Liturgy & Prayer

Rooted in our Catholic tradition, liturgy and prayer are foundational to life at Cotter Schools. We gather regularly for prayer and the Celebration of the Eucharist in order to deepen our relationship with God and strengthen our bonds as a community of faith.

All-School Masses

We gather as a whole school community, on average, once a month for the Celebration of the Eucharist. These celebrations are open to whole Cotter community. We love having parents and friends of the school join us for these celebrations.

2018-2019 All-School Masses - 8:45am- Gostomski Gymnasium - unless noted:

  • August 30 - Welcome Back Mass
  • October 4 - Homecoming Week Mass
  • November 1 - All Saints Day Mass
  • January 10 - Christmas Season Mass
  • February 1 - Catholic Schools Week Mass - Basilica of St. Stanislaus
  • March 6 - Ash Wednesday Mass
  • May 2 - Easter Season Mass
  • May 24 - All-School Baccalaureate Mass - 9:00am

Thursday Morning Prayer

We begin each Thursday morning with a whole school assembly in the Chapel of the Angels where we spend time in prayer reflecting on the Word of God. This prayer is lead by Sr. Judy, other faculty and staff members or students.

Reconciliation Services

Each semester we have whole school Reconciliation Service with the opportunity for individual confessions. We are blessed to have numerous priests from the Winona community join us to offer this healing sacrament. For the 2017/2018 school year the Reconciliation Service dates are:

  • December 6 - Advent Reconciliation
    • 2:20pm
    • Chapel of the Angels/St. Cecilia Theatre
  • April 4 - Lenten Reconciliation
    • 2:20pm
    • Chapel of the Angels/St. Cecilia Theatre

Friday Chapel Masses

Every Friday morning we start our day with the Celebration of the Eucharist in the Saint Joseph Chapel at 8:00am. This Mass is open to the entire community and different school groups (teams, clubs, fine arts groups) are given a special invitation to attend.

For the month of December 2018 we invite the following groups:
Friday, December 7, Mass with Father Brian Mulligan - Girls Basketball team and Boys Swim team 
Friday, December 14, Mass with Father Jim Berning - Parmies and SPA

We encourage family members to attend our weekly mass, but there is a special invitation the week that your child's club or team is invited. 

2018-2019 Friday Morning Mass Schedule - 8:00am- St. Joseph Chapel: 

  • September 7, 14, 21, 28
  • October 5, 12, 26
  • November 2, 9, 16, 30
  • December 7, 14
  • January  19, 26
  • February 9, 23
  • March 2, 16, 23
  • April 6, 13, 27
  • May 4, 11

Daily Prayer in the Skywalk

Every day before first period students gather in the Skywalk to pray a decade of the Rosary for peace in our community and the world.