About

St. Anthony's

Serving Hillsdale County Since 1853

We the Catholic people of St. Anthony of Padua, reflecting the faith of many communities of Hillsdale County, and endowed by the Spirit with diverse gifts, gather together as a family in the name of Jesus Christ. We grow in the love and knowledge of the Lord through our worship, sacraments, prayer, scripture, and our encounters with him in one another. As friends and followers of Jesus, we provide compassion and aid for those in need, realizing this can be accomplished only with the stewardship of our time, talent, and resources.

Fr. David Reamsnyder
Pastor of St. Anthony Catholic Church

Parish Clergy

Fr. David Reamsnyder

Parochial Administrator

We the Catholic people of St. Anthony of Padua, reflecting the faith of many communities of Hillsdale County, and endowed by the Spirit with diverse gifts, gather together as a family in the name of Jesus Christ. We grow in the love and knowledge of the Lord through our worship, sacraments, prayer, scripture, and our encounters with him in one another.


As friends and followers of Jesus, we provide compassion and aid for those in need, realizing this can be accomplished only with the stewardship of our time, talent, and resources.


Fr. David Reamsnyder
Pastor of St. Anthony Catholic Church

Associate Priest Rev. Ginu Abraham

Deacon John Crowley

Deacon Donald Michael

DEACON AARON PETERSEN

Parish staff

Rose Stommel

Office Manager & Bookkeeper

Alexandra Lauby

Secretary

Amy Miller

Religious Education

Katy Caspar

CGS Coordinator

Anne Schmitt

Music Ministry

Matt Nolan

Youth Ministry

Ryan Servold

Maintenance

Diana McCosh

Maintenance

Hillsdale College Ministry

Ben & Shelby Hufford

St. Anthony Family Center

OUR HISTORY

A Registered Michigan Historical Site​

The origins of Catholicism in Hillsdale County date to the 1840s when Irishmen who worked for the Southern Railroad settled here. In 1853 the Reverend Hoseph Kindekens of Adrian and eighty-five people organized St. Anthony’s parish. The former Presbyterian Church, which was located on this site, became the first house of worship. In 1858 the Reverend Charles Ryckaert became the pastor and built a rectory. After the Reverend Peter Slane arrived in 1878, the old church was razed to make way for the present one. On June 15, 1884, Bishop Casper Borgess dedicated this spired Gothic Revival Church. St. Anthony’s Church remains the only Catholic parish in Hillsdale County.

PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Council is an advisory board to Fr. David. They are meant to represent the voice of the larger parish community in planning, resolving issues, and making decisions for the Parish. Any adult member of the Parish who is active in Parish life can request to be considered for a position on Parish Council. 

 

Meetings are on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00pm in the Library/Conference Room. Items for the council to discuss may be submitted in advance to the parish office.

 

For more information, please email 

parishcouncil@stanthonyhillsdale.com.

Current Parish Council Members:

  • Mark Maier
  • Matthew Gaetano
  • Adam Kear
  • Chris Finch
  • Elizabeth Grzesiak
  • Greg Stuchell
  • MaryEllen Petersen
  • Palmer Giron
  • Tim Galloway

St. Anthony's

Serving Hillsdale County Since 1853

We the Catholic people of St. Anthony of Padua, reflecting the faith of many communities of Hillsdale County, and endowed by the Spirit with diverse gifts, gather together as a family in the name of Jesus Christ. We grow in the love and knowledge of the Lord through our worship, sacraments, prayer, scripture, and our encounters with him in one another. As friends and followers of Jesus, we provide compassion and aid for those in need, realizing this can be accomplished only with the stewardship of our time, talent, and resources.

Fr. David Reamsnyder
Pastor of St. Anthony Catholic Church