Newman's 50th Anniversary
Newman Parish is celebrating 50 years! On October 24, 1969,
Bishop Fredrick William Freking of the Diocese of La Crosse established Newman Parish of Eau Claire. Newman Parish takes great joy in celebrating this event and came together for an evening of remembrance and celebration on
October 19, 2019. Following are the links to the evening's celebration and memories.
Bishop William Callahan's Congratulations Message
We Remember - We Celebrate - We Believe Video
October 19th 2019 Anniversary Celebration
We Remember in Pictures
Beacon House Video
In honor of our 50th anniversary and as a sign of our gratitude to God for the blessings we’ve received at Newman, we decided to perform a work of mercy. We raised money to fund a flooring project at Beacon House. Amy Giani, the executive director of the Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley (Beacon House), shared the following words:
On behalf of Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley (Beacon House), the Board of Directors, staff and the families we serve, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for the generosity of your congregation. The donations received from Newman Parish, have allowed us the opportunity to begin the process of replacing the flooring in all six of the guest rooms as well as the volunteer bedroom. With the additional funds that were raised at your 50th Anniversary Celebration, we are also able to extend the makeover and spruce up the bathrooms as well. We are extremely grateful to have your support as we continue to assist struggling families. Thank you again.