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Since our founding by Monsignor J. Burns, hundreds of devoted alumni and benefactors of the Newman Family have given generously to Newman.  As we begin our Centennial Celebration of Catholic Education in the Sauk Valley Area, it is quite appropriate that we recognize Newman’s generous givers and thank them for their faithful and selfless donations.  To demonstrate our appreciation and to preserve your family’s legacy, we invite you to be a part of the Newman Prayer Garden. This beautiful garden is located on the front lawn circle of the school.  To be a part of Newman’s Prayer Garden, you may purchase a grey granite paver, a red paver or boulder.  These items may be for Baptisms, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Christmas gifts, Graduations, In Honor of, Memorials and/or Celebrations. 

Price List:

  • Grey Granite Paver—$100 (20 characters per line—4 lines maximum)
  • Red Paver - $100 (20 characters per line - 3 lines maximum)
  • Boulder—$500 (printing limited to available space of boulder)

Please contact the Newman Fundraising Department for more information:

  • Phone: 815-625-0500 ext. 102 
  • Email:

If you are interested in donating items to the Prayer Garden, please see the listed items below:

  • Dark Brown Mulch 
  • Roundup Weed & Grass Control
  • Weed Screen
  • Landscape Edging
  • Batteries for Solar Powered Landscape Lights (AA NI-MH 600 mAh Rechargeable Battery)

If you already know what you would like to order, please click on the link at the top of this page.  You will be able to view and print the Prayer Garden Order Form. These forms can be submitted to the front office, mailed to Newman or faxed to Newman. Below is the contact information:


Newman Central Catholic High School

Attn: Fundraising

1101 W 23rd Street

Sterling, Illinois  61081

(815) 625-0500 Ext. 102

Fax Number:


You can E-mail the Completed form to and pay online witha Credit card bl clicking here: Online Payments/Donations



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