Encountering Christ Together

Our Priests

Our Priests

Fr. Joe Steinbeisser, Pastor



Fr. George Schmit, Senior Associatevyy59q51t3jqw4s85oakm15idxl.JPG

It was on February 10,1942 that I was born to George Vincent and Catherine Rose (Berg) Schmit.  I am the oldest of seven children. I grew up in Eden Valley, MN and attended Eden Valley Public Grade School, Assumption Grade School, Nazareth Hall in St. Paul, and St. Paul Seminary for my education.  On March 10, 1968 I was ordained a priest for the Diocese of New Ulm by Bishop Alphonse Schladweiler at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Winsted, MN.

As a priest I have served the parishes of Watkins (2), Sleepy Eye, St. George (West Newton Township), Wanda, New Ulm, Searles, Bird Island, and Hector.  I also have served as the director of the Office of Vocations, Coordinator of the Catholic High Schools and Vicar General for the diocese and taught high school religion at St. Mary’s High School in Sleepy Eye.

Presently, I am a senior associate for the parishes in the Heart of Jesus Area Faith Community and the chairperson of the Diocesan Building Committee.  In my free time I like to golf, read, water ski, put together jig saw puzzles and do Sudoku. God has certainly blessed me in my priesthood.