WHAT WE DO The Diocese of New Ulm’s Office of Communications coordinates communication between the bishop and/or his staff and the outside media. The office issues media releases and statements about the diocese and responds to media requests or inquiries. This office also obtains and schedules Catholic programming for public access television stations in nine communities in the diocese.
THE PRAIRIE CATHOLIC The Office of Communications in charge of the production of The Prairie Catholic which is mailed to over 23,000 registered Catholic households throughout the Diocese of New Ulm seven times a year or every six weeks (Sept. – June). This award-winning communication vehicle, in both print and online, shares in the mission of proclaiming Christ’s saving message by providing news, information, and education. The Prairie Catholic is a trusted source of information about the Church, and provides a connection and a sense of place for Catholics throughout the diocese’s 9,863 square miles. Its focus is on the Bishop’s priorities of evangelization, Catholic education, marriage and life issues, social concerns, catechesis, timely Catholic news, and diocesan and parish information. The newspaper is funded in-part by donations to the annual United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Catholic Communications Campaign held annually in May.
Students take a stand for the protection of life!
MANKATO – On Oct. 3, 2017, St. Mary’s Sleepy Eye junior and senior high school principal Andrew Bach and teacher Neil Kirchoeffer led their 9th and 10th grade students in praying the Rosary while standing in front of the Planned Parenthood facility in Mankato. The group made the school trip to Mankato as part of the 40 Days for Life prayer campaign to end abortion. The goal of the quiet and peaceful assembly was to educate and inspire the community about hope and options like adoption for women who may be challenged with a difficult and personal decision that may first arise during a visit to the clinic. (Read more about the 40 Days for Life Campaign on page 11 of The Prairie Catholic.)