705 Main Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Grade 1–6 Faith Formation

Covid-19 Update

Faith Formation classes are over for the year, but here are activities you may do at home with your children.

    • Get your rosaries out! Here’s a couple of options you can use to help you:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhL2i31EF90 or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA2Fsjjwvrk and a written version you can follow.
    • Please find some useful Catholic websites below for your perusal. If you’re the crafty type, check out Catholic Icing! Fun, practical, doable
      ideas that kids love!
      • www.catholicicing.com
      • https://catholic-kids.com
      • https://genuflect.net
      • https://www.catholic.org
      • https://www.teachingcatholickids.com

First Communion Information

    • First Holy Communion at St. Patrick Church will be postponed. We are looking at re-scheduling  to the weekend of September 12 and 13.  That would mean that practice would occur on Wednesday, September 9 and pictures on Thursday, September 10.
    • St. Patrick School and St. Patrick Faith Formation are working together closely to be able to provide the remainder of the class information to the children.  Additionally, we will plan a few out-of-school opportunities (end August/beginning September) for children to reconvene to finish their study, understanding, love and appreciation of the Eucharist.
    • In the meantime, please complete the following at home with an adult! 
      • Go to https://dynamiccatholic.com/blessed/program-view/
        Scroll down to Blessed First Communion Access
      • Please watch Session 4—The Eucharist 
      • Please watch Session 5—Your First Communion 


Tracey Ryan-Wiering, Gr 1-6, FF Coordinator



Classes for grades 1-6 are held most Wednesday evenings from September through mid-May. Students meet in the Education Center at 615 Washington on Wednesdays 6:15–7:30 PM in grade-level groups.

  • Students enter through the glass playground door on 7th Street between Washington and Clay.
  • If your child will be absent, please call 277-3036 as soon as possible but no later than 6:00 PM the night of class. Unexcused absences will be followed up by phone for the safety of your child.
  • If Cedar Falls Schools cancels or dismisses early due to weather, Faith Formation classes are automatically cancelled. In the event of inclement weather after the school day, we use KWWL, Facebook, and/or email to let you know about cancellations.
  • 2019-2020 Calendar
  • Handbooks:  Catechists    Parents   (to be updated)


  • Sacrament of First Reconciliation   A child’s First Reconciliation is taught and received during the winter of second grade. Children learn the importance of confessing their sins and receiving forgiveness. Group reconciliation occurs in January.
  • Sacrament of First Holy Communion   During the winter of second grade, children begin to learn and prepare for their First Holy Communion which they receive in the spring after Easter.

2nd Grade Sacramental Preparation Dates for 2019-2020
November 13: Parent Mtg
January 23: 1st Reconciliation
April 15: Practice
April 16: Pictures
April 18/19: First Communion Weekend

 Visit our Faith Formation Resources page for more helpful links to assist your children.  New to our parish and need to register your child? Register with the parish and contact our Faith Formation Coordinator, Suzy, in the Parish Office at 319-266-3523.

Thank you for supporting your child by joining our Faith Formation Program. We are here to encourage and guide your child and your family. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions or would like to help, let us know.

Tracey Ryan-Wiering, Grades 1–6 Coordinator
[email protected]
277-3036  ext 18