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

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Deacon John Crowley

Deacon Don Michael

DEACON AARON PETERSEN

Parish staff

Amy Miller

Director of Religious Education

Rose Stommel

Bookkeeper

Anne Schmitt

Secretary & Music Minister

Shelly Taylor

Director of St. Anthony Family Center

Ryan Servold

Maintenance

Diana McCosh

Maintenance

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

The Parish Council serves in an advisory capacity to our Pastor, Father David.  The Council is made up of St. Anthony’s Parishioners.

For more information, call the parish office at 517-437-3305.

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