Church of St. Anthony

170 Meeker Avenue,  Watkins, MN 55389

 Phone: 320-764-2755



"...Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."

Matthew 5:16

Councils & Committees

Parish Council

The Parish Council serves St. Anthony Church in providing leadership in the operations of the parish as well as in determining and maintaining short and long term goals for parish and its facilities. Working with the pastor, and with a vision for the future, the Council guides the parish in growth – in operations, facilities, education, social justice and spiritual opportunities.

Trustees: Richard Hesse and Cindy Kuechle.

Council Members: Lori Dockendorf, Cory Meierhofer, Andy Hesse, Norb Kramer, and Jeanette Walz.


Finance Council

The Finance Council serves St. Anthony Church in providing leadership in the financial operations of the parish. Working with the pastor and the Parish Council, the Finance Council reviews the parish’s incomes and expenditures. It also manages the parish’s gifts and investments, ensuring that all the contributions received by the Church of St. Anthony are honored. The Finance Council handles the approval of contracts, planning for and managing major upkeep and repair allocations, and researching and managing investment of parish funds.

Council Members: Rachel Kinzer, Bill Lorentz, Mary Geislinger, Rose Condon, and Marvin Soldner.


Maintenance Committee

The Maintenance Committee operates under the Parish Council and provides guidance and insight in to maintaining and improving the facilities and grounds of St. Anthony Parish.

Committee Members: Andy Hesse, Adam Teicher, Joe Kuechle, Dan Winter, Kevin Donnay, Jessie Teicher, Ron Kramer, and Ron Yanish.

Social Concerns Committee

The Social Concerns Committee offers activities for fellowship within the parish.

Committee Members: Ruth Geislinger, Theresia Linn, Doris Rathmann, and Betty Vossen.

Liturgy Committee

The Liturgy Committee ensures that the church environment and décor are always in tune with the liturgical celebrations throughout the year. This committee also upholds the unique and traditional customs that St. Anthony's offers during special masses.

Committee Members: Dolores Faber, Carol Faber, Corinne Froehling, Mary Ann Hesse, Richard Hesse, Marlene Huberty, Marilyn Kuechle, Theresia Linn, and Tammy Winter.

Building Committee

The Building Committee was established to oversee the removal of the old St. Anthony's School and creation of the new Parish Center. This committee has also undertaken the responsibilities of  interim storage and fundraising of the new Parish Center.

Committee Members: Derek Becker, Kevin Donnay, Tony Faber, Andy Hesse, Flavian Kramer, Ronald Kramer, Joe Kuechle, Adam Teicher, Bruce Walz, Dan Winter, Tammy Winter, and Ron Yanish.


Cemetery Committee

The Cemetery Committee handles all aspects of the cemetery including the sale of plots, records, and appearance of the cemetery.

Committee Members: Jack Kinzer, Leila Froehling, Tom Ertl, and Elmer Geislinger.


Education Committee

The Education Committee handles aspects of faith formation including the areas of: Traditional Faith Formation, Online Faith Formation, Rite of Christian Initiation, Children's Liturgy of the Word, and Vacation Bible School. The preparation for the sacraments of Reconcilation, Eucharist, and Confirmation are handled through this committee.

Committee Members: Amber Huberty, Norb Kramer, Amanda Landwehr, Heidi Schoenecker, Dan Hokanson, and Margi Schreifels.



Chairperson Ministries

Joe & Doris Rathmann – Ushers 
Heidi Schoenecker – Lectors
Mary Streit – Cantors 
Connie Hesse– Servers 
Theresa Faber – Eucharistic Ministers

Sharon Simmons - Rosary Leaders

Michelle Kramer - Children's Liturgy of the Word

Erin Donnay - Website & Facebook