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.

NEW ULM –  Since last fall, parishes in the Diocese of New Ulm have been leading the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), a process to educate and form those seeking full communion into the Catholic Church. One step of the RCIA is the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion. This year the rite was held on Sunday, March 10 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. More than eight catechumens and 30 candidates representing more than ten parishes in the diocese are seeking membership in the Catholic Church. In the rite, catechumens are those wishing to join the Church who have not been baptized; candidates are those who have been baptized. Although winter weather kept most parishes away from attending the ceremony, those who were able to make it had the opportunity to pose with the bishop following the rite. Pictured with Bishop John M. LeVoir is candidate Andrew Warburton (left) and his sponsor Deacon Ken Noyes from the Church of the Holy Redeemer in Marshall.   MARCH 2019 PRAIRIE CATHOLIC

NEW ULM – Since last fall, parishes in the Diocese of New Ulm have been leading the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), a process to educate and form those seeking full communion into the Catholic Church. One step of the RCIA is the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion. This year the rite was held on Sunday, March 10 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. More than eight catechumens and 30 candidates representing more than ten parishes in the diocese are seeking membership in the Catholic Church. In the rite, catechumens are those wishing to join the Church who have not been baptized; candidates are those who have been baptized. Although winter weather kept most parishes away from attending the ceremony, those who were able to make it had the opportunity to pose with the bishop following the rite. Pictured with Bishop John M. LeVoir is candidate Andrew Warburton (left) and his sponsor Deacon Ken Noyes from the Church of the Holy Redeemer in Marshall.

MARCH 2019 PRAIRIE CATHOLIC

 
 
 

CONTACT the Office of Communications:

Christine Clancy
Communications Specialist / Editor, The Prairie Catholic
cclancy@dnu.org
(507) 233-5332