VIRTUS Training


If you plan on volunteering or working in any capacity for the Winona Catholic Churches/Schools VIRTUS training is required.  The VIRTUS Protecting  God’s Children awareness program is a 2 hour session for all adults to help our Churches/Schools provide a child-safe environment and empowering caring adults to protect children by recognizing the warning signs of sexual abuse and to respond appropriately.

The next Virtus Training will be held:

When: Wednesday, March 13 2019 
Where: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Church 
Holy Family Hall (Church basement) 
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Please pre-register online at www.virtusonline.org

Gospel and Game Night

This week is Gospel & Game Night! 



What: Gospel & Game Night is hosted by Soli Deo Gloria (The Winona Area Catholic Young Adult Group) in 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!

Mass on Monday, Dec. 31st


December 31st Mass Schedule

Cathedral
7:00 AM:  Daily Mass
5:15 PM:  Vigil Mass for Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

January 1st Mass Schedule

Cathedral
7:00 AM:  Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

St. Casimir's 
9:00 AM:  Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

VIRTUS Training



If you plan on volunteering or working in any capacity for the Winona Catholic Churches/Schools VIRTUS training is required.  The VIRTUS Protecting  God’s Children awareness program is a 2 hour session for all adults to help our Churches/Schools provide a child-safe environment and empowering caring adults to protect children by recognizing the warning signs of sexual abuse and to respond appropriately.

The next VIRTUS Training will be held:

When: Thursday, January 24, 2019
Where: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Church
Holy Family Hall (Church basement)
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Please pre-register online at www.virtusonline.org

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 www.nationalnightofprayer.org. 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 www.usccb.org 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 www.lifemattersww.org.

     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 www.ewtn.org.

     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 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.

     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 kathyfoerster@gmail.com

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


THEOLOGY UNCORKED
Is pleased to welcome

BISHOP JOHN QUINN
To The Oaks
To speak with us about

HOPE


Thursday October 25th 7:00 pm

Come join us for a drink and a most enriching evening with our bishop
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