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 email@example.com or (262)691-9170, ext 1137.
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.
Meeting dates for 2017-18: Aug. 28, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 5, April 9, May 14, June 4
Guardians 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.
2017-2018 Dates: Sept. 6, 20; Oct. 4, 18; Nov. 1, 15; Dec. 6; Jan. 10, 24; Feb. 7, 21; March 7, 21; April 18; May 2, 16-picnic
Childcare is available (infants are welcome to stay with mom) while the moms meet for discussion, prayer, support and faith sharing. Follow the link above to our Women's Ministry page and learn more!
2017-2018 Dates: Sept. 12, 26 ; Oct. 10, 24; Nov. 7, 21; Dec. 12 ; Jan. 16, 30; Feb. 13, 27; March 13 (Mary’s Way of the cross), 27; April 10, 24 ; May 8, 22
Mom's Night Out
Join other moms for an evening out to a different restaurant every other month. Feel free to bring a friend!
Monthly outings are planned to places like The Big Backyard, Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Ebert’s Pumpkin Farm, Kids In Motion and more!
Watch for information on upcoming events.
Summer Park Playdates
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. Hope to see you there!
June 14th @ Imagination Station, Oconomowoc
June 28th @ Wagner Park, Pewaukee
July 12th @ Nixon Park Splash Pad, Hartland
July 26th @ Frame Park, Waukesha
August 9th @ Village Park, Pewaukee
August 23rd @ Mitchell Park, Brookfield
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 9:30 - 11:00am 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.
Open Gym dates for 2017-18: Oct. 11, Nov. 29, Dec. 20, Jan. 17, Feb. 14, March 14, April 11
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.
2017 Date: December 10th
More Offerings from St. Anthony on the Lake for Early Childhood:
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. Amen.