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

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.