Is the "Body of Christ" really the Body of Christ?

Find out at the Theology Potluck this Sunday night, from 5pm until 6:45pm. The topic is the Eucharist. It is in the St. Thomas room at the Cathedral. Please bring some food or drink to share. 

Bulletin Insert From Bishop Quinn

ObamaCare and Religious Freedom

How about some respect for Catholics and others who object
to treating pregnancy as a disease?


Religious freedom is the lifeblood of the American people, the cornerstone of American government. When the Founding Fathers determined that the innate rights of men and women should be enshrined in our Constitution, they so esteemed religious liberty that they made it the first freedom in the Bill of Rights.

Cathedral Children's Choir Updated Schedule

The updated Cathedral Children's Choir Schedule is now available in the CCC calendar, as well as in a printable version. Please go here to check it out.

March for Life 2011

Pie Sale

Cotter High School’s Cross Cultural Ministry Program (CCMP) has apple pies available for purchase.

The frozen pies are $7.00 each or 4 pies for $25.00. These delicious pies are hand made by the students and their families, and they fund the mission trips the students will go on this summer. If you are interested in purchasing a pie, please contact McKenna or Barb Marg at 507 452 8485 or by e-mail at

Minnesota for Marriage - New Videos

Minnesota for Marriage has released four short videos explaining why Marriage matters. These are the first of several short educational videos to be released by the organization in the coming months.

From Minnesota for Marriage:
The debate over the definition of marriage has unfolded across America and at the federal level for the past several years, and is the subject of the proposed amendment on the November 2012 ballot to preserve marriage in Minnesota.

But what is the debate really about, how does it affect society and what is at stake in the outcome of the amendment vote?

You can learn more at their website: 

Check out the video after the jump.

January 29 Bulletin

Server Training

Server Training at St. Casimir tonight after the 5:15pm Mass. Anyone who wants to serve and is at least in 4th grade is welcome.

Server Training at the Cathedral tomorrow after the 10:30am Mass. Anyone who wants to serve and is at least in 4th grade is welcome.

Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, & Limbo

There will be a Theology Potluck this Sunday, from 5-7pm. The topic is Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, and Limbo. All are invited. Bring some food or soda to share. At the Cathedral, in the St. Thomas room.

January 22 Bulletin

Minnesota For Marriage

Minnesota For Marriage Launches Minnesota Marriage Minute Videos
Earlier this week we launched the first episode of “Minnesota Marriage Minute”, a series of educational videos addressing the proposed Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment.  The Minnesota Marriage Minute is an ongoing dialogue with Minnesota voters hosted by veteran news anchor and devoted mother Kalley Yanta. Each video is designed to provide you with important information about the marriage amendment, why it’s necessary and what it will accomplish. Each week we’ll issue at least one new video.
To view the video and then share it with all your friends, neighbors, family and colleagues go to:

Check out our website at

Sign up to be a Server

On January 28th, after the 5:15 Mass at St. Casimir, there will be a practice for anyone (4th grade and up) who would like to be an altar server. The Cathedral practice will be on January 29th, after the 10:30 Mass. Please sign up ahead of time by sending an email to

What does "Consubstantial" mean?!

Learn this and more at the Theology Potluck
on Sunday, January 15th, from 5-7pm:
The Creed and the New Translation
Bring a dish (food, pop, snacks) to share.
At Cathedral, in the St. Thomas Room.

January 15th Bulletin

Mission Helpers of the Holy Savior

A photo of one of the newest orders of sisters working in our diocese.
The Mission Helpers of the Holy Savior, working in Worthington, MN were at the Cathedral for a retreat during the octave of Christmas.

Bakers Needed

Please call the office at 507.452.4770 or email if you would be willing to make cookies, bars, cakes, scones, brownies, muffins, cupcakes, macaroons, or any other dessert for Tom's Famous Annual Chili Supper on the 1st of February.

WACS 3rd Annual Mardi Gras

WACS 3rd Annual Mardi Gras Presents...”Meet Me at the Blue Bayou!”
Saturday, February 11, 2012 Social Hour begins at 6:00 p.m. at Riverport Inn
100% of all funds raised from the evening will go to benefit the education of the students at WACS!
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! $40.00 per guest
Purchase tickets by calling or visiting the WACS Box Office.

32nd Annual Lasagna Dinner Fundraiser

The Cotter Band Boosters will be hosting the 32nd annual Lasagna Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, January 14th at the Elks Club from 5-7pm. The tickets are just $7.00 each. Take outs are available. Enjoy the smooth sounds of the Cotter Jazz groups as you dine. Tickets are available at Cotter High School in the main office, from any Cotter band student, or at the door on the night of the event.

Pathways TEC Retreat February 18-20, 2012

Teens (age 16 and up) and adults are invited to attend Pathways Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) weekend to be held at St Leo's Church in Pipestone. Sponsored by the Diocese of Winona and affiliated with National TEC, Pathways TEC is a dynamic, life-giving experience centered in the Paschal Mystery filled with music, inspiring talks, praise and worship. TEC provides an opportunity for ongoing growth in faith and prayer and promotes involvement in the life and mission of the Church.
Applications are available on the TEC website Call TEC Coordinator Mary White at 507-280-0197 for more information.

Liturgical Music Spring Calendars Now Available Online

The Liturgical Music spring calendars for Cathedral are now available online. This includes the calendars for the Adult Choir, Combo choirs (Men & Women), Cathedral Brass, Handbell Choir, and the Children's Choirs.
Click here to check it out!

Thank You From Catholic Charities

In these tough economic times, many in our community have found themselves needing a little extra support to make ends meet at one time or another. We are very fortunate to have an organization like Winona Volunteer Services that is always there to help with things such as emergency assistance and food, home delivered meals, holiday food and dinners, and much more.
Throughout the year our cluster helps to support this wonderful organization and WVS continues to let us know how appreciative they are of this help. We would like to extend that thank you to the members of our cluster, without whom we could not provide these essential funds. Thank you greatly for your continued generosity!

Tom’s Famous Annual Chili Supper

Tom’s Famous Annual Chili Supper will take place on Wednesday, February 1st from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Your ticket includes all the chili you can eat, French bread, and your choice of coffee or milk. Desserts are an additional $.50, and take-outs are available.
Tickets are $7.00 for adults ($6.50 presale), $4.00 for children (under 4 are free), with the maximum family household price being $25.00. Tickets are available at the parish office, at the door, and from Tom Lilla.
We hope to see you there!

Pope Benedict on this Feast of the Epiphany

Pope Benedict at this year's Epiphany celebration shared these beautiful words about the Magi:  The Magi "were, as we might say, men of science, but not simply in the sense that they were searching for a wide range of knowledge: they wanted something more. ... They were men with restless hearts, not satisfied with the superficial and the ordinary. They were men in search ... of God, ... watchful men, capable of reading God's signs, His soft and penetrating language. But they were also courageous, yet humble: we can imagine them having to endure a certain amount of mockery for setting off to find the King of the Jews, at the cost of so much effort. For them it mattered little what this or that person, what even influential and clever people thought and said about them. For them it was a question of truth itself, not human opinion. Hence they took upon themselves the sacrifices and the effort of a long and uncertain journey. Their humble courage was what enabled them to bend down before the child of poor people and to recognize in Him the promised King, the One they had set out, on both their outward and their inward journey, to seek and to know".


Children's Choir at the 5:15pm Mass

The Cherubs & Choristers will lead the music ministry for Mass at 5:15pm this Saturday, January 7th.

January 8th Bulletin Posted

Twins Caravan

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Holy Family Hall at Cathedral 5:00pm. Announcing Special Guests Tom Kelly, Brian Dozier and Liam Hendriks. Tickets: Available at Midtown Foods, Hy-Vee, Winona Radio, Charter Communications and Joe's Barber Shop. Cost is $9.00 and includes Chicken Dinner, Autographs and prizes. Proceeds to benefit the Winona Chiefs Baseball Team.