Attention! All Parish Volunteers/Liturgical Ministers


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.

There is an upcoming VIRTUS training session on:

Wednesday, December 7 at 6:30PM -- St. Mary's University (Hillside Hall #222)

Parish 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.
Sacristans
Welcome Committee
Young at Heart Workers
Adult Altar Servers
Ushers


Sign up under First Time Registrant at http://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/



Join us for the 27th Annual National Night of Prayer for Life

On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (then celebrated on December 9th), Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas and the preborn, first appeared to St. Juan Diego.

The 27 Annual National Night of Prayer for Life bridges these two feasts to honor Our Blessed Mother and prays through her intercession for the establishment of a Culture of Life, protection for the Church from persecution, and asks Our Lord to REVIVE OUR LAND.

Join us in prayer Thursday, December 8th (after the 5:15 pm Holy Day Mass) from 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Winona.

 All are invited to participate!   



For more information, see www.nationalnightofprayer.org. If you cannot join us in person, please join us in individual prayer.


Join us for Movie Night on Friday, December 9th!

Movie Night – Come Join Us!  


What: A Christmas Carol     
When: Friday December 9 
Where: A Christmas Carol - Cathedral's St. Augustine Room
Time: 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
Who: All are welcome!




1986     G       1 hr 40 minutes

This 1984 retelling of the Charles Dickens classic is perhaps the finest version yet of this often-told story,  Dickens' timeless material looks at 19th century English life and shows us how wrong turns, if not righted, can lead good people astray.


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


Holy Hour of Prayer


Everyone is welcome to join us in the Holy Hour of Prayer for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty.


When: Saturday, December 3 
Time: 8:30 am to 9:30 am (after the 8:00 am Mass)
Where: The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

 Gather in the Adoration Chapel in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, where we will join in prayer, and reflection.


Bring your family and friends.  Let us pray together!

“In a world where there is so much noise, so much bewilderment, there is a need for silent adoration of Jesus concealed in the Host. Be assiduous in the prayer of adoration…It is a source of comfort and light, particularly to those who are suffering.” - Pope Benedict XVI 

Advent Cor Jesu December 2nd



As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ at Christmas, the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart invites you to attend Cor Jesu, an evening of Eucharistic Adoration, Confession, and praise & worship. The evening begins with exposition at 7PM and concludes with snacks and fellowship. It is a time to rest in the presence of the Lord, sing and meditate, and receive forgiveness of your sins through the Sacrament of Penance. As we begin the Advent season, it’s a wonderful way to prepare for Christmas!



WHO? Everyone is welcome - invite your family and friends!

WHAT? Adoration, Confession, Praise & Worship, and Fellowship

WHEN? 7-9pm, Friday, December 2nd

WHERE? Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 360 Main Street, Winona, MN

WHY? Because God loves you!


"Dear young people, the happiness you are seeking, the happiness you have a right to enjoy has a name and a face: it is Jesus of Nazareth, hidden in the Eucharist." ~Pope Benedict XVI



Liturgical Ministers Needed for Holy Day

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated on December 8th.  Please consider signing up to be an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, Lector, Sacristan, Usher or Altar Server for this Holy Day of Obligation.  Mass times at the Cathedral are 7am, 12:10pm, and 5:15pm.

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.  Amen. 

Mass Taping Date Change

The Christmas Mass taping with Bishop Quinn has been rescheduled for Dec. 9th.  Christmas Mass will be taped at 9am, and New Year’s Mass will be taped at 10am at the Cahtedral.  All are welcome to attend!

Cor Jesu Dec. 2nd


Mark you calendars and plan to attend Cor Jesu on Dec. 2nd at 7pm!


Cor Jesu (Latin for Heart of Jesus) is a time of Eucharistic Adoration and praise and worship for Catholics of all ages, especially young adults. The 2 hour evening begins with solemn exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and a brief Gospel and homily. There is then a time of Adoration with praise and worship music and opportunities to go to Confession. There will be prayers to the Sacred Heart, followed by solemn Benediction. The evening concludes with a time of food and fellowship.

Online Giving Makes Sense

Manna in the Desert
While you are away for the holidays or keeping out of the cold for the whole season, don't forget your home parish.  


Reasons to sign up for Electronic Giving:
  • No need to write checks or bring cash to church.
  • Peace-of-mind knowing that the church is receiving your contribution even if you are unable to attend.
  • More secure than checks.
  • All contributions are recorded for you on your bank statement with date of settlement.
  • IT COSTS YOU NOTHING!


Mass Brings Us Together


The Eucharist is what we are about.  Let us give praise to our good and gracious God by serving Him in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

This year, we are focusing our ministry sign-up on liturgical ministries.  Your parish is in need of more lay people to actively participate in the liturgy by becoming Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, Sacristans, Ushers, Lectors, Altar Servers and more.  

Look for the booklet of ministry descriptions and the sign up sheet at Mass on the weekends of Dec. 3-4 and 10-11, or you can beat the rush and


You will also have the opportunity to sign up and get involved in other ministries at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.  See upcoming booklet for more details!

Join us for Movie Night on Friday, November 11!


When: Friday, November 11
Where: Litte Boy - Cathedral's St. Thomas Room
The Ultimate Gift - Cathedral's St. Augustine Room
Time: 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
Who: The suggested age for the children's movie is 5th grade and up, but all are welcome to come!

Movie and popcorn provided. Feel free to bring a snack and a soda.




PG-13 Rating, 1 hour 45 minutes

An 8 year old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end WW II to bring his father back home.  A story that is a tribute to friendship, faith and family.   



PG Rating, 1 hour 57 minutes

Jason thought his inheritance was going to be the gift of money and lots of it. Instead, his wealthy grandfather, Red, devised for Jason twelve tasks, which he called "gifts," each challenging Jason in an improbable way. 



No fee.  No signup.  Everyone is welcome!  For more information, or if you have any questions, contact Donna at 507-454-1296.


Holy Hour for Life

You are Invited: 


On Saturday, November 5, the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart is offering a Mass for the Sanctity of Life & Marriage (8:00 am – 8:30 am)
AND
A Holy Hour of Prayer for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty (8:30am - 9:30 am)


Bring your family and friends.  Let us pray together!

“In a world where there is so much noise, so much bewilderment, there is a need for silent adoration of Jesus concealed in the Host. Be assiduous in the prayer of adoration…It is a source of comfort and light, particularly to those who are suffering.” - Pope Benedict XVI 



St. Casimir's Fall Fest Mass Schedule


There is a special Mass time schedule on the weekend of  St. Casimir's Fall Festival. 

The Mass times are as follows:

Saturday, November 5: 5:15pm

Sunday, November 6: 10:00am 

     *there will be no 9:00am Mass on Sunday, November 6

All are welcome to join these Mass celebrations, and attend St. Casimir's Fall Fest after the 10am Mass on Sunday!


Our Lady of Fatima Statue visits the Cathedral

The statue of Our Lady of Fatima made an appearance on Monday, October 24 in Winona. The statue is on a tour of 100 diocese in the United States. Along with making an appearance at the Cathedral, the statue also visited St. Mary's University.