December Movie Night at Cathedral

 

Junior High Youth Group

 Sunday, December 3 from 6:30-8:30pm in the
 St. Thomas Room at Cathedral


We will enjoy pizza and decorating Christmas cookies.  

We will also discuss the true meaning of Christmas and what it means to have real joy.

Open to all 6-8 graders so please invite your friends!












Upcoming Virtus training

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart 
(Holy Family Hall)
6 pm – 8 pm


Cookie Extravaganza Fundraiser

December 2nd & 3rd


St. Casimir after 9:00am
Cathedral after 10:30am
St. Mary’s after 4:30pm, 8:30 & 10:30am

Lighten your holiday baking this weekend by visiting the annual Cookie Extravaganza.  Proceeds from the Extravaganza will support the youth of our parishes as they attend Camp Summit and Steubenville next summer or the Diocese Catholic Youth Conference (DCYC) next November.  Many of the treats were baked by the kids who plan to attend the camps of conference.  Select your own favorites, or make up a plate to give to a friend or neighbor.  Thanks to a matching grant from Catholic United Financial, each dollar you spend will have twice the impact for the youth of our parish.

Thank you for your support!

Volunteers who need Virtus training

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.

The next session is:
Where: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (Winona)
360 Main Street
When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

9:00 AM

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).

Giving Tree

Spirit of Giving

Our parishes provide many opportunities to share in the spirit of giving
 during the Advent season.

 Giving Tree: Tags will be placed on the Giving Tree in the Visitation Commons at St. Mary’s, the Gathering Space at Cathedral and in the church at St. Casimir beginning on November 18. Please choose a tag and refer to the directions on the back for more information and deadlines.

· Toys for Kids
· Goodfellows—Vouchers for winter clothing for youth
· SMU Family Grocery Gift Card
· Birthright—Baby Items

Building and Grounds Update



Christmas Mass Taping

The Diocese will be taping the televised
 Christmas Mass on 
Thursday November 16th at 6:30 pm 
at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.  

All are welcome to come participate 
as the congregation.

Junior High Youth Group

Junior High Youth Group
Crusaders for Salvation 

Where: St. Thomas Room at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart 
When: Once a month Sunday night from 6:30-8:30 for 6-8th Graders!

NOVEMBER 12th
Discover the Saints! We will be learning about the Saints and how they have changed the lives of those they met and how they can help us grow in holiness too!

DECEMBER 3rd 
IT’S A PARTY!! Come celebrate Advent with us by decorating Christmas cookies and eating pizza! We will talk about joy and how it’s the reason for EVERY season!
Why Youth Group? Youth Group is a great way to find new friends and deepen friendship with others who are also interested in Jesus, games, and food!  


Youth Ministry Assistant

My name is Emily Schumacher
I am a Senior at Winona State University. I am from Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. I grew up going to St. Mary’s Catholic School K-12 and have been involved in many retreats, I have been a counselor at a Young Women’s Discipleship camp for 3 years, and here I am involved in FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students), in Winona.