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How to Share Your Faith Story in Two Minutes: free workshop

September 16, 2019

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Have you ever been put on the spot and asked “Why are you Catholic, anyway?”  Saint Paul Street Evangelization regional missionary Dr. Deb McManimon will run a one hour workshop, “How to share your faith story in two minutes” on Sunday, September 17, starting at noon at Saint Mary’s Parish, Marian Hall.  The event is free, open to the whole Winona Catholic community, and you don’t have to be involved in Saint Paul Street Evangelization to attend and enjoy!  Please consider bringing a dish or snack to pass; we’ll provide paper plates, utensils, and water….this is more like a “snackluck” than a “potluck.”

1 Peter 3:15: “…in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect….”

For more information contact Susan at .


Summer 2018

September 16, 2019

Greetings, everyone!  If you are interested in…

  • sharing hope in the warm sunshine
  • reaching out to people who approach about the joy of the gospel
  • making a difference in someone’s life

…please consider joining us for one of our St Paul Street Evangelization events!  We are stationing ourselves with free rosaries, medals, and information about God and the Catholic faith at two venues in Winona.  We go out (at least two, usually 3-4 at a time) and pray that the Holy Spirit will lead whoever needs to talk to us to come up and speak.  Otherwise we smile and are a peaceful presence to whomever passes by.

We have really enjoyed doing this and welcome anyone to come and join us.  You must be VIRTUS trained, and if you are nervous, you can with us and pray and watch how it goes.  If you want to talk more or get on the roster, please call Susan at 507- 452- 5399.


How to do this! Training meeting, June 5th

September 16, 2019

The joy of the gospel hits Winona! ?

We do it a little differently than the Dallas chapter below, but it gives you an idea…

Our summer training meeting for Saint Paul Street Evangelization is Tuesday, June 5th, from 6:30pm-8pm, at Saint Mary’s Church, Visitations Commons.  We’ll go through SPSE’s philosophy and pratice, how you do this, and practice a little!  We also have important roles for people who are unable to table for any reason.  Please come and check it out, and bring a friend!


Considering what to do this Christmas?

September 16, 2019

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Please consider worshiping with us! Whether it has been a while, or you’re a first-timer, let us all come together to adore him this Christmas!

Have questions about going to a Catholic mass?

Want to email a local Catholic who will answer your questions, with no pressure?

Want to check and see when the mass times are for parishes in Winona? (links below, from east to west Winona)

  • Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka
  • St. John’s Church
  • Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
  • St. Casimir Church
  • St. Mary’s Church

Welcome! We hope to see you!


Resources for inviting fallen away Catholics back to the faith

September 16, 2019

(^^^ A little free video from Saint Paul Street Evangelization!)

Inactive Catholics (and those who have chosen to attend other churches), if you put them all together, would constitute the second largest religious group in the USA.  But so often–in fact, most of the time–people drift away and don’t know how to come back.

Well, the first thing you do is you invite them!

This can be scary, especially if the relationship is a little tense around this issue.  But there are lots of resources–for you, for them–and the best reason of all: Jesus Christ heals and saves us.  He is the source of our life and the shelter in the storm.  Practicing the faith God gave us makes life EASIER, not harder (“my yoke is easy and my burden light”!)

A few resources for those doing the inviting:

Catholics Come Home: Invite others home

Have a plan: invite others back to the Church *****

Sharing Mercy With Fallen Away Catholics

The #1 Thing I’ve Learned From Fallen Away Catholics

For those who want to “come home” but don’t know how:

Free audio talks from SPSE

How do I return?

But the best way to return home is through you–through your offer to connect them with a priest for confession, or to go to mass with them, or to connect with the RCIA director for sacraments of initiation.  This just gets you started and excited!

***** This is especially good!  Based on Brandon Vogt’s book, Return