The Diocese of New Ulm is led by the Most Reverend John M. LeVoir. He was ordained and installed as the fourth bishop of the diocese on September 15, 2008.

 

Bishop LeVoir blesses new Divine Mercy Sign located in New Ulm

NEW ULM – Bishop John M. LeVoir of the Diocese of New Ulm blessed and dedicated a recently erected sign displaying the image of Divine Mercy on Saturday, April 2 in New Ulm. The new double-sided sign, located just below the Catholic Pastoral Center and above the Fr. Alexander Berghold Memorial Park on North Fifth Street, gives a sense to passersby that someone is watching over them. At least that is the hope of Catholic New Ulm residents Paul Hillesheim, Earl LaPlante, and Ken Stadick, who spearheaded the Divine Mercy sign project with the approval of the bishop. The sign reads “Jesus, I Believe in You” and features the Divine Mercy image of Jesus as he appeared in apparitions to St. Mary Faustina Kowalska. The project was a combined effort of 14 societies within the Holy Cross Area Faith Community (St. Mary, New Ulm; Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, New Ulm; St. John, Searles; St. George, West Newton Township; and St. Gregory, Lafayette). Names of each organization are recorded on plaques that hang from both sides of the sign. Contributors to the sign are: St. John the Baptist, Searles - Catholic United Financial and Council of Catholic Women; St. George, West Newton Township - Catholic United Financial, Catholic Order of Foresters, and Council of Catholic Women; St. Gregory the Great, Lafayette - Catholic Order of Foresters and Council of Catholic Women; St. Mary, New Ulm - Catholic Order of Foresters, Council of Catholic Women, and Catholic United Financial; Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, New Ulm - Confraternity of Christian Mothers, Knights of Columbus, St. Elizabeth, St. Joseph, and Council of Catholic Women.  

NEW ULM – Bishop John M. LeVoir of the Diocese of New Ulm blessed and dedicated a recently erected sign displaying the image of Divine Mercy on Saturday, April 2 in New Ulm.

The new double-sided sign, located just below the Catholic Pastoral Center and above the Fr. Alexander Berghold Memorial Park on North Fifth Street, gives a sense to passersby that someone is watching over them.

At least that is the hope of Catholic New Ulm residents Paul Hillesheim, Earl LaPlante, and Ken Stadick, who spearheaded the Divine Mercy sign project with the approval of the bishop.

The sign reads “Jesus, I Believe in You” and features the Divine Mercy image of Jesus as he appeared in apparitions to St. Mary Faustina Kowalska.

The project was a combined effort of 14 societies within the Holy Cross Area Faith Community (St. Mary, New Ulm; Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, New Ulm; St. John, Searles; St. George, West Newton Township; and St. Gregory, Lafayette).

Names of each organization are recorded on plaques that hang from both sides of the sign. Contributors to the sign are: St. John the Baptist, Searles - Catholic United Financial and Council of Catholic Women; St. George, West Newton Township - Catholic United Financial, Catholic Order of Foresters, and Council of Catholic Women; St. Gregory the Great, Lafayette - Catholic Order of Foresters and Council of Catholic Women; St. Mary, New Ulm - Catholic Order of Foresters, Council of Catholic Women, and Catholic United Financial; Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, New Ulm - Confraternity of Christian Mothers, Knights of Columbus, St. Elizabeth, St. Joseph, and Council of Catholic Women.

 

Ecumenical Prayer Service held Jan. 24 in Redwood Falls

REDWOOD FALLS - Participating in the planning and leadership of the January 24, 2016, Ecumenical Prayer Service in Redwood Falls were: l-r, Sr. Anna Mary Swanson, ACJ, Diocese of New Ulm; Sr. Myriam Rose Shaffer, ACJ, Diocese of New Ulm; Bishop Jon Anderson, Southwestern Minnesota Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Redwood Falls; Pastor Marcus Kendall, Cornerstone Christian Church, Redwood Falls; Bishop John M. LeVoir, Diocese of New Ulm; Ruling Elder Elona Street-Stewart,  Synod of Lakes and Prairies, Presbyterian Church (USA), Eagan; Pastor Rick Carus, Presbytery of Minnesota Valleys (PCUSA), Willmar; Pastor Pamela Prouty,  Presbytery of Minnesota Valleys (PCUSA), Redwood Falls;  Pastor Bryant Kaden, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (ELCA), Redwood Falls; Pastor Scott Prouty, First Presbyterian Church, Redwood Falls. (Not pictured) Pastor Jan Redman, First United Methodist Church, Redwood Falls. For a gallery of photos click here.

REDWOOD FALLS - Participating in the planning and leadership of the January 24, 2016, Ecumenical Prayer Service in Redwood Falls were: l-r, Sr. Anna Mary Swanson, ACJ, Diocese of New Ulm; Sr. Myriam Rose Shaffer, ACJ, Diocese of New Ulm; Bishop Jon Anderson, Southwestern Minnesota Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Redwood Falls; Pastor Marcus Kendall, Cornerstone Christian Church, Redwood Falls; Bishop John M. LeVoir, Diocese of New Ulm; Ruling Elder Elona Street-Stewart,  Synod of Lakes and Prairies, Presbyterian Church (USA), Eagan; Pastor Rick Carus, Presbytery of Minnesota Valleys (PCUSA), Willmar; Pastor Pamela Prouty,  Presbytery of Minnesota Valleys (PCUSA), Redwood Falls;  Pastor Bryant Kaden, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (ELCA), Redwood Falls; Pastor Scott Prouty, First Presbyterian Church, Redwood Falls. (Not pictured) Pastor Jan Redman, First United Methodist Church, Redwood Falls. For a gallery of photos click here.