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Diocese of New Ulm - a people and a place

(Photo by Sam Patet)


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.

Rite of Election participants begin journey towards Easter Vigil

Bishop John M. LeVoir of the Diocese of New Ulm greets Joshua Good, a candidate from the Bread of Life Area Faith Community (Marshall, Green Valley, and Cottonwood) preparing to receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and the Eucharist at the Easter Vigil April 4. He and 57 other candidates were participating in the Call to Continuing Conversion, held Feb. 22 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Immediately before, 21 catechumens (those preparing to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist) participated in the Rite of Election, in which Bishop LeVoir discerned that they were ready to continue their journey toward the Easter Vigil.

Click here to read the March 2015 edition of "The Prairie Catholic."


Hope, Healing, and Peace

A message from Bishop John M. LeVoir

Hope, Healing, and Peace from Diocese of New Ulm on Vimeo.


Statement on 12 Notices of Claim

Click here to read the Diocese of New Ulm's statement on the 12 notices of claim it received.


Bishop John M. LeVoir's

Lenten Radio Messages

Check back each week to listen to Bishop John LeVoir's Lenten radio messages.


'Fourth Plan for Parishes' Online

The "Fourth Plan for Parishes" is available online.

Click here to access it.


Watch Bishop John M. LeVoir's Presentations

on the Theology of the Body

Click here to watch Bishop John M. LeVoir's presentations on the theology of the body, given at the Together in Mission session Nov. 22, 2014 at Holy Redeemer in Marshall.


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.



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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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