Adult Faith Formation: Winter Oremus


“Oremus—Let us Pray” by Fr. Mark Toups   

Do you find it easy to pray? Is prayer an integral part of your day? Do you hear God’s voice in your daily life, and know how to respond accordingly?

In Oremus You Will:
•Become aware of God’s presence in your life
•Discover the simple yet profound steps of Catholic prayer
•Learn how to respond to God and express yourself in prayer
•Discover how to hear God’s voice in Scripture, in your heart, and in ordinary moments.
•Learn how to overcome frustrations, distractions, and dryness in prayer
•See that desolation and consolation are a normal part of everyone’s walk with God
•Grow in your relationship with God and those around you……and more...
         (Format: Student Workbook, Small Group Discussion, DVD presentations.)

Where/When: January 24 through March 22 (9 sessions)
                         St. Mary's -- Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:30pm 
                         Cathedral -- Wednesdays from 9:30 - 11:30am 
Cost:  $16
Registration Deadline:  Monday, January 16.
                  Make checks payable to “St. Mary’s.” 
Pick up a form in Cathedral’s Gathering Space & St. Mary’s Commons. 

For any further questions, contact:  Donna 507-454-1296.

City-Wide Christmas Mass and Confession Schedule

Christmas Eve

Saturday, December 24

4:00pm --- Basilica of St. Stan's
4:00pm --- St. Casimir
4:30pm --- St. Mary's
5:15pm --- Cathedral - Caroling starts at 4:30pm
6:30pm --- St. John's 
8:00pm --- St. Mary's
9:00pm --- Cathedral - Caroling starts at 8:30pm
10:00pm --- Basilica of St. Stan's

Christmas Day

Sunday, December 25

7:00am --- Cathedral
8:00am --- St. John's
8:30am --- St. Mary's
9:00am --- St. Casimir
10:00am --- Basilica of St. Stan's
10:30am --- Cathedral
10:30am --- St. Mary's 

Confessions for Christmas

At Cathedral:

Tuesday - Friday: 11:45am
Thursday, December 22: 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Friday, December 23: 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Saturday, December 24: 10:00 to 11:00 am

At St. Mary's:

Wednesday, December 21: 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 22: 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Saturdays: 3:30 to 4:15 pm

Attention! All Parish Volunteers/Liturgical Ministers

Thank you for your participation in parish life at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and St. Casimir’s Parish.  Because of your involvement and because you are in a position to help us protect God’s children, we would like to invite you to attend a VIRTUS training session.  It is mandatory that all adults who work with children or vulnerable adults take this training.

There is an upcoming VIRTUS training session on:

Wednesday, December 7 at 6:30PM -- St. Mary's University (Hillside Hall #222)

Parish Ministries which require VIRTUS:

Parish Festival Volunteers
Choir: Children's (adults who work/volunteer with)
Coffee and Donuts Hosts
Communion to Assisted Living and Homebound
Elizabeth Ministry
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist (Communion Ministers at Mass)
ENDOW (adult leaders for teen ENDOW)
Families in Faith
Event Reception Workers
Funeral Luncheon Workers /Funeral Committee
Home Delivered Meals
Outreach to St. Ann's & Callista Ct.
Welcome Committee
Young at Heart Workers
Adult Altar Servers

Sign up under First Time Registrant at

Join us for the 27th Annual National Night of Prayer for Life

On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (then celebrated on December 9th), Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas and the preborn, first appeared to St. Juan Diego.

The 27 Annual National Night of Prayer for Life bridges these two feasts to honor Our Blessed Mother and prays through her intercession for the establishment of a Culture of Life, protection for the Church from persecution, and asks Our Lord to REVIVE OUR LAND.

Join us in prayer Thursday, December 8th (after the 5:15 pm Holy Day Mass) from 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Winona.

 All are invited to participate!   

For more information, see If you cannot join us in person, please join us in individual prayer.