Shepherd of Souls Area Faith Community
Called to be the Loving Face of Christ
Our Mission is to proclaim and celebrate Jesus Christ as the center of our lives and to make disciples for Jesus through building community, serving our Brothers and Sisters, sharing our faith and celebrating the sacraments.
As part of the Diocese of New Ulm's Plan for Parishes the Shepherd of Souls Area Faith Community was established on November, 8, 2013. The Church of St. Philip of Litchfield, the Church of St. Gertrude of Forest City, the Church of Our Lady of Manannah, and St. John's Catholic Church of Darwin form an area faith community to collaborate in the mission of proclaiming and sharing our faith in Jesus Christ.
The Church of St. Gertrude was merged with the Church of St. Philip effective July 1, 2017.
The Church of St. Anthony of Watkins joined the Area Faith Community on July 1, 2023.