Mass Schedule for Immaculate Conception - December 8

    Holy Day of Obligation

Mass Times 

December 7:
                                                4:00 pm      Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka
                                                5:15 pm      St. Mary’s
                                                5:30 pm      St. Casimir

December 8: 
                                               8:00 am      Cathedral of the Sacred Heart  
                                               8:30 am      St. Mary’s
                                               9:00 am      Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka

December Movie Night at Cathedral

Join us Friday, December 14 from 6:30 - 8:30pm in the St. Augustine Room at the Cathedral for "The Nativity Story". 

The most magnificent portrayal of the nativity ever! Witness the struggles and joys of the Holy Family...and the Savior's birth at the turning point of history. Epic in scope yet intimate in detail. A film to be cherished for years to come.

Cookies and milk will be served. No fee or registration required. Everyone welcome.

Upcoming Pro-Life Events

     The National Night of Prayer for Life takes place on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Saturday, December 8 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart,360 Main Street in the Adoration Chapel. We come together before the Blessed Sacrament in adoration and reparation for the sins against the lives of the innocent and vulnerable preborn being killed in today’s society. Fr. Mark McNea will be presiding. For more information, see If you cannot join us in person, please join us in individual prayer.

      9 DAYS FOR LIFE: JANUARY 14-22 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 for information.

      Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, Sunday, January 20th. 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 nearly 61 million 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

     March for Life, Washington DC on Friday, January 18th. This is the 45th Anniversary of the Roe V Wade decision, which has led to the tragic loss of millions of pre-born babies to surgical abortion. For national coverage on the March for Life, see

     March for Life, St. Paul Capitol on Tuesday, 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 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.

     Diocese of Winona-Rochester Prayer Service for Life on Sunday, January 27 at St. John Vianney in Fairmont at 5:00 pm, with the Most Rev. Bishop John M. Quinn presiding.

     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

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Hearts for Life
Kathy Foerster, Coordinator
(507) 313-6880 or

Young at Heart Monthly Gathering

The Young at Heart December gathering at the Cathedral will be on Thursday, December 6. We will begin with Mass at 12:10pm and then gather in Holy Family Hall for lunch and a sing-a-long with Patti Darbo. Lunch includes Swedish meat balls, au gratin potatoes, squash, Watergate salad, roll and lemon bars for dessert. Cost is $5 per person and reservations are required. Call 457-3671 by noon on Monday, December 3rd, to make your reservation.

Advent Talk Series

Fr. Brian Mulligan invites you to join him for a talk series during Advent. Sessions will be held Saturday evenings at 7:00pm on December 1, 8, 15 and 22 in Holy Family Hall (basement) at the Cathedral.

Fr. Mulligan will go through the Old Testament, showing how Jesus's birth was foretold through the Prophets. There will be maps, pictures (from the Holy Land) and Scripture included. No registration required and sessions are free. 

Urgent! More Fall Festival Donations Needed.

Donations are still needed for this year's Cathedralfest. In order for this year's festival to be a successful fundraiser we are in dire need of additional donations for prizes for the Tootsie Rollette and Children's Games, we also need more items for the Silent Auction and Odd's N Ends Booth.
Items for Tootsie Rollette, Children's Games and Silent Auction should be new. Odd's N Ends items can be new or slightly used.
All items can be dropped off in Holy Family Hall at the Cathedral on Saturday, October 27th.

Hope with Bishop Quinn

Is pleased to welcome

To The Oaks
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Thursday October 25th 7:00 pm

Come join us for a drink and a most enriching evening with our bishop
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Movie Night at Cathedral

Movie Night at Cathedral
Friday, October 12 /  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
No fee.  No signup.  Popcorn is provided. Everyone is welcome.

Family Movie   St. Augustine Room
Beyond the Mask 
Rated PG     1:44 min     2018   
Double crossed and on the run, an employee of the British East India Company tries to stop a plot against a young nation's hope for freedom. Hel must gain the trust and the help of his friend,  as well as Ben Franklin.

Youth Movie   St. Thomas Room 
Rated G     1:45 min  2015
When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.

Public Rosary

Come Join Us for a Public Rosary

We appeal to the Blessed Virgin that her Immaculate Heart will Triumph!  
This Saturday, October 13th, the 101st anniversary of the Great Miracle of Fatima.  Join us to pray the rosary in front of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart at Noon.
Please pass on this invitation.
 God bless you.

Winona Area Catholic Young Adult Group

Gospel and Game Night
Thursday,  October 11th
7:00 – 9:00 pm

At 611 Harriet St. Winona MN

Soli Deo Gloria (The Winona Area Catholic Young Adult Group) will meet at our home, address above. Come enjoy fellowship for an evening, beginning with the upcoming Sundays gospel and discussion with an assortment of games to follow. Some snacks and beverages will be provided but feel free to bring your own. Kids are welcome. Hope you can join in on the fun!

Special Collection for Hurricane Relief October 6 & 7

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has asked all bishops to consider taking up a special collection in response to the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Florence. This emergency collection is intended to support both the humanitarian and Church needs arising from the hurricane. 

To assist Catholic Charities USA in its role as the official domestic relief agency of the U.S. Catholic Church, please respond to the urgent needs of those people affected by Hurricane Florence and support our parish’s special collection the weekend of October 6 and 7. Checks should be made payable to either Cathedral of the Sacred Heart or St. Casimir parish. For more information on how to help those in need go to or

CPR, AED and Choking Information Session

“Hands Only” CPR, AED, and Choking Information Session
CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation)
AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
Choking Emergencies
Save the Date!
Monday, September 24
                                 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Gathering Space

CPR, when performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival. If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you care about. The truth is, when you see someone collapse, it only takes two steps to save a life.
Ushers and greeters are especially encouraged to come, but EVERYONE is invited! Everyone will learn how to perform chest compressions, use the defibrillators, and save someone from choking. Anyone can do it. Everyone should.

  Class taught by Helen Bagshaw, a Critical Care Nurse
 RSVP to Sandy at the Cathedral office, (507) 452-4770 by Thursday, Sept. 20th.