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.
Love not in word but in deed
NEW ULM – “Blessed . . . are the open hands that embrace the poor and help them: They are hands that bring hope,” said Pope Francis in his message marking the first World Day of the Poor on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. Hoping to raise the visibility of the most vulnerable, the Holy Father challenges each of us to engage in the work of ending poverty, homelessness, and hunger. In response, parishes in the Diocese of New Ulm were to consider collecting items for their local food shelf and continue to do so throughout the Advent season. Students in the Holy Cross Area Faith Community faith formation program, (Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, New Ulm; St. Mary, New Ulm; St. John the Baptist, Searles; St. George, West Newton Township; and St. Gregory the Great, Lafayette) stepped up to the task. Standing next to collected food shelf items are students of one of St. Mary’s third grade faith formation classes. Pictured left to right, Crosby Batt, Rowan Schlagel, Joey Wise, Shelby Serbus, Christian Arndt, Skylar Lyimo, and Elaina Brown. (Photo submitted)