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  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

 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 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 and

 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 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

 “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.

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
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.

Theology Uncorked

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

Theology Uncorked


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

Junior High Youth Group

Junior High Youth Group

Sunday, April 22
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


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 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
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

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)

Children Ages 4, 5, 6 and Grades 1-6
July 30 - August 3, 2018
St. Mary's Church/School
1303 W. Broadway, Winona

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

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)

Junior High Youth Group

Junior High Youth Group
Sunday, March 18
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, or call Kristopher Kaufman at (859) 760-1619 or Steven Lehn at  (507) 312-9041.

Youth Movie Night March

Our mission is to share stories that inspire, educate and challenge us to think more deeply about our faith.

WHO:            Youth age 5th grade and older; children up to 4th grade are welcome with a parent or guardian.
WHAT:         Movie, followed by brief discussion facilitated by VIRTUS-trained chaperones
WHEN:       Join us Friday, March 9,  2018     6:30-8:30 pm
WHERE:      St. Thomas room, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

Young Brendan lives in the Abbey of Kells, a remote medieval outpost under siege from raiding barbarians. One day a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest, where mythical creatures hide. 

Adult Movie Night March

Fri 03/09, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 
in Cathedral’s St. Augustine Room

No fee.  No signup.  Popcorn is provided.  Everyone is welcome.

The Roman Tribune charged with supervising the crucifixion wins Christ's robe at the foot of the cross. His life is forever changed by the mystical influence of the holy garment. 

Easter Mass Taping

Please join us at the Cathedral tonight (2/21/18) at 7pm for the diocesan video taping of the Easter Mass for those of our communities who are homebound.  

Weather Cancellations

Due to the inclement winter weather conditions Eucharistic Adoration at the Cathedral has closed for the evening and will reopen on Tuesday morning after 10am.

Adult Faith Formation classes scheduled for this evening have been cancelled.

Theology Uncorked

Theology Uncorked

at The Oaks
75 W. Third Street, Winona

Thursday, February 22nd. 7:00

Dr. Susan Windley-Daoust
Will speak to us about....

"How Do You Respond to a Person Who Wants to Commit Physician Assisted Suicide?

Free, Everyone Welcome

Donate Blood Opportunity

When: February 9, 2018
         Noon – 5:00pm

Where: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Holy Family Hall (basement)
360 Main Street
Winona, MN  55987

Go to: 
to schedule an appointment

Lenten Opportunities 2018

Lenten Opportunities 2018

Daily Mass
7:00am Monday through Friday
8:00am Saturday
12:10pm Tuesday through Friday

Stations of the Cross
Thursdays during Lent 
6:00pm at Cathedral

Sacrament of Reconciliation
11:45am Tuesday through Friday
4:00pm Saturdays

City-Wide Communal Reconciliation Service
Palm Sunday, March 25, 4:00pm
Basilica of St Stanislaus Kostka

Chrism Mass
Monday, March 26
Cathedral 7:00pm
Bishop Quinn presides at this annual liturgy and blesses the holy oils

Ash Wednesday Mass Schedules

Ash Wednesday February 14 
Mass Schedule

Cathedral: 7:00am, 12:10pm, 5:15pm

St Casimir: 6:30pm

St Mary's: 12:00 noon and 5:30pm

St Stan's: 8:00am, 6:30pm

St Stan's School Mass: 9:45am

Youth Opportunities for Feb. 10 &11

InterMISSION: an evening of relevant Catholic teaching, Eucharistic Adoration, and Praise & Worship 

Who: InterMISSION is open to youth in eighth through twelfth grade.
When: Saturday, Feb. 10th, 2018  Time: 5:15pm-9:30pm
Where: Pax Christi, 4135 18th Avenue NW, Rochester
Cost:  Free-will offering. Dinner is included.
Why: We invite you to join us, take a break from your hectic schedules and reconnect with Our Lord. InterMISSION is an opportunity to ‘un-busy’ ourselves for two hours – to focus on something that’s bigger than us: the church gathered and Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.

Junior High Youth Rally: Move Beyond the Mask

Who: 6th, 7th and 8th graders
When: Sunday, February 11th   Time: 1:00 – 6:30PM
Where: St. Mary’s School, Owatonna
Cost: $20
Why: Being real before God so we can come to understand that God knows us fully, forgives us, loves us, & encourages us to grow & become all we were created to be. Join us at the Youth Rally as we examine ways to Move Beyond the Mask in our lives to become the beloved one God intends us to be!
Register: email Angie Nagel with your final numbers by Thursday, Feb. 8th and you can just pay at the door.
Includes: Mass and pizza

Adult Movie Night

Fri 02/09 
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 
in Cathedral’s St. Augustine Room

Old Fashioned           2015    PG-13     2 hrs 
Chivalry Makes a Comeback

A former hard-partying frat boy.  A free-spirited, restless woman.  Outdated, lofty theories on love and romance.  Together, they attempt the impossible:  an "old-fashioned" and God-honoring courtship in contemporary America.

No fee.  No signup.  Popcorn is provided. Everyone is welcome. 

Youth Movie Night

Our mission is to share stories that inspire, educate and challenge us to think more deeply about our faith.

WHO: Youth age 5th grade and older; children up to 4th grade are welcome with a parent or guardian.
WHAT: Movie, followed by brief discussion facilitated by VIRTUS-trained chaperones
WHEN: 2nd Friday of each month,  

Join us Friday,  February 9, 2018
6:30- 8:30 p.m. 

WHERE:  St. Thomas room, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

Cheaper by the Dozen
1950     86 minutes,   Clifton Webb,  Myrna Loy

Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in large families. Frank Gilbreth, Sr., was a pioneer in the field of motion study, and often used his family as guinea pigs (with amusing and sometimes embarrassing results). He resisted popular culture, railing against his daughters' desires for bobbed hair and cosmetics. 

Bring a pillow, blanket and inquisitive mind, and we’ll provide the movie, popcorn and fellowship.

Junior High Youth Group

Junior High Youth Group
Sunday, January 28
St. Thomas Room, Cathedral

Let’s talk about Lent!  It’s only a few weeks away!  

Questions?  Contact Emily Schumaker ‭(507) 276-3641‬ or Annie Casselman (507) 961-0037

Next VIRTUS Training

Thursday, February 1, 2018
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart 
(Holy Family Hall, basement)
6 pm – 8 pm

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 or for anyone who doesn’t have access to a computer call the parish office.

Upcoming Prolife Events 2018

March for Life, Washington DC on Friday, January 19. This is the 45th Anniversary of the Roe V Wade decision, which has led to the tragic loss of over 61 million lives of pre-born babies to surgical abortion. For national coverage on the March for Life, see Our Diocese plans to take part! Contact Peter Martin (507) 858-1273 or for details. Limited space, first come basis.

March for Life, St. Paul Capitol on Monday, January 22 at noon, followed by a short program 12:30 to 1:00 pm. Hosted by MCCL (MN Citizens Concerned for Life). For information, see This is preceded by the 10:30 am Annual Prayer Service for Life at The Cathedral of St. Paul, 239 Selby Ave, St. Paul, MN. Participants will walk to the capitol to join in the March for Life after the prayer service. Please pray for those attending the March for Life, (National and State level), for all those affected by abortion, and for an increased respect for the awesome gift of life from our Heavenly Father.

9 DAYS FOR LIFE: JANUARY 18-26, is a "digital pilgrimage" of prayer and action focused on cherishing the gift of every person's life. A multi-faceted novena highlighting a different intention each day provides reflections, bonus information, and suggested actions. Join to receive the novena through the 9 Days for Life app, daily emails, or daily texts. See for information.

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, Sunday, January 21st. Since 1984, when President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first National Sanctity of Human Life day, churches around the country have gathered on the 3rd Sunday of January to celebrate God’s gift of life, commemorate the many lives lost to abortion, and commit themselves to protecting life at every stage. Offer a Rosary or say some prayers for the sanctity of life today. For more information, see

Diocese of Winona Prayer Service for Life on Sunday, January 28, 3:00 to 4:00 pm at Ss. Peter & Paul Church of Blue Earth (214 Holland Street), with the Rev. Bishop John M. Quinn presiding. Prayers of reparation and healing will be offered as we mourn the loss of millions of lives because of forty-five years of legalized abortion in America.

40 Days for Life Campaign – February 14 – March 25: A time of Prayer, Fasting, and Outreach that is changing the hearts and minds of those who believe abortion is acceptable. By the grace of God, the movement has been blessed with proven results. Since 2007, 40 countries have taken part, 170 abortion workers have quit, and 90 abortion centers have closed. Best of all, 13,998 preborn babies have been spared abortion and parents saved from heartache. To learn more, see

Monthly Holy Hour of Prayer for Life, Marriage & Religious Liberty, held on the first Saturday of every month at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Winona. This takes place from 8:30 am to 9:30 am and is preceded by the Mass for the Sanctity of Life & Marriage, (8:00am – 8:30 am). Gather in the Adoration Chapel for a beautiful Rosary and hour of prayer. Invite your family and friends!

If my people…. humble themselves and pray, and seek my presence and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and revive their land. - 2 Chronicles 7:12