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 -  On Saturday morning, April 13 Bishop John M. LeVoir, joined by priests and deacons as well as parishioners of the diocese, celebrated the annual sacred Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Originally scheduled for Thursday, April 11 in Olivia, the Mass had been postponed due to inclement weather. The Chrism Mass is the only liturgy wherein the bishop consecrates the Holy Chrism Oil and blesses the Oil of the Sick and the Oil of Catechumens to be used in sacramental anointing throughout the year in parishes in the diocese. During the Mass, Bishop LeVoir invited the priests to rise and reaffirm their priestly commitments originally promised at their ordinations. Pictured, Bishop LeVoir mixes the Chrism Oil with fragrant balsam before breathing into the glass vessel symbolizing the infusion of the Holy Spirit in an act of sacred consecration. Looking on is Fr. Aaron Johanneck, director of the diocesan Office of Worship.  (photo by Christine Clancy)

NEW ULM - On Saturday morning, April 13 Bishop John M. LeVoir, joined by priests and deacons as well as parishioners of the diocese, celebrated the annual sacred Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Originally scheduled for Thursday, April 11 in Olivia, the Mass had been postponed due to inclement weather. The Chrism Mass is the only liturgy wherein the bishop consecrates the Holy Chrism Oil and blesses the Oil of the Sick and the Oil of Catechumens to be used in sacramental anointing throughout the year in parishes in the diocese. During the Mass, Bishop LeVoir invited the priests to rise and reaffirm their priestly commitments originally promised at their ordinations. Pictured, Bishop LeVoir mixes the Chrism Oil with fragrant balsam before breathing into the glass vessel symbolizing the infusion of the Holy Spirit in an act of sacred consecration. Looking on is Fr. Aaron Johanneck, director of the diocesan Office of Worship. (photo by Christine Clancy)

 
 
 

CONTACT the Office of Communications:

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