Church of St. Anthony

170 Meeker Avenue,  Watkins, MN 55389

 Phone: 320-764-2755



"This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me."

Luke 22:19



The Eucharist is rooted in the Last Supper and Jesus' command to do this in His memory. Because the Last Supper was the last time Jesus celebrated Passover with his disciples, the Eucharist has strong Jewish roots.


Preparing for First Eucharist

The celebration of the Eucharist is at the heart of the life of the Church. The Christian community gathers to celebrate the mystery of God’s love as it is revealed in the sacred Scriptures and in the sacrificial meal. Those who gather are fed by the Word and by the Body and Blood of Christ.



Preparation for First Eucharist is accomplished through a combination of home activities and parent-child sessions. Children in 2nd grade and age 7 and older are invited to prepare for First Eucharist.  Children must be active participants in the religious education program for more information.


Children celebrate the sacrament in its fullness and receive Communion for the first time at a special celebration of the Eucharist during the season of Easter.

Adult First Communion
Click here if you were baptized & formed in a different denomination: Doctrinal and spiritual formation as needed. The normal time to be received into Full Communion is during a Sunday or weekday Mass.
Click here if you were baptized, but received little or no formation: The normal time to complete initiation is during the Easter Vigil. Little or no formation is usually indicated by the absence of at least weekly Mass attendance.