VIRTUS Classes

 If you plan on volunteering or working in any capacity for the Winona Catholic Churches/Schools VIRTUS training is required. The VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children awareness program is a 2 hour session for all adults to help our Churches/Schools provide a child-safe environment and empowering caring adults to protect children by recognizing the warning signs of sexual abuse and to respond appropriately.

There are 2 dates currently available for VIRTUS training in the Winona Area:
*Monday, August 13 at Cotter Schools in the computer lab at 1pm.
*Tuesday, August 21 from 6-8pm at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Holy Family Hall (church basement).

 Please pre-register online at
www.virtusonline.org.

 

Assumption Mass Schedule

August 15th is the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, 
a Holy Day of Obligation.




Following are the Mass times for Winona:

Tuesday, August 14
   5:15pm              St. Mary’s
   5:30pm              St. Casimir

Wednesday, August 15
   7:00am              Cathedral
   8:00am              Basilica
12:10pm              Cathedral
  5:15pm               Cathedral
  5:15pm               St. Mary’s


Parish Picnic 2018


All Cathedral parishioners are invited to attend the event this coming Sunday,  August 12th, following the 10:30 a.m. Mass.  

The celebration begins with a Marian procession around the block and concludes at the picnic site on the front lawn.  The parish will be providing hamburgers, hot-dogs and lemonadeWe ask that anyone attending please sign up to bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share (dish suggestions are according to the first letter of your last name when you sign up) and also to ensure we have enough hamburgers/hot dogs for everyone attending.  Fun games and face painting for the kids, fellowship and good times for all!

Sign up on the parish website or call the parish office by noon on Wednesday, August 8th.


Hosted by the Cathedral Parish Life Committee

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First Friday Eucharistic Adoration


    Join us TONIGHT at the Cathedral, Eucharistic Adoration and Confession.  Exposition will begin at 6:30 pm and conclude with Benediction at 7:30. All are welcome.  Games and snacks for our youth will be offered in the St. Augustine and the St. Thomas Rooms from 7:30-8:30.

Youth Movie Night


Opinion Poll: Children's Liturgy of the Word

Dear Parents,

Help us reach our families most effectively by telling us about your family's Mass preferences.  
Take this simple survey to give your feedback!

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Come join us for:

A Lively Catholic Conversation


  • The 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae...
  • Saints, relics, miracles, Incorruptibles...
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  • Other ways we can grow in the faith...
Join us from 7 pm to 8 pm, or so at …

The Oaks
In the Mezzanine
75 West 3rd  Street
Winona

Young At Heart August Gathering

 
The Young at Heart group will meet for their monthly gathering on August 2nd at the Cathedral. The gathering begins with 12:10pm Mass in the church followed by a lunch and entertainment in Holy Family Hall. Lunch includes pork loin, mashed potatoes & gravy, sliced tomatoes, fresh fruit, roll, and lemon bars. Patti Darbo will be entertaining everyone with music you can sing a long to.
 
Please make reservations for the lunch by calling Marge at 454-3433 no later than noon on Monday, July 30th. Cost for the lunch is $5. All are welcome.
 

Adult Bible Studies Coming this Fall!

Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom
and

I Corinthians: The Church and the Christian Community


Register for Acts!

Register for First Corinthians!
Short on time?  Try our new 30 min. Brown Bag version of the First Corinthians study! 

VIRTUS Training

     


Where: Saint Mary Church (Winona)
1303 W Broadway Street
When: Thursday, July 26, 2018
10:00 AM

If you plan on volunteering or working in any capacity for the Winona Catholic Churches/Schools VIRTUS training is required.  The VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children awareness program is a 2-hour session for all adults to help our Churches/Schools provide a child-safe environment and empowering caring adults to protect children by recognizing the warning signs of sexual abuse and to respond appropriately.
Registration is required. Please pre-register online at www.virtusonline.org or for anyone who doesn’t have access to a computer call the parish office.

2018 Cathedral Parish Picnic Potluck

Mark your calendars for Cathedral’s Parish Pot-Luck Picnic!
August 12th following the 10:30 am Mass, our celebration begins with a Marian procession and concludes at the picnic on the rectory front lawn.

All parishioners are invited to attend this Cathedral of the Sacred Heart community event.  We provide the hamburgers, hot-dogs and lemonade.  You bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share.  Fun games and face painting for the kids, fellowship and good times for all! 


Hosted by the Parish Life Committee

Bible Study on Catholic Social Teaching


Tuesdays, July 17 - Sept. 4
9:30-10:30 am
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, St. Thomas Room
No Cost


Tom Parlin, Director of Parish Social Ministry, of Catholic Charities will facilitate an eight-week bible study on the seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching. Each week will focus on a different theme that will enhance your understanding of the rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society. 

Religious Freedom Week

Serving Others in God’s Love: Religious Freedom Week 2018


Join us at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart this Thursday, June 28th at 6:30pm for a Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament to pray for the Religious Freedom of all.
Pray

That the Lord would protect all migrants and refugees, 
and that all those who work with people on the move would be free to serve.

Reflect
The Church has long sought to serve the unique needs of “people on the move,” from providing for basic needs, to assisting with resettlement, to offering legal services to help newcomers navigate the system of their host country.  The Church provides exceptional service in this area and plays an indispensable role in our nation’s immigration and refugee resettlement system.  In recent years, Christian services have faced legal attacks, because the Church refuses to facilitate abortions for the children who come under our care.  Groups like the ACLU set up a perverse dilemma, trying to force the Church to choose between unborn children and migrant children.  By defending religious freedom, we are saying that we refuse to make such a choice.

Act
The USCCB’s Justice for Immigrants Campaign is an effort to unite and mobilize a growing network of Catholic entities and people of goodwill in support of immigration reform.  To learn more about the Church’s work with migrants and refugees, get news, resources, and action alerts from Justice for Immigrants at justiceforimmigrants.org/.


Mass of Elevation

We invite you, your family, friends and neighbors, to join parishes across the Winona-Rochester Diocese on Facebook for the Mass elevating St. John the Evangelist church in Rochester to the status of Co-Cathedral on Sunday, June 24 at 6:00pm. To view the Mass, go to https://www.facebook.com/diocesewinonarochester. Then simply hit the share button and it becomes visible to all your facebook friends.
 

Young at Heart

Due to the 4th of July holiday, Young at Heart will not be meeting in July.  We will be resuming our regular schedule on August 2nd.

Public Rosary for Traditional Marriage

ALAN AMES, an internationally known Evangelist, Visionary and Mystic coming to Rochester

ALAN AMES, an internationally known Evangelist, Visionary and Mystic who has been given the Gift of Healing will be returning to the Winona Diocese at  
Church of the Resurrection, 1600 11th Ave SE, Rochester
on Tuesday, June 26th.

6:30 pm - Rosary   7pm - Holy Mass   
Followed by Alan's testimony, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Prayers for Healing, Confessions and Closing Prayers.

Every person will be prayed over individually.  Thousands of spiritual, emotional and physical healing have been documented during Alan's travels to over 50 countries. Alan moves under a powerful anointing, exhibiting the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, especially the Gift of Healing.  He shares his story of how God has transformed him from a violent alcoholic to an apostle of Christ.  In his books and talks, Alan discusses the love of God for mankind especially through the sacraments of the Catholic Church.

Come and listen too Alan's amazing story of God's Love.  Please invite your family, friends and neighbors!  For more info, visit Alan at www.alanames.org  Questions call  507-287-6481 or 507-271-1777

Upcoming Prolife and Prayer Events

 Irish Pro-lifers Organize 40 days of Public Penance over Abortion Referendum This will be held May 30 through July 6th. Wouldn’t it be great to join them in prayer? For information, see https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/irish-pro-lifers-organize-40-days-of-public-penance-over-abortion-referendum

 Bishops’ Call to Prayer for Life, Marriage & Religious Liberty, held weekly on Friday. Some ideas: offer the Rosary, visit our Lord in Adoration, offer a special intention during mass, or offer a sacrifice of love such as fasting from meat or from a behavior that is not helpful. See http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/take-action-now/call-to-prayer/index.cfm for more information.

 Monthly Holy Hour of Prayer for Life, Marriage, & Religious Liberty, held on the 1st Saturday of the month (8:30am – 9:30 am)at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Winona, after the 8:00 am Mass for Life and Marriage.
Everyone welcome, meet in the Adoration Chapel.

 Religious Freedom Week, June 22-29. Catholics across the U.S. are encouraged to pray and act in support of religious liberty at home and abroad during Serving Others in God’s Love: This begins on the feast of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher and ends on the Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul. For information, see www.usccb.org/ReligiousFreedomweek and www.org/freedom.

 Public Rosary for Traditional Marriage in Winona and across the entire country!
Saturday, June 23 from noon to 1:00 pm in front of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 360 Main Street in Winona. For information, see www.americaneedsfatima.org or contact Paula at (507) 313-4716.

 Saint Paul Street Evangelization, Winona
This is a grassroots, non-profit Catholic evangelization organization, dedicated to responding to the mandate of Jesus to preach the Gospel (yes, even the Culture of Life news) to all nations by taking our Catholic Faith to the streets. It is non-confrontational, allowing the Holy Spirit to move in the hearts of those who witness our public Catholic presence. For information, contact Susan at (507) 452-5399 or see www.streetevangelization.com.

 “Not to oppose error is to approve it; and not to defend truth is to suppress it; and indeed to neglect to confound evil men when we can do it, is no less a sin than to encourage them.” - Pope St. Felix III

Theology Uncorked


Theology Uncorked

is pleased to welcome

Father Elias Mary F.F.I.
(From the Shrine of O.L. of Guadalupe)

Speaking on

Mariology and Marian Devotion

Thursday, June 28th 7:00 pm
at The Oaks
75 E. 3rd. St.
Winona



AVE MARIA!
hope to see you there

Road Closure Notice

Center Street between 7th and 8th Streets will be closed effective 7am on Tuesday, June 12 through 3pm Friday, June 15. The Center Street entrance to the Cathedral parking lot will be closed during this time. Please enter and exit the parking lot on 8th street.

Upcoming Office Hours and Mass Schedule Changes

Parish Office Hours
In observance of Memorial Day the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and St. Casimir Parish Office will be closed on Monday, May 28.



Mass Schedule Change
There will not be a 12:10pm Mass at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart on Thursday, June 7 or Friday, June 8.

You are welcome to join us for the Ordination of The Hoang and Brian Mulligan at 2:00pm on Friday, June 8.

Exposition of Sacred Relics

Young at Heart Monthly Gathering Schedule Changes

There will be no Young at Heart gathering at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in June due to the Diocese of Winona Annual Ministry Days and the Ordination of The Huang and Brian Mulligan to the priesthood.
There also will be no meeting in July due to the 4th of July Holiday.

Young Adult Game Night Goes Bowling!

Thursday, May 10th 
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Westgate Bowl 
(1429 W Service Dr, Winona, MN 55987)

Soli Deo Gloria (The Winona Area Catholic Young Adult Group) 

Come enjoy fellowship for an evening! This is a great opportunity to meet new people in a relaxed environment, while supporting a local business. Feel free to bring friends and/or family. 

Cathedral Spring Clean Up


Volunteers are needed for a spring clean up of the Cathedral grounds. We will meet from 5– 7 pm on Monday, May 14, 2018.  You are welcome to come for the full two hours, or for any part of this time that you would wish. Meet by the garages in the parking lot.


Bring your own gloves, knee pads, rakes, garden pruners and loppers. Bags and barrels will be provided.


 

Third Annual Walk & Wag Youth Fundraiser

See you there!
A special thanks to our generous sponsors: 
Jay & Dee Special T's
Motor Parts & Equipment
Pack-n-Mail
Pet Medical Center
St. Mary's Press
State Farm Insurance - Jack Warnemunde
Taber Orthodontics
The Oaks Wine Bar

Zehren Dental

Cathedral Gift Shop Special Through May 6


 
The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Gift Shop, Angels Everywhere, is featuring 10% off all First Communion Merchandise through May 6th including: Rosaries, Activity Books, Prayer Booklets, Medals, Jewelry, Key Chains, Picture Frames and Crosses.

May Movies at Cathedral

The May Movies at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart will be shown on Friday, May 11 from 6:30 to 8:30pm.
 
 Showing in the St. Augustine Room is the Family movie: "Risen" rated PG-13
 
Pontius Pilate, fearful that Jesus' crucifixion will cause an uprising, orders the high-ranking Roman Military Tribune to seal and guard the tomb. When the body of Jesus Christ goes missing within days, the Tribune is ordered to find it to disprove the rumors of the risen Messiah.
 
 
 
 
 
Showing in the St. Thomas Room is the Youth movie: "Queen of Katwe", rated PG. Youth age 5th grade and older welcome.
 
Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) and her family. Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), a missionary who teaches children how to play chess. Phiona becomes fascinated with the game and soon becomes a top player under Katende's guidance. Her success in local competitions and tournaments opens the door to a bright future and a golden chance to escape from a life of poverty.

 


Totus Tuus 2018

Mark your calendars, Totus Tuus returns to the Cathedral!
July 7-13, 2017
Grades 1-12


2018 Summer Faith Formation Program Diocese of Winona at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart 

Totus Tuus (Latin for “Totally Yours”) is a Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through catechesis, evangelization, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship. 
The goal of Totus Tuus is to help young people grow in the understanding of, and strengthen their faith in, Jesus Christ. 
“I am the way, the truth and the life.  No one can come to the Father except through me” (John 4:16).

Event Cancellations for Wedesday, April 18

Due to inclement weather the following evening activities for Cathedral and St. Casimir parishes have been cancelled:
 

Faith Formation
Adult Choir practice

Protest Planned Parenthood


Beloved Marriage Enrichment

 Start with Mass and join us for coffee and light breakfast
or come at 9 am for the beginning of the program.
No Signup, No Fee
Come when you can. Come with your spouse, or come alone.

"What if Marriage is more than you think it is?
What if, woven into the very fabric of your humanity, is a purposeful desire placed there by God that will play a vital part in His work in the world? No matter how long you’ve been married, it’s always a good time to discover the deepest spiritual, emotional and practical realities of what your Marriage can and should be.
This special edition of Beloved will show you how through Scripture, Tradition and Church Teaching, God’s desire for your Marriage will bring your truest desires alive. The wonder, mystery and joy behind that first “I do”—whether you said it last year, or years ago—is beautifully depicted visually and practically taught by trusted presenters."

 Video content is followed by discussion questions for couples.

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Join us for an evening of fine wine (or beer) and an exploration of Catholic Social Teaching as....

Theology Uncorked




Presents 

Robert Tereba, Executive Director for 
Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota
Speaking on....

Catholic Social Teaching:
What It is, What It Means for Catholic Charities, and What It Means for You

Thursday, April 26th 7:00 pm

At The Oaks Wine Bar
75 W. 3rd. Street
Winona

Junior High Youth Group

Junior High Youth Group

Sunday, April 22
6:30-8:00pm
St. Thomas Room
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart


This Thursday is Gospel and Game Night!

Thursday, April 12
Gospel & Game Night - 7pm at 611 Harriet St. Winona MN

Soli Deo Gloria (The Winona Area Catholic Young Adult Group) will meet at our home, address above, we will have on our white string lights on our front porch area. Come enjoy fellowship for an evening! Beginning with the upcoming Sundays gospel and discussion. With an assortment of games to follow. Feel free to bring snacks and/or beverages.

International Pianist at St John's in Rochester

INTERNATIONAL PIANIST HORACIO LAVANDERA at ST. JOHN’S IN ROCHESTER

Acclaimed Pianist HORACIO LAVANDERA will 
be at St. John the Evangelist Church in Rochester on 
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 7:30 pm

This is a once-in-a-lifetime recital in Rochester! Admission is FREE, so make sure to arrive early! (a freewill offering will be accepted at the end of the concert). 

Visit www.sj.org for more information.

Eucharistic Adoration Potluck

When: Sunday, March 11, at 5pm 
Where: Holy Family Hall, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Who: Past, present and interested adorers are encouraged to attend.  Families are welcome!  Share this invitation!

Steubenville Rochester youth conference INFORMATION session

Want to change up your summer with 2,000 other charged teens exploring faith, high energy music, and fun?  If you are going to be in high school next year (or have just graduated) and you are interested in learning more about attending Steubenville Rochester (July 13-15), please come for pizza, popcorn, and information from people who have been there!  All are welcome; come and see!  Applications are due March 14.

St Mary's Church, Visitation Commons
Sunday March 11
6pm-6:45pm
Call Susan Windley-Daoust for more information on this session at 452-5399 and Julie Fitzgerald at 452-5656 for application questions.

Middle School Catholic Adventure Camp

CAMP SUMMIT
Eagle Bluff, Lanesboro



Week Two:  August 6-9, 2018
Register by May 15, 2018
Talk to your youth minister for more info

Archery. Bonfires. Mass. High Ropes. Games.  Confession.  Rock Climbing. Prayer.  Eucharistic Adoration.  Teambuilding.  More!!! 


Vacation Bible School 2018


Winona Catholic Community
(Cathedral, St. Casimir, St. John's, St. Mary's, St. Stan's)

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Children Ages 4, 5, 6 and Grades 1-6
July 30 - August 3, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
St. Mary's Church/School
1303 W. Broadway, Winona

Register online at www.stmaryswinona.org.
Registration forms are also available at the Parish Offices, 
parish entrances, and on parish websites.


"SPLASH CANYON"
God's Promise on Life's Wild Ride!

Nationwide Public Rosary Rally for Traditional Marriage




Saturday March 17 Noon – 1:00pm
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
360 Main Street, Winona
(In front of the church)

www.americaneedsfatima.org




Junior High Youth Group

Junior High Youth Group
Sunday, March 18
7:00-8:30pm
St. Thomas Room

Come learn how to prepare for Holy Week.  Snacks will be provided! 

Questions?  Contact Annie Casselman 815-501-8503 or 
Emily Schumaker 507-276-3641

Young Adult Gospel and Game Night

The Winona area Catholic young adult group, Soli Deo Gloria will meet Thursday, March 8th at 7pm at 611 Harriet St. Winona MN.

Come enjoy fellowship for an evening! Beginning with the upcoming Sundays gospel and discussion, we will also have an assortment of games to follow. Feel free to bring snacks and/or beverages.

March Food Drive

Help our parishes stock the shelves of our local food shelf. Donate this March!
Collection barrels are located at the entry ways at the Cathedral.  Monetary donations may be dropped off at the parish office.

7pm Mass Schedule at the Cathedral


There will not be a 7:00pm Mass at the Cathedral on March 4th, 11th and April 1st.

Cor Jesu March


The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart invites you and your friends and family to attend Cor Jesu, on 
Friday, March 2nd, 2018, from 7-9PM.  

Cor Jesu is an evening of Eucharistic Adoration, Confessions, and music in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  All are welcome to attend! For more details, search for Winona Cor Jesu on Facebook, go to cascwinona.org/prayer/corJesu, or call Kristopher Kaufman at (859) 760-1619 or Steven Lehn at  (507) 312-9041.