Various Sites and Resources For Those in Crisis or Need

Addressing Sexual Misconduct in the Church

The Churches of St. Edward and St. Eloi, the Good Teacher AFC, and the Diocese of New Ulm are committed to addressing the issue of Sexual Misconduct in the Church.

For more information, click above or go to

To report abuse, go to

Infograph from USCCB on the program to address Sexual Abuse in the Church
Click on the Picture above to go to the USCCB site for information on the Charter for the Protection of youth, more information, or assistance to find help from outside the Diocese of New Ulm
Promise to Protect, Pledge to heal poster
Click on the Picture above to go to the Diocese of New Ulm site for assistance.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of New Ulm

We are blessed to have Catholic Charities with the Diocese of New Ulm. Service they provide are:


Addressing issues related to individual stress or family conflict, chemical dependency, communication breakdowns, domestic violence, separation and divorce, parenting skills, and other mental health needs. Mediation, group conflict resolution, and employee assistance counseling is also offered. Assessments are provided for remarriages, with counseling for engaged couples and pre-marriage inventory interpretations. Spiritual direction is also available.


Working with individuals, families or parishes to address needs, supply emergency resource materials or develop emergency response services in the wake of a tragedy or natural disaster.


Pregnancy support services include assistance with future planning, finding resources, preparing for the birth of a child, and relationship counseling. Information on adoption and assistance in discerning an adoption plan and its options as well as resources for people interested in adopting are also available. Abortion can be one of the most traumatic experiences in a person's life. The Church's message is one of healing and hope. Counseling and spiritual support are provided for those affected by abortion.


Counseling, support group referrals, volunteer outreach and education services for persons and families experiencing a grief loss from death, separation, or a related tragedy.

For more information, go to

Crisis Help

Suicide Hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)


Crisis Text Line Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor

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International Suicide Prevention Wiki banner link
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Addiction and Substance Abuse Hotlines

National Council On Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line: 1-800-622-2255
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Addiction Hotline 877-743-5067
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Domestic Abuse

Help for anyone that has been abused 507-523-5313

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1- 800-799-7233

DayOne 1.866.223.1111 Day One Is A Statewide Network Of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking, Youth-And Community-Advocacy Programs In Minnesota.

​Family Violence Helpline: 1-800-996-6228

Other Crisis Lines

Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)

Pregnancy Help Hotline: 1-800-848-5683 

American Association Of Poison Control Centers: 1-800-222-1222

National Crisis Line - Anorexia And Bulimia: 1-800-233-4357

AIDS Crisis Line: 1-800-221-7044

Veterans Crisis Line: Https://Www.Veteranscrisisline.Net

Natural Family Planning Resources


The gift of sexuality is a gift that is best given as a whole, with fertility and desire for deeper union as two inseparable major components.  The use of any artificial contraception limits the expression of the gift of fertility and the gift of self to the other.  It holds it back at best, or negates it completely.  How can you make a whole gift or yourself and hold something so important and God-given back?

Natural Family Planning (NFP) methods teach the couple about the rhythm of their fertility, especially the woman's cycle, and help them discern their mutually fertile time. If there is just reason to avoid pregnancy, the couple can then choose to be chaste during that period of time. There are three common types of NFP

     * Billings (Ovulation) method (

     * Creighton Method (

     * Sympto-thermal Method (

We are pleased to have a Couple in our area who teaches the Couple to Couple league Sypmpto-thermal Method. John and Jennifer Rabaey. To learn more, contact them at by email or call (507) 532-7532

For More information, Call Fr. Todd.