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 12, 19, 26

November 2, 9, 16, 30

December 7, 14

January 25, 27 (Youth Rally at Action City- Grades 6-8)

February 1, 8, 15, 22

March 1 [Ash Wednesday]/ERC, 8, 15, 22

April 5, 19


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.

November 9, K-2nd

November 30, K-2nd

February 1, 3rd-5th

February 22, 3rd-5th

March 15, 6th-8th

April 5, 6th-8th

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.

Primary Goals of Works of Mercy:

1) For students and families to put their faith into action by learning how the Corporal Works of Mercy can meet the needs of our community.
2) For families to grow in faith with each other and with other families in our parish community.
3) To learn mercy through experience and service.
4) To keep the spirit and mission of the Year of Mercy alive in our parish, even after the Jubilee year has ended.

Grades K-1, Give Food to the Hungry– March 4, St. Francis Food Pantry
Grade 2, Give Drink to the Thirsty, February 18-19 Lemonade and Cookie Fundraiser for Water Purification System
Grade 3, Clothe the Naked– November 12, The King’s Closet
Grades 4-5, Comfort the Sick, December TBA, Heatherwood Assisted Living Christmas Caroling
Grades 6-8, Shelter the Homeless, December 9 or 17, Beacon House ‘Christmas Shop’ (Christ Church Cathedral)”


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.

*Sponsors are asked to attend

September 7, 7:30 pm (parent orientation)
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*October 16, 12:30 pm-4:30 pm (The Community Table)
*November 2, 7:30 pm
9 December 7, 6:45 pm
January 11, 6:45pm
*February 8, 7:30pm
*March 8, 7:30pm
*April 19, 7:30pm


10th Grade Confirmation Preparation

*Sponsors are asked to attend

October, 16 (The Community Table)
*October 19, 7:30pm
*November 16, 7:30pm
December, 7 6:45pm
January 11, 6:45pm
*February 22, 7:30pm
*March 29, 7:30pm
April 30, 12:30-3:3:0pm
May 17, 7:30pm/ERC Post Confirmation Celebration


Celebration of Sacraments

1st Reconciliation (2nd Grade)
March 11, 9:30am/ERC

1st Communion Rehearsal (2nd Grade)
April 27, 5:00pm/ERC

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

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

Confirmation Celebration
May 12, 6:00pm at St. Patricks

For a full Religious Education Calendar, click here: Religious Education Calendar 2016-2017

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

RCIA is the process by which adults either enter the Church through Baptism or come into full communion with the Church by receiving the Sacraments of Confirmation and/or First communion. This is a great opportunity for those who are looking to learn more about Catholic Faith and may be considering joining the Church. the first session will be held September 26th at 7 pm. All are welcome to attend!

Newman Small Groups (Adults)

Small groups are a great way to build community while encountering Christ through Scripture or other spiritual reading. Each group has a trained leader who facilitates gatherings and provides the group with resources. Groups typically meet every-other week and enjoy learning and discussing different topics of faith and periodically participate in social gatherings or service projects.

Lighthouse Catholic Media (Adults)

Lighthouse Catholic Media is a non-profit organization that seeks to answer the call for a New Evangelization by providing audio CD’s and books that cover a large span of topics including prayer, social justice, conversion testimonials, and general catechesis. The materials are from many of the best Catholic speakers, apologists and scholars of our time. We have purchased a small kiosk of resources and have it set up in the ERC library- please take some time after Mass to check it out! We will also update the resources with some regularity– please keep coming back to see what’s new!