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Sacraments

Baptism

 Baptism class is held every other month in the Commons. Register here (at least two weeks prior to class).  

Contact the Parish Office at 266-3523 regarding your child's baptism. Baptisms are scheduled outside of Mass times. 

  • Canon Law and Archdiocesan policy require that parents attend a catechetical program on infant baptism. Baptism class is required for the first child only. If you are currently expecting your first child, we encourage you to attend prior to birth.
  • Class is at St. Patrick every other month on a Monday evening from 6:30-8 PM.
  • Upcoming class dates:
May 16, 2022
July 18, 2022
September 19, 2022
November 23, 2022
January 16, 2023
March 20, 2023
May 15, 2023

Eucharist

     St. Patrick Mass Schedule

  • Saturday 5 PM
  • Sunday 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30 AM
  • Weekdays at 11:30 AM in the chapel
  • Holy Days - see the calendar

     St. Stephen The Witness Catholic Student Center (1019 W 23rd Street Cedar Falls)

Fr. Jon Seda, Director of Campus Ministry, 319-266-9863

  • Weekend Masses: Sunday 10:30 AM & when UNI is in session at 7 PM
  • Primetime Mass: Wednesday 9 PM.
  • Daily Mass: see www.ststephenuni.org for more information. 

     Communion for the Homebound

The parish offers homebound members the opportunity for weekly reception of Holy Communion. Along with this ministry, the parish also offers the service of a homebound visitor. Contact the Parish Office at 266-3523 for details or to volunteer.


Reconciliation

  • Saturday 4-4:45 PM in the church
  • Tuesday-Thursday at 11 AM in Father Ivan's office

Confirmation

  

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Sacramental preparation sessions will begin in March for reception of the sacrament in October.  If your youth is planning on receiving the sacrament, they should be registerd by Wednesday, February 23.  If they are currently enrolled in Religious Education, they will still need to register for Confirmation, as sacramental preparation is separate from RE.

To register, you will need to login to Realm> Go to EVENTS> select Confirmation 2022 Registration> begin to type in youth’s name in the search box on the right & select them from the populated drop down list (no new profiles should be created) > click next at the bottom to continue until payment is received and registration completed on the last screen.

Some questions will self populate if we have information in our database. Only update it if the information is incorrect. If registration is completed correctly, you will receive a confirmation email from me within 24 hours of registering. The email will contain a calendar and parent handbook for the parent & candidate meeting on February 27. 

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Rosie Guerrero.

View/print the preparation calendar

 

How Confirmation Preparation works at St. Patrick

Confirmation Registration is in January and February every year for St. Patrick Parish 9th graders wishing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in October. Preparation sessions begin in March.  Registration is through our Realm parish data system. If you have not used Realm yet, please contact Rosie at [email protected] for assistance.

The sacrament of Confirmation celebrates the completion of Baptism and a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit, given through anointing with Sacred Chrism, accompanied by the laying on of hands and prayer, which strengthens the faithful as members of the Church to spread and defend the Catholic Faith by word and deed.

The last Sacrament of Initiation to be received calls candidates to discipleship through service, vocation, stewardship, ministry, and a call to holiness. Through the reception of Confirmation, youth “are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit.  Hence, they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.”  (CCC 1285)

  • Confirmation is bestowed upon candidates in the fall of 10th grade, with sacramental preparation beginning early that same calendar year (as 9th graders).  
  • Sacramental preparation consists of five preparation sessions, a retreat, Rite of Enrollment, seven service hours, two interviews, and several sponsor & parent activities.
  • Youth wishing to receive the sacrament of Confirmation should have at least two years of prior catechetical instruction. 


Anointing of the Sick

All persons who are experiencing a serious illness, facing major surgery, seeing a worsening of an already existing health condition, or realizing a noticeable decline in health due to age should consider themselves a candidate for this sacrament. Please contact the Parish Office at 266-3523 to arrange for a visit from the pastor and the celebration of this sacrament.

Annually on the Sunday closest to February 11, which is the church's observance of "World Day of Prayer for the Sick," the sacrament of anointing is celebrated at all weekend Masses. Check the Bulletin for details or call the Parish Office at 266-3523.


Marriage

Arrangements for weddings must be made at least one year in advance. Call the Parish Office at 266-3523 for information or an appointment.   View/print Wedding Liturgy Info


Religious Life, Holy Orders, Lay Ministry  

Individuals who are discerning the possibility of a vocational call to religious life, the permanent diaconate, or the Lay Ministry Formation Process of the Archdiocese are invited to contact the pastor at 266-3523. Father is willing to visit with you and direct you to the appropriate archdiocesan offices.


Catholic Faith for Adults (RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) 

If you are interested in knowing more about the Catholic Church or in joining the Church, contact the Parish Office at 266-3523. "Catholic Faith for Adults" has replaced our traditional RCIA program. Visit our Catholic Faith for Adults page for details.


 Hospital Visits

Please notify the Parish Office at 266-3523 if you or a family member is hospitalized so that the pastor may visit you. Government regulations enacted in 2003 forbid the hospital from informing the parish, so you or a family member must notify us. If meals are needed for yourself or family while you are in the hospital or after you get home for a period of time, the parish can arrange them.