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Karla Cross



Parish Directory

Office of Schools

Office Description:
The Office of Schools serves 15 Catholic elementary schools (pre-K through 8) and 3 Catholic junior-senior high schols (7 through 12) in 15 rural communities of our diocese, providing leadership, enrichment, and support to school principals and those working within the Catholic school systems. The director of this office also serves as executive secretary of the diocesan Committee for Evangelization and Catechesis.

WHO: Anyone involved in the prophetic office of Christ, that is, those who pass on the faith to others. Includes DREs, faith formation catechists, youth ministers, and Catholic school teachers and administrators

WHAT: Faith Formation Days

THEME: "God is always there first! Sharing the Good News in our times and places"

FEATURING: Lori Dahlhoff, executive director of the Religious Education Department of the National Catholic Educational Association


*Friday, Sept. 26 - New Ulm Area Catholic Schools (New Ulm)

*Saturday, Sept. 27 - Church of St. Catherine (Redwood Falls)

Click here to view flyer. For more information or to register, contact Cindy Blickem at 507-359-2966.

Two Great Endowment Funds

for Catholic Schools!

Bishop John M. LeVoir Fund

This fund supports the operation of schools. The interest from this fund will be distributed on an annual basis among the Catholic schools of the diocese to support their ministry.


Archbishop John C. Nienstedt Fund

This fund, established in 2008, supports student scholarships. The interest from this fund will be distributed among the Catholic schools of the diocese to support the tuition of students who, without help, would be financially unable to attend.

For more information about donating to either one of these funds, please contact the Office for Catholic Schools, 507-233-5323.


Committee for Evangelization and Catechesis

Area of Representation

Tracy Bertrand

Schools Representative
Richard Hamsa Pastoral Administrator Representative
Sr. Lucille Hass Sisters' Council Representative
Sr. Beatriz Martinez Hispanic Ministry Representative
Sharon Piotter Youth Ministry Representative

Sherry Plaetz

Religious Education Representative
Fr. Paul Timmerman Priests' Council Representative
Ron Skjong Adult Faith Formation Representative
Diocesan Members  

Karla Cross

Director of Schools

Margaret McHugh

Director of Youth Ministry
Bryan Reising Director of Religious Education and Adult Faith Formation
Dr. Matthew Tsakanikas Director of New Evangelization

Listing of schools in the diocese



Catholic Schools Week 2014

View photos of all the good things happening in the

Catholic Schools throughout the Diocese of New Ulm.


Diocese of New Ulm

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