Last Newman Center Mass of the Semester

The Newman Center celebrated their last Sunday Mass of the semester on April 29th at 7:00 p.m.. We wish the graduating Seniors luck in whatever they pursue!



Newman Choir last Mass of Semester


Newman Staff at Closing Mass


Newman Mass Farewell to graduates


Congratulations and thanks to this year's Newman Student Staff!





Natalie Rubie 1st Communion at 7pm Mass






St. Casimir's 1st Communion






Fr. Colletti with Cody Wojahn, Ali French, Morgan Rinn, Olivia Bublitz, and Kollin Nogosek

Third Sunday of Easter: We Are Witnesses to the Risen Lord

Luke 24:35-48  The two recounted what had taken place on the way and how Jesus was made known to them in the breaking of the bread. While they were still speaking about this, he stood in their midst and said to them, "Peace be with you." But they were startled and terrified and thought that they were seeing a ghost. 

Allison French 1st Communion






Allison with her brothers at her 1st Communion Mass at St. Casimir at 5:15pm Saturday. Next week the rest of the class will make their First Communion at St. Casimir's; and the first week of May 1st Communion will be at the Masses at Cathedral.

Ria Music Ministry for Ali French First Communion






Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter

The community of believers was of one heart and mind,
and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own,
but they had everything in common.
With great power the Apostles bore witness
to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus,
and great favor was accorded them all.

Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy will be celebrated at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart on Sunday April 15.  A video will be shown at 1:30pm followed by a prelude of music at 2:10pm with the Divine Mercy Prayers at 2:30pm.  Confession will be available during the hour of prayer.

Pictures From the Easter Vigil Mass

We have made a public picture album of pictures taken at the Easter Vigil Mass. All pictures may be viewed by clicking on the album link below.
Easter Vigil Mass 2012

Marriage Matters: A Day of Marriage Enrichment

The Diocese of Winona welcomes you to participate in Marriage Matters: A Day of Marriage Enrichment on Saturday, April 28th. The day will feature a series of three short talks by guest speaker Sr. Renee Mirkes from Marriage Matters: Love & Life Unlimited. There will also be a celebration of Mass with Bishop Quinn.
The event will take place at the church of St. John The Evangelist in Rochester, MN on April 28th and run from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.. A light lunch and childcare will be provided. Please register by April 23rd.
For more information, please visit the event website at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e5qmhupf8ff1f050&llr=s5ol9gjab . 

The First Promise of the Sacred Heart

Friday April 13, 2012 at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart at 7:00 pm.

"I will give them all the graces necessary for their state in life".

Do you want to ensure a successful marriage, priesthood, religious life or consecrated secularity? The Sacred Heart of Jesus is there to give all the graces you need. Come hear Raymond de Souza speak on the First Promise of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to those who are His True devotees in their choice of state in life.

Followed by: Is the Rosary a prayer of 'vain repetitions'?

Come, bring your Catholic (and non-Catholic) friends, and find out! 
The RCR Apologetics Program - Real Catholic Replies by Raymond de Souza.

Empty Tomb, Expectant Heart

Happy Easter!!!    On the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early in the morning while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran off to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and told them, "They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they put him."

A Christian Only Rents a Tomb; Holy Saturday

Liturgical note: There is no liturgy for Holy Saturday. Christian tradition has the Church waiting at the Lord’s tomb, meditating on his suffering and death. Today’s meditation is taken from the Gospel reading for Easter Sunday at the Easter Vigil.   Mark 16:1-7
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go and anoint him. Very early when the sun had risen, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb. They were saying to one another, "Who will roll back the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?" When they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back; it was very large.

Holy Week Schedule

Thursday, Mass of the Lord's Supper: 7:00 pm at Cathedral
Good Friday: 12:00 noon at Cathedral and 5:15pm at St. Casimir
Holy Saturday - the Easter Vigil: 8:00 pm at Cathedral
Easter Sunday Masses: Cathedral: 7:00 am and 10:30 am
St. Casimir:  9:00 am


Holy Thursday Reflection

John 13:1-15  Before the feast of Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father. He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end. The devil had already induced Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot, to hand him over. So, during supper, fully aware that the Father had put everything into his power and that he had come from God and was returning to God, he rose from supper and took off his outer garments. He took a towel and tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples´ feet and dry them with the towel around his waist.