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Parish Directory

Office of Worship

Office Description:
The Office of Worship provides consultation and resources to parishes for developing vibrant liturgical worship and educational opportunities for parish liturgy committees and parish leaders.

"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)

Diocesan Worship Committee Members:

Sr. Joanne Backes, OSB; Marge Martin; Leslie Brinkman; Fr. Zach Peterson; Jean Schueller; Mary Bolek; and Sr. Myriam Rose, staff.

Hosted by the diocesan Office of Worship.

To register, contact Sr. Anna at aswanson@dnu.org, 507-233-5302.

Conference Schedule

8:30 a.m.

Morning Prayer

9:00 a.m.

Breakfast / Registration

9:30 a.m.

Conference 1: Themes of "Sacrosanctum Concilium" (presented by Fr. Aaron Johanneck, S.T.L.)

10:15 a.m.

Coffee break

10:30 a.m.

Conference 2: Implementing "Sacrosanctum Concilium" Today (presented by Sr. Myriam Rose, A.C.J.)

11:15 a.m. Holy Mass with Bishop John M. LeVoir

Conference Topics

Conference 1 will delve into the text of "SC," exploring its main themes and their significance for liturgical theology and renewal. Fr. Johanneck holds a licentiate degree in sacred theology, with an emphasis in liturgical theology.

Conference 2 will discuss the implementation of "SC" in the 30 years since the Council, following its development through John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis, looking forward to the future! Sr. Myriam Rose is director of the Office of Worship.


"The Light is On For You"

Confession Campaign

USCCB Resources for the

Sacrament of Reconciliation

The USCCB is offering resources for parishes who would like to do a campaign to promote the sacrament of reconciliation this Lent or any other time! These resources are free on their Web site, and links are provided below for your convenience.


Resources in English:

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Reconciliation Guide

Sample Bulletin Announcements

Bulletin Insert on Penance from US Bishops

Intercessions for Mass

Homily Helps 1    Homily Helps 2


Resources in Spanish:

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Reconciliation Guide

Sample Bulletin Announcements

Bulletin Insert on Penance from US Bishops

Intercessions for Mass

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Schedule of Diocesan Events

2013-2014 Schedule of Diocesan Events (PDF)

Updated January 28, 2014.



January 1: Mary, Mother of God, Patroness of the Diocese of New Ulm - holy day of obligation

January 18: World Day for Consecrated Life Celebration, Church of St. Mary, Willmar, 5:30 PM Mass

January 18-25: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 22: Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children – day of penance (see Ordo for Scripture reading choices)

March 5: Ash Wednesday

March 9: Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion, Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, New Ulm, 3 p.m.

April 10: Chrism Mass, Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, New Ulm, 7 p.m.

April 17-20: Sacred Triduum

April 19: Easter Vigil

April 20: Easter Sunday

April 27: Divine Mercy Sunday, Church of the Holy Family, Silver Lake, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., with Chaplet at 3 p.m.

April 28: White Mass for Catholic Medical Professionals, Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, New Ulm, Time TBD

May 4: Junior High Youth Rally, Marshall, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

June 1: Ascension of the Lord

June 8: Pentecost

June 22: The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

August 15: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - holy day of obligation

Mass in the Extraordinary Form offered in diocese: Mass in the Extraordinary Form is offered in Morgan every Sunday. This Mass is normally at 11:30 a.m., but if you are a visitor, call ahead to confirm the Mass time, as it is flexible.

Information and Resources

From the Diocese of New Ulm

Liturgical Ministers: Norms and Guidelines for Formation and Training

Manual for Musicians

Guidelines for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Funeral Brochure - order form

From the USCCB

USCCB Committee on Divine Worship: http://www.usccb.org/about/divine-worship/

Third Edition of the Roman Missal Formation: http://www.usccb.org/romanmissal/


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.

National Association of Pastoral Musicians: www.npm.org

Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions: www.fdlc.org

Institute for Liturgical Ministry: http://ilmdayton.org/

Christ the King Retreat Center: http://www.kingshouse.com/

10 Pointers for Prayer (especially married couples)


Prairie Praise

(a newsletter produced by the diocesan Office of Worship)

Fall 2012

Fall 2011

Spring 2010
Winter 2009

Fall 2009

Lent 2008

Winter 2007-2008
Spring 2007

Winter 2006
Fall 2006

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