Dedication of the Diocese of Winona to the Immaculate Heart of Mary


Last night, Bishop John M. Quinn rededicated the diocese of Winona to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Appropriately, this occurred on the memorial of the Nativity of Mary, and during the celebration of a Mass at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

I was privileged to have been asked to assist as Deacon of the Word.

The dedication was well-attended by clergy and laity alike. The music was superb, thanks to Jim Ballard and the cathedral choir, and the meal afterward was delicious.

Bishop Quinn, who has a deep devotion to our Blessed Mother and her Immaculate Heart, has asked all of us to pray frequently to her for help and intercession, and to renew our efforts to promote First Saturday devotion to her.

May we, the deacons and priests of the diocese, respond to his call. May vocations to the priesthood and diaconate flourish within our borders.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us now and at the hour of our death! Amen.

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Moderator: Deacon Bob Yerhot of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota.
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