There IS a Neocatechumenal Way Session Tonight

There was a typo in the bulletin last weekend regarding the session tonight (we forgot the 'e' and added a space, making it "No catechumenal Way").
There IS a session this evening at 7 pm at Cathedral in Holy Family Hall. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Come and hear the good news!

June 2 Bulletin

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Loving God, I come to you in thanksgiving, knowing that all I am and all that I have is a gift from you.  In faith and love, help me to do your will.  I am listening, Lord God. Speak your words into the depth of my soul, that I may hear you clearly.  I offer to you this day all the facets of my life, whether it be at home, at work, or at school—to be patient, to be merciful, to be generous, to be holy.  Give me the wisdom and insight to understand your will for me and the fervor to fulfill my good intentions.  I offer my gifts of time, talent and possessions to you as a true act of faith, to reflect my love for you and my neighbor.  Help me to reach out to others as you my god have reached out to me.

Get Involved: Stewardship Sign-Up Materials

What are you good at? Everyone has gifts and talents given to us by God. As Catholics, we believe it is essential to be good stewards of these gifts and talents. As a parish community we are reminded every week at Mass that money is needed to keep our parishes going. But even more than money, there is always a place our time and talents are needed in a parish community.

This weekend is our big Stewardship Sign-Up at all our cluster Masses. This year we're excited to offer an online sign-up option as well as the paper sign-up in church. Please take a minute to look through ministry description book and figure out where your talents fit our needs.
Don't see something you'd like to help with? Let us know! We'd be happy to help you find a place for your talents and time.

Bishop Quinn's Statement on the Redefinition of Marriage

Bishop Quinn has released a statement on the Redefinition of Marriage by the Minnesota Legislature. Please click the link below to view the full statement.

Raymond De Souza's talk Cancelled

Sola Fide: Is faith alone sufficient for salvation? Or...are good works also necessary? scheduled for tonight, May 21 at 7:00pm with speaker Mr. Raymond De Souza  at Cathedral has been cancelled due to illness.


Year of Faith Holy Hour

Pope Francis, in collaboration with the Pontificial Council for the New Evangelization, has planned as part of a worldwide Year of Faith celebration a special time for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament that will extend all over the world.  Join Bishop John Quinn on Sunday, June 2nd, the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, at 4:00pm at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart for an hour of Eucharistic Adoration concluding with Evening Prayer.  

Evangelization & Apologetics Series Talk Tuesday, May 21st

Is Faith Alone Sufficient for Salvation 
or are Good Works Also Neccessary?
The next topic in our Evangelization and Apologetics series will be happening on Tuesday, May 21st at 7:00 pm at the Cathedral. Come listen to Mr. Raymond de Souza, Director of Evangelization and Apologetics for the Winona Diocese,  speak about the doctrine of justification by Faith alone.

May 12 Bulletin

Stewardship Conference Opportunity!

Are you interested in Stewardship? We invite you to come celebrate and learn about our faith with an AMAZING lineup of speakers on October 12th! The conference cost is $15 per adult. We encourage you to register soon as we anticipate this event will sell out well in advance. Cathedral and St. Casimir parishes will be putting together a bus to help provide transportation to and from the conference. Anyone attending the conference will be welcome to join us on the bus. Bus registration will start at the end of June.
We want you to come and be a part of this experience!

2013 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration with Archbishop Nienstedt, Matthew Kelly, Fr. Robert Barron

Date(s): Saturday, October 12, 2013
Location: Saint Paul RiverCentre
Cost: $15 per Adult

Event programming: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Building opens at 7:00 a.m. and remains open after the event program to allow for extra time to visit exhibitors.

Ticket prices:
   ·   Adult: $15.00
   ·   Youth, grades 7-10: $7.00
   ·   Children, grades K-6: $5.00
   ·   Archbishop John C. Nienstedt
   ·   Matthew Kelly
   ·   Father Robert Barron
   ·  George Weigel
   ·  Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville, TX
   ·  Martha Fern├índez-Sardina
   ·   Jason Evert
Emceed by Jeff Cavins
Join with fellow Catholics from across the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis as we celebrate the depth and beauty of our Catholic faith. We’ll come together as a local Church for Mass. We’ll be inspired by internationally-known speakers and great music.  We’ll get a chance to learn about exciting faith formation, worship and service opportunities throughout the Archdiocese and beyond in the Rediscover exhibit hall. The 2013 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration is for all Catholics who want to find new ways to live out their faith more fully. Programming is planned for Spanish speakers and children & youth. Don’t miss this engaging, faith-filled day for the whole family!

Stewardship Prayer

O Lord, giver of life and source of freedom, I know that all I have received is from your hand.  Gracious and loving God, You call us to be stewards of Your abundance, the caretakers of all you have entrusted to us.  Help us to always use Your gifts wisely and teach us to share them generously.  Send the Holy Spirit to work through us, bringing Your message to those we serve.  May our faithful stewardship bear witness to the love
of Jesus Christ in our lives.  We pray with grateful hearts, in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

Book Signing This Weekend After 10:30 Mass

Come and meet the author of "Woman, How Great Thou Art" this Sunday, May 12th from 11:45 am-1:45 pm in Cathedral's Gathering Space. Cathedral parishioner Theresa Martin will be signing all copies of her book purchased during this time.
Theresa has written a fresh, deep, and inspiring book
 on the beauty of womanhood. This is the new feminism 
for women of today. A thoughtful, balanced approach 
to womanhood in the light of Church teaching. 
While you're there, check out the new merchandise in the store, including a new book about Pope Francis!

Pictures from the Bishop and Rector's Dinner 2013

Reminder: Neocatechumenal Way Session on Thursday

The Neocatechumenal Way sessions continue every Monday and Thursday at 7:00 pm in Holy Family Hall at Cathedral. Haven't been to one yet? No problem. All the sessions have been self-contained and you won't be behind. There's even free child care during every session. Come and hear the good news and be able to see God working in your life!

Scouts Bike Rodeo

The Cathedral Scouts had a bike rodeo Saturday at the big lake. Four Cub Scouts earned their bicycle belt loop in the beautiful weather.

First Communion Pictures

First Communion took place at St. Casimir on April 27/28 and at Cathedral on May 4/5. Congratulations to all of our First Communicants!
St. Casimir Class

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Class

Peace of the Lord be with you always!

Jesus tells us to not let our hearts be troubled nor to let them be afraid.  He grants us His gift of Peace which is God's Presence through the Holy Spirit to remain in our hearts, present to our lives always.  Might we open our hearts to His Holy Spirit. 1st Communion reminds of Jesus' close presence always. Click here for my full Sunday homily this week.
For myself, I was given an opportunity to open myself to the Holy Spirit this past week as I was asked by Bishop Quinn to become the pastor of St. Theresa, Mapleton; St. Joseph, Good Thunder; and St. Matthew, Vernon Center.  These three parishes are located directly south of Mankato.  This will become effective July 1st.  Thank you all for your constant support and prayers.  I do look forward to the final two months of my time here in Winona.  May God bless and reward you for your faithfulness. 

Neochatechumenal Way Tonight

We just wanted to confirm that there WILL be a Neocatechumenal Way session tonight at 7 pm at Cathedral in Holy Family Hall. All sessions are self-contained so you won't be behind if you come and join us. (But we understand if you'd rather be outside enjoying the weather...) Sessions are for ages 12 years and up and there is free child care. 
Come learn how to better see God in your life and hear the good news: God loves you, faults and all!

Cancellation Notices (5/2/13)

Our list of activities for today is listed below. The last update to this post was 1:15 pm. 

  • Due to the weather there will be no Young at Heart meal or program following the 12:10 Mass today at Cathedral. 
  • The LYRA Choir Concert tonight at Cathedral has been cancelled.
  • Cub Scout Den meetings for tonight have been cancelled. The Bike Rodeo scheduled for Saturday is still on at this point. 
Still On:
  • The Neocatechumenal Way session for tonight is still on for 7 pm in Holy Family Hall. 
  • The Adult Faith Formation Class "A Biblical Walk Through the Mass" is still being held in the St. Thomas Room this morning.
  • The Adoration Chapel is still open during the day today. If you do not feel comfortable coming for your scheduled time, please stay home. We will be happy to cover the monstrance. 

Community-Wide Summer Class and Camp Opportunities at Cotter

Are you looking for summer opportunities for your kids? Cotter and WACS are holding Summer Enrichment Programs open to any child community-wide. The Cotter and WACS Summer Enrichment Programs are designed to engage your child in a variety of educational classes and athletics during June, July and August.

Click here to view the course catalog for 2013