Jan. 1, 2014, the Church of St. Anthony in Watkins will begin it’s year long recognition of its 125th anniversary. One important event is the new pictorial directory. Life Touch Directories will be doing the photography and production of the new books. This is a special directory as it will mark the 125th Anniversary of St. Anthony Church. It will have photographs depicting the early life of St. Anthony Church, as well as those of today’s parish life. We encourage all of our parishioners to make an effort to be included in this important project. Parishioners can register for a photo session by going to St. Anthony’s webpage at stanthonywatkins.com. Just click on the Life Touch Sign Up icon. There is no cost to participate, and everybody will get a free 8x10 photo as well as a free directory.
Beginning in January, look for occasional articles on the church’s history. We will also have a special 2014 calendar for our parish. Then on June 1, 2014, St. Anthony’s will officially mark its 125th anniversary when Bishop LeVoir celebrates the Anniversary Mass at 2 p.m. St. Anthony’s Council of Catholic Women will host a reception following the Anniversary Mass. We look forward to celebrating this momentous year with our parish and our communities. Don’t miss out on the first event. Sign up for your place in the Anniversary Pictorial Directory today.