Welcome Youth Ministry Intern!

Meet Maggie Ogram 

Maggie is a senior at Saint Mary's University from Maple Lake, MN. She is studying Religious Education and will be completing an internship in youth ministry this semester at the Cathedral and St. Casimir's parish cluster.  We are excited to have Maggie working with us and our youth to get our YDisciple youth discipleship program established.   

YDisciple is a program oriented toward high school aged students, focused on building community within the parish. Small groups meet twice a month and talk about the Catholic faith. They are lead by two adult mentors of the same gender. YDisciple is a dynamic program which gets youth involved in their parish, and keeps them coming back. This program also establishes a common ground between youth and adults in the parish. 

Mentors and host families are needed to help us get going.  If you are interested or would like more information, please email Maggie at maogra12@smumn.edu or call the parish office at 507-452-4770.

Movie Night at Cathedral

February 10, 6:30pm at the Cathedral
Youth Movie—Children of Heaven 

St Augustine Room

Rated PG13, 1hr. 29 minutes
Suggested Age: 5th grade and older
A moving story about the universal bonds of family as well as the specific circumstances of a poor family trying to make ends meet in Iran. Subtitled. Children of Heaven is one of those magical films that breaks down perceived barriers and differences between cultures, an enlightening and entertaining cinematic journey.

Adult/Family Movie—War Room
St. Thomas Room
Rated PG, 2hr
A couple, Tony and Elizabeth, seemingly have it all - good jobs, a beautiful daughter, and their dream home. All appears perfect from the outside. When by chance Elizabeth meets Miss Clara, she is challenged to create a battle plan of prayer for her family.
All are welcome. No fee, no signup required.
Popcorn and water provided.

Monthly Holy Hour of Prayer

The monthly Holy Hour of Prayer for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty will be Saturday, February 4 from 8:30am to 9:30am (after the 8:00am Mass for Life & Marriage) at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 360 Main St, Winona. We will gather in the Adoration Chapel in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Everyone is welcome.

Chili Supper

All you can eat chili supper at the Cathedral on February 9, 2017 from 4-6:30pm in Holy Family Hall. Includes chili, French bread or crackers, toppings, coffee, milk or water. Cost: $8 for adults, $6 ages 5-12, free for children under age 5. Desserts available for $1. Eat in or carry out. Tickets available at the door.

Cor Jesu at Cathedral

The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart invites you to attend Cor Jesu, an evening
of Eucharistic Adoration, Confession, and praise & worship. 

The evening begins with exposition at 7PM and concludes with snacks and fellowship. It is a time to rest in the presence of the Lord, sing and meditate, and receive forgiveness of your sins through the Sacrament of Penance.

WHO? Everyone is welcome - invite your
family and friends!
WHAT? Adoration, Confession, Praise &
Worship, and Fellowship
WHEN? 7-9pm every 1st Friday: Jan 6th,
Feb 3rd, March 3rd
WHERE? Cathedral of the Sacred Heart,
360 Main Street, Winona, MN
WHY? Because God loves you!

For more information: 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WinonaCorJesu
Email: corjesuwinona@gmail.com
Leandra Hubka: (507) 990-3402
Steven Lehn: (507) 312-9041

Adoration Closing

Due to inclement weather Adoration at the Cathedral will be closing at 3pm on January 16th and will reopen after the 7am Mass on January 17th weather permitting.

Adult Faith Formation: Winter Oremus


“Oremus—Let us Pray” by Fr. Mark Toups   

Do you find it easy to pray? Is prayer an integral part of your day? Do you hear God’s voice in your daily life, and know how to respond accordingly?

In Oremus You Will:
•Become aware of God’s presence in your life
•Discover the simple yet profound steps of Catholic prayer
•Learn how to respond to God and express yourself in prayer
•Discover how to hear God’s voice in Scripture, in your heart, and in ordinary moments.
•Learn how to overcome frustrations, distractions, and dryness in prayer
•See that desolation and consolation are a normal part of everyone’s walk with God
•Grow in your relationship with God and those around you……and more...
         (Format: Student Workbook, Small Group Discussion, DVD presentations.)

Where/When: January 24 through March 22 (9 sessions)
                         St. Mary's -- Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:30pm 
                         Cathedral -- Wednesdays from 9:30 - 11:30am 
Cost:  $16
Registration Deadline:  Monday, January 16.
                  Make checks payable to “St. Mary’s.” 
Pick up a form in Cathedral’s Gathering Space & St. Mary’s Commons. 

For any further questions, contact:  Donna 507-454-1296.

City-Wide Christmas Mass and Confession Schedule

Christmas Eve

Saturday, December 24

4:00pm --- Basilica of St. Stan's
4:00pm --- St. Casimir
4:30pm --- St. Mary's
5:15pm --- Cathedral - Caroling starts at 4:30pm
6:30pm --- St. John's 
8:00pm --- St. Mary's
9:00pm --- Cathedral - Caroling starts at 8:30pm
10:00pm --- Basilica of St. Stan's

Christmas Day

Sunday, December 25

7:00am --- Cathedral
8:00am --- St. John's
8:30am --- St. Mary's
9:00am --- St. Casimir
10:00am --- Basilica of St. Stan's
10:30am --- Cathedral
10:30am --- St. Mary's 

Confessions for Christmas

At Cathedral:

Tuesday - Friday: 11:45am
Thursday, December 22: 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Friday, December 23: 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Saturday, December 24: 10:00 to 11:00 am

At St. Mary's:

Wednesday, December 21: 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 22: 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Saturdays: 3:30 to 4:15 pm

Attention! All Parish Volunteers/Liturgical Ministers

Thank you for your participation in parish life at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and St. Casimir’s Parish.  Because of your involvement and because you are in a position to help us protect God’s children, we would like to invite you to attend a VIRTUS training session.  It is mandatory that all adults who work with children or vulnerable adults take this training.

There is an upcoming VIRTUS training session on:

Wednesday, December 7 at 6:30PM -- St. Mary's University (Hillside Hall #222)

Parish Ministries which require VIRTUS:

Parish Festival Volunteers
Choir: Children's (adults who work/volunteer with)
Coffee and Donuts Hosts
Communion to Assisted Living and Homebound
Elizabeth Ministry
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist (Communion Ministers at Mass)
ENDOW (adult leaders for teen ENDOW)
Families in Faith
Event Reception Workers
Funeral Luncheon Workers /Funeral Committee
Home Delivered Meals
Outreach to St. Ann's & Callista Ct.
Welcome Committee
Young at Heart Workers
Adult Altar Servers

Sign up under First Time Registrant at http://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/

Join us for the 27th Annual National Night of Prayer for Life

On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (then celebrated on December 9th), Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas and the preborn, first appeared to St. Juan Diego.

The 27 Annual National Night of Prayer for Life bridges these two feasts to honor Our Blessed Mother and prays through her intercession for the establishment of a Culture of Life, protection for the Church from persecution, and asks Our Lord to REVIVE OUR LAND.

Join us in prayer Thursday, December 8th (after the 5:15 pm Holy Day Mass) from 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Winona.

 All are invited to participate!   

For more information, see www.nationalnightofprayer.org. If you cannot join us in person, please join us in individual prayer.

Join us for Movie Night on Friday, December 9th!

Movie Night – Come Join Us!  

What: A Christmas Carol     
When: Friday December 9 
Where: A Christmas Carol - Cathedral's St. Augustine Room
Time: 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
Who: All are welcome!

1986     G       1 hr 40 minutes

This 1984 retelling of the Charles Dickens classic is perhaps the finest version yet of this often-told story,  Dickens' timeless material looks at 19th century English life and shows us how wrong turns, if not righted, can lead good people astray.

No fee.  No signup.  Everyone is welcome! For any questions, or more information, contact Donna at 507-454-1296

Holy Hour of Prayer

Everyone is welcome to join us in the Holy Hour of Prayer for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty.

When: Saturday, December 3 
Time: 8:30 am to 9:30 am (after the 8:00 am Mass)
Where: The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

 Gather in the Adoration Chapel in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, where we will join in prayer, and reflection.

Bring your family and friends.  Let us pray together!

“In a world where there is so much noise, so much bewilderment, there is a need for silent adoration of Jesus concealed in the Host. Be assiduous in the prayer of adoration…It is a source of comfort and light, particularly to those who are suffering.” - Pope Benedict XVI