Please see the list below of volunteer needs.


Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. You will notice that Pre-K through 8th grade groups do have a limited number of seats, so we urge you to sign up quickly.

  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: CGS is an approach to the religious education of children utilizing the Montessori method. We currently offer two levels:

    • Level I: All children who are 3 years old by 3/1/19 through Kindergarten

    • Level II: All children in 1st through 3rd grade

  • Classroom Catechesis: We offer a traditional classroom model of religious education for children in 4th and 5th grade.

  • JYM (Junior Youth Ministry): We offer Middle School small faith groups for youth in 6th through 8th grade.

  • NYM (Newman Youth Ministry): We offer a high school youth ministry for all teens in 9th-12th grade. All teens are invited, but those who are preparing for Confirmation should regularly participate for a minimum of two years.

Volunteer Needs

It takes a village to raise a child, but it take a parish to raise a village! Please consider volunteering your time this year.

  • Assistants: Each of our groups/classes are primarily led by UNC students, but we need one parent assistant for each group. Your role would be to assist on a regular basis and then to lead the group approximately 7 times throughout the year, when our UNC students are not in town. Be not afraid! We will offer you resources and support!

  • Hospitality Coordinator: FILLED

  • Catechesis Picnic Coordinator: FILLED

  • Parent Service & Justice Assistant: FILLED

  • Safe Environment Assistant: FILLED

Three Steps to Register

1. Activate Realm

You will need to create or update your Realm account in order to register. Need help? Contact Kaitlin Connolly at kconnolly@uncnewman.org or (919) 929-3730

New to Newman? Visit our website to register as new parishioners.

Returning? Please update your family profile each summer in Realm. You will need to activate your Realm account if you have not already done so.

2. Choose a Group

Log in to Realm at www.onrealm.org and click on Registration Events on the left sidebar.

Register each child individually. You will find a complete list of the times and groups offered and how many spots are left in each one. Please carefully note which session time you are choosing.

3. Payment Secures Your Spot

All are welcome regardless of ability to pay. To finalize your registration and secure your post you will need to (1) pay in full or (2) request a payment plan or scholarship from Matthew Irwin at mirwin@uncnewman.org

2019-200 Catechesis Fees

All are welcome regardless of ability to pay. If you need a scholarship or payment plan please contact mirwin@uncnewman.org

Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade

$135 - One Child

$230 - Two Children

$310 - Three or More Children

First Holy Communion Preparation - Year II

$50 - Cost of additional materials for students entering Year II of Sacramental Preparation.

Newman Youth Ministry (NYM) – High School

$200 – 9th Grade (Year I of Confirmation Prep)

$280 – Year II of Confirmation Pre (Includes Deanery Assessment Fee)

$55 – Post-Confirmation – Typically 11th & 12th Grade


Any questions? Contact Matthew at mirwin@uncnewman.org