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Summer Mass Cancellation

The Saturday 5:15 pm Mass at St. Casimir has been cancelled from May 30th - September 7th (Labor Day).

This Mass time will resume on September 12th.

St. Casimir will continue to host the 9 am Sunday Mass during the summer. Cathedral of the Sacred Heart will host a 5:15 pm Saturday Mass, as well as the Sunday 7 am and 10:30 am Masses.

Cotter Schools Awards (Pictures)

Cotter Students Receive Presidential Education Awards
Founded in 1983, the President's Education Awards Program (PEAP) honors graduating high school students for their achievement and hard work. The program has provided individual recognition to those students whose outstanding efforts have enabled them to meet challenging standards of excellence. Congratulations to the following Cotter senior students for winning the Presidential Education Award.
Honored: Cora Arnold, Zach Bailey, Claire Brendel, Kaitlyn Carlson, Julia Charron, Yu-En Cheng, Kate Duellman, Rosemary Flanagan, Josh Forst, Samuel French, ZhuoWei Han, Yiwei Hua, Song Hee Hyoung, Sung -Woo Jang, Leah Koll, Alissa Marek-Spartz, Calli Marg, Bryanna Meier, Maura Michener, Jocob Modjeski, Suhwan Park, Kyle Schneider, Brynn Spitzer, YiMeng Tan, Krystijan Vander Zanden, Yunxuan Wang, and Kaylin Zukowski





Cotter High School presents Jason Roffler Memorial Award
On Friday, May 22nd, the presentation of the Jason Roffler Memorial Award took place in Cotter’s beautiful memorial garden.  The award was presented by Jason’s mother, Ruth Roffler.  The 2015 Jason Roffler Memorial Award was presented to sophomore student, Daniela Wolfe, who embodies what this award represents. Daniela is an intelligent, kind, determined, and hard-working young lady.  
Jason Roffler, a member of the class of 1995 at Cotter High School, lost his battle with cancer in the fall of his senior year. In a past tribute to Jason, a fellow-classmate of his said, “Jason always believed that good will come out of everything. Jason was filled with faith and taught us to live for today.”

Pictured L to R; Jonelle Wolfe, Daniela Wolfe, Ruth Roffler, Cotter President Sr. Judy Schaefer, and  Cotter Principal David Forney.

Thank You from Kristin

A Note from Kristin:

Tomorrow, May 29th, will be my 30th birthday and last day here at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and St. Casimir’s. As I get ready to move on to my next adventure, I want to take a minute to thank everyone for your help, patience, and the great times I’ve had in the past 4 years.

We have a lot of really amazing people in our parish cluster and I’ve enjoyed getting to know you all. Thank you for letting me into your lives and your families. I’ve learned so much during my time here and I can honestly say that I couldn’t have done it without all of your help. To those who helped with events, helped in the office, helped with our programs, or just gave moral support, I thank you all.


-Kristin



Thanks from the Jonsgaard Family

The Jonsgaards are still pulling through, but not without your help. Read their words of gratitude below:


"To the Cathedral Parish, 
Thank you all so much for your thoughts, prayers and very generous donation of money to Dan Jonsgaard and the Jonsgaard family. It is very much appreciated. Dan is in Red Wing, MN receiving daily therapy and getting a little stronger. Please keep him in your prayers. 
The Jonsgaards - Dan, Cathy, Sandra, Dan, and Jake." 
  

Young at Heart (6/4)


Come join us for Young at Heart on June 4th!

The meeting begins with 12:10 mass followed by a lunch.
Menu: Ham, macaroni salad, vegetable tray with dip, pickled beets, roll, and strawberry short cake. 
Entertainment will be music by Ben Mahlke.

Make reservations by calling Marge at 454-3433 no later than June 1st. Cost is $3.00; all are welcome.

Memorial Day Prayer (Video)

Heavenly Father,
On this Memorial Day, we pray for those who courageously laid down their lives for the cause of freedom.  May the examples of their sacrifice inspire in us the selfless love of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Bless the families of our fallen troops, and fill their homes and their lives with Your strength and peace.
In union with people of goodwill of every nation, embolden us to answer the call to work for peace and justice, and thus, seek an end to violence and conflict around the globe.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.



Pentecost Sunday (Video)

Did you know? 
After Easter SundayChristmas is the second-greatest feast in the Christian liturgical calendar, but Pentecost Sunday is not far behind. 
Coming 50 days after Easter and ten days after the Ascension of Our Lord, Pentecost marks the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles. For that reason, it is often called the "the birthday of the Church."


The power of the Holy Spirit is the life of all Christians; as a Church, we are called to reach beyond our own borders, our own comfort and find our place within the entire body of believers.  We as Baptized Christians, filled with the same Holy Spirit that came down on the Apostles on Pentecost, are to offer the witness of the kingdom of God to our family, our society and the global community.

Online Giving Information

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Camp Summit 2015 Sign Up

For Youth entering 6-7-8 grade in fall of 2015.
Please register through your parish. 

Or call Ben Frost at 507-858-1258.


Sign Up for Vacation Bible School 2015

Camp Discovery ~ Jesus at Work Through Us

St. Mary’s Church/School
August 3-7, 2015          
9:00am-12:00pm
For children ages 4 through grade 6.

VBS has an exciting new format! Volunteers will focus on one area of planning as children rotate to the different fun and inspiring stations of Storytelling, Bible Challenge, Crafts, and Games. The same great music, Opening and Closing experience and snack time will make this the best VBS ever!  Please consider joining the team!
Adult and youth helpers are needed.

Click here for registration and volunteer forms. You may find printed copies of these forms at the parish entrances (St. Mary's, Cathedral, St. Casimir, St. Stanislaus, St. John's). 
Register ASAP to make sure your child gets their camp materials. 

Salad Lunch - Save the Date (6/10)

The Annual Salad Luncheon is coming up. 
Held at Cathedral on June 10, 2015
Serving will be from 11 am - 1 pm in Holy Family Hall

Sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court #191 and the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Donations of salads are needed. Please call the Cathedral parish office at 452-4770 if you are able to donate a salad. 

Summer Adult Faith Formation Study


Sign up for SUMMER Adult Faith Formation is open!
Nourish your faith by signing up for the Prophets: Messengers of God's Mercy. Information and sign-up links are below for each session. 

Classes begin this Summer on June 9, 2015 and run through August 12, 2015. It will be offered in two sessions:
  • Tuesday evenings (6:30-8:30 p.m.) at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in the St. Augustine Room (6/9/15-8/11/15)
  • Wednesday mornings (9:30-11:30 a.m.) at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in the St. Augustine Room. (6/10/15-8/12/15)
Registration will end on May 22, 2015

Cost: The binder of study materials is $28.00/binder. Binders are required for participation in the study.  Partial scholarships are offered on a limited basis. Please contact Donna at 507-454-1296 to inquire or donate. 
To sign up or learn more, click here. 

The Fall Study (James: Pearls for Wise Living) is also open for registration. For more information, click here.

Jim Ballard Retirement Party

Jim Ballard Retirement Party
Join us on Sunday, May 31st to celebrate Jim Ballard's 33 years of service to the Cathedral before he retires on June 30th! We will have a special 10:30AM Mass, followed by a dinner and open house in Holy Family Hall. 

When: Sunday, May 31st
Where: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart 
10:30 am - Mass
Noon - Lunch
1:00 pm-3:30 pm - Open House

* RSVP's for Lunch must be to the Parish Office no later than Monday, May 25th. You may call us at 507-452-4770 or email info@cathedralwinona.org. 


TV Masses Tomorrow (Thursday)

We will be taping the June Sunday Masses for the Diocesan TV Mass ministry on Thursday, May 21st. Masses will be taped at 10 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, and 2 PM. We are in need of people to come and participate in these liturgies. Come join us!


Nepal Collection This Weekend

A 7.8‐magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in the late morning of April 25, toppling buildings and homes, causing widespread panic, and claiming thousands of lives. To make matters more difficult, a 7.3 after-shock, hit Nepal on May 12. Our Church mourns the terrible suffering of our brothers and sisters affected by this powerful earthquake.

Catholic Relief Services is the official humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the U.S. and is already responding to urgent needs for shelter, water and food in Nepal. In light of the second earthquake, Catholic Relief Services has an extensive interview with one of their workers on the ground about the current conditions. Click HERE to read.

Please join with the Catholic community across the United States in responding to our suffering brothers and sisters through a special collection on May 23 & 24. Donations can also be brought or mailed to the parish office any time during the month of May.

For more information, or to make a donation online, go to www.CRS.org/Nepal.


Fr. Chinnappa's New Assignment


Fr. Chinnappa Pothireddy has received a new assignment as parochial vicar of Pax Christi parish in Rochester and St. Peter and Paul parish in Mazeppa effective on July 1, 2015.  We are grateful for Fr. Chinnappa’s ministry in our parish cluster this past year and will have a chance to thank him personally the weekend of June 27/28 at receptions after all the Masses. Clergy assignments are yet to be determined as there are two clusters in our diocese that are still in need of a pastor, so we will learn within a couple of weeks if we will received either weekend priest assistance for our cluster or the parochial vicar position. 

Welcome Fr. Sabu!


Fr. Sabu Thomas will speak to us about the missionary activities and challenges of India. Our second Collection this weekend (May 16/17) will be for the missionary activities of Benedictines in India. Please help us welcome Fr. Sabu Thomas to our parishes!



See Matthew Kelly - 2 Tickets Available

We have 2 tickets available for this Saturday's SOLD OUT Matthew Kelly event in Stewartville, MN. Tickets are available in the parish office for $39/each on a first come first served basis. We will not hold them. 



Living Every Day with Passion & Purpose
With Matthew Kelly
and Special Musical Guest Eliot Morris
May 16, 2015 7:00PM-10:45PM
Stewartville, MN (St. Bernard's/St. Bridget's)

Are you thriving or just surviving? Are you ready for more energy? A deeper sense of purpose? More joy? A clearer understanding of God's plan for your life?
Join us for one of our Passion & Purpose events. It's not your typical church event! It has been a life-changing event for tens of thousands of people. Living Every Day with Passion & Purpose is presented by internationally acclaimed speaker and author Matthew Kelly and the incredibly talented Eliot Morris.

Tickets are just $39.00 each and are available at the parish office at Cathedral

Help Nepal with Catholic Relief Services May 23/24

A 7.8‐magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in the late morning of April 25, toppling buildings and homes, causing widespread panic, and claiming thousands of lives. Our Church mourns the terrible suffering of our brothers and sisters affected by this powerful earthquake.

Please join with the Catholic community across the United States in responding to our suffering brothers and sisters through a special collection on May 23/24th. Donations can also be brought or mailed to the parish office any time during the month of May.

Catholic Relief Services is the official humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the U.S. and is already responding to urgent needs for shelter, water and food in Nepal. For more information, or to make a donation online, go to www.CRS.org/Nepal.