The Catholic Diocese of Winona is getting ready to celebrate its 125th anniversary.
The Diocese will hold special events in Mankato September 12th and 13th.
The celebration opens with a program of sacred music on Friday, September 12th at St. Peter and Paul Church.
On Saturday the 13th, the event continues with a celebration at the Verizon Wireless Center which will feature speakers, a children's program, along with vendors and a display on the history of the diocese
A special mass with Bishop John Quinn will begin at 4:00 p.m.
The Diocese newspaper, "The Courier," reports there is no charge for the activities and no registration is necessary.