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


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.