Roman Catholic Diocese of Winona-Rochester
Diocese of Winona-Rochester
|Territory||20 counties across southern Minnesota|
|Ecclesiastical province||Saint Paul and Minneapolis|
|Area||12,282 sq mi (31,810 km2)|
|(as of 2010)|
|Established||November 26, 1889 (129 years ago)|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (Winona)|
|Co-cathedral||Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist (Rochester)|
|Patron saint||Blessed Virgin Mary|
|Bishop||John M. Quinn|
The Diocese of Winona-Rochester (Latin: Dioecesis Vinonaënsis-Roffensis) is the Roman Catholic diocese which ministers to the people of southern Minnesota. The diocese includes Blue Earth, Cottonwood, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Jackson, Martin, Mower, Murray, Nobles, Olmsted, Pipestone, Rock, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Watonowan, and Winona Counties.
Pope Leo XIII erected the Diocese on November 26, 1889. The episcopal see is located in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Winona, Minnesota. Its present Bishop is John M. Quinn. It is bordered to the north by the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, of which is a suffragan see, and the Diocese of New Ulm. On March 27, 2018, the diocese announced that the Congregation for Bishops decided the diocese will be called the Diocese of Winona-Rochester. As part of this name change, St. John the Evangelist Church in Rochester was designated as co-cathedral.
This is a list of the bishops who have served the Diocese through its history.
Bishops of Winona
- Joseph Bernard Cotter (1889–1909)
- Patrick Richard Heffron (1910–1927)
- Francis Martin Kelly (1928–1949)
- Edward Aloysius Fitzgerald (1949–1969)
- Loras Joseph Watters (1969–1986)
- John George Vlazny (1987–1997), appointed Archbishop of Portland in Oregon
- Bernard Joseph Harrington (1998–2009)
- John M. Quinn (2009-2018)
Bishops of Winona-Rochester
- John M. Quinn (2018-present)
- Leo Binz (1942–1949), appointed Coadjutor Archbishop and Archbishop of Dubuque and later Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
- Robert Henry Brom, appointed Bishop of Duluth and later Bishop of San Diego
- Frederick William Freking, appointed Bishop of Salina and later Bishop of La Crosse
- Michael Joseph Hoeppner, appointed Bishop of Crookston
- John Hubert Peschges, appointed Bishop of Crookston
Superintendents of schools
|Fr. George Henry Speltz||1945-1949|
|Fr. Thomas Adamson||1963-1964|
|Fr. James David Habiger||1964-1980|
|Sister Joseph Marie Kasel, SSND||1976-1982|
|Brother Dominic J. Kennedy, FSC||1984-1988|
- Cotter High School, Winona
- Lourdes High School, Rochester
- Loyola Catholic School, Mankato
- Pacelli High School, Austin
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- Diocese of Winona at Catholic-Hierarchy
- Diocese of Winona History
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