Parish News

Toys for Christmas

We are collecting Christmas donations for homeless and low-income families in the Chippewa Valley.  New, unwrapped toys or monetary donations are greatly appreciated!  A box for toys will be available at the ERC until Dec 3.  For monetary donations, please make checks payable to Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley (write Toy and Gift Project in the memo line).  Mail monetary donations to Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley, 309 E Lake St, Eau Claire, WI 54701.

Advent and Christmas Reflection Booklet

The Advent & Christmas Reflection Booklet with reflections by Michelle Francl-Donnay is available at the ERC.  If you would like one but are not attending Mass, there is a basket of them in the entry area of the ERC, please stop by and pick one up for your family.  The ERC is open from 9-4 M-TH.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is Tuesday, December 8th.  This year it is not a Mass of Obligation but if you are able, please join us for Mass at noon to pray for our country as Our Lady, the Immaculate Conception, is our country’s patron.

Advent Penance

Due to the pandemic, there will be no communal advent penance services this year.  Fr. Dan will offer the sacrament of reconciliation on Monday, Dec 14th.  He will hear confessions in the music library from 3-3:30 pm, 4-4:30 pm, 5-5:30 pm, 6-6:30 pm and 7-7:30 pm. 

Christmas Mass Times

Dec 24th – 2 pm, 4 pm and 8 pm

Dec 25th – 9 am

The sign-up page for Christmas Masses will be available beginning Dec 14. To sign up to attend one of the Christmas Masses, go to our website,  On the home page, scroll down to the Masses box to make your selection.

At Home with the Word

At Home with the Word is now available.  If you are not attending Mass but would like a copy, contact Mary Richmond at or 715-834-3399 to arrange to pick up a copy.  At Home with the Word provides Scripture readings for Sunday Masses, insights from Scripture scholars and action steps.  It also includes seasonal prayers, citations for weekday readings and other resources for Scripture study.  The cost is $8.00.


Check out our new FORMED subscription! If you haven't heard, FORMED is an online platform for Catholic content that parishes and individuals can subscribe to. There are movies, eBooks, kids shows, audiobooks, talks and much more! Newman has a subscription for the year to help keep you connected to your faith during this time of uncertainty and being apart!

To create an account:

   Visit and click “Sign Up”

   Then select “I belong to a parish or organization”

   Type in “The Newman Parish, click on our parish and “next”

   Enter your name and email

   (These instructions are also available on our website under the “Learn” tab)

Currently FORMED is featuring a program called 'The Search' by Chris Stefanick. Here's the description they give: "What is this journey in between the event we call "birth" and the one we call "death"? Is the journey taking you somewhere, or are you leading yourself to some kind of destination- a destination that could extend beyond your last breath? What do you want from your life during the in between? The questions are there. And, the answers are too"

Intrigued? Check it out!

Anointing of the Sick

If you desire the sacrament of anointing because of illness, please contact Fr. Dan Oudenhoven( or 715-834-3399) and he will work out an arrangement with you to make it possible.

Newsletter and Parish Pastoral Council Minutes 

To read the most recent newsletter click here.

To read the most recent Parish Pastoral Council minutes click here.

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