Week Day Mass Schedule
During UWEC winter break there will be weekday Mass on the following days:
Jan 28-30-Mass at 8:30 am
Feb 3 - Daily Mass (M-TH) at noon resumes
Sunday Evening Mass
There is no Sunday 5:30 pm Mass through Feb 2. The Sunday 5:30 pm Mass will resume on Feb 9.
Saturdays - 4-4:30 pm
(no Thursday confessions during UWEC winter break)
Parish Office Hours
During UWEC winter break the Parish Office will be open T-TH from 9-3
Catholic Youth Rally at Action City
On Friday, January 24th, from 6-9:30 pm, the Eau Claire Deanery is sponsoring the Catholic Youth Rally at Action City. Our 6-8 grade students are invited to enjoy food, a speaker and loads of fun! Contact Mary Edmonds with questions.
Anointing of the Sick February 15 and 16
We will celebrate the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick following immediately after all of the Masses the weekend of Feb 15 and 16. Anointing of the Sick claims the power of the Holy Spirit to heal and comfort. It is intended for major illnesses or injury, for the elderly who may be in frail health, for chronic illnesses of the body and for long term mental suffering.
Bishop Callahan’s Message
Last weekend a message from Bishop Callahan regarding the publication of names of clergy in the La Crosse Diocese with substantiated allegations of child sexual abuse was played at all of our Masses. If you missed hearing his message, you may view it on the Diocese of La Crosse website. Go to diolc.org and select the Protect and Heal box.
Cemetery Information Sheet
An information sheet about Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum is available. The sheet provides background information about the cemetery and mausoleum and an information request form that can be used to obtain more information if wanted. Fr. Derek Sakowski, the dean of the Eau Claire Deanery, has provided the sheet so that it can be made available throughout our deanery.
Beacon House Toy Project a Success!
Thank you to all who contributed to the Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley/Beacon House Toy and Gift Project. Your generosity was overwhelming! 72 low income families with 216 children were served. Parents or guardians picked out toys, books, games and puzzles for their children. It was heartwarming to see smiles on people faces and hear expressions of gratitude like:
-Thank you so much for your kindness. Never did I think, I wouldn’t be able to pull off Christmas for my kids. They are the reason I live! Unfortunately, we have found ourselves in an unforeseen situation. Without people like you, my kids wouldn’t have Christmas!
- We are so blessed to be graced with your generosity. We are so grateful! Thank you for everything…!
- Thank you so much! Seriously, you have no idea how much you have helped my family this Christmas! I will have 4 very happy children this year!
- What a blessing! This year has been very hard for me and my boys. Thank God for each and every one of you!!!
For the fourth year, Newman middle school students and parents helped sort, distribute and wrap the gifts for their community service project as a part of the Work of Mercy, Shelter the Homeless. Stationary members from Newman Parish and University Lutheran also volunteered. A special thank you to those people who helped. Once again, your generosity is appreciated!
Student Staff change
For the past three years Teresa Romportl has been a familiar, smiling face in the parish office. She was hired in 2016 for the new position as student technology coordinator/renamed student media coordinator. Teresa will be student teaching this spring semester and graduating in May with a degree in early childhood and special education. Thus, Teresa is finishing working at Newman. We’ll miss Teresa around the parish office.
But we’re happy to welcome Emily Kilpela to the parish office. Emily was recently hired as the student media coordinator. Emily is a junior at UWEC from Forest Lake, MN and is majoring in integrated strategic communications with a public relations emphasis and minoring in multimedia communications.
Diocesan Annual Appeal
Working Together, Sharing the Joy
Several weeks ago, we began this year’s Diocesan Annual Appeal at Newman Parish. Our parish is assessed $55,165 to support the Diocesan Appeal. To date 40% of our households have given or pledged to the Appeal for a total of $47,935. This is 87% of the way toward meeting our assessment. THANK YOU to all those who have already given, your generosity is appreciated! But, we do need everyone’s support to meet our goal. Please prayerfully consider giving to the needs of the Diocesan Annual Appeal and the parish’s Charity Appeal. Here at Newman we recommend a gift of $350 to the Diocesan Annual Appeal and $75 to the Newman Charities Appeal to help fund charitable works for local, diocesan and national charities.
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.