In the September 2019 edition of  The Prairie Catholic  Bishop LeVoir updates parishioners on two priorities/goals of the Diocese of New Ulm which are: Chapter 11 Reorganization and Pastoral Planning.   (SEPTEMBER 2019 PRAIRIE CATHOLIC)

In the September 2019 edition of The Prairie Catholic Bishop LeVoir updates parishioners on two priorities/goals of the Diocese of New Ulm which are: Chapter 11 Reorganization and Pastoral Planning.

(SEPTEMBER 2019 PRAIRIE CATHOLIC)

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PILGRIMAGE TO NEW ULM - On Friday, May 10, students from St. Philip’s Catholic School in Litchfield made a pilgrimage to New Ulm stopping at the Pastoral Center to visit with the bishop and also tour the building and learn about the different offices located there. Above, students listen intently to Bishop LeVoir as he talks about his Coat of Arms and what the symbols mean.

PILGRIMAGE TO NEW ULM - On Friday, May 10, students from St. Philip’s Catholic School in Litchfield made a pilgrimage to New Ulm stopping at the Pastoral Center to visit with the bishop and also tour the building and learn about the different offices located there. Above, students listen intently to Bishop LeVoir as he talks about his Coat of Arms and what the symbols mean.

CELEBRATING CONSECRATED LIFE - On Saturday, May 4 at the Church of St. Catherine in Redwood Falls Bishop LeVoir celebrated Mass with special recognition to consecrated life, something the bishop does annually. A number of women religious who are currently serving in the Diocese of New Ulm were in attendance. They gathered for a photo and a special dinner with the bishop following the liturgy. Pictured are front row, l-r, Sr. Domitille, Sr. Pia Maria, and Sr. Aude all Sisters of Mary Morning Star; Sr. Bernadine Ugolini (Daughters of St. Mary of Providence), and Sr. Lenore Paschke and Sr. Carolyn Adams (Benedictine Sisters). Back-row, Sr. Lois Byrne (Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary), Sr. Candace Fier (Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary), Bishop LeVoir, Fr. Anthony Hesse, parish pastor and Sr. Mary Ann Kuhn (School Sisters of Notre Dame).

CELEBRATING CONSECRATED LIFE - On Saturday, May 4 at the Church of St. Catherine in Redwood Falls Bishop LeVoir celebrated Mass with special recognition to consecrated life, something the bishop does annually. A number of women religious who are currently serving in the Diocese of New Ulm were in attendance. They gathered for a photo and a special dinner with the bishop following the liturgy. Pictured are front row, l-r, Sr. Domitille, Sr. Pia Maria, and Sr. Aude all Sisters of Mary Morning Star; Sr. Bernadine Ugolini (Daughters of St. Mary of Providence), and Sr. Lenore Paschke and Sr. Carolyn Adams (Benedictine Sisters). Back-row, Sr. Lois Byrne (Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary), Sr. Candace Fier (Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary), Bishop LeVoir, Fr. Anthony Hesse, parish pastor and Sr. Mary Ann Kuhn (School Sisters of Notre Dame).

MAY CROWNING - On Friday, May 3, students and teachers of St. Raphael Catholic School in Springfield (Pre-K through 6th grade) gathered for a May Crowning Mass celebrated by Bishop LeVoir.  Prior to Mass students entered the church each carrying a flower that they placed near the statue of Mary, followed by the traditional placing of a crown on Mary’s head.  Following Mass the bishop visited classrooms and later joined the students for lunch.   (See photos of Bishop LeVoir’s visit)

MAY CROWNING - On Friday, May 3, students and teachers of St. Raphael Catholic School in Springfield (Pre-K through 6th grade) gathered for a May Crowning Mass celebrated by Bishop LeVoir.

Prior to Mass students entered the church each carrying a flower that they placed near the statue of Mary, followed by the traditional placing of a crown on Mary’s head.

Following Mass the bishop visited classrooms and later joined the students for lunch.

(See photos of Bishop LeVoir’s visit)

BRUNCH WITH THE BISHOP! - People gathered for brunch on Sunday, March 24 following Mass at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in Marshall for the 5th annual Diocese of New Ulm Brunch with the Bishop. All proceeds from the event support Catholic schools in the diocese.

BRUNCH WITH THE BISHOP! - People gathered for brunch on Sunday, March 24 following Mass at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in Marshall for the 5th annual Diocese of New Ulm Brunch with the Bishop. All proceeds from the event support Catholic schools in the diocese.

2018 Events

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GLENCOE - On Sunday, Dec. 9, Bishop LeVoir and the Latino community of St. Pius X in Glencoe celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. As the traditional Spanish Mass began, parishioners congregated at the back of church with the bishop and the parish pastor, Fr. Anthony Stubeda. A group of dancers – known as the matachines – led the procession up the aisle. Adorned in velvet and silk fabric that included an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe along with hundreds of noise-making shells, the matachines danced down the center aisle to the beat of a large drum. Some faithful who came to worship carried flowers to be placed in front of a painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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HUTCHINSON - On Sunday, Dec. 9, Bishop John M. LeVoir led the annual Advent Prayer Service, a special time for people of the diocese to gather to pray and focus on Advent in preparation for the birth of Jesus. This year the Church of St. Anastasia in Hutchinson hosted the event. Families, especially with young children, were encouraged to bring the baby Jesus figure from their home nativity set to be individually blessed by the bishop. In keeping with the Advent season, a “swaddling clothes” collection was taken for babies in need.

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.