The E&C Messenger | October 2018

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In this issue:

  1. NET Team 11
  2. Cor Jesu
  3. Diocesan Rosary Congress
  4. Upcoming diocesan and local events

NET Team 11

Please pray for NET Team 11 as they tour our diocese from October 20-28.

Cor Jesu

If you are looking for a free, prayerful, and easy-to-coordinate youth ministry event, I would like to again encourage you to consider Cor Jesu. It is a night of adoration with Confession available and contemporary praise music in a candle-lit church. The Diocesan Youth Council helps to run each event and often starts games at the reception afterwards for the youth who attend. It is a great way to introduce youth to adoration and connect them with other youth around the Diocese. Visit www.dnu.org/cor-jesu for more information.

Diocesan Rosary Congress

Several parishes around the dioceses have signed up to pray a Rosary out loud every hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament for these intentions:

• in reparation for our sins and the sins of our nation
• for the end of abortion
• for peace in the world
• for the sanctification of families
• for the healing of the wounds in individuals and the Body of Christ caused by the sexual abuse perpetrated by clergy and the negligence of the hierarchy to stop such abuse

Go HERE for more information.

Upcoming diocesan and local events:

October 7: RACE Sunday | Holy Redeemer, Marshall
October 8: Schools Faith Formation Day | St. Catherine, Redwood Falls
October 14-20: Diocesan Rosary Congress
October 20: NET retreats start
October 21: DYC meeting | St. Aloysius, Olivia
October 29: St. Padre Pio Relic Tour | Cathedral, New Ulm
November 11: RACE Sunday | Holy Redeemer, Marshall
November 17: Cor Jesu | St. Mary, Arlington
December 9: Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass | St. Pius X, Glencoe
December 9: Advent Prayer Service | St. Anastasia, Hutchinson
December 15: Cor Jesu | St. Andrew, Granite Falls
more events...
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The E&C Messenger | September 2018

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In this issue:

  1. Discipleship Day 2018
  2. Mass and Adoration for Hope and Healing
  3. Deanery E&C Meetings
  4. Cor Jesu dates and locations
  5. Rome Youth Pilgrimage 2019
  6. Upcoming diocesan and local events

Discipleship Day 2018

“No believer in Christ, no institution of the Church can avoid this supreme duty: to proclaim Christ to all peoples" (Pope St. John Paul II, Redemptoris Missio).

We have all heard the call to evangelize - to share the “Good News.” We hear it repeated in homilies, we read it many times in books or articles, we even tell our students and parishioners about the obligation to evangelize. A typical Catholic response to this call is, “I love my faith but the thought of evangelizing is just too scary!” We misunderstand evangelization as knocking on doors and convincing people to become Catholic or having debates about scripture.  Evangelization is not so intimidating once we understand how simple and beautiful it can be to have an encounter with someone that leads to an encounter with Christ.

Our 2018 Discipleship Day will feature St. Paul Evangelization Institute (formerly St. Paul Street Evangelization.) SPEI has been helping Catholics all across the country to share their faith in many settings.  They teach a non-confrontational approach to evangelization which aims at  strengthening the faith of practicing Catholics, bringing back into the Faith fallen away Catholics, and clearing up misconceptions about the Faith held by non-Catholics.

After Samantha Johnson, a parishioner at Sacred Heart in Murdock attended SPEI evangelization training at her parish, she commented. “I felt well prepared and almost excited about evangelizing.  It’s not as scary or difficult as I had imagined.”

Discipleship Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 at St. Aloysius in Olivia. The day begins with Mass at 8:30am followed by Basic Evangelization Training offered by St. Paul Evangelization Institute from 10:00am to 2:00pm. It is sure to be empowering and is open to anyone interested in evangelization, not just parish staff. So bring the whole parish!  Lunch will be provided.

For registration and promotional information, contact Cindy Blickem (507-233-5325 | cblickem@dnu.org). For questions about the program for the day, contact Kevin Losleben (507-233-5327 | klosleben@dnu.org) or Deacon Mike McKeown (507-233-5310 | mmckeown@dnu.org).
 

Mass and Adoration for Hope and Healing

The offices of Healing Ministry and Worship are co-sponsoring "Mass and Adoration for Hope and Healing" at St. Peter's in St. Peter on September 7. The night will feature Holy Mass with Bishop John M. LeVoir at 6:30pm, followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will healing prayer and Confessions available. There will be trained prayer teams available to pray for people who desire healing and a multitude of priests available for Confession. For more information, contact Deacon Mike McKeown (507-233-5310 | mmckeown@dnu.org).

Deanery E&C Meetings


Please RSVP to Cindy Blickem (cblickem@dnu.org) which meeting you plan to attend. Also, note that there is now only ONE Deanery 2 meeting! All meetings start at 9am and usually run until about noon.

September 14 - Deanery 1 | Lola, New Ulm (16 N Minnesota St.)
September 17 - Deanery 2 | Dana Webskowki's home, Marshall (603 Prospect Cir.)
September 21 - Deanery 3 | Dunn Brothers Coffee, Hutchinson (114 Main St. NE, Suite 102)


We will recap summer programming and discuss Bishop LeVoir's desire for evangelization and to prepare for Discipleship Day 2018. Click the button below to download chapter 1 of Eric Sammons' The Old Evangelization to read before our meetings.

These meetings serve as networking and support groups, as well as an opportunity to ask questions to fellow DREs and diocesan representatives. It is a great opportunity to get a little boost for your work!
Chapter 1 - The Old Evangelization

Cor Jesu dates and locations


Cor Jesu is an evening of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with a short sermon, Confession, and contemporary praise music. This is an excellent outing for a youth group or even for your family. Make a road trip to see Jesus!
 

2018-2019 TOUR

Event starts at 7:15pm, followed by a reception. No RSVP needed. Event is free. All ages welcome.

September 29: Cathedral, New Ulm

November 17:  St. Mary's, Arlington

December 15:  St. Andrew's, Granite Falls

February 9:  Holy Redeemer, Marshall

May 5: St. Aloysius', Olivia*

*This date has a special start time of 6:15pm and will be presided by Bishop John M. LeVoir. Afterwards, the Diocesan Youth Council will host a "Paschal Party" for Easter, which will include a special concert.

2019 Rome Youth Pilgrimage


Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Rome Youth Pilgrimage, set for June 11-20 of that year. This trip is for current juniors and seniors and is an amazing opportunity.

We will have two informational meetings this month for those even remotely interested. Click HERE for more information on those dates and the pilgrimage in general.

Upcoming diocesan and local events:

September 7: Mass and Adoration for Hope and Healing | St. Peter, St. Peter
September 14: Deanery 1 E&C Meeting | Lola, New Ulm
September 16: Rome Youth Pilgrimage informational meeting | Pastoral Center, New Ulm
September 17: Deanery 2 E&C Meeting | 603 Prospect Cir., Marshall
September 17: Rome Youth Pilgrimage informational meeting | Holy Redeemer, Marshall
September 21: Deanery 3 E&C Meeting | Dunn Brothers Coffee, Hutchinson
September 23: DYC meeting | St. Aloysius, Olivia
September 29: Discipleship Day 2018 | St. Aloysius, Olivia
September 29: Cor Jesu | Cathedral, New Ulm
October 7: RACE Sunday | Holy Redeemer, Marshall
October 20: NET retreats start
October 21: DYC meeting | St. Aloysius, Olivia
October 29: St. Padre Pio Relic Tour | Cathedral, New Ulm
November 11: RACE Sunday | Holy Redeemer, Marshall
November 17: Cor Jesu | St. Mary, Arlington
more events...
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The E&C Messenger | May 2018

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In this issue:

  1. Regional E&C Meetings
  2. Cor Iesu with Bishop LeVoir and the Totus Tuus team!
  3. A Night of Hope and Healing
  4. 2019 Rome Youth Pilgrimage
  5. Diocesan Youth Council
  6. Diocesan summer camp promo-cards
  7. Discipleship Day 2018
  8. Upcoming diocesan and local events

Regional E&C Meetings


Our spring regional E&C meeting invitations have been sent. Let me know if you plan to attend. We do not have assigned reading material, so bring some topics for discussion! It always proves to be an uplifting experience so I look forward to seeing you all!

Cor Iesu with Bishop LeVoir and the Totus Tuus teams!

Cor Iesu will be hosted at Cathedral on June 1 at 7:15 PM. Bishop LeVoir will be presiding and will also be commissioning our Totus Tuus missionaries for the summer! Come praise Jesus with us!

A Night of Hope and Healing


The offices of Healing Ministry, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, and Worship are co-sponsoring "A Night of Hope and Healing" at Sacred Heart in Murdock on June 22. The night is essentially Cor Iesu (a sermon, adoration, music, and Confession), but includes opportunities for healing prayer. There will be a trained prayer team available to pray for people who desire healing and a multitude of priests available for Confession. For more information, contact Deacon Mike. Flyers will be sent out in this month's mailing.

2019 Rome Youth Pilgrimage


Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Rome Youth Pilgrimage, set for June 11-21 of that year. This trip is for incoming and outgoing seniors for the 2018-19 school year. It is an amazing opportunity and I have personally seen the fruit of this pilgrimage in the youth I accompanied last year on it. Click HERE for more information.

Diocesan Youth Council


Applications are now being accepted for next year's DYC. You can find them HERE. If you know someone who will be in at least 10th Grade next school year and would really benefit from a group of youth who want to learn more about Jesus and His Church, then hand them an application! This past year has been excellent as we learned how to pray and have begun inviting friends to join us on certain Sundays of the year (planned by the DYC members).

Diocesan summer camp promo-cards

Many of you have been requesting more promo-cards for camp. We are more than happy to mail you as many as you need - just ask!
Check out the camp websites for updated information, including a new "promo video" for the boys' camp!

Discipleship Day 2018

Save the date!
September 29, 2018.
This year will feature Denise Hirl and Susan Windley-Daoust of St. Paul Street Evangelization (SPSE). Denise and Susan know evangelization well and have dedicated their lives to spreading the Gospel not only in their work with SPSE, but in their day-to-day interactions. They will teach us not only about our obligation to evangelize as Catholics, but how to do it well! This is sure to be a practical, inspirational, and informative day that applies to everyone. For more information on SPSE, click HERE.
Promotional flyers are forthcoming.

Upcoming diocesan and local events:

May 5: Diocesan Celebration of Consecrated Life | St. Pius X, Glencoe
June 1: Cor Iesu | Cathedral, New Ulm
June 3: Totus Tuus starts in parishes
June 22: A Night of Hope and Healing | Sacred Heart, Murdock
July 21-25: Camp Beloved | Schoenstatt-on-the-Lake, Sleepy Eye
July 26-29: Camp Greatness - Middle School | Schoenstatt-on-the-Lake, Sleepy Eye
July 30 - August 3: Camp Greatness - High School | Schoenstatt-on-the-Lake, Sleepy Eye
more events...
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The E&C Messenger | April 2018

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In this issue:

  1. Happy Easter!
  2. Totus Tuus 2018 tour
  3. Steubenville Conferences
  4. Upcoming diocesan and local events

Happy Easter!

Christ is risen!
He is risen, indeed!

May you and yours have a blessed Eastertide!

Totus Tuus 2018 tour

Below are the parishes hosting Totus Tuus this summer. If you are interested in checking the program out, feel free to contact these parishes to schedule a visit. You can find a map of the AFCs here.

June 3-9
- Good Teacher AFC
June 10-16
- Shepherd of Souls AFC
- Divine Mercy AFC
June 17-23
- St. Joseph, Montevideo
- Light of the World AFC
June 24-30
- Ss. Michael, Mary, and Brendan AFC
- Christ the King AFC
July 8-14
- St. Isidore the Farmer AFC
- Sioux Falls parish
July 15-21
- St. Catherine, Redwood Falls
- Holy Cross AFC
July 21-August 3
- Diocesan camps, Schoenstatt-on-the-Lake

Steubenville Conferences

Some of our parishes attend one of the three local Steubenville Conferences and have seen it bear fruit in their youth ministry. Partnership for Youth, who sponsors these conferences, reached out to me and asked to include a promotion in our newsletter:

Partnership for Youth provides Transformational Catholic Events for Young People, including Steubenville Rochester, Steubenville On The Lake, and Steubenville St. Paul.  We have worked with thousands of youth ministers and understand the challenge of providing life-changing events that teens respond to.  We want to support you in your mission of forming disciples and saints.  We will take care of providing a fun, meaningful and professionally-delivered event, so you can focus on your teens. Watch a video about the conferences. Visit www.partnershipforyouth.org to learn more!

Upcoming diocesan and local events:

April 8: Divine Mercy Sunday | Holy Family, Silver Lake
APril 8: DYC "Invite-a-Friend" Sunday | St. Aloysius, Olivia
April 14(-16): TEC #269 | St. Mary, Bird Island
April 21: Diaconate Ordinations | St. Mary, Sleepy Eye
April 22: Brunch with the Bishop | St. Anastasia, Hutchinson
April 28: NUDCCW 59th Annual Convention | St. Catherine, Redwood Falls
April 28: White Mass for Catholic Medical Professionals | Cathedral, New Ulm
May 5: Diocesan Celebration of Consecrated Life | St. Pius X, Glencoe
June 3: Totus Tuus starts in parishes
more events...
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The E&C Messenger | March 2018

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In this issue:

  1. Regional E&C Meetings - follow-up
  2. Totus Tuus space available!
  3. Local events
  4. Upcoming diocesan and local events

Regional E&C Meetings follow-up

Deacon Mike and I have really been enjoying our regional E&C meetings and I think those who have been attending have really been enjoying them as well. Here's some of the common themes that came up during our discussions:
  • The need for creativity in religious education, whether because of difficult students or simply to avoid boring classroom experiences.
  • The importance of real, personal connections to those we catechize (aka "discipleship" or "accompaniment").
  • Adult faith formation groups are popping up here and there and bearing much fruit.
  • Eric Sammon's "The Heresy of Low Expectations" was very helpful and encouraged many of us to hold the bar high.
  • We are all quite tired.
We look forward to our spring meetings!

Totus Tuus space available!


There is room for one more parish/AFC in our Totus Tuus program this summer for the week of July 8-14. I'm delighted that we will have two teams serving the Diocese this summer and would love for all of the slots to be filled! Please contact Kevin for more information.

Local events

Another reminder that if you have a local event that is open to other parishes, contact Penny Forst (pforst@dnu.org) to have it placed on the Local Events page on the diocesan website. I will be checking this page before each E&C Messenger goes out and including them on the upcoming events section in each newsletter.

Upcoming diocesan and local events:

March 7: Fr. Leo Patalinghug - Grace Before Meals | St. Mary, New Ulm
March 10: NUDCCW Region 6 Spring Gathering | St. John's Education Center
March 13: NUDCCW Region 2 Spring Gathering | Japanese Martyrs, Leavenworth
March 15: NUDCCW Region 1 Spring Gathering | Holy Rosary, Mankato
March 17: Cor Jesu | St. Andrew, Granite Falls
March 18: New Cathedral Organ Concert | Cathedral, New Ulm
March 20: Bishop Lucker Lecture | St. Catherine, Redwood Falls
March 22: Chrism Mass | Cathedral, New Ulm
April 14: TEC #269 | St. Mary, Bird Island
April 21: Diaconate Ordinations | St. Mary, Sleepy Eye
April 28: NUDCCW 59th Annual Convention | St. Catherine, Redwood Falls
April 28: White Mass for Catholic Medical Professionals | Cathedral, New Ulm
May 5: Diocesan Celebration of Consecrated Life | St. Pius X, Glencoe
more events...
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The E&C Messenger | February 2018

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In this issue:

  1. Regional E&C Meetings
  2. CCF Spiritual Impact Forum - Millenials
  3. Broom Tree Retreat 2018
  4. Totus Tuus
  5. 2018 diocesan camps notice
  6. Upcoming diocesan events

Regional E&C Meetings

 Please check your inbox and RSVP to attend your regional E&C meetings. Remember to read Eric Sammon's article, "The Heresy of Low Expectations." Don't worry, it's pretty short ;-) See you soon!
 

CCF Spiritual Impact Forum - Millenials

Deacon Mike recently attended a Catholic Community Foundation forum focusing on Millenials. Download his notes by clicking the button below. This would be a good topic of conversation at our upcoming E&C meetings as well. Perhaps those of us who can sing the Fresh Prince theme song by heart could give some insight about this age group as well!
CCF - Millenials

Broom Tree Retreat 2018


The Broom Tree Retreat was a great success! The youth had not only a restful, but a profound retreat experience. I was encouraged by the concrete resolutions that came from the retreat: going to daily Mass, deleting apps from phones because they get in the way of prayer, praying a daily Rosary, and many many more great resolutions to live more for Jesus. If you are interested in accompanying a group of youth to next year's retreat, please talk to me (Kevin). Every evening provides an opportunity for adult leaders to meet with the youth from their parish, allowing for fruitful conversations about faith and discipleship.

Totus Tuus

Space is filling up for Totus Tuus this summer, but there is still room to sign up to host a team! You can find more information here.

2018 diocesan camps notice

Just a note that the prices have changed for the 2018 diocesan summer camps. You can find more information at www.dnu.org/camp-beloved and www.dnu.org/camp-greatness.

Camp Beloved: $200 (also note this camp is no longer open to 6th graders, just 7th-12th)
Camp Greatness - Middle School: $150
Camp Greatness - High School: $200

There is also a Family Discount! The first camper pays full price (of highest priced camp) and each additional camper from that family, regardless of which camp they attend, pays only $100!

Upcoming diocesan events:

February 10: Cor Jesu | St. Clotilde, Green Valley
February 17-19: RB TEC #268 | Holy Redeemer, Marshall
March 17: Cor Jesu | St. Andrew, Granite Falls
March 20: Bishop Lucker Lecture | St. Catherine, Redwood Falls
March 22: Chrism Mass | Cathedral, New Ulm
April 21: Diaconate Ordinations | St. Mary, Sleepy Eye
more events...
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The E&C Messenger | January 2018

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In this issue:

  1. "The Heresy of Low Expectations" by Eric Sammons
  2. Regional E&C Meetings
  3. Totus Tuus update
  4. 2018 March for Life and 9 Days for Life Novena
  5. Summer planning
  6. Upcoming diocesan events

"The Heresy of Low Expectations" by Eric Sammons

Eric Sammons - an evangelist and author - recently wrote an article for Catholic Answers titled "The Heresy of Low Expectations." Often in our various apostolates and ministries, we can become discouraged by lack of attendance or commitment. This can cause us to grow lax in our efforts and ultimately stagnate in our mission. As this new year begins, let's set the bar high and set our hopes high as well. Christ is born! Alleluia! 

It is an excellent article and one that would provide for great discussion at our regional meetings (hint, hint). You can read it by clicking HERE.

Regional E&C Meetings

Our regional E&C meetings will be held in February. Please check your inbox and RSVP to attend. These meetings went so well this past Fall, so we look forward to meeting again and catching up!
 

Totus Tuus update


If you expressed interest in hosting Totus Tuus at your parish this summer, be sure to have those strategic conversations with the staff who will be involved: is this something we want to commit to or not? I will be following up with those who expressed interest in order to get a solid "yes" or "no" and to answer any questions you may have. As we move forward with this exciting new program, expect formal registration (including week assignments) at the end of February.

2018 March for Life and 9 Days for Life Novena


The March for Life at the state capitol will be held January 22. It starts at 10:30 AM with a prayer service and the march starts at noon. Contact Sr. Candace Fier in the Office of Family Life (cfier@dnu.org | 507-233-5328) for details on groups attending. This can be an excellent opportunity for youth to experience Catholic social teaching at work.

I would also encourage you to pray the 9 Days for Life Novena, which can be found HERE. The novena starts January 18 and ends January 26. More information has been sent in 1/4/18 UPDATE.

Summer planning

WARNING: This is a shameless plug.

As you begin to make your summer plans for youth ministry, consider tapping into the diocesan summer camps: Camp Greatness and Camp Beloved. Many of the youth who attend have thoroughly enjoyed each camp and they continue to see a positive response and growth.

Upcoming diocesan events:

January 13-15: RB TEC #267 | Holy Trinity, Winsted
January 19-21: Broom Tree Retreat | Broom Tree Youth & Family Camp, Irene, SD
January 22: MCCL March for Life | St. Paul
February 10: Cor Jesu | St. Clotilde, Green Valley
February 17-19: RB TEC #268 | Holy Redeemer, Marshall
March 17: Cor Jesu | St. Andrew, Granite Falls
March 20: Bishop Lucker Lecture | St. Catherine, Redwood Falls
March 22: Chrism Mass | Cathedral, New Ulm
more events...
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The E&C Messenger | December 2017

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In this issue:

  1. Bishop LeVoir's Advent reflections
  2. NCYC 2017 follow-up
  3. Broom Tree Retreat 2018
  4. "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel..."
  5. Upcoming diocesan events

Bishop LeVoir's Advent reflections

Each Advent, Bishop LeVoir records weekly Advent reflections. Visit his webpage to listen to each week's reflection.

NCYC 2017 follow-up

As you settle into life after the conference, do not forget to follow-up and walk with the students who went. A few questions to reflect on after any such event are:
  • What did the youth really respond to with faith? In other words, what seemed to call them deeper into their relationship with Christ?
  • Were there any youth that seemed to be particularly affected by the conference? If so, what is your plan to reach out to them and walk with them on their journey now?
  • What do we currently have in place to ensure that we don't live from conference to conference? If nothing, what is our plan to really foster relationships with the youth who attended?
It is vitally important to have a game plan for walking with the youth who attended NCYC (or any retreat for that matter). These "mountain top" experiences are often not sustainable on the day to day living in the "valley" of life.
 

Broom Tree Retreat 2018

The Broom Tree Retreat will be from January 19-21 at the Broom Tree Youth and Family Camp in Irene, SD. This retreat is designed for youth who have invested in the Faith and in Jesus and want to learn how to foster that relationship. Each day features adoration, Confession, Holy Mass, silent prayer time, games, small groups, and talks on the interior life. Our theme this year is "Lord, teach us to pray..."


If you have a youth group that you think would benefit from such a retreat, contact Kevin for more information. Keep in mind this is not intended to be a Confirmation retreat; the preference is that a group from a parish attends accompanied by either a priest or lay leader. General information found here.

"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel..."


May you and yours have a blessed Advent and a Merry Christmas!

Upcoming diocesan events:

December 10: Advent Prayer Service | St. Mary, Tracy
January 13-15: RB TEC #267 | Holy Trinity, Winsted
January 19-21: Broom Tree Retreat | Broom Tree Youth & Family Camp, Irene, SD
January 22: MCCL March for Life | St. Paul
February 10: Cor Jesu | St. Clotilde, Green Valley
February 17-19: RB TEC #268 | Holy Redeemer, Marshall
more events...
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The E&C Messenger | November 2017

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In this issue:

  1. Regional E&C meeting reflections
  2. NCYC 2017
  3. Broom Tree Retreat 2018
  4. Totus Tuus - Interest Indicator
  5. Upcoming diocesan events

Regional E&C meeting reflections

It has been so good to meet with so many of you at our regional E&C meetings. Thank God for fruitful and meaningful conversations and for the good work He is doing in the Diocese of New Ulm! And thank you for your willingness to cooperate with the movements of the Holy Spirit!

Some common themes throughout our meetings were:
  • In terms of youth ministry, a common theme was the desire of the youth to encounter Jesus in the Eucharist, regardless of their level of faith. They are attracted to the beauty, the reverence, and the silence they experience in adoration.
  • The necessity of all the baptized to evangelize and the struggles and joys of evangelization.
  • There was much interest in Totus Tuus (see notification below): how it went, its benefits, and the plans for 2018.
Deacon Mike and I look forward to our meetings this winter!

NCYC 2017


NCYC 2017 is almost here! I will see you beforehand when I drop off your lanyards and programs and all of you together at the Region 8 Mass on Thursday. May God bless your trips and time there! Feel free to contact me or Cindy if you have any questions prior.

Broom Tree Retreat 2018


Last January the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry piloted a retreat for those interested in "going deeper" into the spiritual life. This year, the Broom Tree Retreat will be from January 19-21 at the Broom Tree Youth and Family Camp in Irene, SD. This retreat is designed for youth who have invested in the Faith and in Jesus and want to learn how to foster that relationship. Each day features adoration, Confession, Holy Mass, silent prayer time, games, small groups, and talks on the interior life.

If you have a youth group that you think would benefit from such a retreat, contact Kevin for more information. Keep in mind this is not intended to be a Confirmation retreat; the preference is that a group from a parish attends accompanied by either a priest or lay leader. General information found here.

Totus Tuus - Interest Indicator

As mentioned earlier, many of you have expressed interest in hosting Totus Tuus for the summer of 2018. In order to gauge how many teams will serve the Diocese, it is necessary to know how many parishes or AFCs are willing to host a team. An email was sent out earlier this week with a link to a survey (see button below). Please complete the survey even if you are only vaguely considering hosting Totus Tuus.
Totus Tuus - Interest Indicator

Upcoming diocesan events:

November 4: Cor Jesu | St. Mary, Arlington
November 16-19: NCYC | Indianapolis, IN
December 3: Cor Jesu | St. Michael, Milroy
December 10: Advent Prayer Service | St. Mary, Tracy
January 13-15: RB TEC #267 | Holy Trinity, Winsted
January 19-21: Broom Tree Retreat | Broom Tree Youth & Family Camp, Irene, SD
January 22: MCCL March for Life | St. Paul
more events...
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The E&C Messenger | October 2017

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In this issue:

  1. Some things to consider for our regional meetings
  2. Regional E&C meeting dates and locations
  3. Discipleship Day 2017 recap
  4. NET in the Diocese of New Ulm
  5. Upcoming events

Some things to consider for our regional meetings

For our regional E&C meetings starting this month, we will be reviewing sections 111-134 of Evangelii Gaudium and discussing this past summer's programming. Some things to consider before our meetings are:
  • What programs or events seemed to bear fruit this past summer? How do you know it is bearing fruit?
  • What could be improved upon in this past summer's programming?
  • What aspect of your work for the Church brings you joy?
  • What are some of your own personal experiences with evangelization and/or accompaniment? Have you had someone "walk with you" in your life? How did they lead you to Christ?
  • Is your parish programming event-focused or people-focused? Does it have a tendency to focus on pre-evangelization (those who do not know Christ well), Gospel proclamation (seeking conversion), or catechesis?
Deacon Mike and I look forward to seeing you all and talking about the Faith over a cup of coffee!

Regional E&C meeting dates and locations

You should have received an email indicating which region you belong to for these regional meetings. Please RSVP to Kevin Losleben (klosleben@dnu.org) if you plan to attend. All meetings begin at 9 AM.

Discipleship Day 2017 recap


A big thanks to Dr. Sean Innerst for making the trip out to Minnesota from Denver! He is not only a scholar, but a gentleman. Many of you asked for Dr. Innerst's notes. Click on the button below to download a PDF of them; they are rich in content. Thanks also to Bishop LeVoir for celebrating Mass for us, and for Fr. Aaron Johanneck and Deacon Mike McKeown for giving breakout talks.
Dr. Innerst's Notes

NET in the Diocese of New Ulm


Welcome NET Team 7! These young men and women will be travelling around the Diocese from October 20-31, hosting a total of 7 retreats. Let's show them some DNU hospitality!

Upcoming diocesan events:

October 9: School's Faith Formation Day | St. Catherine, Redwood Falls
October 13: Fatima Rosary Procession w/ Bishop LeVoir | Schoenstatt, Sleepy Eye
November 4: Cor Jesu | St. Mary, Arlington
November 16-19: NCYC | Indianapolis, IN
December 3: Cor Jesu | St. Michael, Milroy
December 10: Advent Prayer Service | St. Mary, Tracy
more events...
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