Catechetical Sunday
Sep
17
8:00am 8:00am

Catechetical Sunday

This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday, September 17, 2017
Theme: "Living as Missionary Disciples"
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United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - For several years now, these materials have been made available digitally and free of charge in Spanish and English, to insure maximum access for a growing number of users. By popular demand, USCCB also continues to provide posters, prayer cards, and catechist certificates for sale to those who prefer to have them professionally printed. If you are interested in ordering materials the Diocese of New Ulm can get a 30% discount. Please contact Cindy Blickem at cblickem@dnu.org or 507-233-5325 if your are interested in ordering materials.

 

 

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Bishop Lucker Lecture Series
Mar
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Bishop Lucker Lecture Series

The Role of Healing in Evangelization    

Many Catholics today think of miraculous healings as something relatively rare, found mainly in the lives of great saints or at shrines like Lourdes. Yet Scripture shows that healings are meant to be a normal part of the life of the Church, especially in the context of evangelization. Scripture professor Mary Healy will explain the implications for ordinary Catholics of the Church’s mandate to be a “field hospital” in a world filled with people in need of healing.

Dr. Mary Healy is professor of Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit and an international speaker. Her doctorate is in biblical theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. She is a general editor of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture and author of its volumes The Gospel of Mark and Hebrews. Her other books include Men and Women Are from Eden: A Study Guide to John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and Healing: Bringing the Gift of God’s Mercy to the World. Dr. Healy serves as chair of the Doctrinal Commission of International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services in Rome. She also serves the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian unity as a member of the Pentecostal-Catholic International Dialogue. She was appointed by Pope Francis as one of the first three women ever to serve on the Pontifical Biblical Commission.

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Camp Greatness - High School Camp
Jul
31
to Aug 4

Camp Greatness - High School Camp

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Who: Two camps - one for those in grades 6-8 and one for those in grades 9-12.
What: Daily Mass and adoration, epic sports battles, great talks, fearless counselors, new and old friends, and ManBall! It's never a dull moment at Camp Greatness!
When: Middle school camp | July 27 (4 PM) - July 30 (1 PM)
Captains' Practice (for Juniors and Seniors) | July 30 (5 PM)
High school camp | July 31 (11 AM) - August 4 (1 PM)
Where: Schoenstatt-on-the-Lake, Sleepy Eye
Why: Because you enjoy throwing dodgeballs at people. Because you enjoy spending time outdoors. Because you enjoy hanging out with other guys your age. Because you enjoy adoration. Because you enjoy serving for Holy Mass. Because you want a good challenge: growing in virtue. Those are just a few reasons to attend Camp Greatness. Ask anyone who's gone and they can give you about 10 more.

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Camp Greatness - Middle School Camp
Jul
27
to Jul 30

Camp Greatness - Middle School Camp

  • Schoenstatt-on-the-Lake (map)
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Who: Two camps - one for those in grades 6-8 and one for those in grades 9-12.
What: Daily Mass and adoration, epic sports battles, great talks, fearless counselors, new and old friends, and ManBall! It's never a dull moment at Camp Greatness!
When: Middle school camp | July 27 (4 PM) - July 30 (1 PM)
Captains' Practice (for Juniors and Seniors) | July 30 (5 PM)
High school camp | July 31 (11 AM) - August 4 (1 PM)
Where: Schoenstatt-on-the-Lake, Sleepy Eye
Why: Because you enjoy throwing dodgeballs at people. Because you enjoy spending time outdoors. Because you enjoy hanging out with other guys your age. Because you enjoy adoration. Because you enjoy serving for Holy Mass. Because you want a good challenge: growing in virtue. Those are just a few reasons to attend Camp Greatness. Ask anyone who's gone and they can give you about 10 more.

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Natural Family Planning Awareness Week July 23-29
Jul
23
to Jul 29

Natural Family Planning Awareness Week July 23-29

NFP is a gift that the Church longs to give to each couple for their married life. NFP Awareness Week is a great time to find out how NFP can strengthen your marriage or how to become involved in passing this gift along to other couples.

For more information about NFP ministry in the diocese, contact Sr. Candace Fier at 507-233-5328, cfier@dnu.org. For a full list of NFP services in the diocese, visit https://www.dnu.org/nfp/.

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Camp Beloved
Jul
22
to Jul 26

Camp Beloved

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Who: Girls in grades 6-12.
What: Daily Mass and adoration, random dance parties, great talks, super fun counselors, and old and new friends. Experience the joy that comes with following Jesus!
When: July 22 (7 PM) - July 26 (1 PM)
Where: Schoenstatt-on-the-Lake, Sleepy Eye
Why: Because you enjoy making new friends and hanging out with old ones. Because you need a break from the constant pressure to be someone you're not. Because you love making arts and crafts. But mostly because you are beloved and you want to learn more about the God who loves you so much.

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Rome Youth Pilgrimage
Jun
11
to Jun 21

Rome Youth Pilgrimage

GENERAL INFORMATION

Who: Youth in grades 11-12.
What: A pilgrimage to the heart of Catholicism. We will visit the tombs of Saints such as Pope St. John Paul II, St. Ignatius, St. Peter, and other beloved Saints. We will visit Assisi (the home of Sts. Francis and Clare), Siena (home of St. Catherine of Siena), and Nettuno (home of St. Maria Goretti). A tour of ancient Rome will showcase sites such as Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, and the Pantheon. We will also attend a papal audience with Pope Francis and have the opportunity to hear daily Mass. Oh, and we'll eat pizza, gelato, and other wonderful Italian food.
When: June 11-21, 2017.
Where: Rome, Assisi, Siena, and Nettuno.
Why: To grow in love of Jesus and his Church.

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Chrism Mass
Apr
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Chrism Mass

All are invited to attend the Diocesan Chrism Mass which will be held at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Murdock, this year.

"The Chrism Mass is one of the principal expressions of the fullnes of the Bishop’s Priesthood and signifies the close unity of the Priests with him.  During the Mass, which he concelebrates with Priests from various sections of the diocese, the Bishop consecrates the Chrism and blesses the other oils.  The newly baptized are anointed and confirmed with the Chrism consecrated by the Bishop.  Catechumens are prepared and disposed for Baptism with the second oil.  And the sick are anointed in their illness with the third oil."
                            - Excerpt from the Roman Pontifical

 

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RB TEC 265
Apr
1
to Apr 3

RB TEC 265

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What happens at TEC?

Participants experience the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ through participation in music, discussions, talks, prayer, Scripture, liturgy, and celebration.

Each of the days of the retreat has a central theme:

Die Day” is the first day – a day centered on the death of Jesus Christ. On “Die Day”, participants reflect on many different aspects of their lives, focusing on better relationships with God, self, and others.

Rise Day” is the second day – a joyous celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. On “Rise Day”, participants celebrate the presence of God’s love in their lives.

Go Day” is the third day – a day which explores the continuous call to spread the Good News. On “Go Day”, participants recognize and prepare to carry forth the message of Jesus Christ.

A Riverbend TEC weekend seeks to facilitate spiritual growth through participation in group activities and prayer experiences. The faith of every individual is respected and invited to open their hearts more fully to Jesus Christ.

Participation

Retreats are open to youth and adults. Youth must be 16 or older. Most weekends have some adult participants.

Weekends are staffed and attended by people primarily from the Catholic Diocese of New Ulm, although people from other areas of Minnesota, other states, and even foreign nations have attended.

Though a Catholic retreat, non-Catholics are welcome and do participate.

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Catholics at the Capitol
Mar
9
9:00am 9:00am

Catholics at the Capitol

On Thursday, March 9, 2017, The Minnesota Catholic Conference is sponsoring their first “Catholics at the Capitol” event to bring the Catholic voice regarding Human Life and Dignity into the public square as our State Legislators are working on laws affecting these topics.  Particular focus will be on

  1. Assisted Suicide
  2. School Choice – especially as it pertains to underprivileged students
  3. Addressing the cycle of poverty. 

If you are interested in riding a Diocese bus to the event, please contact Deacon Steve Spilman at sspilman@dnu with your name, city location, and contact information.  Transportation is being arranged based on interest level.  Your active support and participation is strongly encouraged. 

We expect this event to be the beginning of what will develop into an effective, collective, Catholic Voice in our Diocese to educate our lawmakers on Catholic Social teachings and how they can positively influence the “Common Good” as they are intended to do.   

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Rite of Election 2017
Mar
5
3:00pm 3:00pm

Rite of Election 2017

Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion is on Sunday, March 5th at 3 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.  All catechumens, candidates, sponsors, family, and friends are invited to attend this special time of prayer with the Bishop. 

Parish RCIA leaders may register online or may download a pdf registration form to email or send in.

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Quinceañera Retreat in Spanish
Mar
4
9:00am 9:00am

Quinceañera Retreat in Spanish

The Quinceañera Retreat is designed to help the girls and their parents prepare spiritually for the celebration and to design their liturgy. The retreat will also serve as a learning experience as we will be going over the history of the Quinceañera in our Hispanic culture and the meaning of the symbols we present as gifts.

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Broom Tree Retreat
Jan
27
to Jan 29

Broom Tree Retreat

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Who: Youth in grades 9-12.
What: A retreat designed for those who want to "go deeper" in their faith and their relationship with Christ. This year's theme is "I have called you friends..." (Jn. 15:15). This retreat gives youth an opportunity for spiritual direction, prayer, games, and a general "retreat" from the craziness of life.
When: January 27 (noon)-29 (1 PM), 2017.
Where: Broom Tree Youth & Family Camp | Irene, SD.
Why: Because you love Jesus and want to get to know him better!

Visit www.dnu.org/broom-tree-retreat for more information or to register!

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March for Life 2017
Jan
22
12:00am12:00am

March for Life 2017

Jan. 22 marks the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion in 1973. In commemoration of the anniversary, the faithful of the diocese are encouraged to attend the annual March for Life and rally at the Minnesota state capitol on Sunday, Jan. 22. Sponsored by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), the rally will begin at 2:00 p.m., with a program including pro-life speakers at 2:30 p.m.

Bus Transportation Opportunities:

Marshall Area:  A bus will be leaving at 8:30 a.m. from the northeast corner of the Market St. Mall parking lot. Additional stops can be arranged in Redwood Falls and other points along the way.  We will be attending the noon Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul and then march or ride the bus to the 2:00 rally.  Participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch and to dress warmly.  For more information or to reserve a spot, contact John Rabaey at 507-532-7532 or johnrabaey@starpoint.net.

Our Living Water Area Faith Community: A bus will be leaving from the following locations:

- Church of Our Lady of Lakes, 15525 69th Street NE, Spicer at 10:30 a.m.

- Kandi Mall (South Side) in Willmar at 10:50 a.m.

- Church of St. Philip, 821 E. 5th Street in Litchfield at 11:40 a.m.

- Church of St. John, 824 W. Curran Street in Darwin at noon.

**For further information, contact the parish.

 

 

For further information about the rally visit http://www.mccl.org/mccl-march-for-life.html

 

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Annual Christian Unity Prayer Service
Jan
15
2:00pm 2:00pm

Annual Christian Unity Prayer Service

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is Jan. 18-25, 2017. This year's theme is "Reconciliation - the love of Christ compels us." Join Bishop John M. LeVoir and other Christian Leaders as they gather in prayer and celebration on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. This year's host of the annual gatheringis the Church of St. Boniface in Stewart.

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