All Souls' Remembrance

During the month of November, Cotter Schools joins with the worldwide Church in remembering and celebrating all those who have gone before us. Please share with us the names of friends and loved ones who have departed this life. We will write their names in our Cotter Schools Book of Prayer Intentions and remember them in our all-school prayer gatherings and liturgies.

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present,
nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.   
(Romans 8:38-39)

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Saint Joseph, patron of Cotter Schools. . . pray for us.
Live, Jesus, in our hearts. . . forever.     


Cotter Schools is a private, independent, coeducational school in Winona, Minnesota that has been guided by Catholic beliefs and values since 1911.

As an international learning community, serving grades 7-12, we hold our students to the highest academic standards and challenge each of them to develop their full potential academically, physically, spiritually and socially.

We believe in the intrinsic goodness of all persons, and strive to model the values of faith, service, and community as we encourage and support our students to become more than they can imagine.

Monday Mission Message

We invite all parents to partner with us in our "sacred mission" here at Cotter Schools! Follow the weekly mission message here: