Welcome to St. Anthony
Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 8:00 AM – Noon / Thursday 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Address: 24326 Trobec St. – Albany, MN 56307
Mass Times: Sunday 8:30 AM / Wednesday 8:30 AM
Sesquicentennial Books for Sale
St. Anthony Church 150th history books can be purchased at the Parish Office during posted hours or the books can be prepaid and mailed out. Please send payment for the books to the church address at 24326 Trobec Street, Albany, MN 56307. Books are $15 each and $5 for mailing. For two or more books, the cost for mailing each book is $5. Include the address you want the book to be mailed to along with your check payment. We do not accept credit cards or electronic payments.
The History of St. Anthony
In Truth, the life of a Parish through a Century represents much labor and sacrifice. It bespeaks of weary years of poverty, or difficult and weighty problems, of disappoint, or difficult and weighty problems, of disappointment, of failure, of strife. Yes, of resulting heartaches. It, likewise, tells a graphic story of the rich and blessed achievements by apostolic priest and devoted Catholic laymen. In fact, in a Century-long service of dedication and devotion, some thirty priest, Diocesan and Religious, have zealously and assiduously served the Good People of Saint Anthony’s.
The harvest, therefore, has been modest, but noteworthy — one Benedictine Brother, twelve Benedictine Sisters, and three Franciscan Sisters. Indeed, we might justifiably add, with gratitude, joy and pride:
our ancestors in their successive generation.
Some were intelligent advisers,
and utter prophetic sayings.
Others directed the people by their advice,
by their understanding of the popular mind,
and by their wise words of their teachings.
All these were honored by their contemporaries
and were the glory of their day.
Some of them left a name behind them,
so that their praises are still sung.
Here is a list of generous men…
whose good works have NOT been forgotten.
In their descendants there remains
a rich inheritance born of them.
The people will proclaim their wisdom,
The assembly will celebrate their praises.”