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The Little Ones of the Little Way Ministry is for Infants, Toddlers and PreK aged 9 months to 4 years. The nursery is open for 9 months through PreK during the Saturday 5pm, Sunday 9am, 11am, 1pm & 6pm Masses. Spaces are limited so arrive early.
Even if you have previously registered for our Nursery ministry, we ask that families update information about their growing kiddos once a year.
Elementary Faith Formation programs are available for children in Kindergarten through 4th grade. Here are the 2 options of formation:
Classes offered on Sundays at 2:30pm and 4:15pm, Mondays at 5:30pm and Wednesdays at 4:45pm.
Elementary homeschool faith formation program is available if none of the times offered fit your busy schedule. Required assignments are to be turned in for credit at three times during the school year, generally these dates fall in December, March and May.
Below are the options for Faith Formation for 5th & 6th Graders. *Please Note* If your child is in a Sacramental Preparation Year, please register for Fusion.
Anchor is a new approach to faith formation for 5th and 6th graders. Material is presented in a Youth Ministry model. Anchor meets at 4pm on Sundays.
Classes offered on Mondays at 5:30pm.
Elementary homeschool faith formation program is available if none of the times offered fit your busy schedule. Required assignments are to be turned in for credit at three times during the school year. *Please Note* If your child is in a Sacramental Preparation year, Homeschool is not a registration option. Please register for Fusion.
Fusion is a faith formation program designed specifically for children in grades 5th – 8th that are seeking to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion. Children entering Fusion have successfully completed a pre-requisite year of faith formation and will be registering for the Sacramental Preparation Program this academic year. Fusion is offered Sundays at 2:30pm and Mondays at 5:30pm.
Below are the options for Faith Formation for 7th & 8th Graders. *Please Note* If your child is in a Sacramental Preparation Year, please register for Fusion.
EDGE is the Faith Formation Program for youth in 7th and 8th grades and is all about learning how to know and love Christ and His Church. We meet regularly at 7pm on Tuesdays. Each Semester has a Catechetical theme, during the EDGE nights we will learn about this theme.
Fusion is a faith formation program designed specifically for children in grades 5th – 8th that are seeking to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion. Children entering Fusion have successfully completed a pre-requisite Year of faith formation and will be registering for the Sacramental Preparation Program this academic year. Fusion is offered on Sundays at 2:30pm and Mondays at 5:30pm.
Life Teen is the Faith Formation program for 9th thru 12th graders and meets at 7:30 pm on Sunday evenings immediately following the 6 pm Mass. Being a disciple of Christ is all about relationship. At St. Anthony of Padua Life Teen we seek to bring teens into relationship with Jesus Christ and with the community.
Those who are seeking Year 1 of Confirmation Preparation, should register for Life Teen and attend Life Nights on Sunday evenings. This will fulfill your Year 1 requirement, allowing your teen to be eligible for Year 2 of Confirmation.
A Household is made up of a group of Confirmed upperclassmen (11th or 12th grade), guys or girls, who are committed to meeting with their Household brothers or sisters once a week to study the Catholic faith more deeply and learn what it means to live their life as a disciple, being nourished by the Sacraments.
Households meet once a week, and teens can choose the time that best fits their schedule.
Each Household is founded on four major pillars: Prayer, Worship, Study, and Community. These pillars play a significant role in the formation of the Household members each week.
In order to ensure that each teen is committed and aware of what they are signing up for, we ask that the Household Registration Form is filled out by the teen, not by parents.
Registration for Households includes registration for Life Nights at no extra fee. Please indicate whether the teen will attend both programs, or not, so we can accurately assign them to small groups in one or both programs.
The Arch-diocese liability waiver form allows your child to participate in any Youth Ministry (Anchor, EDGE, Life Teen, Confirmation) activities with St. Anthony of Padua from Aug 16, 2019 thru Aug 15, 2020.
After the close of Sacrament Registration (September 19, at noon), we are unable to accept registrations for First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation for the 2019-20 school year. Please see below for more information and requirements for First Communion/First Reconciliation and Confirmation.
Our Sacramental Preparation Program prepares children in grades 2nd – 8th to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion The prerequisite to register your child for this program is to complete a full year of faith formation prior to the sacramental year.
Registration for the Sacramental Preparation Program is a separate registration from Faith Formation Program registration. Click the button below to find out more about the program and understand eligibility and registration requirements.
St. Anthony of Padua prepares high school teens over a two year period for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Candidates for Confirmation can begin preparation in their Freshmen year of high school. Each Candidate will complete their first year of preparation by registering for and attending Life Teen, which is held on Sunday evenings or they must be enrolled in a Catholic High School. **
The second year of preparation is the year in which the Candidate will receive the Sacrament. Teens will be enrolled in Confirmation Nights which are held on Wednesday evenings. All Candidates enrolled in Confirmation Nights will also automatically be enrolled in Life Teen and are invited to attend Life Nights on Sunday evenings. Registration for the second year of Confirmation preparation can only be accessed by a link sent to parents of candidates that have fulfilled the Year 1 requirements.
** For those teens enrolled in a Catholic High School, please let us know your First Year status by submitting an Enrollment Notification Form.
A “help desk” is available in the parish office from July 24th – August 22nd.
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YES! Through the generous donations of parishioners, we are able to offer assistance and help to those in need of scholarships. Please fill out the request below and we will respond in 24-48 hours.
YES! As part of the Archdiocese’s commitment to ensure the safety of our children, the Archdiocesan Safe Environment Program requires that clergy, staff, and volunteers (ages 18 and above) who have regular contact with children and youth are required to complete the CMG Safe Haven online training program.
This training consists of 3 vignette style training videos that is approximately 90 minutes and will include a criminal background check that must be completed. These trainings are available in English and Spanish. The Diocese will no longer offer live trainings, all Safe Environment trainings will only be available online.
St. Anthony of Padua requires all adults volunteering with our parish be in compliance with the Safe Environment qualifications.
• If you have a VIRTUS account: Log into www.CMGConnect.org with your previous personal VIRTUS user id and 1234 as the password. Once logged in you will have the ability to change your password. This is recommended.
• If you do not have a VIRTUS account: Log into www.CMGConnect.org, and follow the instructions. Note: Your legal name (on your driver’s license/passport) is the name that one needs to use when registering. Not doing so may prohibit your information from being processed.
You will be required to take the training every 5 years. Please make sure your email address stays up to date at the CMGConnect website since this is how training notifications will be sent. Any questions can be directed to your staff ministry lead. If you are having a problem accessing your account information you can contact our Safe Environment Coordinators.