A Special Statement from Bishop John Quinn Concerning our Diocese and COVID-19

Youth Activities

“We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD. His power, and the wonders He has done.” Psalm 78:5

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.

Learn more at https://www.partnershipforyouth.org/steubenville-rochester/

When: July 10-12, 2020

Payment: Make a payment using the link below (scroll to bottom and select "Steubenville Payments"). Fundraisers are set up to help families afford this.

Registration: Turn registrations in to Anna Therneau in the Cathedral parish office. Forms can be downloaded from the link below:

Camp Summit What: Camp Summit is an overnight Catholic adventure camp for middle school youth entering grades 6-8. High school youth are invited to serve on one of our two leadership teams. Nestled in the bluffs of Lanesboro, Minnesota, we provide a fun, formative, and faith-filled experience for Parish groups throughout the Diocese of Winona-Rochester.

Learn more at https://www.campsummitwinona.org/

When: August 3-6, 2020 (Week 2)

Payment: Make a payment using the link below (scroll to bottom and select "Camp Summit"). Fundraisers are set up to help families afford this.

Registration: Register at the link below. Please return additional forms to Anna Therneau in the Cathedral parish office.

VBS 2020: Rainforest Explorers

Where: St. Mary’s Church/School

When: July 27-31, 2020 9:00am–12:00pm

Who: Children Ages 4, 5, 6 and Grades 1-6

Registration Fee: $30 per child ($75 maximum per family)

Paper registration should be returned to St. Mary’s Parish (1303 W. Broadway, Winona, MN 55987) by May 15.

Make checks payable to St. Mary’s Parish. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay. Each child will receive a T-shirt and craft items. Each family will receive a music CD.

Ongoing Activities

Youth Movie Night

What: Faith-centered films for youth, followed by facilitated discussion.
Date(s) of Event/Theme: Second Friday of each month throughout the year. Check bulletin for details and monthly movie.
Registration/Deadline: None necessary, just show up. Always free!
Ages: 5th grade and up
Where: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, St. Thomas room or St. Augustine room
What kids are saying: "Youth Movie Night is a great opportunity to meet with friends, enjoy a good movie, and become a little bit of a Catholic movie critic. So, come hang out, eat some popcorn, and have a good faith-filled and enjoyable time." - John Paul, age 14

Cor Jesu

What: Eucharistic Adoration, Confession, praise and worship planned and facilitated by - and for - the young and not-so-young alike.
Date(s): First Friday of each month, September thru May, 7-9 p.m. Information in Cathedral bulletin.
Registration/Deadline: No need to register, free of charge.
Ages: All ages are welcome!
Where: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
How: Sign up for reminder emails at corjesuwinona@gmail.com, or like the Facebook page
What kids are saying: "Cor Jesu is peaceful and nice. It's a chance to go to confession and afterwards you always feel happy." - David, 14


What: YDisciple is an apprenticeship for Christian life. It provides a format for high schoolers to come together as a small group with adult mentors every other week. YDisciple offers training and well-crafted leader guides to support the mentors. Through discussion, streaming video and other tools, youth learn more about and grow in their Catholic Faith. There are separate groups for boys and girls; groups meet in a host family’s home with two group leaders (not the hosts).
Date(s): TMeeting days and times are determined by each group’s leadership. They are set according to that group’s availability.
Registration/Deadline: No cost. Contact the office to find out when the next group starts.
Ages: 8th-12th grade
Where: Host homes
As new small groups form, we are in need of host families to open their home to a group and provide refreshment, and leaders who are willing to facilitate. Please contact the parish office if you are able to serve this ministry in either role.

Diocesan Youth Events

The Diocese of Winona-Rochester provides opportunities for youth to attend various camps and conferences, including Camp Summit, Steubenville, NCYC, and more!

A Note On Fundraising…

There are opportunities to raise money for all the offered events that you want to attend. Youth may start individual “funds” with the diocese of Winona-Rochester at any age and grow their accounts as they – and their faith - grow. Fundraisers are organized city-wide, and include the annual Cookie Extravaganza and Family Fun Walk. They are wonderful ways meet other youth, serve the community, learn more about our faith and have fun. Please talk to your parish Faith Formation Coordinator for more details.

For More Information

✓ Watch the bulletin for more details.

✓ Contact your parish Faith Formation director.

St. Mary’s Parish

Julie Fitzgerald



Cathedral/St. Casimir

Anna Therneau