Holy Week Liturgies at the Cathedral

This year, all Holy Week Liturgies celebrated privately by Bishop Quinn will be live-streamed from the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart at the following times. All the faithful of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester are invited to join with him in prayer, and to enter into the Liturgies that celebrate our salvation in Jesus Christ.

❖ Palm Sunday: 10:30 am
❖ Chrism Mass (Monday of Holy Week): 7:00 pm
❖ Holy Thursday: 7:00 pm
❖ Good Friday: 12:00 pm
❖ Holy Saturday: 8:00 pm
❖ Easter Sunday: 10:30 am

These Liturgies can be accessed at the Diocese of Winona-Rochester Weekly Mass webpage, where the links for viewing the live-stream will be posted for Facebook and Youtube.

Palm Sunday - Palms Available

Palms Available at Cathedral

Blessed palms will be available to pick up after 1 PM this Sunday, April 5 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. A table with the blessed palms will be placed in the gathering space, and will remain available to the public from April 5 through April 8. As a reminder, the Church is open everyday for public prayer until 7PM. As the palms will be available for individual pickup, please honor the request that only one palm be taken per person. Thank you, and know that our prayers are with you as we prepare for Holy Week.

COVID 19 Parish Updates

In addition to the cancellations and postponements previously posted the Cathedral and St. Casimir Parish office is now closed until further notice. Email will be checked periodically. For emergencies  contact Fr. McNea at 452-4770 ext 014.

The parish bulletin will be updated each week and is available online through our website.

At this time, the Cathedral will continue to be open for individual prayer daily. Confessions are being heard by appointment. Please contact Fr. McNea or Fr. Wagner if you wish to set up an appointment. 

Cancellations and Postponements

Mass broadcast schedule Diocese of Winona-Rochester

 HBC Cable Channel 20 (Southeastern MN) Sunday at 3:00pm and Wednesday at 3:30pm
KAAL Channel 6 (Rochester, Austin, Mason City) Sunday at 9:00am
KEYC Channel 12 (Mankato) Sunday at 7:30am
KEYC-DT, Digital Channel 12.2 or Charter Channel 19 (Mankato) Sunday at 9:30am
KPTH Channel 44 (Sioux City) Sunday at 8:30am
KTTW Channel 7 (Sioux Falls) Sunday at 7:00am
WKBT Channel 8 (Winona, LaCrosse-Eau Claire) Sunday at 7:30am

Mass recordings are also available online on the Diocesan Youtube channel.

Additional Televised Masses:
EWTN—Daily 7:00am, 11:00am, 6:00pm, 11:00pm
             Sunday 7:00am, 11:00am 11:00pm

Information Updates
St. Mary’s, Cathedral and St. Casimir Parishes will continue to update information over the next eight weeks on our websites and  will continue to do a bulletin which can be viewed online by clicking on the link provided on our websites. A limited number of printed copies will be available in St. Mary’s and Cathedral Churches. You may also choose to follow updates on the Diocese of Winona-Rochester website at www.dowr.org.
Parish contact information:
St. Mary’s: 507-452-5656 or stmaryswinona.org
Cathedral/St. Casimir: 507-452-4770 or cascwinona.org

At this time the Parish Offices will remain open. We ask that you call before visiting the office to help keep our staff healthy.

Local Resource for Updates
A new site has been created to get updates on community and services changes due to coronavirus. It will be continually updated as new information is received. You can check the information at www.winonaresources.org. The site includes information about local businesses, restaurants and places of worship etc.

Events & Activities cancelled or postponed until further notice:

St. Mary’s

  • Faith Formation sessions, including Growing Up Catholic & Confirmation
  • Small group bible study groups,
  • Sunday School, Nursery, Children’s Liturgy of the Word during 10:30 Mass
  • the Quilters
  • Donut Sundays
  • Scout meetings

 Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

  • Eucharistic Adoration
  • Stations of the Cross
  • All Faith Formation classes including Growing up Catholic and Confirmation/Chosen classes.
  • First Communion Retreat
  • RCIA (Right of Christian Initiation) classes and Retreat
  • Adult Faith Formation bible study groups
  • Families in Faith weekly gathering
  • All prayer groups
  • Quilters
  • That Man Is You group
  • Marriage Enrichment Group
  • Cor Jesu (First Friday)
  • Holy Hour (first Saturday)
  • Elizabeth Ministry
  • Hearts for Life group

 St. Casimir Parish:

  • All Faith Formation classes including Confirmation
  • First Communion Retreat
  • Quilters
  • Catholics in Recovery group
  • Knights of Columbus bi-monthly meetings
  • Serra Club monthly meeting
  • Girl Scouts bi-monthly meetings
  • Lay Carmelites—First Saturday

 Other Events

  • Lenten Communal Penance Service on Sunday, March 29, at the Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka has been cancelled.
  • Theology Uncorked scheduled for March 26
  • Young at Heart April Luncheon
  • Life in the Spirit Seminar during lent
  • Hearts for Life/Elizabeth Ministry Rummage Sale scheduled for May
  • Catholic Daughters Ribs & Kraut dinner scheduled for April 4
  • Public Rosary scheduled for Saturday, March 21 in front of the Cathedral
  • Catholic Daughters' trip to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help scheduled for April 18

Magnificat Special Announcement

During this difficult time, many of the faithful may be unable to attend Mass. To help them sanctify their day and to keep walking in the liturgical rhythm of the Church, Magnificat will be temporarily making their online version available for everyone for free.

In addition to its online edition, MAGNIFICAT is offering complimentary access to its IOS and Android Apps throughout May. To register for free access in English, visit www.magnificat.com/free.  For free access in Spanish, visit and register at www.magnificat.com/gratis.
We are also happy to make available complimentary access to MagnifiKid. Visit www.magnifikid.com/free to view and download each weekly booklet of our colorful Sunday missalette for children ages 6 through 12. While so many children are missing formal religious instruction and are unable to attend Mass, MagnifiKid! can be their special guide, accompanying them through each week as they prepare to attend Mass or watch it at home.

Prayer of Spiritual Communion:
Jesus, really present in the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar, since I cannot now receive thee under the sacramental veil, I beseech thee, with a heart full of love and longing, to come spiritually into my soul through the Immaculate Heart of thy most Holy Mother, and to abide with me, thou in me, and I in thee, in time and in eternity. Amen.

Ash Wednesday City Wide Mass Schedule

City Wide Schedule

7:00 am—Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

8:00 am—Basilica of St. Stanislaus

9:45 am—Basilica of St. Stanislaus
                  (School Mass)

12:00 pm—St. Mary’s

12:10 pm—Cathedral

5:15 pm—Cathedral

5:30 pm—St. Mary’s

6:00 pm—Basilica of St. Stanislaus

6:30 pm—St. Casimir

Red Cross Blood Drive

Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm in Holy Family Hall (basement) at the church. 

Please call 1-800-RED Cross (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter: cathedralwinona to schedule an appointment. Walk ins welcome.

February Movies at Cathedral

Pro Life in Action

February 26 – 
April 5
40 Days for Life (since 2007)
Help save lives by praying for an end to abortion. 16,742 babies saved so far!
For a location near you, see www.40daysforlife.com
Once a week
Marian Blue Wave
Goal: End abortion with the help of our Blessed Mother and her Son.
A call to Catholics across America to pray a weekly Rosary with the specific intention of ending all abortions and shutting down every Planned
Parenthood facility in the United States.
Wherever you are!

To make your Rosary commitment, go
or www.all.org for more information.
1st Saturday of Month
8:30 – 9:30 am
Monthly Holy Hour of Prayer For Life, Marriage & Religious Liberty (preceded by 8:00 am Mass for Life &
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
360 Main Street Winona MN

For More Information:
Kathy Foerster, Hearts for Life Coordinator
(507) 313-6880 or kathyfoerster@gmail.com

"Faith alone, trust in the action of God, in the goodness of God who does not abandon us, is the guarantee that we are not working in vain." - Pope Benedict XVI

Register Now for Steubenville North

What and Why:  Steubenville|Rochester is a weekend conference that helps teens encounter the love of Christ every summer.  It’s mission is to build the Church by evangelizing, equipping, and empowering 8th-12th grade youth to become radical and joyful disciples. 

Payment: Make a payment here (scroll to bottom and select "Steubenville Payments". Fundraisers are set up to help families afford this. 

Registration: Turn registrations in to Anna Therneau, Cathedral parish office atherneau@cathedralwinona.org

Camp Summit Registration Now Open!

Theology Uncorked

Theology Uncorked begins again for the new decade. Join us on January 23rd at The Oaks Wine Bar in downtown Winona at 7:00 pm for A Conversation about Abortion: How do I respond? Several pro-life participants from the Winona area are invited to talk with us and answer questions about how each of us can have a life affirming impact on the problem of abortion. Join us for some fine wine, good company and excellent conversation.

That Man Is You

Attention all men! “That Man is You!” will be starting its spring semester on Thursday, January 30th at 6:00 a.m. in Holy Family Hall. If you haven’t attended before, or it’s been awhile since you’ve attended, please feel free to join us…it’s never too late! If you have any questions, please contact Steve Hesse at 507-313-9181.

Closings and Cancellations

Due to a winter storm warning issued for our area beginning at 2 p.m. January 17 until 6 p.m. January 18 the following activities at the Cathedral are either cancelled or closing early:

Parish Life Committee meeting scheduled for January 17 at 6 pm - cancelled.

Eucharistic Adoration - closing at 4 p.m. on January 17.  Will resume at 7:30 am on January 20.

Prayer Service for Life


Cathedral January Movie Night

Friday, January 10 - 6:30 p.m. 

Family Movie:
St. Augustine Room
Patterns of Evidence, Exodus / Rated G

Patterns of Evidence: Exodus is a 2014 documentary film directed by Tim Mahoney.  The film presents the view that the biblical story of the Exodus of the Hebrew slaves from Egypt actually happened during the Middle Kingdom of Egypt. The film describes numerous findings, including possible archaeological findings of evidence of Hebrew habitation in ancient Egypt, and new historical findings as to the timeline of the events of Exodus, as well as contemporary events in ancient Egypt. It also describes existing artifacts and documents from Ancient Egypt which experts have long debated.

Youth Movie:
St. Thomas Room
The Breadwinner / Rated PG-13
(recommended for 11 yr and up due to portrayals of realistic violence and mistreatment of people)

Powerful, intense, animated tale of life under Taliban rule. The Breadwinner follows curious, storytelling 11-year-old Parvana, who helps her father, an amputee former teacher, peddle goods in a market in Kabul, Afghanistan. Her father becomes imprisoned for being "an enemy of Islam." Without a father to care for them, the family -- which includes Parvana; her older sister, Soraya; their baby brother; and their mother -- is left without any means to make money or even purchase goods in the market. So Parvana decides to cut her hair and disguise herself as a boy in order to leave the house and provide for her family. Parvana discovers that a former classmate, Shauzia, is also pretending to be a boy to make a living. Can the two girls successfully avoid Taliban attention?