Groups & Affiliated Orgs.

Catholic Daughters of the Americas

Purpose: To promote unity and perform charitable acts.

Responsibilities: To provide assistance to and pray for the sick. To pray the rosary at wakes and hold honor guard at funerals. To raise funds for charitable work.

Meeting Frequency and Time: Second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. May to October and the second Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m. November to April.

Duration of Commitment Needed: Lifelong commitment.

Additional Requirements: All members pay dues of $20 annually until age 85.

Contact Lori Mickelson
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Daytime Bible Study

Purpose: To share a selected book of the Bible among an informal group.

Meeting Frequency and Time: Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.


Knights of Columbus

Purpose: To provide members and their families with opportunities in service to the Catholic church, their communities, families and to young people.

Responsibilities: To organize various activities in service to the church.

Meeting Frequency and Time: First Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Parish Center.

Duration of Commitment Needed: Lifelong commitment.

Contact Blair Strand

Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree

Purpose: To foster the spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship and a love of and loyalty to the Knights' respective countries through active membership to local Fourth Degree group (called "assemblies").

Responsibilities: To serve as honor guards at civic and religious functions. Other activities as needed.

Duration of Commitment Needed: Lifelong commitment.

Contact Robert Carda

Men's Club

Purpose: To work on tasks and projects for the church when called upon. The Men's Club is a work service organization of all adult men in Sacred Heart parish.

Responsibilities: To use talents, skills, physical strength and ability to work on parish projects and events. To raise funds for the spring and fall dinners, work at the fall auction and perform other tasks when called upon.

Time Commitment: Varies depending on the assignment and how much planning is involved. Meeting times are short and respectful of members' time.


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Sacred Heart Children's House Montessori/Daycare

Purpose: To provide Montessori school for children 33 months through age 6, half or full day, two, three or five days per week. To provide a childcare service as well, now open 12 months per year. We serve 65 to 80 families and serve 70 to 85 children.

Responsibilities: To participate in the Early Childhood Fair and various programs/activities at the Sacred Heart elementary school. We have a fire safety program, cookie sale fundraiser, Christmas program and a field trip to see the high school band.

Contact LeAnn Dahle
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Secular Franciscan Order (SFO)

To pattern their lives after Christ in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi. The Secular Franciscan Order (SFO) is a community of Roman Catholic men and women, married or single; it is a religious order of lay people.

Responsibilities: To develop a spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood with other Franciscans. To support the parish and ministries that serve the needs of the poor and disenfranchised.

Time Commitment: An hour per month, classes or member gatherings.

Meeting Frequency and Time: Other time obligations include daily prayers, sacred readings, frequent attendance at Mass and a simplification of one’s life.

Additional Time Requirements: St. Francis devoted his life to working among the poor. Secular Franciscans help in their communities where needed.


  • Arlys Fell
  • 835-5831

St. Agnes Circle

Purpose: To complete quilts of all sizes and get them ready for the truck in September to be delivered to Brother Regis in New Holstein, Wisconsin.

Responsibilities: To cut out blocks of material and help tie quilts. No sewing skills required. To pray together and socialize to provide a social outlet for those who live alone. To make a voluntary donation of $15 per year to be used as part of the big cash prize at the Fall Festival.

Meeting Frequency and Time: Third Monday of the month for 2-3 hours in the Francis room in the convent. No summer meetings.

Additional Time Requirements: Members meet to make a quilt for the Santa Anonymous program.

Additional Requirements: Membership is open to all adult Catholic women.

Contact Donna Miller
507-835-5773 (H), 507-461-3619 (cell)
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LuJean Krauth

Winona Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (WCCW)

Purpose: WCCW offers women of the Diocese of Winona the opportunity for personal faith growth and promotes Catholic values through the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. WCCW represents more than 100 parishes. The Bishop of Winona extends an open invitation to all Catholic women, 18 years and older to become a member of WCCW.

National Council of Catholic Women
Who are we:

  • A voice for American Catholic women today
  • Transforms the world through prayer and action
  • Unites more than 3,000 affiliated Catholic women's groups, and nearly 3,000 individual Catholic women in the United States
  • Supports social action through Gospel values
  • Trains Catholic women to become leaders at the intersection of Church and society
  • Provides a forum for Catholic women to speak and act on matters of mutual interest
  • Represents U.S. Catholic women in the national and international arenas

Responsibilities: To achieve Christian principles for the welfare of all families while working to address the needs and concerns of their local communities. To become a member of a committee or commission to provide programs of spiritual enrichment and educate and update members of current social issues by providing resources and guidance training.

Meeting Frequency and Time: Area meetings are held four times/year in the parishes of the Winona Diocese.

Additional Requirements: $3 annual dues collected in November.

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