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.
The 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.
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Marlene and Ralph Kramer were crowned 2014 Valentines Day Queen and King at St. Anthony Manor during their Valentine’s Day celebration Thursday, Feb. 13. The couple has been married 59 years and live on Clear Lake near Watkins. They farmed 40 years outside Watkins, and they have three children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. “And we’re still together,” quipped Marlene. “I’m going to keep him. He’s a good man!” she quickly added. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.
The Church of Our Lady Manannah will have a sausage and pancake supper from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23.
Admission is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children 6-12, and children 5 and younger are free. There will also be Cash Bingo.