Why I Am in Favor of VIRTUS: A Personal Witness

"A nephew of mine was one young victim among many. I have seen first-hand the suffering that follows in the wake of a sexual predator: long-lasting and oftentimes irreparable damage to the victim which affects the entire family. The best doctors, best meds, best treatments are sometimes to no avail -- not everything damaged is fixable. 
My nephew is probably as well as he will ever be. There were other classmates of his who were also abused, some doing better than others, all these years later.  And the parents had no clue what was going on. That has to end."
~ Fellow Parishioner and Volunteer

Please pre-register online at

Gain the knowledge necessary to prevent and stop child abuse in your community.  Upcoming VIRTUS Training sessions will be held:

When: Sunday, September 17, 2017 
Where: St. Mary's University Winona
Time: 12:00 PM 

When: Tuesday, September 19 
Where: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Church 
Holy Family Hall (Church basement) 
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

When: Tuesday, October 17
Where: St. Mary Church
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Bible Studies Beginning in September

Our Adult Faith Formation program will be conducting 2 Bible studies this Fall: Ephesians and Matthew.
Click the links for more info and to sign up online!
Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance
Matthew: The King and His Kingdom

Sept. Movie Night

Do You Believe?   

2015    PG-13    2hr                     

A dozen different souls—all moving in different directions, all longing for something more. As their lives unexpectedly intersect, they each are about to discover there is power in the Cross of Christ.   More than a movie, it's a question we all must answer in our lifetimes: Do You Believe?
From the creators of God's Not Dead.

Friday, September 8, 2017        
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm    (come at 6:00 for fellowship time)
St. Augustine Room  (Basement, north corner )
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (360 Main, Winona)  
Office Phone:  507-452-4770
Movie and popcorn provided. 
Feel free to bring a snack and a soda.

Adult Faith Formation: Purgatory, The Forgotten Church

Monday Nights at the Cathedral

August 28, 2017         
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm    
St. Augustine Room

Purgatory –The Forgotten Church

DVD      2013   1h   25m    NR          

Is Purgatory real?  Could the Afterlife require suffering?  Can the living help alleviate the anguish of the dead?  This DVD investigates these life-after-death questions, uncovers new research and offers fresh insights regarding the consolation of Purgatory.

No Registration.  No Fee.
Everyone Welcome!

Theology Uncorked: The Spiritual Graces of Exposition and Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Monsignor Thomas Cook
To present:
The Spiritual Graces of Exposition and Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament 
Thursday August 24th 7:00 pm
At The Oaks
75 W. 3 rd. St. 

Adult Faith Formation: Cosmic Origins

Monday Nights at the Cathedral

August 21, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
St. Augustine Room

Cosmic Origins –The Scientific Evidence for Creation          

DVD      2012      1h 10m      NR

How did we get here?  How did everything get here - our planet, our solar system ... our universe?  Cosmic Origins expertly conveys a vital and important message for everyone - our Christian faith is not disproven by modern science, but rather corroborated by it.
No Registration.  No Fee.

Holy Day of Obligation: August 15th The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Holy Day Mass Times:
St. Casimir's  5:30pm Vigil Mass, August 14th    
Cathedral      7:00am, August 15th     
Cathedral      12:10pm, August 15th    

Get Your VIRTUS Certification

Calling all volunteers!
There is a VIRTUS Training 

  • August 15th 6pm at Cotter School 
  • August 24th 6-8pm at the Cathedral in Holy Family Hall

The Cathedral and St. Casimir's requires all volunteers to attend a VIRTUS training.  If you have not completed your VIRTUS training, please come so you can support our parish in fostering a safe environment.

To pre-register, go to  www.virtusonline.org click on the ‘Registration’ under the log in button and follow the prompts. Make sure you select for your ‘Archdiocese/Diocese/Religious Organization from the List’ Winona, MN (Diocese).

2017 Cathedral Parish Potluck Picnic

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart invites all parishioners to come share in the fun times,  fine weather (we hope!), and good fellowship at our parish potluck picnic on August 13th after the 10:30am Mass.  Details below.  

Adult Faith Formation: Archbishop Fulton Sheen--Servant of All

Monday Nights at the Cathedral
August 14, 2017         
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm    
St. Augustine Room

Archbishop Fulton Sheen  –  Servant of All

DVD      2010    1h     NR

Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s TV series ran from 1952-57 and reached thirty million viewers weekly.  He wrote over 100 books.  Millions were influenced by the way he lived, what he taught, and the witness of his personal relationship with God. His cause for sainthood is progressing in Rome.  Servant of All introduces the beloved Archbishop to a new generation that greatly needs his inspiring example of love for God and neighbor. 
No Registration.  No Fee.
Everyone Welcome!

Pilgrimage Opportunity

SAVE THE DATE - Bishop John Quinn and Bishop Bernard Harrington invite you to join them in Detroit for the Beatification of Father Solanus Casey. The Diocese of Winona has organized a 3-night pilgrimage via deluxe motor coach bus to the Beatification Mass at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan, November 17-20, 2017. Other highlights include the Fr. Solanus Casey Center, Sacred Heart Seminary, a tour of Detroit, and the Shrine of Christ’s Passion. A full itinerary will be available soon on the diocesan web site, www.dow.org. For immediate questions, contact Ann Ringlien at aringlien@dow.org or at 507-858-1241.

Adult Faith Formation Says Thank You!

The Cathedral's Adult Faith Formation group would like to thank the generous sponsors of the July 29, 2017 Chicken-Q & Silent Auction Fundraiser!

A & W Restaurant
Acoustic Café
Betty Jo’s Bar & Grill
Big Valley Ranch
Blue Heron Coffee House
Bridge’s Golf Course
Bub’s Brewing Bar & Grill
ChaChi’s Mexican Grill
Chester Pozanc Trucking
Dairy Queen Restaurant
Betty Datta
El Patron Mexican Grill
Erbert’s & Gerbert’s
Fastenal Company
Fifth Street Liquor
Samantha Fisk of ReviveHopeGoods.org
Mary Fox
Gilmore Avenue Car Wash
Godfather’s Pizza
Dan & Nancy Goltz
Gordie’s Winona BP Towing & Repairs
GQ Hairstyling
Green Mill Bar & Restaurant
Ground Round Bar & Restaurant
Holtan’s Jewelry
Hwy 61 Liquor
Hy-Vee Foods
Island City Brewing Company
Jefferson Pub & Grill
Jimmy John’s Restaurant
Judy Keen
KFC Restaurant
Bob & Marlene Kohner
La Boutique
Lakeview Drive Inn
Mango’s Mexican & American Restaurant
Merchant’s Bank
Midtown Foods
Morgan’s Jewelry
Phyllis Morken
Papa Murphy’s Pizza
Pipe Dream Toys
Plumber’s Mechanical Group
Rochester Wholesale Fruit
Sammy’s Pizza & Restaurant
Sequin Jewelry LLC
Slaggie Foundation
Al Smith
Bob & Bev Stein
Taco John’s Restaurant
The Bar
Volkmann Appliance
Warehouse Liquor
Wellington’s Pub & grill
Wells Fargo Bank
Winona 7 Theatres

Winona National Bank

Adult Faith Formation: Why God Still Matters

Monday,  August 7, 2017         
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm    

St. Augustine Room  (Basement, north corner )
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (360 Main, Winona)  

Why God Still Matters –by Karlo Broussard        

DVD    1h     NR

Is belief in God still relevant in today's world?  Some say we don’t need God to be moral or happy.  This DVD will demonstrate how and why Christianity and belief in God is just as important today as it was in history. In fact, it's more important now than ever!
No Registration.  No Fee.
Adult Faith Formation Summer Mondays