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Diocese of New Ulm - a people and a place

(Photo by Clay Schuldt/New Ulm Journal)


stablished in 1957, the Diocese of New Ulm is a community of 76 parishes and 4 oratories serving Catholics throughout 15 counties in Minnesota: Big Stone, Brown, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Nicollet, Redwood, Renville, Sibley, Swift, and Yellow Medicine. The Diocese of New Ulm is Minnesota's most rural diocese, home to a total population of 281,707 with a Catholic population of 58,717. It is an area serving some 9,863 square miles of Southwestern Minnesota prairie.

End of an era

An excavator from Mathiowetz Construction, Sleepy Eye, demolishes part of the Diocese of New Ulm's old Pastoral Center located at 1400 6th Street North in New Ulm. Demolition of the old Pastoral Center, built in 1960, began Dec. 3. By Dec. 5 the 24,000 square foot, two-story building had been demolished. The property, which overlooks the Way of the Cross Shrine, will be retained by the diocese for a spiritual purpose yet to be determined.

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Still want to read last September's special section on the new Pastoral Center? Click here.


2015 Bishop Lucker Lecture

"The Future of Religious Liberty in America"

presented by Fr. Raymond de Souza

March 9, 2015 -- Redwood Falls

For more information, contact Bryan Reising at 233-5324.



Year for Consecrated Life

Nov. 30, 2014 - Feb. 2, 2016

Click here for upcoming events and resources related to the Year for Consecrated Life!


'Fourth Plan for Parishes' Online

The "Fourth Plan for Parishes" is available online.

Click here to access it.


Join Bishop LeVoir on a

Pilgrimage to Switzerland,

Germany, & Austria

September 14 - 24, 2015

Click here to register online.

Click here for a brochure.

Click here for a registration form.



Diocesan Council of Catholic Women

find out more!


To Contact the Diocese of New Ulm:

1421 6th Street North

New Ulm, MN 56073-2071

Phone: 507-359-2966

Fax: 507-354-0268

Email: dnu@dnu.org


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