(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.
Easter Vigil celebrated at Church of St. Peter
Fr. Todd Petersen, pastor at the Church of St. Peter in St. Peter and the Church of St. Paul in Nicollet, spreads chrism on Brianna Sheehy’s forehead as he administers the Sacrament of Confirmation April 4 at the Easter Vigil liturgy at St. Peter’s. Pictured with their hands on Sheehy’s shoulder are Bruce and Cathy Leonard, her godparents and sponsors. To the right of Fr. Petersen is Deacon Steve Spilman. Each year, thousands enter the Church throughout the world at the Easter Vigil through the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and the Holy Eucharist), including in the Diocese of New Ulm. At St. Peter’s, five catechumens (including Sheehy) received these sacraments. In addition, three candidates (persons validly baptized in a Christian denomination) were confirmed and received the Eucharist, one individual baptized in the Catholic Church received these two sacraments, and one person received first Holy Communion.
Scroll below to view a photo slideshow of the Easter Vigil and other Holy Week liturgies in the diocese.
Hope, Healing, and Peace
A message from Bishop John M. LeVoir
Stand Up for Marriage April 26
On April 28, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments for and against redefining marriage. Join Christians across the nation April 26 to pray for the Court as it begins its deliberations. Be sure to watch this six-minute video and spread it to others.
Bishop John M. LeVoir's
Easter & 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.
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.
Join Bishop LeVoir on a
Pilgrimage to Switzerland,
Germany, & Austria
September 14 - 24, 2015
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Diocesan Council of Catholic Women
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To Contact the Diocese of New Ulm:
1421 6th Street North
New Ulm, MN 56073-2071