Solemnity of Mary Schedule (Jan 1st)

Solemnity of Mary Schedule
Monday, December 31st
4:00 pm - St. Stan's
5:15 pm - St. Mary's
5:15 pm- Cathedral
(Office Closes at Noon)

Tuesday, January 1st
7:00 am - Cathedral
9:00 am - St. Casimir
(Office Closed)

Holy Family

We continue with the Octave of Christmas this Sunday as we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family.  Jesus, Mary, & Joseph serve as a powerful model for us but even more than that we celebrate the reality that Jesus has entered the circumstances and experience of the entire human family.  Jesus has entered our world and our lives and so wants to be with us in all that we do and experience.  Open the doors of our hearts and He will flood our lives with His grace! Click here for the full text of my weekend homily.

Stewardship “Countless Blessings” Prayer

Generous God, you have blessed us immeasurably.
We are eternally grateful for your many blessings.
The beauty of the world we live in,
the wonder of creation,
and the miraculous gift of life itself.
The loving support of family and friends,
their caring sympathy during troubles
and their sharing happiness during our joys
The challenge of the tasks we work at,
the satisfaction of our accomplishments,
the enjoyment of our hobbies and diversions
and the meaningfulness of our volunteering.

Merry Christmas

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!  Merry Christmas and every blessing to you and yours from all of us here at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and St. Casimir's.  May Jesus who has taken flesh in our world, come into your life more profoundly in these holy days.  The Church will celebrate the next few weeks in jubilation for God's coming into the world as the Christmas season unfolds.  Click here for the full text of Fr. Kern's Christmas Homily

Cathedral and St. Casimir Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas Eve—Monday, December 24
4:00pm—St. Casimir

Winona Area
4:00pm—St. Stanislaus
4:30pm—St. Mary’s
6:30pm—St. John’s
8:00pm—St. Mary’s
10:00pm—St. Stanislaus
Christmas Day—Tuesday, December 25

9:00am—St. Casimir

Winona area
8:30am—St. Mary’s
10:00am—St. Stanislaus
10:30am—St. Mary’s

Congratulations to Eagle Scout Award recipients

Erik Ness, David Peterson, and Avery Prondzinskiof Boy Scout of America Troop 11 of Cathedral of the Sacred Heart were awarded The Eagle Scout at ceremonies at the American Legion Post #9 this afternoon. Congratulations from our parish family to you and your families. We are proud of you! For details of their Eagle Scout projects see:

Jesus is the Fulfillment of All

We have already reached the final Sunday of Advent and now in just two days Christmas is upon us.  In these exciting and holy days we take time amidst the blur and speed of all we have to do to yet again invite Jesus into the circumstances of our life.  He is the authentic desire of our heart and so fulfills all of our longings and indeed all the longings of our world for what is true, whole, good, & beautiful.  Blessed are we who believe that what was spoken by the Lord would be fulfilled!  Click here to read the full text of this weekend's homily. 

Revised Faith Formation Schedule

The revised Faith Formation schedule is now posted under both the Calendar and Faith Formation pages. There are some changes to both the regular schedule, as well as the Growing up Catholic schedule. There will be a retreat for families on February 24th at St. Mary’s Parish from 11:30 – 2:30.
If you have any questions about the changes, please contact the parish office.

Christmas Office Hours

The parish office will be closed on Monday, December 24th and Tuesday December 25th for Christmas. The office will be open from 9am until 1pm on Wednesday, December 26th.

Perpetual Adoration Closed

Due to the weather Perpetual Adoration is closed for the night (12/20/12). It will reopen in the morning after the 7am Mass.

December 23 and 30 Bulletin

Additional Confession Times This Week

There will be additional times for Confession this week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Wednesday, December 19th: 11:00 am - Noon
Thursday, December 20th: 11:00 am - Noon, 6:30 pm until all are heard
Friday, December 21st: 11:00 am - Noon

O Come O Come Lord Jesus

Over the next seven days the Church intensifies our preparations for the coming of Christ into our lives.  The prayers are more specific and vigilant in the expectation for Jesus to come to us.  For example, the prayer for this morning:
"O God, Creator and Redeemer of human nature, who willed that your Word should take flesh in an ever-virgin womb, look with favor on our prayers, that your Only Begotten Son, having taken to himself our humanity, may be pleased to grant us a share in his divinity."
Another way the Church prays during these seven days is with what are called the "O Antiphons".  Called this simply because in the Latin they all begin with O but prayed in the Church at the end of Advent for more than one thousand years.  Each Antiphon invokes the coming of the Messiah, beginning with a biblical title and closing with a specific petition.  These antiphons are sung at evening prayer and also have been added to the liturgy for the Gospel acclamation (the Alleluia) during Mass.  The traditional hymn we know so well, O Come, O Come Emmanuel is based on these antiphons as well.  For example: here is today's "O Antiphon": O Wisdom, O holy Word of God, you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care: Come and show your people the way to salvation.  This website shows the antiphons for each day and a beautiful description of each.
This prayerful video also describes the antiphons:

Stewardship “Gathering” Prayer

Good and loving God source of every grace and blessing,
We bring you thanks as we gather today for the many gifts you have given us.
We seek to be good stewards,
Lord! Bless us as we gather here to share Your gifts.
Send us Your Spirit and be present among us — in the mouth of all who speak, in the ears of all who listen at the heart of all we say and do.
We ask in Jesus' name.

On Tap This Weekend (Dec 15th & 16th)

Christmas Bake Sale at Cathedral (10 am – 2 pm, Holy Family Hall)
This Saturday Cathedral will host a Christmas Bake sale from 10-2 in Cathedral’s Holy Family Hall. There will be baked goods for sale, as well as a General Store and Christmas Store. We’ll also have a set-up where kids can make an ornament that will go on our Christmas trees this season. Proceeds go to the Youth Group.

 City-Wide Communal Reconciliation (Sun 4pm, Cathedral)
Cathedral will host the communal Reconciliation this Saturday. A short service will start at 4 pm with the Sacrament of Reconciliation to follow until all are heard.

Youth Group Meeting (Sun 6pm, Cathedral School)
This Sunday the Youth Group will be having their Christmas Party in the Youth Group room at the Cathedral School from 6 pm – 8 pm. Bring your friends for food, faith and fun. Anyone in 9–12 grade is welcome. Bring a gift, $3 or less, wrapped, for a gift exchange game!

The Gift and Challenge of Faith; Emphases of Pope Benedict XVI for our Year of Faith

By Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi - The Priest, 1/1/2013
The transmission and the meaning of faith are clear pillars in the papacy of Pope Benedict XVI. If the goal of the new evangelization, a repeated and consistent theme of this papacy, is the transmission of faith, then the recent establishment by the Pope at Rome of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization underscores the urgent need for the development of new strategies for spreading the faith.
The inauguration, moreover, of a full Year of Faith highlights Benedict's desire to help each of us in our individual journeys of faith. Finally, the Roman Synod that took place this past October links two of the above-mentioned themes of the papacy. Entitled "The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith," it becomes clear how the themes of faith and the new evangelization are intimately related for Pope Benedict XVI.
In his 2006 homily in Regensburg, Germany, the Pope asks early on in his papacy the underlying and fundamental question of our time — what does it mean to have faith? In effect, what do we actually believe? In answer, he points to the third-century Apostles' Creed as the basis of our belief system, the twelve articles corresponding to the twelve apostles.

Viva La Virgen de Guadalupe!

Today is the Blessed Feast of the Patroness of the Americas Our Lady of Guadalupe.  This title for Mary comes from her appearing to St. Juan Diego, a humble peasant farmer from Mexico. Take these beautiful words of the Blessed Virgin to heart for yourself today: "Listen, put it into your heart, my youngest and dearest son, that the thing that disturbs you, the thing that afflicts you, is nothing. Do not let your countenance, your heart be disturbed. Do not fear this sickness of your uncle or any other sickness, nor anything that is sharp or hurtful. Am I not here, I, who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not the source of your joy? Are you not in the hollow of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms? Do you need anything more? Let nothing else worry you, disturb you. Do not let your uncle's illness worry you, because he will not die now. You may be certain that he is already well." Click here for more information on this beautiful Feast Day

Virtus Session Wednesday at Cathedral

There will be a Virtus session at 9 am tomorrow (Wednesday, December 12th) at Cathedral. The session will last 2 hours and 15 minutes and will take place in Holy Family Hall.

If you volunteer for any events we've held or minister at any of our Masses our with an outreach program through us, we need you to attend a Virtus Session. This includes the Fall Festivals, Faith Formation, Eucharistic Ministering, homebound communion, nursing home outreach, etc.

Please sign-up online by going to the Virtus website, creating an account, and picking the December 12th class at Cathedral.

Thank you for helping us create and maintain a safe environment for everyone!

Immaculate Conception Holy Day Schedule

Immaculate Conception Holy Day Schedule
Friday, December 7th
5:15 – Cathedral

Saturday, December 8th
8:00 am – Cathedral
8:00 am – Basilica of St. Stanislaus
8:30 am – St. Mary’s

December 9 Bulletin

Kids: Help Us Decorate the Tree

Calling all kids! 

We'd like your help with decorating our Christmas tree this year. Come to the Holiday Bake Sale at Cathedral on Saturday, December 15th from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm in Holy Family Hall and make an ornament to put on our tree!

Thank You for Your Generosity

A big thank you to all the wonderful stewards who took a tag for the Gifts For Winona program. St. Casimir and Cathedral had a total of 150 tags, all of which were gone in 11 days! If you didn't get a tag, we still have Toys for Tots barrels in the gathering spaces, as well as 10 Days of Giving barrels at the church entrances. The Birthright tree will also be up soon in the Gathering Space at Cathedral. Thank you again for your continued generosity!

Stewardship “Creation” Prayer

All powerful and ever-living God, 
we do well always and everywhere to give you thanks.
All things are of your making.
All times and seasons obey you.
You chose to create us in your own image,
and set us over the whole world in all its wonder.
You made us the stewards of creation,
to praise you every day for your wisdom and power.
May we imitate your Son, Jesus in his life of service.
May we be faithful stewards of all your gifts
among the people of God. Amen 

Come Lord Jesus, into My Heart Today

Advent is a time where we prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ.  Christ comes to us in a manger in a few short weeks.  Christ will come again in glory at the Second coming and end of time.  Most especially, Jesus comes into our hearts at the Mass and in our daily lives.  He wants to be a part of our life every day.  Click here to ready my homily for the 1st Sunday of Advent

Make Ready, the Lord is Coming

Luke 21:25-28, 34-36   Jesus said to his disciples: "There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. But when these signs begin to happen, stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand. Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap. For that day will assault everyone who lives on the face of the earth. Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man."
Introductory Prayer: Heavenly Father, I gladly spend a few minutes with you, to be close to you, because you know how much I need your presence and grace in my life. You deserve to be the center of my thoughts and desires; but often I let myself be taken up by the anxieties of daily life. Sorry Lord, but at least here I am right now, hungry for you alone. Today, Lord, I accompany the whole Church as we begin the Advent Season and begin to prepare for your coming to earth as a baby on Christmas morning.

Daily Advent Calendar

Here is a wonderful resource from EWTN to help prepare each of our hearts for Christmas.  This Advent Calendar gives a reflection for each day as well as a practical action and prayer for each day.  Come back to this page each day to assist your daily preparation for the coming of our Savior Jesus.

Click here for the Advent Calendar

Advent is Coming! Are you ready?

Most of us are already busy making plans or buying gifts for Christmas.  Every time we go to a store we know they are ready for us to buy their nice new displays that would look so good in our homes.  However, as Catholic's we remember the true purpose for this season, the coming of our Savior!  Advent is a time of preparation for the incredible reality that God became a human man in Jesus.  As we prepare for Christmas, might we take this week to get an Advent wreath (or make a simple one with our family).  Below I will give a couple links with some simple suggestions for ways to celebrate Advent that can help prepare us for Christmas along with a video of how to make one yourself.

Click here for a blog on some "baby steps for celebrating Advent"
Click here for a link with both some history on the Advent wreath and a how to make one yourself.

Holiday Bake Sale: Dec 15th

Cathedral is bringing back an old tradition this year - the Holiday Bake Sale! Saturday December 15th from 10-2, Cathedral will be selling holiday baked goods and cookies by the plate. Along with the bake sale will be a Christmas Store and a Country Store. 
All proceeds go to fund the Youth Group programs. 
If you're like Sandy, and like to bake, we need you. If you're willing to bake, please call Barb Pozanc (896-3379) or Karen Waters (457-3671). Drop off for baked goods will be 8-10 am the morning of the sale.
If you're like Kris, and like to eat (or shouldn't bake...), mark your calendars for tasty treats!

Christ the King

This weekend we celebrated the Solemnity of Christ the King.  This celebration is always celebrated on the last Sunday in Ordinary Time.  That of course means that Advent begins next week!  As we wind down Ordinary Time, we reflect on the reality that Jesus is truly our King.  Jesus must be the King of our minds, hearts, bodies, and truly entire life.  We are called to be His faithful servants.  How have you served your King?  Click here for the full text of my homily.  

Thanksgiving Schedule

Wed, November 21st
7 am Mass - Cathedral
12:10 Mass - Cathedral
No 5 pm Newman Mass
Office Open

Thurs, Nov 22nd
Happy Thanksgiving!
7 am Mass - Cathedral
No 12:10 Mass
Office Closed

Fri, Nov 23rd
7 am Mass - Cathedral
No 12:10 Mass
Office Closed

Happy Thanksgiving

We want to wish a happy Thanksgiving to everyone. We hope you can take some time today to be thankful for all of the blessings God has given you! 

November 25 Bulletin

A Stewardship “Meal Blessing”

Good and gracious God,
As we gather together for this meal, we
pause from the normal routines of our daily lives
to give thanks and praise for the abundant
blessings you have bestowed upon us.
You have entrusted us with the wonders of your
creation and given us the freedoms and
opportunities to creatively collaborate
in your divine plan.
Bless all of us who gather here in your name.
Give us the grace to be good stewards of your
bounty, the courage to proclaim the Gospel in
word and deed; and the wisdom to claim nothing
for ourselves, but return all to You with increase.
Bless this food we are about to share and
all those who brought it to our table.
Bless our loved ones, family and friends who are
not with us this day; and on those who travel, that
they may reach their destinations safely.
And in a special way, bless those who are less
fortunate than we are today. Grant that we
who are filled with Your abundance never
close our hearts to those most in need of Your
mercy, particularly the hungry, the
homeless and the poor.
We ask this through our Lord, Jesus Christ, your

Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy
Spirit, one God forever and ever.

Happy Birthday Fr. Jason!

We want to wish a happy 27th birthday to Fr. Jason Kern!

Virtus Session Added 12/12

A new Virtus Session has been added on December 12th at 9 am at Cathedral. The session will meet in Holy Family Hall, and will last approximately 2 hours. We ask that you please pre-register if you plan to attend by clicking this link and making an account on
The purpose of the Virtus program is to help parishioners, volunteers, and ministers, to provide a safe environment in our parish. The Virtus session will aid you in learning about potentially harmful behavior and warning signs. The session will also cover proper reporting procedures. Because of this, Virtus is required for anyone who comes into contact with either vulnerable adults or minors in their volunteer or ministry work.
Please help us make our parishes a safer place by attending a session.

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who helped with the Mass taping today. We are blessed to have such wonderful stewards who donate their time and efforts for these things. A special thank you to everyone who helped with some last minute things. We appreciate it!

Youth Group Meeting Sun Nov 18th

The youth group will be meeting this Sunday night at Cathedral school. As usual, there will be snacks, games, and a great conversation! Invite your friends. We hope to see you at 6pm on Sunday November 18th!

Stewardship “Blessings” Prayer

Generous and loving God, You call us to be disciples
of your son Jesus and good stewards of all your many gifts.
Open our minds and hearts to a greater awareness
and deeper appreciation of your countless blessings.
Transform us through the power of your Spirit to nurture
a stewardship way of life marked by faith-filled prayer,
service to our neighbor and generous sharing.
Teach us to be faithful servants of your gifts. With Mary’s help,
may we return ten-fold the gifts entrusted to us.
Bless our Parish with a deepening
devotion to prayer, a growing commitment for service,
and increasing levels of generosity as we work to
advance the mission of both our parish and diocese.
We pray through Christ, our Lord. Amen. 

Mass Tapings This Friday (11/16)

The Diocese will be taping the five December weekend Masses this Friday (Nov 16) at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. We still need help to fill some minister spots, and as always, need help to fill up the front of the church.
The tapings will be at 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm , and 2 pm. We still need Lectors for 10 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm, as well as Sacristans for the 9 am and 10 am Masses. If you would be willing to fill a spot, please contact the parish office at (507) 452-4770, or email . 
Thank you in advance!

Catholic Extention 2013 Calendars Out Now

The 2013 calendars from Catholic Extension are out now at Cathedral and St. Casimir. We want to thank our calendar sponsors for making this possible: Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home, Winona Air Expediting Inc, Robert & Frances Fischer, and Ron Gunderson
We order our calendars from Catholic Extension because we believe in their mission. Every penny of proceeds go to support under-resourced Catholic communities in the US. Click to watch the video below. Not only will you learn about CE, but we think you'll feel as good about them as we do!

Have You Given Everything?

This is one picture of a painting of the widow giving the little she had to the temple
This Sunday, in both the first reading and the gospel, we heard stories about two different widows who put what God was inviting them to first in their lives.  Both likely had difficult lives filled with much hardship, yet gave to God before anything else.  God provides for us in our need and always gives us strength to persevere despite hardship.  God is truly our strength and refuge.  His presence fills us with peace.  Click here for a full text of my homily (though my actual homily varied considerably from this).

CathedralFest: This Weekend

Saturday, November 10th

7:00 PM Start

6:00 PM Start
Taco’s & Joe’s Dinner $5.00 with beverage  (Sponsor: HyVee Foods)

Sunday, November 11th
Breakfast from 7:30 am to 9:30 am
Dinner: Chicken Bar-B-Que
Served from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

A Year of Faith Prayer

Eternal God, everlasting Father,
we lift to you adoring love and praise
for the gift of faith
by which we open ourselves
to the fiery Love of your Spirit,
poured out through the pierced Heart
of your Son, Jesus Christ.
Stir up that faith anew in us,
O Father!
Deepen our trust,
illumine our minds,
kindle our hearts

November 11 Bulletin

Newman Center Capital Campaign

The St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Newman Center, on campus at Winona State University, has embarked on a capital campaign to help with development and growth costs in the next year. You can get more information about who they are, what they do, and where they're going by going to their campaign website and watching the video below.

Election Day

We hope everyone was able to get out and vote today.
An extra thank you, on this Election Day, to all those who help with the election process. Thank you for giving your time to help us all do our civic duty!

RCIA Meetings Start Next Week

RCIA Classes will be starting Tuesday, November 13th at 7 pm in the St. Thomas Room. Classes are open to anyone with an interest in becoming Catholic or learning more about the Catholic faith. There is no cost for the program. Please check out the RCIA page on this website for more information.
If you'd like to help with RCIA, please contact the parish office.

Heart, Mind, Soul, & Strength

We are called to love God above all else!  What does this really look like?  How do we love God in the daily events of our very busy lives?  Click here for the full text of my homily on this deep reality.


Remnants of fires caused by Superstorm Sandy
As you are aware, our neighbors to the east are in need of our help. While accurate damage assessments are still forthcoming, we do know that this is a tragedy of the great proportion that requires an urgent response. 
In solidarity with our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster, we will be taking up a second collection at all Masses this weekend. Please make checks out to the parish and clearly mark them for Superstorm Relief. 
We also ask for your prayers for the victims of this disaster. The Diocese of Winona, working with the dioceses of the east and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, will continue to research further avenues of assistance for those displaced by this tragedy.

St. Casimir's Fall Festival Starts Tonight!

St. Casimir's Fall Festival starts tonight!
The Polish Dinner starts at 5 pm and goes until the tickets are out. Stop down tonight where $10 gets you the biggest dinner in town! Meal includes roast pork and Polish bologna, meat balls, real mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, sauerkraut,  glazed fresh carrots, pickled beets, cranberry salad, cole slaw, homemade bread and coffeecakes, and your choice of coffee or milk. 
Tickets are $10 each, Take out's available. Meal is served buffet style, and catered by Mary Kay's Kitchen in Arcadia.

The Sunday fun starts at Noon. Come eat lunch and try your luck with kid's games and raffles, or stop by the booths to buy tasty treats, jewelry, and decorations.  The Big Wheel starts at Noon, and the Big Ticket Drawing is at 4 pm. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Stewardship “Gift” Prayer

Lord, you alone are the source of every good gift,
of the vast array of our universe,
and the mystery of each human life.
We praise you and we thank you
for your great power and your tender, faithful
Everything we are and everything we have
is your gift,
and after having created us,
You have given us the greatest of all gifts, your son,
Fill our minds with His truth
and our hearts with His love,
that in His Spirit
we may be bonded together into a community
of faithful, caring people.
In the name and spirit of Jesus,
we commit ourselves to be good stewards
of the gifts entrusted to us,
to share our time, our talent
and our material gifts as an outward sign
of the treasure we hold in Jesus.

Pictures from Msgr. Colletti's Mass of Thanksgiving

Blessing the Confirmation Students and their Sponsors

All Saints Day Mass Schedule

All Saints Day November 1, 2012 -- Holy Day of Obligation
City-wide Mass Schedule:

Wednesday, October 31
5:15pm Cathedral
5:15pm St. Mary’s

Thursday, November 1
7:00am Cathedral
8:00am Basilica of St. Stanislaus
9:30am School Mass—Basilica of St. Stanislaus
12:10pm Cathedral
5:15pm St. Casimir
5:15pm St. Mary’s

Middle School Fall Party

Middle School Fall Party
Grades 6-8
(All are welcome - Bring a friend!)
Saturday, November 3
St. Mary's Parish / School Gym
6:30-9:30 pm
Cost: $5 ($2 for winning charity)
Costume Contest!! Dress as a Saint and get a special prize!
Refreshments provided. Come for fun, faith and fellowship!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from our Tiger Den Cub Scouts!

RCIA Starts Nov 13th

Do you know anyone interested in becoming Catholic?  The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart will continue offering sessions beginning Tuesday, November 13th at 7:00pm.  These sessions called Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) are for anyone who is looking to learn more about their Catholic faith or for any adult who is seeking to be baptized, receive first holy communion, or be confirmed.  Please contact the office if you or anyone you know is interested.  The office number is 507-452-4770.  

Pumpkin Chucking Pack Takes 1st Place

Scoutmaster Ron Prondzinski,  Cubmaster Matt Cummings, Bryce Cummings, Jacob Simmons, Ethan Cummings, Kole Koehler, Hunter Ramsden, Colton Beier, Devon Beier, Den Leader Kiel Koehler, Nick Latus
The Webelos II from Cub Scout Pack 9 of Cathedral took 1st place for pack built Trebuchet at the 4th annual Pumpkin Chuckin contest on Saturday 10/27/12 held at Gamehaven Scout Reservation in Rochester, MN. They averaged 59 yards per throw in competition. The Pack started construction of their chucker in September.
If you would like information on the Cub Scouting or Boy Scouting programs, please call Cathedral at 507-452-4770 or check out the Youth Activities page on this website.
Click on Read More to see pictures from the building process!

What Do You Want Me To Do For You?

Today, Jesus encounters a blind man named Bartimaeus who calls out to Him.  Jesus, asks Bartimaeus, what do you want me to do for you?  How would you respond to this question?  Possibly by saying, nothing, I am fine as I am?  Bartimaeus is healed by Jesus and then follows Him on the Way.  Jesus desires to encounter each of us in this manner too.  He desires for us to seek Him, to run after Him, and then for us to encounter in Him who Is God an invitation to follow.  Click here for a full text of my homily.

October 28 Bulletin

Additional Youth Group Meeting Nov 4th

Due to consensus, the youth group will be meeting an extra time on November 4th, from 6-7pm.
There will be snacks and a continuation of the discussion on angels, demons and Saints.
*All youth group meetings will at the Cathedral school starting in November. (Enter at Center street and go to the basement.)
*The next meeting will be November 18th from 6-8pm!!  Bring a friend and enjoy some candy and conversation.
*There is still time to sign up for:
   - March for Life, January 23-27, 2013, Washington DC
   - Pine Ridge Mission June 30– July 5, 2013, South Dakota
   - NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference)
     November 21-24, 2013, Indianapolis
Please e-mail Kelly Peter, or call 452-5656 x17 for more information.