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.

 

Diocesan Events

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Closing of the Year of Mercy

On Sunday, Nov. 20 (Solemnity of Christ the King) at the Cathedral in New Ulm, Bishop John LeVoir presided at the closing of the Holy Door to conclude the Year of Mercy. The faithful gathered for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, an opportunity for Confessions, singing of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Benediction and Reposition, and Holy Mass.

As Holy Doors closed in churches and basilicas around the world, including in Rome, it is estimated that over 20 million people participated in the Church’s Jubilee Year of Mercy at the Vatican – and a billion people may have participated in churches worldwide.

(WATCH Holy Mass closing the Jubilee Year of Mercy presided by Pope Francis.)

FATIMA CENTENNIAL U.S. TOUR FOR PEACE -  On Sunday, Oct. 16, the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm was host to a historic tour marking the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima. The Fatima Centennial U.S. Tour for Peace featured the world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue, which has been traveling worldwide for nearly 70 years. The tour began in March on the 100-year anniversary of an angel’s first apparition to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1916, and will visit 100 dioceses in the U.S. The celebration in New Ulm included a crowning of the Virgin Statue, a presentation by the statue’s curator, and an outdoor Rosary procession (pictured) around the Cathedral. Bishop John M. LeVoir celebrated a concluding Mass. A day later, the Tour of Peace stopped at St. Aloysius in Olivia.

FATIMA CENTENNIAL U.S. TOUR FOR PEACE -  On Sunday, Oct. 16, the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm was host to a historic tour marking the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima. The Fatima Centennial U.S. Tour for Peace featured the world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue, which has been traveling worldwide for nearly 70 years. The tour began in March on the 100-year anniversary of an angel’s first apparition to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1916, and will visit 100 dioceses in the U.S. The celebration in New Ulm included a crowning of the Virgin Statue, a presentation by the statue’s curator, and an outdoor Rosary procession (pictured) around the Cathedral. Bishop John M. LeVoir celebrated a concluding Mass. A day later, the Tour of Peace stopped at St. Aloysius in Olivia.

CHILDREN'S HOLY FIELD TRIP - The 13th annual Children's Holy Field Trip, sponsored by the Diocese of New Ulm Office of Catholic Schools, was held on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. Children from 14 Catholic schools in the Diocese of New Ulm attended the event, which included adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the Rosary, a homily by Bishop LeVoir, and Benediction. Following the event, Bishop LeVoir poses with those attending from Holy Redeemer Catholic School in Marshall.

CHILDREN'S HOLY FIELD TRIP - The 13th annual Children's Holy Field Trip, sponsored by the Diocese of New Ulm Office of Catholic Schools, was held on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. Children from 14 Catholic schools in the Diocese of New Ulm attended the event, which included adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the Rosary, a homily by Bishop LeVoir, and Benediction. Following the event, Bishop LeVoir poses with those attending from Holy Redeemer Catholic School in Marshall.

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Deacon Garrett Ahlers newest priest of diocese!

Father Garrett Ahlers of Marshall was ordained a priest by Bishop LeVoir on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm.

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Bishop LeVoir promulgates the diocesan plan for catholic schools

SLEEPY EYE – Bishop John M. LeVoir of the Diocese of New Ulm speaks with diocesan Catholic school principals at an in-service Aug. 10 at Schoenstatt on the Lake in Sleepy Eye. At the meeting Bishop LeVoir promulgated the “Diocesan Plan for Catholic Schools,” a pastoral planning document following upon the “Fourth Plan for Parishes” promulgated in May 2013. For more on this document, see the story in the September 2016 issue of The Prairie Catholic. (Photo by Chris Clancy)                                      

SLEEPY EYE – Bishop John M. LeVoir of the Diocese of New Ulm speaks with diocesan Catholic school principals at an in-service Aug. 10 at Schoenstatt on the Lake in Sleepy Eye. At the meeting Bishop LeVoir promulgated the “Diocesan Plan for Catholic Schools,” a pastoral planning document following upon the “Fourth Plan for Parishes” promulgated in May 2013. For more on this document, see the story in the September 2016 issue of The Prairie Catholic. (Photo by Chris Clancy)
                                   

 

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