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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Fr. Steve Ulrick named new pastor at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Community

Fr. Steve Ulrick has been appointed as the new pastor at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Community (HNOJ) in Wayzata, beginning July 1. Fr. Tim Morin, pastor at HNOJ for the past four years, will complete his role as pastor June 30 to go on sabbatical.

Fr. Steve Ulrick has been named new pastor at HNOJ. Submitted photo.
Fr. Steve Ulrick has served as pastor at the Nativity of Mary in Bloomington for six years. In coming to HNOJ, Fr. Ulrick--who grew up in Mound--returns to his roots in the western suburbs. He left Mound in 1974 to begin studies at St. John Vianney Seminary, the University of St. Thomas, and the St. Paul Seminary. Fr. Ulrick was ordained a priest in 1982 and has served in a variety of parishes for the past 29 years. Along with his experience as pastor, Fr. Ulrick has served as chaplain at United/Children's Hospitals, as well as on the board of directors for St. Francis Regional Medical Center. He is currently on the board of directors for St. Gertrude's Health & Rehabilitation Center.

"I am looking forward with great excitement to July 1, when I begin as pastor of Holy Name of Jesus," Fr. Ulrick said. "I have visited the parish many times and have been impressed with the different expressions of life and service which flow from the Eucharist. It is an honor to follow in the footsteps of great priests such as Fr. Arnold [Weber, pastor at HNOJ from 1981 to 2003] and Fr. Tim, as I have admired both of these men and their service to Christ and His Church."

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