(Photo by Dan Rossini)
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.
Chosen to enter
Bishop John M. LeVoir of the Diocese of New Ulm greets Chasity Senesac from the Church of the Holy Rosary in North Mankato as catechumens are called forth from the congregation during the Rite of Election March 9 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Approximately 10 catechumens and 50 candidates from around the diocese attended the event, receiving the prayers and affirmation of Bishop LeVoir and the assembly in recognition of their preparation to receive the sacraments of the Church. God willing, the catechumens will become members of the Church by receiving Baptism, Confirmation, and the Holy Eucharist at the Easter Vigil April 19 in their parishes, while candidates will enter full communion with the Church by receiving Confirmation and the Holy Eucharist on that day.
Click here to read the April 2014 issue of The Prairie Catholic.
Bishop LeVoir's Easter Messages
Tune in for Bishop LeVoir's Easter Radio Messages.
KNUJ Radio (860 AM) at approximately 7:30 a.m.,
AM-FM 107.3, Sleepy Eye, at approximately 7:30 a.m.,
DUZ-AM 1260, Hutchinson, at approximately 8:05 a.m.
'Fourth Plan for Parishes' Online
The "Fourth Plan for Parishes" is available online. Click here to access it.
The Resurrection's Influence on
A Presentation by Aldean Hendrickson
Director of the Diocesan Tribunal
April 22, 2014
Click here to listen to Hendrickson's presentation
New Pastoral Center Construction
Click here for information on the construction of the new Pastoral Center, including construction photos updated weekly.
Visit the Campaign's official site
(Continually updated with campaign totals.)
Why a "Christ our Life" Capital Campaign?
For more than fifty years, no place has been more associated with diocesan leadership than the Pastoral Center in New Ulm. But due to the deterioration of the building, the original diocesan home needs to be replaced.
The current diocesan Pastoral Center was originally designed as a private residence for the Diocese of New Ulm’s first bishop, the Most Reverend Alphonse J. Schladweiler. Over the years, the structure slowly transitioned from a residence to office space. Today, it is no longer home to the bishop or other clergy; it houses the diocese’s main ministries, operations, and the bishop’s staff. The diocese has regularly maintained the building. However, no major and necessary updating of the heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical systems is possible without extensive demolition because the pipes and conduit that serve these systems are encased in the cement wall of the building. "From the outside the building looks good and solid," said Bishop LeVoir. "But they put all the utilities and everything in poured concrete. Now they're decayed and decaying, causing real problems. The building is deteriorating."
"Christ Our Life" Campaign coverage
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To Contact the Diocese of New Ulm:
1400 6th Street North
New Ulm, MN 56073-2099