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.