Grade 1–6 Faith Formation

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Faith Formation registration through Realm will be open August 1-15 for Pre-K through grade 9. Faith Formation families should have received an email with the plan and registration link. Classes will begin Wednesday, Sept. 16. All children will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Homeschooling for faith formation is an option in the registration process. Read more details in the Registration Letter.


First Communion Information

First Holy Communion at St. Patrick Church has been postponed from spring 2020 to fall 2020. We are celebrating separate Masses for immediate families so that social distancing measures can be followed:

    • Wednesday, August 19 at 7pm
    • Wednesday, August 26 at 7pm
    • Saturday, September 12 at 2pm

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.  In the meantime, please have your child complete the following at home with an adult. Go to Dynamic Catholic and scroll down to Blessed First Communion Access. Watch Session 4 (The Eucharist) and Session 5(Your First Communion).


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. Homeschooling is an option during 2020-2021 registration.

  • Students enter through the glass playground door on 7th Street between Washington and Clay.
  • If your child will be absent, call 277-3036 as soon as possible but no later than 6 PM class night. 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.
  • 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.


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 the Parish Office at 319-266-3523 regarding Faith Formation.

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

Looking for activities to do at home with your children until we meet again? Here are a few resources.

    • Get your rosaries out! Here’s a couple of options you can use to help you: or 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!