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
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Jose Morales
Bishop Quinn has assigned Fr. Jose Morales as the Parochial Vicar for Sacred Heart and Holy Trinity parishes beginning September 1. Fr. Jose is from Columbia and has been serving in our diocese for several years. He was parochial vicar at St. Francis of Assisi in Rochester and before that served at St. Mary’s in Worthington.
Pastoral Associate: Wendy Cichanski Caduff
Parish Administrator: Sandy Strand
General Parish Inquiries, Parish Business Management, Finance Administration
Available Monday – Friday (8:00 – 4:00)
Liturgical Music Director: Teresa Wolfe
Music Leadership, Training, and Support
Availability: Weekends, Mondays (9:00 – 4:00) and Tues.-Thurs. (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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