The E&C Messenger | April 2019


In this issue:

  1. Broom Tree Retreat
  2. Newman Connection update
  3. DRE Appreciation Luncheon w/ Bishop LeVoir
  4. 1st Annual DYC Paschal Party!
  5. American Heritage Girls
  6. Upcoming diocesan and local events

Broom Tree Retreat

The diocesan Broom Tree Retreat was a tremendous success! 37 youth joined adult leaders from around the Diocese to go deeper in their relationship with the Lord. The days were filled with great talks, prayer time, daily Mass and adoration, and recreation. The theme was "Lord, teach us to pray..." I would strongly encourage anyone with a youth group to take their group to this retreat.

Newman Connection update

If you have received your Newman Connection packet and are looking for clarity on how to facilitate the process, I hope to help!
For parishes:
-The half-sheet contact card (which we’ve included as a full sheet so you can make copies).
-The envelope to send the filled forms in.
For schools:
-The half-sheet contact card (which we’ve included as a full sheet so you can make copies).
  •    You may use your own method to collect the information if you wish.
-Excel document (request one from Cindy at
-Graduates fill out the contact forms (either at a graduation Mass, in school, or in whatever way you can connect with them).
-Collect the cards.
-Send them in using the provided envelope. -(Optional) If you wish to fill out the yellow “Facilitator Information” card, you may do that as well so that Newman Connection knows their point person at the parish or school.
As I’ve said many times before, this is such an important time to keep our young people in the Church and Newman Connection provides a way to do that. I hope that this email helps in making that process easier and ultimately keeping our graduates in the Church in their post-high school years.
Let me know if you have any questions: 
Contact Cards

DRE Appreciation Luncheon w/ Bishop LeVoir

Mark your calendars for Monday, May 13, 2019 for the Diocese of New Ulm DRE Appreciation Luncheon! We will begin at 10am with a special program by St. Paul Evangelization Institute, followed by lunch at the Diocesan Pastoral Center (in New Ulm) with Bishop LeVoir.

1st Annual DYC Paschal Party!

Mark your calendars...again!

On Sunday, May 5, 2019 at St. Aloysius in Olivia, the DYC will be sponsoring their 1st Annual DYC Paschal Party. Anyone is welcome to attend! Program includes:

6:15pm - Cor Iesu
Adoration. Sermon by Bishop John M. LeVoir. Confessions. Gregorian chant.
7:15pm - DYC Coffee Shop
Coffee. Hot chocolate. Sugary sweets.
7:30pm - FREE acoustic concert by Luke Spehar
Catholic singer/songwriter. Check him out:

American Heritage Girls

If you are looking for a Girl Scouts alternative for your parish, consider American Heritage Girls. Bishop LeVoir sees this as a program worth promoting, so please consider it if you are looking for a Christian scouting program for girls. Go HERE for more information.

Upcoming diocesan and local events:

April 11: Chrism Mass | St. Aloysius, Olivia
April 28: Divine Mercy Celebration | Holy Family, Silver Lake
May 5: DYC Paschal Party | St. Aloysius, Olivia
May 13: DRE Appreciation Luncheon | Diocesan Pastoral Center, New Ulm
June 1: Diaconate ordinations | Cathedral, New Ulm
June 10-20: Rome Youth Pilgrimage
more events...
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