2018-2019 Dates: Sept. 12, 26; Oct. 10, 24; Nov. 14, 28; Dec. 12; Jan. 9, 30; Feb. 13, 27; March 13, 27; April 10; May 1, 15; Picnic offsite May 29

Mom’s Group - See our Women's Ministry Page for more informationMom's Group at St. Anthony on the Lake

Childcare is available (infants are welcome to stay with mom) while the moms meet for discussion, prayer, support and faith sharing. We meet 9:30 - 11:00am.

2018-19 Dates: Sept. 4, 18; Oct. 2, 16; Nov. 6, 20; Dec. 4, 18; Jan. 8, 22; Feb. 5, 19; March 5, 19; April 2, 16; May 7, 21

Follow the link above to our Women's Ministry page and learn more! 

MOM's Night Out at St. Anthony on the Lake
Mom's Night Out

Join other moms for an evening out to a different restaurant every other month. Feel free to bring a friend!

September 17th at 6:30pm join other moms at The Melting Pot in Brookfield. 

Email mollyministry@stanthony.cc to be added to the evite list.

Molly Ministry Field TripsField Trips 

Monthly outings are planned to places like The Big Backyard, Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Ebert’s Pumpkin Farm, Kids In Motion and more!  

September 25th at 9:30am we will meet at the Milwaukee Co. Zoo.  Please join us for our first field trip of the fall to the Milwaukee County Zoo! Admission for the zoo is $15.50 for adults, $12.50 for children ages 3 - 12, and children 2 and under are free. Parking is $12. None of this applies, of course, if your family has a zoo pass! The zoo opens at 9:00am and we will be meeting at the outdoor penguins (near the welcome building) at 9:30am. Please also feel free to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy at the zoo! Hope you can join us!

October 9th at 9:00am will be the annual trip to Ebert’s Greenhouse Village. Be there by 8:50 to begin the mornings activities of hearing the story “Too Many Pumpkins”, making a craft, and    taking a hayride to pick out a pumpkin.   

Summer Park Play Dates at St. Anthony on the Lake

Summer Park Play Dates

Meet at a different park twice a month in the summer. We plan to meet at 10:00.  Feel free to pack a picnic lunch and stay as long as you want. Look for us by the rainbow windsock.

Watch for future dates!

Molly Ministry Open Gym at St. Anthony on the LakeOpen Gym

Once a month the St. Anthony gym is open for preschoolers to run and play with a parent or guardian. If you need somewhere to take the kids to run off some energy this is the place for you! Come to St Anthony’s new gym from 10:00 - 11:30am for some fun indoor playtime.  You can park in the school’s lower lot south of the playground barriers. Enter and sign in at the new gym entrance. The doors will be locked.  Ring the buzzer and someone will let you in.  A parent or guardian must stay in the gym while your kids play.  No street shoes please!  Gym shoes (as long as they have not been worn outside) socks or slippers are fine.  You are welcome to bring a snack and eat at the tables in the lobby by the gym.

2018-2019 Dates:  Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 17, Jan. 14, Feb. 18, March 18, April 15

O Come Little Children

O Come Little Children

One Sunday in December after the 9:00 Mass families gather for breakfast, singing Christmas carols, making a Christmas decoration as a family, decorating cookies and hearing the Christmas story.

 December 9, 2018 after the 9:00am Mass, 10:15 to 11:45

Please let us know If you would like to help plan events or have ideas to share on how we can build community and welcome families with young children.


 Mary Statue at St. Anthony on the Lake

A Mother's Prayer to the Blessed Mother

Dear Blessed Mother Mary, you knew the importance of being prayerful and also of being attentive to one's family. Please teach me how to do both well. Please deepen my relationship with your son, Jesus. Because my vocation of motherhood keeps me very involved with the task at hand, please give me reminders as I go about my day to raise my heart and mind to God often, asking for help and grace, as well as offering deep gratitude. Please keep my family under your powerful protection.


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