•March for Life, Washington DC on Friday, January 19. This is the 45th Anniversary of the Roe V Wade decision, which has led to the tragic loss of over 61 million lives of pre-born babies to surgical abortion. For national coverage on the March for Life, see www.ewtn.org. Our Diocese plans to take part! Contact Peter Martin (507) 858-1273 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Limited space, first come basis.
•March for Life, St. Paul Capitol on Monday, January 22 at noon, followed by a short program 12:30 to 1:00 pm. Hosted by MCCL (MN Citizens Concerned for Life). For information, see www.mccl.org. This is preceded by the 10:30 am Annual Prayer Service for Life at The Cathedral of St. Paul, 239 Selby Ave, St. Paul, MN. Participants will walk to the capitol to join in the March for Life after the prayer service. Please pray for those attending the March for Life, (National and State level), for all those affected by abortion, and for an increased respect for the awesome gift of life from our Heavenly Father.
•9 DAYS FOR LIFE: JANUARY 18-26, is a "digital pilgrimage" of prayer and action focused on cherishing the gift of every person's life. A multi-faceted novena highlighting a different intention each day provides reflections, bonus information, and suggested actions. Join to receive the novena through the 9 Days for Life app, daily emails, or daily texts. See www.usccb.org for information.
•Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, Sunday, January 21st. Since 1984, when President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first National Sanctity of Human Life day, churches around the country have gathered on the 3rd Sunday of January to celebrate God’s gift of life, commemorate the many lives lost to abortion, and commit themselves to protecting life at every stage. Offer a Rosary or say some prayers for the sanctity of life today. For more information, see www.lifemattersww.org.
•Diocese of Winona Prayer Service for Life on Sunday, January 28, 3:00 to 4:00 pm at Ss. Peter & Paul Church of Blue Earth (214 Holland Street), with the Rev. Bishop John M. Quinn presiding. Prayers of reparation and healing will be offered as we mourn the loss of millions of lives because of forty-five years of legalized abortion in America.
•40 Days for Life Campaign – February 14 – March 25: A time of Prayer, Fasting, and Outreach that is changing the hearts and minds of those who believe abortion is acceptable. By the grace of God, the movement has been blessed with proven results. Since 2007, 40 countries have taken part, 170 abortion workers have quit, and 90 abortion centers have closed. Best of all, 13,998 preborn babies have been spared abortion and parents saved from heartache. To learn more, see www.40daysforlife.com.
•Monthly Holy Hour of Prayer for Life, Marriage & Religious Liberty, held on the first Saturday of every month at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Winona. This takes place from 8:30 am to 9:30 am and is preceded by the Mass for the Sanctity of Life & Marriage, (8:00am – 8:30 am). Gather in the Adoration Chapel for a beautiful Rosary and hour of prayer. Invite your family and friends!
If my people…. humble themselves and pray, and seek my presence and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and revive their land.- 2 Chronicles 7:12
The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart invites you and your friends and family to attend Cor Jesu, on Friday, January 5th, 2018, from 7-9 PM.
Cor Jesu is an evening of Eucharistic Adoration, Confessions, and music in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. All are welcome to attend! For more details, search for Winona Cor Jesu on Facebook at cascwinona.org/prayer/corJesu, or call Kristopher Kaufman at (859) 760-1619 or Steven Lehn at (507) 312-9041.
2017 28th Annual National Night of Prayer for Life
Uniting the Feast of the Immaculate Conception with the Feast of St. Juan Diego
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Winona
Friday, December 8, 2017 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm, Adoration Chapel
(after the 5:15 pm Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass)
This year, we also celebrate the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima who appeared to the three children in 1917. The Fatima message continues to be most relevant today! All nations of the world are invited to participate, as we ask Our Blessed Mother to protect all Life, especially the life of the pre-born, and defend the Faith, protect the Family, and establish Peace.
The National Night of Prayer for Life includes adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the holy Rosary, prayer and hymns. For more information, see www.nationalnightofprayer.org. If you cannot join us in person, please join us in individual prayer.
If my people….humble themselves and pray, and seek my presence and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and revive their land. - 2 Chronicles 7:12
St. Casimir after 9:00am Cathedral after 10:30am St. Mary’s after 4:30pm, 8:30 & 10:30am
Lighten your holiday baking this weekend by visiting the annual Cookie Extravaganza. Proceeds
from the Extravaganzawill support
the youth of our parishes as they attend Camp Summit and Steubenville next summer
or the Diocese Catholic Youth Conference (DCYC) next November. Many of the treats were baked by the kids who
plan to attend the camps of conference.
Select your own favorites, or make up a plate to give to a friend or
neighbor. Thanks to a matching grant
from Catholic United Financial, each dollar you spend will have twice the
impact for the youth of our parish.