French Choir Comes to Cathedral 8/19/16

Polysons, an adult community choir from Epinal, France will be performing at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. The concert is free and open to the public. Come enjoy the music Friday, August 19 at 7:30 PM!

Movie Night this Friday in Cathedral's St. Augustine Room- All are welcome!

Movie Night – Come Join Us!

The Song of Bernadette      1943        Rated NR        156 mins
The true story of St. Bernadette, who as a French peasant girl saw a miraculous vision of the Virgin Mary in Lourdes, France in 1858.

When: Friday, August 12
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Cathedral’s St. Augustine Room

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

Diocesan Catechetical Day 2016- Love and Mercy: The Story of Salvation

The Sophia Institute is coming to facilitate the Diocesan Catechetical Day this year. They will be bringing in members of their staff who will instruct catechists and teachers the knowledge of the faith, and how to bring that knowledge alive for those entrusted to their care. 
We invite everyone in the diocese — priests, deacons, directors of faith formation, catechists, RCIA team leaders, Catholic school teachers, youth and young adult leaders, homeschooling parents, and interested laity — to join us this Catechetical Day as we learn more about Love and Mercy!

What: Diocesan Catechetical Day 2016, Love and Mercy: The Story of Salvation
When: Monday, August 29
Where: Lourdes High School, Rochester, MN

Sponsored by the Diocese of Winona, Office of Faith Formation. 
Please register online at: http:/

Parish Volunteering: What You Need to Know

Parish Ministries which require VIRTUS training: 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

If you are involved in any of these ministries and have not attended a VIRTUS training, please sign up for the upcoming class on Saturday, August 27 at 9:00 am in Holy Family Hall at the Cathedral

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.

Sign up under First Time Registrant at

Our Beautiful Cathedral

Thank you to Rosy & Pat Byron, Scott & Janet Macon & Family, Jodi Brom, Jeff Breza, Amber Marcum, and all the volunteers and gardeners who have been busy keeping our Cathedral grounds beautiful this summer!

Center Street Road Construction the Last Two Weeks of July

During the latter part of July, there will be road work consisting of resurfacing and laying new blacktop on Center Street.

There will be access to the road with minimal disruptions.

We are sorry for any inconveniences, and thank you in advance for your considerations.

Cathedral Mass Schedule July 19-29


Congratulations to Msgr. Tom Melvin, who has now been appointed as Vicar General of the Diocese of Winona.  He will be in residence at the Cathedral and available to help with Masses. Therefore, we have now reinstated the 12:10pm Mass at the Cathedral on July 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 and 29. Mass intentions that were rescheduled to the 7am have been moved back to the 12:10pm Mass. 

If you have any questions please contact the parish office at 452-4770. 

Movie Night this Friday in Cathedral's St. Augustine Room- All are welcome!

Movie Night – Come Join Us! 
 “The Book of Esther”         2013         Rated NR       90 mins
“Esther is a symbol of hope, the virtue that gives men and women strength in the darkest moments.”
The true story of the Persian King, Xerxes, and his Jewish Queen, Esther.  Esther is caught in a life or death situation and in the secret plot to exterminate her people.

When: Friday, July 8th
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Cathedral’s St. Augustine Room.

No fee.  No signup.  Everyone is welcome! If you have any questions, please contact Donna Fakler at 507-454-1296.

Daily Mass Changes, June 29 and 30

Due to priests attending funerals for Msgr. Gene Egan and Fr. Paul Nelson, there will no 12:10 Masses on Wednesday June 29, and Thursday June 30. 

In replacement, there will be Communion Services provided by Deacon Jim Welch both days. 

Adoration Chapel Closed Monday June 13

The Adoration Chapel will be closed after 7:00 am Mass on Monday, June 13.
During this time, the water will be shut off for plumbing work. 

Adoration is expected to resume after 7:00 am Mass, Tuesday, June 14.

We will be sure to relay any further information as quickly as possible. Thank you and sorry for any inconveniences.

Movie Night tonight in Cathedral's St. Augustine Room- All are welcome!

Come Join Us for Movie Night

When: Tonight- Friday, June 10
From: 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: Cathedral's St. Augustine Room

 Playing: “A Man For All Seasons”         1966         Rated G       120 mins

“Sir Thomas More, saint and martyr, the man whose determined silence spoke more forcefully than words.”
The true story of King Henry VIII and Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of England.  Period drama.  Winner of 6 Academy Awards. 

*Everyone is welcome!  For any questions, feel free to call Donna Fakler at 507-454-1296.