Good and loving God, throughout this second semester, make us ready, attentive and able to hear you. 
Thank You for the gift of being able to rise each day with the assurance that You walk through it with us. 
Thank You for the gifts of creativity and uniqueness, and the energy to put them to good use. 
May all that we are today, all that we try to do today,
may all our encounters, reflections, even the frustrations and failings be placed in your hands. 
May the work we do and the way we do it, bring new hope, new life, and courage to all we come in contact with this semester.
We thank you, Lord. Be with us. 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: