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

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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.

  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)