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

Becoming Catholic

The journey varies according to the circumstances:

Never baptized: Persons require about 1-3 years of formation to prepare for full Christian initiation. The normal time to receive Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Communion is during the Easter Vigil.

Baptized, but received little or no formation: Persons require at least 1 year of formation to prepare, regardless of in which ecclesial community the baptism took place. The normal time to receive Confirmation and Holy Communion is during the Easter Vigil.

Baptized & formed in a different denominationDoctrinal and spiritual formation as needed. The normal time to be received into Full Communion is during a Sunday or weekday Mass.

Baptized & receiving Holy Communion: Doctrinal and spiritual formation as needed for Confirmation. The normal time to receive Confirmation is on Pentecost Sunday during Adult Confirmation at the Cathedral.

Returning CatholicThe sacrament of reconciliation is the wayThis can be done at any time.
Becoming Catholic

How does our parish attract inquirers each year who consider becoming Catholic?

The short answer is you! When any parish has many inquirers year after year, it is the fruit of the Holy Spirit as parish members open their hearts to welcome others. Members of a welcoming and evangelizing community take seriously their call to share the Divine message of salvation. It happens in parish families, in the workplace, in gatherings with friends and neighbors, and in daily contacts. Give thanks to God as He continuously strengthens each of us who seek to do His will in offering a gentle, humble, and clear welcome to the Catholic faith. “Go out into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15)