Ministry Days 2022

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Our diocesan Ministry Days 2022, “‘My Flesh for the Life of the World’: Encountering Jesus Anew,” will be held on Tuesday - Wednesday, June 14-15, 2022, at Saint Mary’s University in Winona. The focus for our gathering will be the National Eucharistic Revival initiated by the U.S. Catholic Bishops – “a three-year grassroots revival of devotion and belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.”

Online registration is now closed. To register please contact Diocese of Winona-Rochester at 507-454-4643. Thank you!

Registration Fees:

  • Full Conference: $100 (with Tuesday social & dinner) / $85 (without social & dinner)
  • Tuesday only: $75 (with social & dinner) / $50 (without social & dinner)
  • Wednesday only: $40.

Housing Fees:

  • Single room: $65 per night
  • Double room: $40 per night.

Housing for participants (other than priests, who will stay at IHM Seminary) is available on campus at Hillside Hall (


Online payment for registration & housing is available. If choosing the “Pay later” option when registering, please send your payment to: Camille Withrow • Diocese of Winona-Rochester • P.O. Box 588 • Winona, MN 55987.


  • Program Overview (Click here to see the full program and schedule.)
  • The movie, “The Preacher to the Popes: Raniero Cantalamessa”, will be shown on Tuesday evening after the dinner and Night Prayer (at about 8:45 pm) for anyone interested. It is a film about Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap, a Franciscan priest who has served as the Preacher of the Papal Household since being appointed by Pope John Paul II in 1980. For more information, click here.
  • Day 1 Presenters & Program

Fr. Tom Margevicius
who serves as director of the Office of Worship for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis and as Sacramental Minister for Latinos in St. Dominic Parish in Northfield. An Ohio native, he came to  Minnesota to serve with NET Ministries and was a founding member of the Companions of Christ  priestly fraternity in the Archdiocese. He previously served almost two decades as a professor of  liturgy and homiletics at The St. Paul Seminary.



Kristin Bird

who serves as the Executive Director of Burning Hearts Disciples, an apostolate "to further the  Catholic Church's call to form disciples through the New Evangelization." She is a popular speaker,  podcast co-host (the Transforming Parishes, Transforming Lives podcast) and consultant with a long   history of serving Church organizations to facilitate deeper discipleship and conversion. She describes herself as “a wife, mother, disciple of Jesus, and on fire Catholic.”


For more information contact Susan Windley-Daoust ( / 507-858-1277) or
Todd Graff ( / 507-858-1271).