Toys should be labeled, put in bags and brought to the Masses this weekend or the parish office by Tuesday, December 10th.
Thank you to everyone who picked up a tag last weekend to help our neighbors in the Winona community!
Cathedral has raised a current total of $293,486 (37% of goal) and St. Casimir has raised $74,636 (34% of goal), with the current total for the Diocese being just over $21.5 Million! We would like to thank everyone who has given to the campaign so far. It is because of your sacrificial giving that we will be able to adequately fund the priest pension account and the badly needed updates to IHM Seminary.
As always, if you have questions about the campaign or on making a donation, please call the parish office and Sandy or Kristin will be happy to answer your questions! For more information on the campaign, please visit the campaign website HERE.
For weeks the secular world has been advising us that we should "get ready for Christmas." We have caught the spirit of anticipation and anxiety about whether or not we will be prepared. Today the Church joins in but the message is not the same. We might easily wonder why, when we are preparing for the birth of the Baby, we are directed toward Christ's final coming. The truth is that many of us have been distracted by a secular view of Christmas.Advent is a setting for the proclamation of Christ's coming in history, mystery, and majesty. We have forgotten that we are to prepare for Christ's coming in majesty. We can become so occupied with shopping, Christmas trees, and presents that we will be unprepared for the Lord's coming. "…at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come."
The Knights of Columbus were founded by Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney in 1882 in New Haven, Connecticut.
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Degree Meetings are held on 2nd Tuesday of the month in the basement at St. Casimir’s Church at 7pm. The 4th Degree Meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm in the basement of St. Casimir’s Church. .
If you are a Catholic layman and have reached your 18th birthday and are interested in being initiated in the Knights of Columbus, please contact John Wagenaar, Grand Knight at 507-450-8458.
The Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka, is having their Fall Festival November 23rd-24th!
The festivities are as follows:
4PM Mass featuring Pianist, Kraig Windschitl
5PM to Close- Lunch available, Raffle, Booths,
Children's Games, Polish Coffee Cakes for Sale
Booths include: Candy, Theme Baskets, Books,
Baked Goods, Crafts, Quilts
10AM Mass featuring Pianist, Kraig Windschitl
11AM to 1PM- Roast Pork Dinner with Sauerkraut & Sausages
(Cost $9.00, tickets available at the door)
11AM to 6PM Raffle, Booths, Children's Games
Lunch available after 1:30PM
5:30PM Big Ticket Drawing (over $6400 in prizes)
Wesley United Methodist Church
114 West Broadway
announces the following: Rev. Adam J. McMillan to
become Parochial Vicar of Cathedral of the Sacred Heart,
St. Casimir, and St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center, in
Winona, effective November 1 , 2013. Fr. McMillan was
ordained to the ministerial priesthood on October 18, 2013.
Today we celebrate that the Lord has been at work in your life.
"He’s initiated and invited you to hear that call and say “Yes!” and
the Church has said yes” so that you may be sacramentally configured,
sacramentally Jesus Christ and His priesthood will now be your
conformation. You will be conformed to that mystery of who Christ is
in His high priesthood, but reigning from the cross. (from Bishop Quinn’s
homily at the Ordination)