Welcome from Monsignor Douglas Grams


As the pastor/rector of the Holy Cross Area Faith Community and Canonical Administrator of New Ulm Area Catholic Schools, I look forward to walking with you during this academic year. I am grateful to parents who choose NUACS for their children's education. As parents, you are the first and primary educators of your children in the ways of faith. NUACS will assist you, but not replace your role and witness as practicing Catholics. As a Catholic school, we strive to reinforce values introduced at home.

I give thanks to God for the sacrifices, commitment, and dedication of all who have gone before us to make Catholic education possible. I'm grateful to our faculty, staff, parishes, and alumni who assist us in providing Catholic Education today.

This year we mark our 143rd year of passing on the faith through the New Ulm Area Catholic Schools. As people of faith, we use God's gift of reason to grow in knowledge in order to live what we believe and express it each day in loving service of our neighbor within our Catholic schools and beyond. Following the example of Pope Francis, we do so in a spirit of joy.