Mass on Monday, Dec. 31st

December 31st Mass Schedule

7:00 AM:  Daily Mass
5:15 PM:  Vigil Mass for Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

January 1st Mass Schedule

7:00 AM:  Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

St. Casimir's 
9:00 AM:  Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

VIRTUS Training

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.

The next VIRTUS Training will be held:

When: Thursday, January 24, 2019
Where: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Church
Holy Family Hall (Church basement)
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Please pre-register online at

Mass Schedule for Immaculate Conception - December 8

    Holy Day of Obligation

Mass Times 

December 7:
                                                4:00 pm      Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka
                                                5:15 pm      St. Mary’s
                                                5:30 pm      St. Casimir

December 8: 
                                               8:00 am      Cathedral of the Sacred Heart  
                                               8:30 am      St. Mary’s
                                               9:00 am      Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka

December Movie Night at Cathedral

Join us Friday, December 14 from 6:30 - 8:30pm in the St. Augustine Room at the Cathedral for "The Nativity Story". 

The most magnificent portrayal of the nativity ever! Witness the struggles and joys of the Holy Family...and the Savior's birth at the turning point of history. Epic in scope yet intimate in detail. A film to be cherished for years to come.

Cookies and milk will be served. No fee or registration required. Everyone welcome.

Upcoming Pro-Life Events

     The National Night of Prayer for Life takes place on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Saturday, December 8 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart,360 Main Street in the Adoration Chapel. We come together before the Blessed Sacrament in adoration and reparation for the sins against the lives of the innocent and vulnerable preborn being killed in today’s society. Fr. Mark McNea will be presiding. For more information, see If you cannot join us in person, please join us in individual prayer.

      9 DAYS FOR LIFE: JANUARY 14-22 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 20th. 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 nearly 61 million 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

     March for Life, Washington DC on Friday, January 18th. This is the 45th Anniversary of the Roe V Wade decision, which has led to the tragic loss of millions of pre-born babies to surgical abortion. For national coverage on the March for Life, see

     March for Life, St. Paul Capitol on Tuesday, 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.

     Diocese of Winona-Rochester Prayer Service for Life on Sunday, January 27 at St. John Vianney in Fairmont at 5:00 pm, with the Most Rev. Bishop John M. Quinn presiding.

     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

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Hearts for Life
Kathy Foerster, Coordinator
(507) 313-6880 or

Young at Heart Monthly Gathering

The Young at Heart December gathering at the Cathedral will be on Thursday, December 6. We will begin with Mass at 12:10pm and then gather in Holy Family Hall for lunch and a sing-a-long with Patti Darbo. Lunch includes Swedish meat balls, au gratin potatoes, squash, Watergate salad, roll and lemon bars for dessert. Cost is $5 per person and reservations are required. Call 457-3671 by noon on Monday, December 3rd, to make your reservation.

Advent Talk Series

Fr. Brian Mulligan invites you to join him for a talk series during Advent. Sessions will be held Saturday evenings at 7:00pm on December 1, 8, 15 and 22 in Holy Family Hall (basement) at the Cathedral.

Fr. Mulligan will go through the Old Testament, showing how Jesus's birth was foretold through the Prophets. There will be maps, pictures (from the Holy Land) and Scripture included. No registration required and sessions are free. 

Urgent! More Fall Festival Donations Needed.

Donations are still needed for this year's Cathedralfest. In order for this year's festival to be a successful fundraiser we are in dire need of additional donations for prizes for the Tootsie Rollette and Children's Games, we also need more items for the Silent Auction and Odd's N Ends Booth.
Items for Tootsie Rollette, Children's Games and Silent Auction should be new. Odd's N Ends items can be new or slightly used.
All items can be dropped off in Holy Family Hall at the Cathedral on Saturday, October 27th.

Hope with Bishop Quinn

Is pleased to welcome

To The Oaks
To speak with us about


Thursday October 25th 7:00 pm

Come join us for a drink and a most enriching evening with our bishop
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Movie Night at Cathedral

Movie Night at Cathedral
Friday, October 12 /  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
No fee.  No signup.  Popcorn is provided. Everyone is welcome.

Family Movie   St. Augustine Room
Beyond the Mask 
Rated PG     1:44 min     2018   
Double crossed and on the run, an employee of the British East India Company tries to stop a plot against a young nation's hope for freedom. Hel must gain the trust and the help of his friend,  as well as Ben Franklin.

Youth Movie   St. Thomas Room 
Rated G     1:45 min  2015
When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.

Public Rosary

Come Join Us for a Public Rosary

We appeal to the Blessed Virgin that her Immaculate Heart will Triumph!  
This Saturday, October 13th, the 101st anniversary of the Great Miracle of Fatima.  Join us to pray the rosary in front of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart at Noon.
Please pass on this invitation.
 God bless you.

Winona Area Catholic Young Adult Group

Gospel and Game Night
Thursday,  October 11th
7:00 – 9:00 pm

At 611 Harriet St. Winona MN

Soli Deo Gloria (The Winona Area Catholic Young Adult Group) will meet at our home, address above. Come enjoy fellowship for an evening, beginning with the upcoming Sundays gospel and discussion with an assortment of games to follow. Some snacks and beverages will be provided but feel free to bring your own. Kids are welcome. Hope you can join in on the fun!

Special Collection for Hurricane Relief October 6 & 7

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has asked all bishops to consider taking up a special collection in response to the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Florence. This emergency collection is intended to support both the humanitarian and Church needs arising from the hurricane. 

To assist Catholic Charities USA in its role as the official domestic relief agency of the U.S. Catholic Church, please respond to the urgent needs of those people affected by Hurricane Florence and support our parish’s special collection the weekend of October 6 and 7. Checks should be made payable to either Cathedral of the Sacred Heart or St. Casimir parish. For more information on how to help those in need go to or

CPR, AED and Choking Information Session

“Hands Only” CPR, AED, and Choking Information Session
CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation)
AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
Choking Emergencies
Save the Date!
Monday, September 24
                                 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Gathering Space

CPR, when performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival. If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you care about. The truth is, when you see someone collapse, it only takes two steps to save a life.
Ushers and greeters are especially encouraged to come, but EVERYONE is invited! Everyone will learn how to perform chest compressions, use the defibrillators, and save someone from choking. Anyone can do it. Everyone should.

  Class taught by Helen Bagshaw, a Critical Care Nurse
 RSVP to Sandy at the Cathedral office, (507) 452-4770 by Thursday, Sept. 20th.

MCCL Pro-Life Gathering

Upcoming Pro-Life Events

Upcoming Pro-life Events
National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children – Saturday, September 8 from noon to 1:00 pm at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Winona, with the Most Rev. Bishop John M. Quinn presiding. In its sixth year, this is an opportunity to visit the one of 51 locations across the country where memorials for babies lost to abortion have been placed. Contact Annie Casselman at (815) 501-8503, for questions, or see for a location near you.

Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) Fall Tour meeting on Wednesday, September 12 from 7:00pm to 8:00 pm at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart at 360 Main Street in Holy Family Hall. These meetings educate pro-life citizens about current trends and issues, legislation, elections, and more. For information, see or call (612) 825-6831. Everyone is invited.

40 Days for Life – Sept. 26 through Nov. 4: Prayer, fasting, and community outreach with educational materials. Babies saved – 14, 643 (documented) since 2007!
See for information and a location near you.

The Pro-Life Novena for Unborn Babies takes place September 29 – October 7. You are invited to offer a daily rosary for the protection of preborn babies in the womb. For information, see

Respect Life Sunday – Oct. 7: Day of prayer for respect for all life from its earliest beginning to natural death. Plus, October is Respect Life Month. Children are our greatest resource! What can you do to promote respect for Life?

National Life Chain – Oct. 7, 2:00 to 3:15 pm. Come join us for an hour of prayer to end abortion and to witness to the over 60 million pre-born babies lost to abortion. In Winona, meet at the corner of Broadway & Huff Streets. Signs are provided. Bring your family and friends. Contact Kathy Foerster at (507) 313-6880 for questions. Other cities: see for a location near you.

Monthly, on the 1st Saturday: Holy Hour of Prayer for Life, Marriage & Religious Liberty, from 8:30 am to 9:30 am at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Winona, (preceded by 8:00 am Mass for Life & Marriage).

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart                    For info: Kathy Foerster
Hearts for Life                                           (507) 313-6880 or

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


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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In the Mezzanine
75 West 3rd  Street

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

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 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

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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  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

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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