Office of Worship

Diocesan Worship Committee

The Diocesan Worship Committee is a consultative body comprised of representatives of the six regions of the Diocese of New Ulm, as well as a priest representative, several at-large representatives, and special consultants.

The committee meets quarterly and advises the Office of Worship on matters pertaining to liturgy and sacraments. Committee members are appointed by the Bishop of new Ulm for a three-year term, once renewable.

See our roster of members below, and consider applying for an open position!

Roster of members


Rev. Aaron Johanneck - Theological Consultant and Director of Worship
Sr. Anna Mary, ACJ - Office of Worship
Sr. Mary Joseph, ACJ - Office of Worship
Mr. Nathan Knutson - Diocesan Consultant for Sacred Music
Rev. Paul Timmerman - Priest Representative
Mrs. Tessa Parisek (St. Mary's, Seaforth) - Region 2 Representative
Mrs. Jean Schuller (Holy Redeemer, Marshall) - Region 3 Representative
Mrs. Margie DeGrote (St. Clara's, Clara City) - Region 4 Representative
Mrs. Lizz Strandberg (St. Mary's, Bird Island) - Region 5 Representative
Sr. Jeanne Wiest, O.P. (St. Anastasia's, Hutchinson) - Region 6 Representative
Mr. John Rabaey (St. Eloi's, Ghent) - At-Large Representative

Currently available positions:
Region 1 Representative
At-Large Representative

If you are interested in applying for a position on the Diocesan Worship Committee, please contact Fr. Aaron Johanneck for more information.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Reading List for Members

Worship committee members commit to deepening formation in their understanding of the Church's liturgy and sacraments. Below is a reading list which we ask each of our members to complete throughout the course of their first year on the committee. Each document listed is linked to an online resource.

The Church is the Lord’s beloved Bride
who calls to him
and through him offers worship
to the eternal Father
— Sacrosanctum Concilium n. 7