Year of Faith Celebration Thank You

We'd like to thank everyone who volunteered and came to last night's Year of Faith Closing Celebration at Cathedral. We had a wonderful turnout from all over our Winona Deanery totaling over 650 people. We were also able to raise almost $500 for Syria!
A special thanks to the staff at St. Mary's, St. Stan's, St. Charles, and the Pastoral Center, and IHM Seminary for all of their help with last night's event.

Year of Faith Closing Celebration - Tonight!

Please join us tonight at Cathedral for the Year of Faith Closing Celebration for the Winona Deanery. Mass starts at 5:00, Family Meal at 6:00, Bishop's Message at 6:30, Faith Activities at 7:00 for every age, and Closing Benediction at 8:00. Please click More for the full schedule for this evening.

Cathedral and St. Casimir's would especially like to thank the parish staff and parishioners at St. Mary's (Winona), St. Stan's / St. John's (Winona), and St. Charles Borromeo (St. Charles) for their help in planning and helping with this event.

Final Thanksgiving Dinner at WSHS

WSHS Student Council Offers Final Thanksgiving Dinner

The realities of economics find its way everywhere. So is the case of the WSHS Student Council Thanksgiving Dinner that has been offered to retired residents of the Winona school district for decades.  Available funds do not allow for the sustainability of the event past this year.
The final Thanksgiving Dinner event will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Winona Senior High School. Dinner will be served from 4:30-6:30 pm   The maximum number of guests is 350 and reservations are a must.  There is a charge of the meal of $5 each. There will be no take out dinners as the intent is for the high school students to be able to interact with guests.

October 27 Bulletin

CathedralFest Thank You

Thank you to everyone who attended last weekend's Cathedralfest! A special thank you to everyone who donated items, food, and their time. Every bit of it was very appreciated. Without your donations we could not have a festival. Also, to our Cathedralfest Committee who put so much planning time into making this year's festival such a success! We'll see you next year :)

Year of Faith Closing Ceremony Wednesday!

On Wednesday October 30th, the celebration of the closing of the Year of Faith is taking place! There will be five different events taking place in the evening to celebrate! 

Location: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Winona
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with Most Rev. John M. Quinn

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Family meal at Holy Family Hall, Cathedral

6:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.: Message from Bishop Quinn

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Adult Track Options:
                    1. Vatican II, A Compass for Our Time. 
                         Speaker: Rose Beal, Ph.D., Saint Mary’s University
                         Location: Holy Family Hall
                     2. Tour of Minor Basilica of Saint Stanislaus

 Jr./Sr. High Track: “This is my Body, which is given for you.” Come and See God’s Plan for you!
Rev. Will Thompson, Office of Vocations
Peter Martin, Office of Life, Marriage and Family
Sister Mary Hanah Doak, RSM, Vocation Director, RSM, Alma, MI
Theresa Martin, Diocesan Endow Coordinator/Courier Editor
Location: Cathedral School

Elem. Track: Living Stations of the Cross (by St. Charles Borromeo Parish)
Students may dress up as a Saint
Location: Cathedral Church
8:00 p.m.: Benediction and Closing

You are welcome to attend all or part of the event. Free-will offerings will be accepted at the event. If you plan to be there for the meal, please contact Cathedral at (507) 452-4770.

World Mission Sunday October 19-20

A second collection after Communion will be taken up this weekend for our annual World Mission Sunday. This celebration affords our parish family the opportunity to “do good on earth,” to use the pledge of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the young Carmelite Sister who is the Patroness of the Missionsthe blessing of putting their faith into action! Great work is being done in the Missions to make Jesus known and loved, and you can and will make a difference with a gift to the poor of the world who long to come to know the hope and the love that only Jesus Christ can give.

Prayer for Priests

In honor of Father Adam McMillan, ordained today at Cathedral, we are sharing a prayer for priests.

We thank you, God our Father, for those who have responded to your call to priestly ministry. Accept this prayer we offer on their behalf: Fill your priests with the sure knowledge of your love. Open their hearts to the power and consolation of the Holy Spirit. Lead them to new depths of union with your Son. Increase in them profound faith in the Sacraments they celebrate as they nourish, strengthen and heal us.

Lord Jesus Christ, grant that those, your priests, may inspire us to strive for holiness by the power of their example, as men of prayer who ponder your word and follow your will. 

O Mary, Mother of Christ and our mother, guard with your maternal care these chosen ones, so dear to the Heart of your Son. Intercede for our priests that, offering the Sacrifice of your Son, they may be conformed more each day to the image of your Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. 

Halloween Party for 7th & 8th Graders

All 7th & 8th grade students in Winona are invited to a Halloween party at Cotter High School on Friday, October 25th from 6:30-8:30 pm. The event is being sponsored by Cotter's Student Council, and will be held in the Target Center, located on the Cotter Campus. Please enter using the Target Center door on 7th (Wabasha) Street by the St. Cecilia Theater steps. A minimal entrance fee will be charged. Students are encouraged to wear to wear their favorite Halloween costumes!

Holy Hour For Marriage this Saturday (10/19)

You are invited to the monthly Holy Hour for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty on Saturday, October 19th from 8:30 am to 9:30 am (after the 8:00 am Mass) at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 360 Main Street, Winona. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed and a beautiful rosary will be offered, along with prayer and reflection.  Everyone is welcome.
“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

Rooted in Faith, Rejoice in Hope

The Capital Campaign for the Diocese of Winona is now starting in the Winona Deanery. Two two focuses of the campaign are building up of the endowment for Priest Pensions and updates to IHM Seminary. Please take some time to prayerfully consider making a donation to one or more of these important causes. Additionally, 25% of every dollar raised will go back to your parish toward your parish's projects. Registered parishioners should have received campaign information materials and a pledge card in the mail this past week. If you did not, please contact the parish office. If you have any questions or would like more information on the campaign, please visit the campaign website.

October 13 Bulletin

We Need Your Help

As October goes on, we have entered one of the busiest times of this year. We are in great need of volunteers to help with several events in the next three weeks and we need your help! Please truly consider giving some of your time to help at our upcoming events.

Friday, October 18 at 12:00 p.m. - Ordination
Needed: Help with Ushering and Meal (serving/clean-up)
Please Contact the Parish Office (507) 452-4770 or

Sunday, October 20 at  11:45 - Bishop's Caravan
Needed: Help with Beverages and Clean-Up
Please Contact the Parish Office (507) 452-4770 or

Sat/Sun October 26/27 - Cathedralfest
Needed: Help with Booths, Children's Games, Bean Bag Tournament, Meal Serving, Selling Raffle Tickets, First Aid, and More.
Please Contact the Parish Office (507) 452-4770 or

Wednesday, October 30 from 4:30 - 8:30 - Year Of Faith Closing Celebration
Needed: Help with Set-Up, Ushering, Greeting, Meal Serving, Parking Help, Grounds Patrolling, Clean-Up
Please Contact the Parish Office (507) 452-4770 or

Sat/Sun November 2/3 - St. Casimir Fall Festival
Needed: Help with Booths, Kid's Games, Selling Raffle Tickets, Meals, Clean-Up, and More.
Please Contact the Parish Office (507) 452-4770 or

Cathedralfest Update!

Looking for an update on CathedralFest? Click below to view the latest bulletin insert update. 
We still need prizes for the Big Wheel, Silent Auction, Chocolate Chances, and Kid's Games. Also very needed are baked goods for the bakery booth. 
We also need VOLUNTEERS. Cathedralfest cannot happen without your help! There is a volunteer role to fit anyone who can help. We will need volunteers both Saturday and Sunday for a variety of roles and time slots. Please consider donating some of your time to help us make this parish event a success. 

Our Lady of the Rosary October 7

St. Pius V (April 30) established this feast in 1573. The purpose was to thank God for the victory of Christians over the Turks at Lepanto—a victory attributed to the praying of the rosary. Clement XI extended the feast to the universal Church in 1716. The development of the rosary has a long history. First, a practice developed of praying 150 Our Fathers in imitation of the 150 Psalms. Then there was a parallel practice of praying 150 Hail Marys. Soon a mystery of Jesus' life was attached to each Hail Mary. Though Mary's giving the rosary to St. Dominic is recognized as a legend, the development of this prayer form owes much to the followers of St. Dominic. One of them, Alan de la Roche, was known as "the apostle of the rosary." He founded the first Confraternity of the Rosary in the 15th century. In the 16th century the rosary was developed to its present form—with the 15 mysteries (joyful, sorrowful and glorious). In 2002, Pope John Paul II added five Mysteries of Light to this devotion. The purpose of the rosary is to help us meditate on the great mysteries of our salvation. Pius XII called it a compendium of the gospel.


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