I was ordained in 1985. My first assignment was as associate pastor at St. Stanislaus Parish in Winona and religion teacher at Cotter High School. I have since served as associate pastor at St. Francis in Rochester and St. John the Baptist in Mankato. I taught at Lourdes and Loyola High Schools. My first pastorate was at St. Edward’s in Austin and Our Lady of Loretto in Brownsdale. I then was asked by Bishop Vlazny to become rector of the Cathedral in Winona. During the last 12 years I have also been pastor of Immaculate Conception in Wilson and St. Casimir in Winona which were linked with the Cathedral at various times.
I love music and enjoy singing. I am part of a choir in the Twin Cities, Kantorei. We began as alumni of St. John’s and St. Ben’s but we now have singers from a variety of backgrounds. I also enjoy traveling and reading – I usually have two or three books going at any one time. I love to cook. In fact, I took a cooking class in Paris while I was on my sabbatical.
In the four months prior to my arrival in Owatonna and Litomysl I had the privilege of being on sabbatical. I spent time at the American College in Louvain, Belgium.
I feel blessed to be here at Sacred Heart and Holy Trinity. I look forward to meeting and working with you. May Jesus touch our hearts and make them like his own. Contact Fr. Sauer
Pastoral Associate: Wendy Cichanski Caduff
Music and Director: Teresa Wolfe
Music Leadership, Training, and Support
Availability: Weekends, Mondays (9:00 – 4:00) and Tues.-Thurs. (8:00 – 4:00)
Parish Administrator: Sandy Strand
General Parish Inquiries, Parish Business Management, Finance Administration
Available Monday – Friday (8:00 – 4:00)
Administrative Assistant: Angie Ahlberg
Financial data entry, parishioner contributions, Bulletin Editor
Available Monday – Friday (8:00 – 2:30)
Custodian/Maintenance: Tom Schmidt
Buildings & Grounds maintenance
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