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Early Childhood Ministry

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 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, 


LaPetite Family Program at St. Anthony on the LakeLaPetite 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.

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 

May 16 is our last Guardians and Angels session until fall.  We will meet at Nettesheim Park in Pewaukee at 9:30 for our annual end of year potluck picnic. In the event of bad weather we will meet in the childcare room of St. Anthony for an indoor picnic.  Sign up to help with our picnic lunch!


Mom’s Group - See our Women's Ministry Page for DatesMom'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.

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


Mom's Night Out

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

May 30th at 6:30 join other moms for an evening out at Seesters in Pewaukee. 

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!  

May 9th at 9:30 we'll meet at Retzer Nature center for the last trip of the year. 

Hope to see you there!  


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.

Dates: June 7:  Imagination Station in Oconomowoc / June 21:  Mitchell Park in Brookfield / July 12:  Nixon Park/Splash Pad in Hartland / July 26: Kiwanis Village Park in Pewaukee / August 9:  Frame Park in Waukesha


Open 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.

Watch for future dates.


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.

 Watch for next year's date.

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.

 
 

 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.