Religious Education

We strive to provide meaningful opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to continue their journey of faith and to deepen their understanding of Catholicism. Contact staff member Savannah Siegler if you would like more information about these programs.


Wednesday Night Youth Program

Open to students in grades K-8th Grade. Sessions are held at Regis High School from 6:00 pm-7:15 pm.

October 4, 11, 18, 25

November 8, 15, 29

December 6, 13

January 24

February 7, 21, 28

March 7, 14

April 4, 11


Teaching the Way of Love (Parents of K-8 Children)

Teaching the Way of Love (TWL) is a program for Catholic parents that encourages and empowers them to embrace their role as the primary educators of their children, especially in the areas of moral and spiritual development.

Primary Goals of TWL:
1) Connect parents within the parish so as to foster a better sense of community, support and belonging.
2) Present principles and skills that will promote good parenting skills throughout a child’s development.
3) Nurture dialogue between parents so as to build upon each other’s knowledge and experiences.
4) Equip and empower parents to nurture a strong faith life that promotes good moral and personal development in their children.

Parents are asked to attend two in-class sessions and watch one video at home. If parents have children in several grades we ask that they attend their youngest child’s session, but are encouraged to attend as many as they would like. It is ideal for both parents to attend each designated session. To make this a possibility, free babysitting will be provided. This year we will have two age groups instead of 3: K-3 and 4-7.

Grades K-3 Session 1: October 18

Grades K-3 Session 2: November 8th

Grades 4-7 Session 1: January 31

Grades 4-7 Session 2: February 21

To sign up for a TWL Parent account to view the videos or get more information on the program, click here TWL- Newman Eau Claire

Follow these steps to set up your own profile and login information:

To get access to the program, each person needs to . . .

1. Go to

You’ll be asked for a password to access the page. Enter johnhenrynewman.

2. Enter your first name and email address in the form and click the green button.

3. Watch your email inbox for a welcome email from me at This email will include a password.


Works of Mercy (K-8 Families)

Inspired by Pope Francis’ announcement of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, we will be implementing a program called Works of Mercy. Each grade (K-8) will be assigned one of the Corporal Works of Mercy and asked to commit to one Saturday or Sunday during the school year to carrying out a specific project that relates to it.

Grades K-1, Give Food to the Hungry– February 17th @ 10 am- Feed My People Food Bank
Grade 2, Give Drink to the Thirsty- November 11th-12th (after Masses) Cookie Fundraiser for Jesse’s Clean Water Project
Grade 3, Clothe the Naked– October 28th, time and location TBD
Grades 4-5, Comfort the Sick- December 9th @ 1:30 pm- Christmas Caroling at Heatherwood Assisted Living Christmas Caroling
Grades 6-8, Shelter the Homeless- December 8th or 16th, Beacon House ‘Christmas Shop’ (Christ Church Cathedral)

AND Bury the Dead- April 4th (during WNYP)

9th Grade Confirmation Preparation

The immediate preparation for Confirmation involves a two year program typically beginning in the ninth grade. Those preparing for the sacrament are required to attend the scheduled preparation sessions and complete the assignments and service hours required for each year. All sessions take place at the ERC unless otherwise noted.

*Sponsors are asked to attend

September 27, 7:30 pm (parent orientation)
October 11, 7:30 pm (sponsor night)
*October 15, 12:30 pm-5:00 pm (The Community Table)
*November 29, 7:30 pm
 December 13, 6:45 pm
January 17, 6:45pm
*February 7, 7:30pm
*March 7, 7:30pm
*April 18, 7:30pm


10th Grade Confirmation Preparation

*Sponsors are asked to attend

October, 15 (The Community Table)
*October 25, 7:30pm
*November 15, 7:30pm
December 13, 6:45pm
January 17, 6:45pm
*February 21, 7:30pm
*March 14, 7:30pm
April 29, 12:30-3:3:0pm
May 16th, 7:30pm/ERC Post Confirmation Celebration


Celebration of Sacraments

1st Reconciliation (2nd Grade)
March 10, 9:30am/ERC

1st Communion Rehearsal (2nd Grade)
April 19, 5:00pm/ERC

1st Eucharist Celebration
April 22, 11:30am/ERC

Confirmation Rehersal
May 10, 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm at St. Patricks

Confirmation Celebration
May 12, 9:00 am at St. Patricks