NEW ULM – Given the rapid spread of the COVID-19/coronavirus and to minimize the risk of contracting or spreading infection, I am dispensing the faithful from the obligation of attending Mass on Saturday evening or Sunday for the next three weekends (March 14/15; 21/22; 28/29) in the Diocese of New Ulm. If the faithful decide that gathering for Sunday Mass would constitute a risk to themselves or others, they have the freedom not to attend. However, Masses will continue to be celebrated in parishes in the Diocese of New Ulm as regularly scheduled.
A map of parishes in the Diocese of New Ulm may be found here: https://www.dnu.org/parishes-2
The Diocese has parishes in or near to the Herald Journal and Enterprise Dispatch areas. They are located in Winsted, Darwin, Silver Lake, Litchfield, Hutchinson, and Glencoe.
A more extensive statement from Bishop LeVoir to Catholics in the Diocese of New Ulm can be found on the diocesan website, www.dnu.org.