St. Anthony Parish offers a program at St. Anthony School called
. This program is an example of how St. Anthony School meets its mission to provide Catholic values which affords students the opportunity to learn and develop as individuals in the community, creating a living example of God’s love.
Many of us have lived with the misconception that stewardship is primarily about fund-raising. And yes, stewardship is in a small way is about money. But students at St. Anthony School will learn that stewardship is much more. This program introduces stewardship as a lifestyle of sharing the gifts and talents God have given us with those in need.
One Friday a month we have
. On this special day at students will become:
- aware of their blessings and gifts from God;
- aware of a variety of needs in our community;
- engaged in serving and learning about those in need through hands-on-experiences; and
- aware of how we are called by our faith to serve God and others.
has a different focus each year. Students will gain 9 years of exposure to a variety of community issues. Once this program is fully implemented students at St. Anthony will be exposed to these areas of need in our community.
- K - Introduction to Stewardship
- 1st - Needy
- 2nd - Hungry
- 3rd - Elderly
- 4th - Disabled
- 5th - Sick
- 6th - Children
- 7th - Homeless/Refugees
- 8th - Education and Literacy
Students will also have a second focus each year –
a Stewardship Virtue. One specific virtue such as dignity, humility commitment, community, relationship, making a difference, sacrifice, gifts and blessings are woven into the Stewardship Focus learning each year.
Parents and grandparent volunteers are involved in implementation of this program. If you are interested in assisting in this program, please contact the Stewardship Parent for your child’s grade or Jim Kenney.