Office of Communications


The Office of Communications at the Diocese of Winona-Rochester is responsible for communicating the mission and values of the diocese, as well as accurate information about diocesan programs, services, and issues. This office oversees The Courier, our diocesan newspaper and the E-Courier, a weekly e-mail version of the Courier. The Office of Communications also manages the diocesan website, weekly televised liturgy, information technology, and social media.

The Office of Communications also handles media inquiries and arranges interviews as requested, and is responsible for communicating via community publications and advertisements.  

Press Releases

Social Media

Catholic Media Partners




Emily Smithley

Media Specialist

Phone number: 507-858-1254