Church of St. Anthony

201 Central Avenue S,  Watkins, MN 55389

 Phone: 320-764-2755



"Go therefore and make disciples

of all the nations..."

Matthew 28:19

News and Events

St. Anthony's is a dynamic and vibrant parish with many opportunities for involvement. Please check out the following events and links.

Believe it or not, but summer is right around the corner! We have a lot going on this summer with more to add! Among all of the other planned activities, camping trips, vacations, swimming lessons... make sure you schedule in time with Jesus! Here is what the Faith Formation Office has planned so far:

Totus Tuus - Sunday, July 7th- Friday, July 12th

Totus Tuus, which is Latin for “Totally Yours” (Pope St. John Paull II’s motto), is a week-long summer catechetical program for youth put on by a team of four young adults from the diocese. Students in grades K-5 (2018-2019 school year) attend during the day July 8th-July 12th and learn about various themes of our Faith. This daytime program consists of teaching, games, Holy Mass, and skits and runs from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. In the evening, July 7th-July 11th 7:00 pm-9:00 pm, students in grades 6-12 (2018-2019 school year) are invited to join the team for faith discussions, prayer time (including Eucharistic Adoration), games, and more!

Steubenville – Friday, July 12th – Sunday, July 14th

The Steubenville Youth Conferences, an outreach of the Franciscan University of Steubenville, are a series of 25 conferences across North America that help teens encounter the love of Christ every summer. Steubenville in Rochester, MN, is a weekend conference that evangelizes, equips and empowers 8th-12th grade (2018-2019 school year) youth to become joyful disciples. Students will enjoy keynote speakers, praise and worship, Eucharistic Adoration, Reconciliation, and much more. Steubenville in Rochester Is held at the Mayo Civic Center. Father Aaron will be leading our group to this event!

Vacation Bible School – Monday, August 5th – Friday, August 9th

Vacation Bible School will be a week-long safari adventure to learn that when ‘Life is Wild, God Saves’! Students that are 4 years old through grade 4 (2019-2020 school year) are invited to participate and students in grade 5 and up can help be group leaders. The week is packed with crafts, games, wild bible adventures, singing, dancing, and more!

Registration Forms and Additional Information 

Mom's Morning is a time for all mother's to come enjoy breakfast, coffee, and time with one another. To help us grow in our understanding and love of our vocation of motherhood. All mom's are welcome to join us at the rectory at St. Anthony. Next meeting date will be Saturday, September 7, 2019, 6:30 am - 8:00 am. 
Come comfy and as you are! 
To RSVP, please call the Faith Formation Office at 453-5765.

July 11 Watkins Tornado

Photos from the damage caused by a EF2 tornado that ripped through Watkins on July 11. Photos taken in the cemetery are courtesy of Fox 9 News. Thank you to everyone who helped to clean up our church properties.


For an incredible video of the tornado, please click below. Video courtesy of KARE 11 News.

Video Link