First Friday Adoration at Cathedral

The Cathedral will have Eucharistic Adoration in the main church this Friday, September, 4th, from 7:30am to 8:00pm.

Confessions will also be available from
11:00am-1:00pm in the Adoration Chapel.

All are welcome to come and pray throughout the day!

We are in need of adorers to sign up and commit to an hour
of praying with Our Lord: sign-up will be a one-time
commitment for September 4. We will have additional signups each month. Please contact Steven at to sign up.

Thank you!

Annual Diocesan Consecration Mass

, September 8, 2020 – On the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bishop Quinn will renew the consecration of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, at a special 5:15 pm Mass at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Winona. All are welcome to attend this annual event. Anyone interested in attending the Mass is asked to RSVP to the Cathedral no later than noon on Monday, September 7 with your name, phone number and how many will be attending by calling 507-452-4770 .

*Face coverings and distancing according to guidelines required.*


Sunday, August 30th 10:30 Mass

Due to the registration requirements and number limitations for attending Masses we are unable to accept any additional sign up requests at this time for the Sunday, August 30th Mass at the Cathedral at 10:30 am..

Please feel free to contact the other parishes in Winona to check on their availability and register.

Sunday Mass Registration for Cathedral

We are now at our allowed capacity for the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday August 23. Therefore, we are not accepting any additional reservations at this time.

2020 Youth Service Camp

Mission Appeal 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will not be a Missionary this year for an in-person appeal. However the Missionary Cooperative 2020 is still being offered and promoted through the parishes.

Dear brother priest and dear brothers and sisters of the Church in Winona,

I am Fr. Leo, an Argentinian missionary priest, and together with my blood-sister, a Maria Splendor Christi, we are announcing the Gospel of Christ in Ecuador, in the very south of the City of Guayaquil, a very humble place, where the Great Pope John Paul II insisted to visit on one of his trips.

My Parish is entrusted to this great Saint, Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, God gave the world as an immense gift last century, who continues to perform great miracles. As you might know, many

Americans were able to travel to Italy and meet him personally, as he was also seen in North America, visiting people in need. If you have not heard of him, let me encourage you to do it: there are several pages on the internet and videos telling his stories. I am also working on recording a short series of videos narrating his life on YouTube. You also have a beautiful Shrine dedicated to him in Pennsylvania.

This epidemic situation made it impossible for me to travel and visit you personally. No doubt this crisis hit the whole world, but we need to cling to St. Paul's principle OMNIA COOPERANTUR: ''we know that all things work together for good to those who love God" (Rom. 8: 28), and to persevere in prayer and penance, together with charity. This is why, even though you have suffered a lot in the whole Country, you might be able to stretch your hands to those who also suffer with you -united in the same Body and Spirit- in a different part of the world.

We have three projects in which we need and will appreciate your support:

FOOD PROJECT: Sad to say, Guayaquil has become very famous at the beginning of the crisis, as you might have seen in the news. 90% of my Parishioners don't have a normal job, and work for daily wage. Some of my courageous parishioners volunteered to locate the families in need (elderly, families with many children one of them has 9!-, mothers without the help of the children's fathers), and after visiting the 138 blocks of the Parish and making a list of those most in need, along with the help of some friends in the US who sent some money, I was able to buy FOOD KITS for 240 families -either Catholics or not-, about 1,149 persons (482 of them children). I am praying to St. Joseph that we can do this once or twice per month, until the end of the crisis.

OUR SCHOOL PROJECT: We also run a Catholic School 'Padre Pio' with 360 students. The tuition for the year of a child in our School is only US$350. Many people in the US, due to other Mission Appeal trips in previous years, have sponsored a child for a year. At the present, we have a list of 78 children. Even though education will mostly be online, it becomes three times more difficult, since most of the parents cannot afford the tuition and we still have to pay all the teachers. Please support us in educating these children according to Christian Principles, and not in the destructive principles of modern and socialist mentality? They are the future of Ecuador, and -if they become saints­ benefactors of all humanity, as Padre Pio…

CHURCH SUPPORT: Finally, your financial support will help us continue to pay our basic services and build a beautiful Church and Shrine for our Patron Saint, in order to promote his devotion.

Let me assure you of my daily prayers for your Church and your families, especially at the daily Mass I try to celebrate every day with the best of my love and devotion!

Fr. Leonardo Gabriel Lopez, IVE
St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina Church, Guayaquil, Ecuador 

If you wish to make a donation to the 2020 Mission Appeal, make checks out to your parish and clearly mark for Mission Appeal. Then, mail the donation to the parish office or drop it in the collection basket when you come to Mass.

We will receive donations through Sunday, August 16.



Winona Volunteer Services New Hours

Beginning July 1, 2020, food distribution at Winona Volunteer Services Food Shelf will occur:

Monday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Households receive a prepacked box of nonperishable food plus basics like dairy, meat, produce, and bread. We have suspended the use of food shelf cards so there is no need for anyone to come into the office to register. 

If you are sick and need food, please call 507-452-5591 and talk with a staff member to determine other options such as curbside pick-up or delivery.


The Winona Volunteer Services Clothes Shop will be open new hours as well beginning July 1, 2020:

Monday 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am- 1:00 pm

During these hours, we will also be accepting clothing, linen, & clothing accessories donations.  Thank you! 

 Please note: All services, including Food Shelf, Clothes Shop, Home Delivered Meals, and Coordinated Assistance will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.

New Titles Available on Our Lighthouse Media Kiosk

Stop by Cathedral's Gathering Space and find some faith-filled summer reading!  
Many new titles added.  Here are just a few:  

The Manly Art of Raising a Daughter book cover       The Mentor’s Handbook book cover      A Priest Answers 27 Questions book cover

Filling Our Father’s House book cover     The Roman Catacombs book cover     Sacred Heart of Jesus Coloring Book book cover

Religious Freedom Week

Beginning June 22, the Feast of Saints Thomas More and John Fisher, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops celebrates Religious Freedom Week. Join us in promoting religious freedom For the Good of All.

All people desire to know their Creator. All people have a natural impulse to seek the good and to live in accordance with that good. All people can flourish when they pursue the truth about God and respond to the truth. Religious freedom means that all people have the space to flourish. Religious freedom is both an American value and an important part of Catholic teaching on human dignity. When we promote religious freedom, we promote the common good and thus strengthen the life of our nation and the community of nations. Learn more at!