Church of St. Anthony

170 Meeker Avenue,  Watkins, MN 55389

 Phone: 320-764-2755



"Go therefore and make disciples

of all the nations..."

Matthew 28:19


Welcome to the Church of St. Anthony in Watkins, Minnesota. We are happy that you have chosen to check out our website. You will find that our parish community is one that is centered solely on Jesus Christ.

If you are not a member of the Church of St. Anthony but are interested in joining, please come and experience one of our weekend liturgies. We know you will find a home here. May God bless you!


For the latest events and happenings in our vibrant parish, please go to the News and Events page on this website.



Donations for our new Parish Center are always welcome and appreciated. Donations can be sent to:


Church of St. Anthony

P.O. Box 409,

Watkins, MN 55389


Help Wanted:

Assumption Parish Secretary/Bookkeeper Position:

Part-time position: 15 hours/week. The parish secretary provides; administrative support for the pastor, councils, parishioners and parish operations; a positive welcome for all who contact or visit the parish; scheduling, written and verbal correspondence and answering questions; day to day fiscal and operational services and bookkeeping skills; computer and output services; related duties, services and outreach supporting the mission of Assumption parish and the Gospel. 

Assumption and St. Anthony Parish Youth Activities Coordinator:

Part-time position. The Youth Activities Coordinator provides;  working with the pastor and DRE’s to gather, teach, build and enliven the Catholic faith of our youth; monthly activities/programs; periodic events throughout the year (ie. speakers, retreats, service trips, Steubenville, etc.); helping teens take ownership of their faith in word, deed and lifestyle.

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Welcome, Father Aaron!

Please join us in welcoming Father Aaron Nett as our parochial administrator. We are thankful and excited to have Father Aaron celebrating Mass with us each week.

For more information on Father Aaron, please see the tab under "About Us."

Photos from our latest events and happenings can be found on the News & Events page.


Celebrate & Support Catholic Schools

Storm Photos

Images and video from the July 11 tornado can be viewed on our

News and Events Page.

Tornado Relief Grants Available

There is tornado relief money available to anyone in Watkins who needs help after the recent tornado. Applications are available at the link below,  in the back of church, and at city hall. The money used for relief is donated in part by Catholic Charities and through second collections throughout the New Ulm Diocese. You need not be a parishioner of the Church of St. Anthony or Catholic to receive help. Please feel free to give applications to anyone that might need them!