Office of Worship
Diocesan Worship Committee Members:
Sr. Joanne Backes, OSB; Marge Martin; Leslie Brinkman; Sr. Elizabeth Gruenes, OSB; Fr. Anthony Hesse; Jean Schueller; Sarah Jirak; Mary Bolek; and Ann Przybilla, staff.
"Worship pleasing to God thus becomes a new way of living our whole life, each particular moment of which is lifted up, since it is lived as part of a relatioship with Christ and as an offering to God." (Pope Benedict XVI, "Sacramentum Caritatis," no. 71)
Latin Mass offered in Diocese: Sunday Mass times for the Latin Mass celebrated two times a month at the Church of St. Michael in Morgan are: 2nd Sunday of the month 11:30 a.m. (celebrant Msgr. Robert Wyffels); 4th Sunday of the month, 11:30 a.m. (celebrant Fr. Mark Steffl).
Schedule of Diocesan Events
Updated May 14, 2013. Click here for PDF version of dates.
May 19: Pentecost
June 2: Body and Blood of Christ
June 15: Ordination to the diaconate of Samuel Wagner –Church of St. Mary, Sleepy Eye, at 10 a.m.
August 15: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – holy day of obligation this year
November 24:Christ the King, Year of Faith Closing Celebration – pending
Lay Ministry Grant
Have you ever thought about serving the Diocese of New Ulm as a DRE, teacher, canon lawyer, or pastoral care supervisor? Do you wish you could further your education in these fields, but don't have the resources to do so?
The Diocese of New Ulm offers the Lay Ministry Grant to individuals pursuing a master degree in theology, pastoral ministry, pastoral administration, liturgy, or canon law. Applicants must intend on serving in the Diocese of New Ulm upon receiving the degree, and they must attend one of the following schools:
For a description of the grant and an application form, click here. If you have further questions, contact Ann Pryzbilla, 507-359-2966.
Roman Missal Formation
Changes in the Mass texts started in Advent 2011. Want to learn more? Check out resources from the USCCB: http://www.usccb.org/romanmissal/
Information and Resources
From the Diocese of New Ulm
From other organizations
Planning a wedding? There are many Web sites to help with this, but this one is highly
recommended. Go to www.catholicbrides.com for tips on how to plan a Catholic wedding. This site will also
assist you in preparing a program/worship aid for the wedding ceremony.
USCCB Committee on Divine Worship: http://www.usccb.org/about/divine-worship/
Christ the King Retreat Center: http://www.kingshouse.com/
10 Pointers for Prayer (especially married couples)
(a newsletter produced by the diocesan Office of Worship)