Statements from Bishop John Quinn Concerning our Diocese and COVID-19

Safe Environment Program

Protecting God's Children

The Diocese of Winona-Rochester is committed to providing safe environments and fostering continuous improvement in every organization that sponsors activities and/or provides services to children and youth. The Diocese intends to create communities of informed adults who model appropriate behavior, are vigilant to the warning signs of abuse and take action to prevent abuse and improve safety. Likewise, the Diocese is determined to ensure that facilities, grounds and procedures promote optimal safety.

The Virtus program is designed to help volunteers and employees work together to create safe environments for children and vulnerable adults. While attending a Virtus session is part of the safe environment program requirement for volunteers and employees at Catholic parishes and schools, everyone is welcome to attend. 

Thank you for helping us keep our parishes, schools, and communities safe!
If you have any questions or concerns about our program, please contact the parish office at or (507) 452-4770. If you would like more information regarding the Diocese of Winona-Rochester's Safe Environment program, please visit their website.

If you would like to file a complaint please visit the Diocese of Winona-Rochester Misconduct Complaint Process website.