TEN YEARS OF LEADERSHIP   On Sept. 15, 2018, Bishop LeVoir marked a decade of leadership in the Diocese of New Ulm. Ten years ago, on Sept. 15, 2008, an estimated 2,300 people filled the New Ulm Civic Center to witness his ordination and installation as the fourth bishop of the Diocese of New Ulm. In the over 60 years of diocesan history, this was the first time a bishop had been ordained in the diocese.   (In the September Prairie Catholic, Bishop LeVoir reflects on his past 10 years.)

TEN YEARS OF LEADERSHIP

On Sept. 15, 2018, Bishop LeVoir marked a decade of leadership in the Diocese of New Ulm. Ten years ago, on Sept. 15, 2008, an estimated 2,300 people filled the New Ulm Civic Center to witness his ordination and installation as the fourth bishop of the Diocese of New Ulm. In the over 60 years of diocesan history, this was the first time a bishop had been ordained in the diocese.

(In the September Prairie Catholic, Bishop LeVoir reflects on his past 10 years.)

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Bishop LeVoir’s September 9-20, 2018 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Jordan.

Credit: Michael Smith

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2018 Events

 NEW ULM  –  A half dozen relics of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina drew faithful from throughout the Diocese of New Ulm to the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm on Sunday, Oct. 28 for veneration and prayer following the 10 a.m. Mass co-celebrated by Bishop LeVoir and Bishop Andrew H. Cozzens, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.  (Click for information and photos.)

NEW ULM A half dozen relics of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina drew faithful from throughout the Diocese of New Ulm to the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm on Sunday, Oct. 28 for veneration and prayer following the 10 a.m. Mass co-celebrated by Bishop LeVoir and Bishop Andrew H. Cozzens, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. (Click for information and photos.)

 OLIVIA - Bishop LeVoir greets Bob Brix, a parishioner of St. Clara’s in Clara City who attended the Sunday, Sept. 23 evening prayer service and reception at St. Aloysius in Olivia in honor of Bishop LeVoir’s 10 year anniversary as shepherd of the diocese.

OLIVIA - Bishop LeVoir greets Bob Brix, a parishioner of St. Clara’s in Clara City who attended the Sunday, Sept. 23 evening prayer service and reception at St. Aloysius in Olivia in honor of Bishop LeVoir’s 10 year anniversary as shepherd of the diocese.

 MINNEOTA - On May 4 at the Church of St. Edward in Minneota, Bishop LeVoir celebrated a May Crowning Mass with students and teachers of St. Edward's Catholic School. Following Mass, the bishop joined students for lunch and gathered with them in the school gym for a Q & A.

MINNEOTA - On May 4 at the Church of St. Edward in Minneota, Bishop LeVoir celebrated a May Crowning Mass with students and teachers of St. Edward's Catholic School. Following Mass, the bishop joined students for lunch and gathered with them in the school gym for a Q & A.

 HUTCHINSON - Around 200 people gathered for the 4th annual Diocese of New Ulm Brunch with the Bishop on Sunday, April 22 at St. Anastasia Catholic School, Hutchinson. All proceeds from the event support Catholic schools in the diocese.  (photo by Shannon Visser)

HUTCHINSON - Around 200 people gathered for the 4th annual Diocese of New Ulm Brunch with the Bishop on Sunday, April 22 at St. Anastasia Catholic School, Hutchinson. All proceeds from the event support Catholic schools in the diocese. (photo by Shannon Visser)

 SLEEPY EYE - It was a moving sight for the hundreds who filled the Church of St. Mary in Sleepy Eye on Saturday, April 21, 2018, to witness six men from the Diocese of New Ulm be ordained to the permanent diaconate by Bishop John LeVoir.   Click Here to Meet the New Deacons and their wives.

SLEEPY EYE - It was a moving sight for the hundreds who filled the Church of St. Mary in Sleepy Eye on Saturday, April 21, 2018, to witness six men from the Diocese of New Ulm be ordained to the permanent diaconate by Bishop John LeVoir.

Click Here to Meet the New Deacons and their wives.

  ST. PAUL -  Minnesota's Catholic bishops hosted a meeting on March 21, 2018, with Gov. Mark Dayton and legislators on both sides of the aisle. During the meeting at the Cathedral of Saint Paul's rectory, the bishops discussed the importance of supporting legislation that upholds human dignity and the common good. They discussed current bills relating to commercial surrogacy abuses, the link between pornography and human trafficking, offering the viewing of an ultrasound to mothers considering an abortion, gun violence, affordable housing, opioid addiction, and child tax credits. Pictured, Bishop LeVoir greets Gov. Dayton. Also pictured is (l-r) Bishop Paul D. Sirba of the Diocese of Duluth and Bishop Donald J. Kettler of the Diocese of St. Cloud.  (photo by Katherine Cross, Minnesota Catholic Conference)

ST. PAUL - Minnesota's Catholic bishops hosted a meeting on March 21, 2018, with Gov. Mark Dayton and legislators on both sides of the aisle. During the meeting at the Cathedral of Saint Paul's rectory, the bishops discussed the importance of supporting legislation that upholds human dignity and the common good. They discussed current bills relating to commercial surrogacy abuses, the link between pornography and human trafficking, offering the viewing of an ultrasound to mothers considering an abortion, gun violence, affordable housing, opioid addiction, and child tax credits. Pictured, Bishop LeVoir greets Gov. Dayton. Also pictured is (l-r) Bishop Paul D. Sirba of the Diocese of Duluth and Bishop Donald J. Kettler of the Diocese of St. Cloud. (photo by Katherine Cross, Minnesota Catholic Conference)

  REDWOOD FALLS -  On Tuesday, March 20, following the annual Bishop Lucker Lecture held at the Church of St. Catherine, Redwood Falls, Bishop LeVoir presented the 2018 Diocesan Distinguished Service Award to three deserving Catholics in the Diocese of New Ulm. Award recipients pictured with Bishop LeVoir are (l-r) Mary Gangelhoff a member of St. Mary, Sleepy Eye; Deacon Steve Spilman. a member of St. Paul, Nicollet; and Barb Dietz, a member of St. Mary, New Ulm. Coverage of each recipients distinguished service can be found in the  March issue of The Prairie Catholic, page 3.

REDWOOD FALLS - On Tuesday, March 20, following the annual Bishop Lucker Lecture held at the Church of St. Catherine, Redwood Falls, Bishop LeVoir presented the 2018 Diocesan Distinguished Service Award to three deserving Catholics in the Diocese of New Ulm. Award recipients pictured with Bishop LeVoir are (l-r) Mary Gangelhoff a member of St. Mary, Sleepy Eye; Deacon Steve Spilman. a member of St. Paul, Nicollet; and Barb Dietz, a member of St. Mary, New Ulm. Coverage of each recipients distinguished service can be found in the March issue of The Prairie Catholic, page 3.

  WILLMAR –  Southwestern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Bishop Jon Anderson (left), and Bishop John M. LeVoir greet people following the prayer service for Christian Unity held at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar on Sunday, Jan. 21. This ecumenical prayer service brought together church leaders and people from various Christian denominations to pray together for Christian Unity. The prayer service is held each year in various church communities during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Jan. 18-25. Offerings taken up during the prayer service will support the area Family Promise and Kandiyohi County Food Shelf.

WILLMAR – Southwestern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Bishop Jon Anderson (left), and Bishop John M. LeVoir greet people following the prayer service for Christian Unity held at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar on Sunday, Jan. 21. This ecumenical prayer service brought together church leaders and people from various Christian denominations to pray together for Christian Unity. The prayer service is held each year in various church communities during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Jan. 18-25. Offerings taken up during the prayer service will support the area Family Promise and Kandiyohi County Food Shelf.