Church of St. Anthony - New Town
The Black & Indian Grant has helped St. Anthony of New Town to provide many different opportunities for our students.
One opportunity that we provided was St. Anthony Day Camp which took place last year from June 18 – 23 from 9am to 3pm. This camp provided students with the opportunity for daily Mass, Adoration, Confession and learning daily about the Catholic faith. This was entwined throughout the day with plays, skits and recreational activities. Lunch and snacks were provided throughout day.
St. Anthony of New Town also provides Faith Formation classes on Wednesday evenings. We begin in September and go through May. We need to provide teacher and student workbooks, Biblical Movies, prayer incentives and we also provide a small snack for our students in attendance. The grant monies have helped to support these items.
As the year continued on we were able to open the Atrium for the Catechist’s of the Good Shepherd. We needed to buy supplies for the Level I of Catechist’s of the Good Shepherd. There was training available for this particular style of Faith Formation locally in Bismarck and we have sent people to the training.
We continue to prepare adults and children as well for the Sacraments. In order to do so we also have to buy materials and supplies and have used these grant monies for this. We have prepared children for Baptism, First Holy Communion, Sacrament of Reconciliation, and Confirmation. Fr. Roger continues to do Marriage preparation and other classes as well. We are always looking for different materials and ways to teach these Sacraments and continue to build our curriculum of materials to use.