Christmas Mass Times

The parish office will be closed on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25th. The office will be open Thursday and Friday. 

December 22 Bulletin

Congratulations Msgr. Literski!

We would like to congratulate Msgr. Roy Literski on the 60th anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood. A Winona native, Monsignor grew up in St. Casimir Parish and served at several of our Winona parishes before becoming the Rector at Cathedral. We are blessed to have benefited from his 60 years of ministry!

Old FOCUS Missionaries Part of Papal Audience

Two of our old FOCUS missionaries, Aaron and Emily Lofy, were part of a Papal Audience with Pope Francis on Wednesday. The couple, who were married this year, traveled to Rome to receive a blessing on their marriage from the Pope and took lists of prayer intentions from friends and family to give to His Holiness. Good Morning America was also there for what was the last Audience of the calendar year and did a short interview with the Lofy's about their Papal experience. Please click on Read More to see the short interview.

End of Year Giving

If you plan to make an end of the year gift to Cathedral or St. Casimir, this is a reminder that the check will have to be to the parish office by the end of day on December 31st. On the 31st, the office will only be open until Noon due to the holiday. 
Due to IRS rules, checks that are not to the office by the end of the business day on the 31st (Noon) cannot be counted as 2013 giving activity regardless of the date on the check. If you have any questions about year-end giving please contact the parish office.

White Envelope Project

Have you looked for a new Christmas Tradition to start in your family? The White Envelope Project is a Christmas tradition started by a family in 1982. It is an awesome example of what stewardship can look like in real life!

For The Man Who Hated Christmas... from Giving101 on Vimeo.

"A Minute in the Church" Comes to Cathedral

Author and radio-host, Gus Lloyd, has written a book, “A Minute in the Church”, with 37 one-minute teachings of the Catholic faith.  “A Minute…” is full of the things you always wanted to know but never asked. These books are also part of the “One Million Movement”.

The books will be available after Masses December 21/22.  Plus for those interested, “After Mass Chats” will begin on January 19 after the 10:30 Mass. There will be a timed discussion of 15 minutes on a teaching- the timer goes off and all go home.  Check back for more details.
Click Read More to view the video for A Minute in the Church: Statues.

December 15 Bulletin

Red Cross Blood Drive Dec 19th

Cathedral will be hosting a Winona Area Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, December 19th from 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm. During the holidays there is always a need for extra blood supply. If you are able, please consider making a donation.
For appointments please call the Red Cross Chapter at 507.452.4258 or log on to and enter 55987.

Community Reconciliation Service Sunday

Join us for a community Reconciliation service at Cathedral this Sunday, December 15 at 4:00 pm. In addition to the Service, the sacrament of Reconciliation is available at the times listed below and by appointment.
If you haven't received Reconciliation recently, a guide can be found HERE.

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Tuesday-Friday (Cathedral)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Saturday (Cathedral)
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Saturday (St. Casimir)

Gifts For Winona - Gifts Due By Sunday

If you took one of the Gifts for Winona tags from our giving tree, the gifts are due back to the parish by Noon on Sunday at the latest. Gifts can be dropped off at the Parish Office or placed by the tree at Cathedral or St. Casimir. 
There are still tags available on the Cathedral tree, as well as tags for items needed at Birthright here in Winona. Birthright gifts should be left under the tree and are due back by Christmas. 
Thank you for helping make Christmas a little brighter for members of our Winona Community!

Commitment Sunday Campaign Update

Thank you to everyone who helped make Commitment Sunday a success! Our totals for the weekend were as follows: St. Casimir - $11,500.00 and Cathedral - $64,625.00. 

If you still have a pledge card, or would still like to make a pledge to Rooted in Faith, Rejoice in Hope, there is still time to mail your pledge cards in. If you have questions, would like another pledge card, or would like help completing your pledge card, please contact the parish office and we will be happy to assist you. Thanks to all who have made a donation to this important campaign!

Open House Success

Thank you to everyone who came to our open house last weekend! 
It was nice to see everyone after the Masses and have a chance to show all the Christmas decorations. You can click HERE to see photos from the Open House. 

This Christmas video was made by Hope Feller.
A freshman in high school from Cathedral; Hope made the stop action video on an iPhone in only 20 minutes! It is one of the many Nativity sets on display.

Rectory Open House This Weekend!

Msgr. Colletti, Fr. Frerichs, and Fr. McMillan invite you to an open house after the Masses this weekend (5:15 pm, 7 am, 9 am, and 10:30 am) in the rectory. Come have your coffee and donuts in the rectory and see the Christmas decorations on display!

Cookie Extravaganza at St. Mary's

St. Mary's will be hosting their annual Cookie Extravaganza this weekend after their weekend Masses this weekend. The sale benefits the Tri-Parish Youth working the event for upcoming Youth Group trips and retreats. Anyone interested in donating cookies, bars, fudge or other baked goods can drop the off in the Commons at St. Mary's Parish.

Gifts for Winona Tags still Available

We still have a large amount of tags available on our Gifts for Winona trees. If you'd like to pick out a tag, you can stop by the Gathering Space at Cathedral.
Toys should be labeled, put in bags and brought to the Masses this weekend or the parish office by Tuesday, December 10th.
Thank you to everyone who picked up a tag last weekend to help our neighbors in the Winona community!

Campaign Update: Phone Night!

This Wednesday, December 5th will be our Phone Night for the Rooted In Faith, Rejoice In Hope campaign. Volunteers will be calling many of those in the parish cluster to remind everyone of Commitment Sunday on December 7th/8th.
Cathedral has raised a current total of $293,486 (37% of goal) and St. Casimir has raised $74,636 (34% of goal), with the current total for the Diocese being just over $21.5 Million! We would like to thank everyone who has given to the campaign so far. It is because of your sacrificial giving that we will be able to adequately fund the priest pension account and the badly needed updates to IHM Seminary.
As always, if you have questions about the campaign or on making a donation, please call the parish office and Sandy or Kristin will be happy to answer your questions! For more information on the campaign, please visit the campaign website HERE.

Evangelii Gaudium Study Group

Pope Francis released his new Apostolic Exhortation last week. You can read it here. We will be starting a study group tonight, Monday, December 2nd. We will meet 5 times, each of the Mondays of December. We will meet in the St. Thomas room at the Cathedral from 6:30-8:30.  It is not necessary to read ahead of time.

December 1 Bulletin