Help Wanted: Cathedral Office

We are looking for some weekly office help for Cathedral:

  • We're looking for someone to come in on Thursday afternoons or Friday mornings to help with flyers, bulletins, and bags. The time commitment is an hour or less per week. 
  • We are also looking for someone to help create baptismal sheets for the Baptism board in the Gathering Space. These are done as we have baptisms and can be done entirely at home. Time commitment is less than an hour per week. 

If you are willing to help, please contact Kristin in the parish office. All volunteers must have a background check and have completed a Virtus session. We will be happy to assist you in completing these steps.

Baby Bottle Collection for Catholic Charities

Get involved in the Diocesan Respect Life Project!
The Baby Bottle Campaign is sponsored by the Diocese of Winona and the Catholic Charities' Pregnancy, Parenting, and Adoption Program.

It Begins on October 5th, 2014 (Respect Life Sunday)
Money is Collected during the month of October and sent to Catholic Charities by November 15th.

The purpose is two-fold: all the money collected is used to assist women in the Diocese of Winona to choose parenting or adoption rather than abortion; also, the campaign is raising awareness in parishes concerning the day-to-day efforts which Catholic Charities has been engaged in on behalf of women.
The Baby Bottle Campaign proves to be a perfect project for a chance to offer a real response to women choosing life over abortion.

Contact Jodi Olson by August 29th at Catholic Charities (507) 454-2270 ex. 228 or to let her know that you would like to be involved! Please have an idea of how many bottles yo would like.

You + Sin + Christ = ? (Video)

Starting this week, we will be posting a weekly video relating to the Catholic faith. This week's video reminds us, in a very simple way, how Christ conquers all sin. 

Chris Stefanick in Owatonnna March 14th - Register Now!

Chris Stefanick, a fantastic national Catholic youth speaker, will be hosting a Senior High Retreat (9th-12th Grade) at St. Mary's School in Owatonna, MN on Saturday, March 14th, 2015.

The theme of the retreat will be "The Core of the Gospel". Join Chris as he shares his faith, “You know in the depths of your heart you were made for something noble, beautiful, authentic and true in that area of your life.  Say yes to authentic love, to real relationships, to your Maker’s plan.”  His

  • 9:30 am - Check-in
  • 10:00 am - Welcome, Music, Games
  • 12:00 Lunch - Pizza/beverage/dessert
  • 3:00 Snack and Door Prizes
  • 5:00 pm - Mass at Sacred Heart
  • 6:00  - Day Concludes
The cost of the retreat is $25/person. This event has a limited capacity and will sell out. Please register early to get a spot. For more information, please contact the parish office at or 452-4770. To see the impact Chris has, watch his video below on the Mass. For more information on Chris, please click on Read More.

"Mass" by Chris Stefanick (Video)

"Catholics have risked their lives for thousands of years to be at Mass. For mere ritual? Nostalgia? Obligation? No. For the most intimate encounter we get with our Maker on this side of eternity, and to tap into the power we need to live the life we were made for." - Chris Stefanick
Click on the video below to watch "Mass". 

Help Needed for Cathedral Hospitality!

We are in need for people to sign-up to host hospitality in the Gathering Space at Cathedral after the 7:00 am and 10:30 am Masses. Hosts are responsible for laying out donuts/muffins/fruit and keeping juice and coffee stocked. Money bags, supplies, food, and beverages are provided.
Openings start this weekend. If you are willing to help, please contact the parish office as soon as possible or sign up in the gathering space ahead of time.
Thank you to all who help with our hospitality ministries to help make our parish a more welcoming place!

Feed My Starving Children

On October 4th, Cathedral will once again be participating in the Rotary food packing event for “Feed My Starving Children”. 
Cathedral will be packing food from 8-10AM (in Winona) and we will need 16 volunteers. This is a fast-paced and upbeat environment that is very family-friendly! Anyone interested in volunteering, please e-mail Loretta Boyer at:  
We also need to pay for the food we pack, so if you are able to donate money please get it to Cathedral clearly marking the donation for “Feed My Starving Children”.

Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Thank you to everyone who joined us Monday evening at Cathedral for the annual Consecration of the Diocese of Winona to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Mass was celebrated by Bishop John Quinn and ministered by the Seminarians from the Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary. 

HIMS' Gospel Concert Sept. 19 & 20

The Winona HIMS' will be hosting their 12th Annual Gospel Concert September 19th & 20th at the Winona Middle School. Guest artists will include local artist and singer Deb Berhow and Winona Native and X Factor Star Tim Olstad.

Concerts will take place Friday Sept. 19th at 7:00 pm and Saturday, Sept. 20th at 2:00 & 7:00 pm. Ticket are $10.00 each and can be purchased from any HIMS member, Daniels Hardware, or Midtown Foods. For more information please call 507-458-3949 or visit
Proceeds will benefit Project Fine and the Winona Senior Friendship Center.