Little Ones


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 children 9 months old through to PreK, during the Saturday 5pm, Sunday 9am, 11am, 1pm & 6pm Masses. Spaces are limited so arrive early. Our mission is to provide love, care and formation to our children under the patronage of St. Therese of Lisieux and her “Little Way” of doing small things with great love.

St. Anthony of Padua - Children
St. Anthony of Padua - Children

Ministry Childcare Request

If you are a ministry leader and interested in having childcare for your members during an upcoming or ongoing event please submit the form below.

Ministry Childcare Request



Childcare during Adult Faith Formation programs is provided by our Little Ones of the Little Way Nursery staff. Registration for childcare during adult events is by individual event date and time. This allows the nursery to be properly staffed to handle the quantity and ages of children registered, and ensures a safe environment for our children.

FEBRUARY - Childcare Registration MARCH - Childcare Registration APRIL - Childcare Registration (Coming Soon)


St. Anthony of Padua - Children

Faith Formation


We are dedicated to connecting your Kindergarten to Sixth Grade child to Jesus Christ and His Church. Everything we do is rooted in the love of the Gospel in to provide your child with a safe, positive environment to learn our Catholic Faith.

  • Sunday 2:30 -3:45 PM (K-4th Grade)
  • Sunday 4:15 – 5:30 PM (K-4th Grade)
  • Monday 5:15 – 6:30 PM (K-6th Grade)
  • Wednesday 4:45 -6:00 PM (K-4th Grade)


Registration Closed

Kristine Marlow
Children’s Sacrament & Formation Coordinator


2017-18 Class Schedule


No Class ~ Ash Wednesday


– Wednesday Session – February 14


No Class ~ President’s Day


– Sunday Sessions – February 18
– Monday Session – February 19

Elementary Faith Formation - Classroom

We are dedicated to connecting your Kindergarten to Sixth Grade child to Jesus Christ and His Church. Everything we do is rooted in the love of the Gospel in to provide your child with a safe, positive environment to learn our Catholic Faith. Registration is closed for the 2017-2018 year but registration info for 2018-19 is available.


Faith Formation attendance is treated in the same manner as regular schooling. If a class is missed, there will be make-up work for your child to complete. Attendance is mandatory for those seeking the sacraments of First Communion and First Reconciliation. Below are the make-up calendars and assignments for 2017-18.

Make Up Assignments & Info

Elementary Faith Formation - Homeschool

December 15, 2017 Chapters 1 – 7, Ordinary Time, Advent
March 2, 2018 Chapters 8-14, Christmas, Lent
March 23, 2018 (Sacramental Prep Children) Chapters 15-21, Easter
May 11, 2018 Chapters 15-21, Easter
Homeschool Turn-In Sheet

Adaptive Needs

Our belief is that there are no disabled souls and that all persons deserve to be fully included as members of the community and all have gifts regardless of physical or cognitive limitations. Amazing Grace Ministry exists to provide opportunities for inclusion and true fellowship for persons with special needs, their families/supports, friends, and community members.

Contact Gina Ferreira

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word takes place during the 9:00am and 11:00am Masses on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month during the school year. All children in grades K-4 are invited to attend. Before the Liturgy of the Word, the children are led by the CLOW leaders to Sheltz Hall to hear the Sunday readings from the Children’s Lectionary. The children are led back to the church during the offertory so they may participate in the Liturgy of the Eucharist with their families.

Contact Jennifer Domilise

Circle of Grace

Circle of Grace continues the effort first begun on September 1, 2011, in compliance with the USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. Cardinal DiNardo has directed that every parish in the Archdiocese implement the Circle of Grace, a program which provides faith-based safe environment lessons for children and youth in kindergarten through the 12th grades. This annual program provides grade-specific lessons each year to help children and young people develop the skills to protect themselves from sexual abuse. An essential parent component complements the grade-specific lessons.

Mary Jo Vogel
Elementary Faith Formation Coordinator


Summer Events

St. Anthony of Padua - Children

Vacation Bible School


Save the date!


June 18-22, 2018
9:00am – 12:00pm


Ages entering Kindergarten – 4th grade
Kingdom Builders for 5th & 6th grades.


Adults & Teens 7th grade & up can volunteer. Priority Registration Begins in April 2018
Contact VBS Coordinator
The Pines Summer Camp


This year the St. Anthony’s The Pines weeks will be:

Week 1: June 3-9, 2018 (2nd-7th graders)

Week 7: July 15-21, 2018 (2nd-12th graders)


Bus registration will be through The Pines website directly. St. Anthony will no longer register for the bus in-house.


The Pines is a sleep-away camp in Big Sandy, TX for incoming grades 2-11.


Campsite: 300 White Pine Road

Big Sandy, TX 75755

phone: 903-845-5834

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For more information about the camp and to register, visit:

Register soon as the weeks will fill up!