missionary discipleship

Monthly Prayer






The Office of Missionary Discipleship encourages all so moved to join us in a monthly day of prayer and evangelization for the Diocese of Winona-Rochester. We will engage in a novena of prayer and fasting days, starting March 15, 2019.

What should we pray for?

We are praying for:

               --friends and family who do not know the fullness of God’s love and care for them

               --people who have drifted away from the Church, and are inactive, that they may be led to re-encounter Christ in his                   Church

               --people in southern Minnesota who have never heard of God’s personal plan for their lives

               --people in southern Minnesota who have rejected God, for their return

               --people in our communities who are struggling to embrace what it means to be an adopted son or daughter of                             Christ in his Church

               --people to recognize their vocations and live them out gratefully and fully

               --the initiatives of different parishes and communities in this diocese designed to reach the spiritually lost: Alpha,                         ChristLife, discipleship quads, FOCUS, Renew, Saint Paul Street Evangelization teams, St. James’ Coffee, Cursillo,                       TEC, Retrouvaille, Unbound prayer teams, Catholic in Recovery, and others

               --that we as the people of God will be an authentic and humble witness to the joy of the Gospel, confident not in our                   own abilities but in God’s support

               --that all of us will take the responsibility to seek ways to deepen our individual relationships with Jesus Christ

               --that as baptized disciples, we continue to recognize that we are called to propose the Gospel and help make new                       disciples

               --that we are called to the Great Commission in our local communities


People are encouraged to pray and fast as they can for these intentions on their own.

Each month, a parish will host a mass or Holy hour for the evangelization of the diocese. The first Holy hour will be at the Basilica of St. Stanislaus, in Winona, March 15 at 6pm. All are welcome!

For more information, please contact Dr. Susan Windley-Daoust at swindley@dowr.org .