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.
San Lucas Mission distributes land
Arch Mrkvicka, executive director of the Friends of San Lucas, shakes hands with Santos Maquin upon his acquisition of one cuerda (about one-fifth of an acre) of land. Recently, the Friends of San Lucas and the Christian Action Association reached an agreement involving the sale of land with 283 mission employees. In an effort to cut costs and resolve a labor dispute, the mission let go of all its employees on Oct. 31 and rehired one-half to two-thirds of them during November and early December. In turn, Maquin and other employees each received one cuerda of land and a small sum of money.
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Diocesan Distinguished Service Award
This award is presented to members of the diocese in recognition of outstanding service in some leadership capacity to the Diocese of New Ulm. Up to five awards will be presented by Bishop John M. LeVoir at the annual Bishop Lucker Lecture on March 9, 2015, in Redwood Falls. Forms for nominations, as well as a list of past recipients, can be found below. You may also contact Penny Forst at the diocesan Pastoral Center, 1421 6th Street North, New Ulm, MN 56073; 507-359-2966.
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