Tricounty News

March 16: Bouja and soup sale

Catholic Order of Foresters will have Bouja and Chicken Noodle Soup for sale from
8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday,
March 16, at St. Anthony’s in Watkins.

Kevin Donnay, Chief Ranger


Spiritual Retreat March 29

A Spiritual Retreat for Catholic Women (& men) of the St. Cloud Diocese will be held on Saturday, March 29, at St. Joseph Church, 12 West Minnesota Street, St. Joseph, beginning at 9 a.m.
The theme is “Know Your Faith and Live it”. Speakers are Sr. Joyce Iten, OSB and Sr. Margaret Michaud, OSB. Other program items include: Registration, refreshments, Mass  and lunch.

The Retreat is sponsored by St. Cloud Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. Cost is $15 prior to March 20, $20 after and walk-ins.

Send registration check to Marlyce Plante, 2293 Pinecone Rd, Sartell MN 56377; (320) 252-6158.

Foresters Annual Membership Brunch March 9

Catholic Order of Foresters will have their Annual Membership Brunch after 8 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony’s in Watkins.

Chief Ranger 

Kevin Donnay

Christian Women’s Club March 13

Whatever the weather, the “Goodbye winter…Hello Spring?”  brunch planned for 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 13, at Reichel’s Event Center, Annandale, is certain to brighten your day. Patty Mooseburger from Maple Lake Costume Shop will remind us of the fun of being transformed into a clown, a queen, a pioneer or Cinderella. Great music will be presented by The Strand Family; and speaker Elly McDaniel, who was changed by living in a third world country, will talk about “What We Take for Granted”. Invite your friends and make reservations by calling Sheree before 8 p.m. at (320) 963-6625, Dawn at (612) 723-3905, or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries.


Church makes plans for future

St. Anthony’s Church of Watkins celebrates 125 years, tackles building project

This is a special – and busy – year for the parishioners of St. Anthony’s Church in Watkins.

W-MikeThe congregation is celebrating its 125th anniversary. A special Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, with the bishop presiding.

And the church is working on a building project which includes tearing down the old rectory and school and building a new social center, according to Renee Miller, the church secretary.

Planning for this project began in 2004 when the parish built an addition to the church that made the facility handicap accessible. That was Phase 1 of the project.