Wear Red for Pentecost

Come join in the celebration of Pentecost by wearing RED on May 15th!

May Movie Night (5/13)

 Movie Night – Come Join Us! 

The Way”   2010   Rated PG-13    121 mins
“The difference between the life we live and the life we choose.”
When his son dies while hiking the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in the Pyrenees the grief-stricken American doctor flies to France to claim the remains.  Looking for insights into his estranged child's life, he decides to complete the 500-mile trek to Spain.  What Tom doesn't plan on is the profound impact this trip will have on him.
Fri 5/13, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm in Cathedral’s St. Augustine Room.
 Everyone is welcome!  
Donna 507-454-1296.

Mother's Day Rosary

In honor of Mother’s Day, on May 8th, you are invited to join in a Rosary at 10:05 am at the Cathedral.  It will be offered as part of the national event: "One Million Rosaries for Preborn Babies"

Sign up to attend Cathedral's Parish Potluck Picnic!


All parishioners are invited to attend the Cathedral Parish Potluck Picnic on May 22nd.  
The event will kick off with a Eucharistic procession following the 10:30 Sunday Mass.  
   
Sign up here!           Hamburgers and hot dogs and                                          lemonade will be provided. 
                                    This is a free parish event.  
    

VIRTUS Training (5/18)

VIRTUS Training Available in Winona, MN





There has been a VIRTUS training scheduled for Wednesday, May 18 at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Holy Family Hall (basement). The class begins at 6 pm.

All volunteers who care or work with children and have not had VIRTUS training in the last five years must receive VIRTUS training. 

This would include coaches, teachers, Marching Band volunteers, VBS volunteers, other volunteers and employees. Anyone who has contact with children.

Respect Life Weekend (5/6-5/8)

Mass for the Sanctity of Life & Marriage, followed by the monthly Holy Hour of Prayer for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty at 8:00 am Saturday, May 7th at the Cathedral.


Additionally, the ONE MILLION ROSARIES FOR PRE-BORN BABIES prayer event is scheduled the weekend of May 6 through May 8. To participate, pray the Rosary for the protection of pre-born children this weekend. This multi-national prayer effort unites people in offering the Rosary for an end to the surgical and non-surgical killing of pre-born babies.


Lastly, the rosary will be offered before the 10:30 am Mass at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart on Sunday, May 7th.  







For more information, see www.SaintMichaelTheArchangelOrganization.org



Mother's Day Flower Sale (5/7-5/8)

Flowers for sale on Mother’s Day weekend after each Mass.

$5.00 for each individually wrapped carnation with a green fern.



The flower sale will be at Cathedral only. Proceeds designated for parish educational resources and pamphlets. The Hearts for Life (pro-life) group will be offering this sale. Thank you to the Knights of Columbus for their generous donation towards the flowers.
 Information about Hearts for Life is available in the gathering space at Cathedral.

Cathedral Parish Picnic

       Save the date! 
You are all invited to the Cathedral parish picnic 
on May 22nd following the 10:30 Mass.  
Details coming soon!

Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation on The Joy of Love

(Vatican Radio) The Vatican on Friday published Pope Francis’ eagerly-awaited Apostolic Exhortation on the family, drawing together almost three years of consultations with Catholics in countries around the world.
The lengthy document, entitled ‘Amoris Laetitia’, or The Joy of Love, affirms the Church’s teaching that stable families are the building blocks of a healthy society and a place where children learn to love, respect and interact with others.
At the same time the text warns against idealizing the many challenges facing family life, urging Catholics to care for, rather than condemning, all those whose lives do not reflect the teaching of the Church.
In particular the document focuses on the need for “personal and pastoral discernment’” for individuals, recognizing that “neither the Synod, nor this Exhortation could be expected to provide a new set of general rules, canonical in nature and applicable to all cases”.

The text of the official summary of the Apostolic Exhortation ‘Amoris Laetitia’ or The Joy of Love can be found below. The full, unabridged text, can be found here on the Vatican website. Summary of Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family 

It is not by chance that Amoris Laetitia (AL), “The Joy of Love”, the post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation “on Love in the Family”, was signed on 19 March, the Solemnity of Saint Joseph. It brings together the results of the two Synods on the family convoked by Pope Francis in 2014 and 2015.