No Daily Mass or Tuesday Bible Study until further notice.

With the change to dispensation, we are no longer offering Word & Communion on Sundays.

Scroll down for links to nearby Daily Mass schedules.

altar area during holy week school mass

Looking for Daily Mass? Check the schedules at St. Stephen the Witness, St. Edwards, Blessed Sacrament, Sacred Heart,  or Queen of Peace.


Sign up is still open for Vacation Bible School and Youth Ministry local service trips. Use the Faith Formation menu options (VBS and Youth) to reach the appropriate pages for more info. You can also read about them in the Bulletin (link below). 



I appreciate everyone’s patience during this time of transition and want to share with you the latest updates.

Fr. Colter is improving and very much appreciates everyone’s prayers and expressions of support. He will not be able to return messages for quite some time.

After consulting Fr. Colter, Archbishop Jackels has made the following appointments: Fr. Colter will remain pastor until Sept. 7 when he will officially retire. He is looking for a place to be able to continue to live in Cedar Falls.  I will remain administrator until Sept. 7. On Sept. 8, our new pastor will be Fr. Ivan Nienhaus, who is currently the pastor of St. Patrick parish in Cedar Rapids. So same patron saint, just a different Cedar.

Until Sept. 7, it is my hope to have visiting priests be able to offer weekend Masses at St. Patrick.  Please pray for more vocations to the priesthood in the Archdiocese of Dubuque from our parish.

If there is any way I can be of help to you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Fr. Jon Seda

[email protected] 


Father Colter appreciates your prayers! If you would like to wish him well, you may mail or drop off a card to the Parish Office at 705 Main Street or place it in the collection basket.


By Michael O. Jackels, Archbishop of Dubuque

On 5-6 June 2021, the dispensation will expire that excused Catholics in the Archdiocese of Dubuque from participating at Sunday Mass in church. As the pandemic isn’t over, even without a dispensation, Catholics can still legitimately excuse themselves from Sunday Mass if they’re afraid of getting COVID, or if…
They’re frail from age or illness, or caring for someone sick, homebound, or an infant, or weather makes driving hazardous, or work and Mass schedules conflict. In short, there is no sin in missing the Sunday obligation if you would go if you could go, but you can’t for reasons outside your control. A lot of people use the term Sunday obligation to refer to going to Mass and avoiding work, but maybe it’d be better to call it the Sunday opportunity to… ather together, hear the word proclaimed and explained, receive the Bread of Life, re-create ourselves by relaxing, and grow in holiness by helping the poor.


In response to Archbishop Jackels’ permission to adjust COVID safety measures, St. Patrick Church will enact these changes:
FACE MASKS: CDC guidance (www.cdc.gov) is that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear face masks indoors or outdoors. Everyone now has had the opportunity to be vaccinated. Face masks are now optional but encouraged.
SOCIAL DISTANCING: Ribbons will remain on some pews in the front of the church for now. If you are comfortable sitting in the back pews, please do so. Be respectful of those sitting in the pews where the ribbons are located and maintain social distance. 

Thank you to everyone for the great love you have shown to each other as we try to get through the pandemic.


Looking for our "Helpful Links in Trying Times" section? It has moved to a separate page with the change to dispensation.



Saturday, June 12, 5 PM Mass

Music is used with permission of One License #A-6023 81, all rights reserved.

Note: You do not have to have a Facebook account to watch Masses or to see our other Fecebook posts. Simply click on the Facebook link on our website or go to www.facebook.com/saintpatrickcf.org. You will be prompted to Log In or Create a New Account at the top. Simply start scrolling down and you will be able to click on the "X" in the bottom right when asked again. Those prompts will go away and you will be able to view the page without logging in.

Looking for our "Helpful Links in Trying Times" section?
It has moved to a separate page with the change to dispensation.


Note that a small fee is deducted from online donations. Using your bank account rather than a credit card maximizes your online gift to Saint Patrick Church.



Clover Patch Preschool & Day Care is now enrolling ages 3-5 for fall 2021. 

St. Patrick Catholic School is registering grades K-8. Your child will benefit from an exceptional academic program in a welcoming Catholic setting with abundant opportunites for involvement, enrichment, and extra help if needed.

Columbus Catholic High School serves grades 9-12 and is also registering for the fall. Columbus prepares students for success in college, careers, and life with a focus on Faith, Discipline, Knowledge, and Service.




Instant Church Directory allows access our secure, online membership directory. Learn more about downloading the app, uploading a photo, or accessing the directory online via the web.   

The Saint Patrick Mobile App (blue icon) provides easy access to the calendar, bulletins, readings, prayers, online giving/payment system, and more. Download on Android or Apple.

Realm is our secure online tool for event registration, communication, and office use. Parishioners may register for events, use the online directory, and securely access personal giving history. Download the Realm Connect app on Apple or Android . Access Realm via the web at onrealm.org.  > Learn more

Mass Times

Masks are encouraged but not required.

Saturday 5 PM

Sunday 7:30 AM
Sunday 9:30 AM
Sunday 11:30 AM

No Daily Mass at this time.

Reconciliation is 3:45–4:30 PM Saturdays in the Chapel. The Chapel is in the Parish Office area. Access it from the link hall and wait in a chair until the door is open. At this time we suggest checking the calendar to make sure Reconciliation is scheduled.

Eucharistic Adoration is 5:30-6:30 PM in the Church on the first Thursday of the month. Reconciliation will be available in the Chapel during this time.

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 9 AM -5 PM
705 Main Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Parish Office 319-266-3523
Ext 110 Main Receptionist
Ext 113 Conference Room
Ext 123 Coach's Office
Ext 126 Workroom
See staff extensions at the bottom of our homepage.

St. Patrick School K-8th Gr 319-277-6781
Clover Patch Preschool 319-277-6781
Columbus High School 319-233-3358






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Our church has installed the Hearing Loop assistive hearing system. If you have hearing aids equipped with telecoils, check with your audiologist to see if you can benefit. 


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DIRECTIONS: Church parking is available in our Main Street lots and on neighboring streets.

  • Parish Office/Commons: 705 Main    Map of the building
  • Church entrance: 8th & Washington (or enter from parking lots to use elevator)
  • Dutcher Gym entrances: 7th & Washington and the parking lots
  • St. Patrick K-8 School: 615 Washington
  • Clover Patch Preschool: 802 Main


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