Cathedral Fest October 26 and 27

St. Mary's Cemetery Fall Clean Up

All decorations are to be removed from the cemetery by October 15th. The cemetery is unable to store any decorations that are not removed, and will remove and dispose of them if left beyond October 15. Because beetles and other damaging insects  lay their eggs in the soil, remove the soil from the pot when you are removing your decorations. If you purchased flowers from the cemetery this year, cemetery staff discards your flowers and the soil for you.

November 1, winter decorations may be placed in your urn or shepherd hook. You may purchase an urn/stand or shepherd hook from the cemetery and we will install it in concrete. Call the cemetery at 507-452-2769 if interested in either of these items. Only shepherd hooks and flower stands purchased through the cemetery are allowed. Christmas trees, garlands, and lights are not allowed in the cemetery.

Wreath/Cross Program
St. Mary’s Cemetery offers fresh evergreen decorations for the Christmas season. Watch for future flyers at your parish or call the office for more information. If you would like the information on this program emailed to you, please email us at, (or call us at 507-452-2769) and we will send you a form to complete.

Cathedral Grounds Fall Work Day Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help get the grounds around the Cathedral ready for winter. If you can help out, even for a short time, we would appreciate it. 

Saturday, October 26—8:30 to 11:30 am
Cut down perennials, remove annuals, light weeding, windows, etc. 

Thursday, November 7—3:00 to 6:00 pm
Rake and bag leaves. 

Contact: Kathy Foerster at 507-313-6880 or Donna Fakler at 507-454-1296 for more information or to volunteer.

Theology Uncorked October 24th

Join us for Theology Uncorked's last event of the year! Todd Graff, Director of Lay Formation and RCIA for the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, will be with us for his talk, “The Lay Vocation ~ Disciples and Co-Workers in the Vineyard.”

Pope Francis has called on lay women and men to bring “the perfume of Christ’s love” into every setting of daily life – home, work, neighborhood, civic life, etc. As the lay faithful, we have a particular calling and vocation within the Church to be the presence of Christ in the world. Bring your thoughts and questions, and enjoy a cool drink as we reflect together on this challenging and life-giving vocation, Thursday, October 24th at 7pm at The Oaks Wine Bar, 75 W 3rd St, Winona, MN 55987.

Feed My Starving Children Thank You

Thank you to all those who volunteered and donated to the October 5 Feed My Starving Children event. In our 2 hour shift, our team, together with other organization teams, packed 47,700 meals which will feed 130 children for an entire year. It was a great success and a wonderful example of charity in action to the less fortunate.

Vatican Exhibit of Eucharistic Miracles

St Mary’s University is inviting the public to view the Vatican Display of Eucharistic Miracles from 9am to 8pm Monday, October 14, through Thursday, October 17, at its Alverna Center, 1175 W. Wabasha St. Eucharistic Adoration will be available.

The Vatican Exhibit of Eucharistic Miracles showcases 126 Eucharistic Miracles. The exhibit consists of illustrations and detailed descriptions of each miracle that has occurred around the world, dating as far back as the Last Supper. With an extensive assortment of photographs and historical descriptions, the exhibition presents some of the principle Eucharistic Miracles that took place throughout the ages in various countries of the world and which have been recognized by the Church. By means of the panels, one can “virtually visit” the places where the miracles took place. The current exhibition includes panels that are used to explain the 126 Eucharistic Miracles.

Cathedral Movie Night

Friday, October 11th   6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
No fee.  No signup.  Everyone is welcome!

Family & Teen Movie—St. Augustine Room
Hotel Rwanda   
Rated PG-13     2 hrs                                           
This is the true story of a man who stood up the atrocities in Rwanda and offered his hotel as shelter for thousands of refugees. Over 1 million people were brutally murdered in three months, but this man saved lives one at a time.

Youth Movie -- St. Thomas Room 
Joseph:  King of Dreams 
Rated G     1 hr 15 min                                     

The story of a young boy with an extraordinary gift of seeing the future in his dreams! Cast off by his jealous brothers, Joseph rises to honor in Egypt as his prophecies protect the Pharaoh from disaster. A sudden twist of fate reunites Joseph face-to-face with the very brothers who betrayed him!