Beginning July 1, 2020, food distribution at Winona Volunteer Services Food Shelf will occur:
Monday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Households receive a prepacked box of nonperishable food plus basics like dairy, meat, produce, and bread. We have suspended the use of food shelf cards so there is no need for anyone to come into the office to register.
If you are sick and need food, please call 507-452-5591 and talk with a staff member to determine other options such as curbside pick-up or delivery.
The Winona Volunteer Services Clothes Shop will be open new hours as well beginning July 1, 2020:
Monday 10:00 am-
Tuesday 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am- 1:00 pm
During these hours, we will also be accepting clothing, linen, & clothing accessories donations. Thank you!
Please note: All services, including Food Shelf, Clothes Shop, Home Delivered Meals, and Coordinated Assistance will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.
We have an excellent mix of silent auction & premium silent auction items to bid on. We also have three areas of support that are most needed at this time:
- Rambler Relief Fund (tuition aid)
- Classrooms & Technology Fund (21st Century Classroom upgrades)
- Activity Bus Fund (our bus must be replaced this coming school year)
Please let us know if you have any questions. We hope you will join in the fun!
Please see the May 23rd message from Bishop Quinn regarding the public celebration Mass. We are working to implement the necessary protocol to resume public worship. Thank you for your patience during this time. A letter will be sent to each household when we are prepared to gather again for Mass. Know that you are in our prayers!
Social distancing precautions will be made, and as a result there will be no face-to-face confessions.
This is schedule is only temporary, and once public masses resume, we will be returning to our normal times of availability.
As the world continues to face the crisis brought about by the global coronavirus pandemic, the bishops of the United States and Canada have joined to collectively implore the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary by renewing a consecration of the two nations to her maternal care under the title Mary, Mother of the Church. The act of consecration will take place this coming Friday, May 1st, 2020, and follows a similar action of the bishops’ conference of Latin America and the Caribbean. The consecration is a reminder of the Blessed Mother’s willingness to accept God’s plan, enabling her to become the vessel through which he might heal and restore humanity.
Bishop John M. Quinn of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester said, “the renewal of this consecration acknowledges our relationship as spiritual children of Mary, who always points to her son Jesus as the answer to every human question. This consecration is particularly meaningful for our local Church, as the Diocese of Winona-Rochester has always recognized the special patronage of Mary, whose symbolism is present on our diocesan coat of arms. I pray that Mary, Mother of the Church, with her loving child, might bestow a blessing of hope and comfort to all those struggling with the effects of COVID-19.”
Bishop Quinn will participate in the consecration with a private liturgy on Friday, May 1st at 2:30pm at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Winona. All are welcome to join Bishop Quinn via live stream on the diocese’s YouTube channel or Facebook page. For more information, direct links and a worship aid in English and Spanish go to www.dowr.org.
Social distancing precautions will be taken, and as a result, there will be no face-to-face confessions offered.
Even if you are not able to attend, we encourage everyone to rejoice in the mercy of God on this Divine Mercy Sunday.
"Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion — inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself." (From the Divine Mercy Chaplet)
Proper social distancing precautions will be taken, and as a result, there will only be behind the screen confessions.
Signs will be posted in the Cathedral on Saturday morning which will guide penitents to the available confessional areas.
❖ 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.
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.
Mass broadcast schedule Diocese of Winona-Rochester
Mass recordings are also available online on the Diocesan Youtube channel.
- 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
- 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
- Catholics in Recovery group
- Knights of Columbus bi-monthly meetings
- Serra Club monthly meeting
- Girl Scouts bi-monthly meetings
- Lay Carmelites—First Saturday
- 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