The faculty of St. Anthony encourage our students to live their faith. This means to follow the commandment Jesus taught: “love one another as I have loved you.” Although we practice this within the school building, we also teach students how this should be applied to our local community and areas throughout the world that are in need.
St. Anthony promotes 5 service projects throughout the year. Students are encouraged to participate and are awarded a certificate of participation at the end of the year. Students participating in at least 4 out of 5 of the projects will also earn a charm to go on their Christian Witness chain. Our current Christian projects include the following.
Respect Life Baby Shower During the month of October, students bring baby items and diapers/wipes which will be donated to Kingdom Come Food Pantry and the Alexandrina Center.
Souper Bowl of Caring This project empowers youth and unites communities around the time of the Super Bowl to help those in need. Canned goods or cash donations will be collected for our local food pantry in January and the beginning of February in conjunction with Catholic Schools Week. Donations will be offered at the children’s Mass on the Wednesday before the Super Bowl. For more information, visit https://souperbowl.org/welcome.
March: CRS Rice Bowls – Participation in Operation Rice Bowl ensures that Catholic Relief Services can continue to provide assistance to those in need in more than 100 countries. During Lent, each family in the school and parish is given a rice bowl to collect spare change and donations. For more information, visit http://www.crsricebowl.org/about.
April / May: Classroom Service Projects – In an effort to teach students to be in service to others, each classroom will find a service project for the students to participate in as a class. Examples might be cleaning up a park or playground, housekeeping chores, writing or visiting the elderly.