The mission of the Early Childhood Ministry 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 Ann Grunwaldt at [email protected] or (262)691-9170, ext 1137.
Summer Park Play Dates
Families are invited to bring their toddlers and preschoolers to play with St. Anthony friends at the park. We will meet from 10-11:30 a.m. on the following dates. Look for the rainbow windsock!
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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.
2022-2023 Dates: Wednesdays 9:30 - 11 a.m. Email Ann Grunwaldt at [email protected].
September 7, 21; October 5, 19; November 2, 16; December 14; January 11, 25; February 8, 22; March 8, 22; April 19; May 3, 17, 31 (picnic)
Moms meet for discussion, prayer, support and faith sharing.
Visit our Women's Ministry page to learn more.
St. Anthony Early Childhood Ministry is organizing the following field trips. Experience a fun outing with your children while meeting new families. Contact Ann Grunwaldt at [email protected] to let her know you plan to attend.
Mitchell Park Domes: February 9 from 9:30-11 a.m. Families will meet in the Show Dome entrance. Cost is $9 for adults, $6 for children, age 2 and under are free.
Stingrays Allstars (Sussex): March 9, 9:30-11 a.m. Cost is $5 per child. Families can register on their website at https://www.rayswi.com/for-kids/pre-school-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 9:30 - 11:00am for some fun indoor playtime. Please enter and sign in at the school office. 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.
2022-2023 Dates: Mondays, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
October 24; November 28; January 30; February 27, March 27
Please email [email protected] if you aren't already on our Evite list.
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Just before the Liturgy of the Word begins for the assembly, children will be invited to go with the leaders from the church into either the Daily Mass Chapel or the Resource Room. They will return to their families after the Prayers of the Faithful. During this special time, the children through prayers, songs and readings learn about the same Scriptures as the rest of the assembly. September - May.
Please see our Children's Liturgy of the Word page for more details.
Early Childhood 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 - 11:00am.
Watch for 2022-2023 Dates
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.
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.
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