Hi St. Anthony of Padua Faith-Family,
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1 more fast-paced class and 1 more Storytime
It'll be more fun with you there!
FAITH-FAMILY FUN FACTS
downstairs after the 10:45 Mass
And if it's nice out - we'll be on the lawn out back.
SEE YOU THERE!
FORWARD AND BACKWARD WEEK
The first week we built an Easter timeline - stacking boxes backwards and forwards through Jesus' life story (you missed the backwards and forward games... distanced egg on spoon races were my favorite :))
ON FIRE FOR OUR FAITH WEEK
The next week we contemplated our place within the 50 days of Easter - by reading the story of Elijah mirroring the crucifixion, in the book The God Contest. We challenged ourselves with contests while we thought about if we were "on fire" for our faith? (You missed sanitized plastic jump-rope contests, scoring more points when standing closer to Jesus contests, and a running race in the backyard...)
NOTICING GOD'S COMMUNICATION TREE
Earth Day week we created a tree bursting with ways that God has tried to communicate with us. We played Pictionary-Air and Communicated in a bunch of funny ways - Simon Says turned into games of "God Says," we sang, we danced, one student even break-danced!
The next week May 2: we magnified THE GIFT MARY HAS BEEN through her many names. We played a Mary Star of The Sea version of Red Light Green Light that reminded us that when the "lights in our lives are red, and stopping us from reaching our full potential", --when there are "waves" in our life, we can just call out Mary Help Us!, and run to the light of her star. We also threw frisbees with paper houses on top of them to remember the story of Our Lady of Loretto.
Last Week May 9 - There was no class. I hope you had a happy Mother's Day! Bridget, Violet, and Kayla were amazing blessings, in their beautiful First Holy Communion dresses, as they crowned Mary at this weekend's Masses.
Today May 16: Today is the Ascension of Our Lord. We'll be LOOKING TO JESUS in a bunch of fun ways!
Check out this blog: ,for where I got today's activity idea... You guys can make your own personal-sized ones at home :)...we're going big this morning. Behind St. Anthony's, we're ready to hoist Jesus standing on a cloud, into a tree, to get a taste of the visual of what the Apostles and crowd must have AWESOMELY witnessed. And if we can keep our eyes on our one huge balloon (with a picture of Jesus on it :), in the sky, and not let it fall to the grass, while listening to the story of the Ascension, we will prove yet another skillset :) ! And for the young ones - I have a (Where's Waldo type) book called "Where's Jesus." Our activities will be a give-away for the Ascension page though! See you there!
OUR LAST-CLASS SUNDAY May 24: Today is Pentecost. Let's explore HOW CAN I BE AN APOSTLE AND BRING MY LIGHT TO THE WORLD?
Parents please hang out to ensure your child is participating with your level of covid safety in mind (some allow writing with sanitized markers, some parents rather their child hang out in the background...) All families are wearing masks. Please feel comfortable that the church has someone who cleans, and I also clean the class area/stuff every week right before class. Feel free to e-mail or call me at the number below with any questions or concerns.
Storytime Zoom (last one!)
MONDAY NIGHT 7 - 7:15 PM
Look for the Zoom link on the home page of smallthingswithgreatlove.info
I'll e-mail parents as well.
See you there!
Sunday May 23 Class after 10:45 Mass at St. Anthony's - PENTECOST
Monday May 24 Storytime 7-7:15 PM - Zoom
Sunday May 30 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND - NO CLASS
Sunday June 6 Procession of CORPUS CHRISTI during 10:45 Mass
No Classes during June, July, and August for the Summer Break -
but see below-we'll have August Firepit get-togethers
and a Field Day in place of Vacation Bible School,
will be, during the Summer, more full of ideas than ever,
for families to enjoy active participation and communication
at home with God.
Sunday JUNE 13 NO CLASS - Summer
Sunday JUNE 20 NO CLASS - Summer - FATHER'S DAY
Sunday JUNE 27 NO CLASS - Summer
Sunday JULY 4 NO CLASS - Summer
Sunday JULY 11 NO CLASS - Summer
Sunday JULY 18 NO CLASS - Summer
Sunday JULY 25 NO CLASS - Summer
Saturday AUGUST 7 Firepit FIELD DAY behind St. Anthony's After Vigil Mass
(Because of covid, a FIELD DAY of fun will replace a week-long Vacation Bible School this year)
Saturday AUGUST 14 - Firepit behind St. Anthony's After Vigil Mass
Saturday AUGUST 21 - Firepit behind St. Anthony's after Vigil Mass
Saturday AUGUST 28 - Firepit behind St. Anthony's after Vigil Mass
Sunday SEPTEMBER 5 - NO CLASS
Sunday SEPTEMBER 12 - Registration for Fall Classes
Sunday SEPTEMBER 19 - NO CLASS
Sunday SEPTEMBER 26 - FIRST DAY OF
PENANCE/FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CLASS
Small things with great love?
St. Mother Teresa dedicated her life to the phrase 'Small Things With Great Love' based on Jesus' words in Matthew 25:40 "Whatever you neglected to do unto one of the least of these, you neglected to do unto me! '' So every tiny task she did, she made believe she was doing it for Jesus. My hero!
St. Therese became a Carmelite nun at age 15! Her “Little Way” to become a saint: “To do small things with great love."
We started this small website with great love for our parish children and their families.
St. Mother Teresa and St. Therese pray for us!