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705 Main Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Sacraments

Baptism

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 held in the St. Patrick Commons every other month on a Monday evening from 6:30-8 PM. Upcoming class dates:
     
    • 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
  • School Mass 8:30 AM (see calendar; usually 1st and 3rd Wednesdays)
  • 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)

Paul Lee, Director of Campus Ministry and Fr. Mark Murphy, Chaplain

  • Weekend Masses: Sunday 10:30 AM & when UNI is in session at 7 PM
  • Primetime Mass: Wednesday 9 PM.
  • Daily Mass:  Mon, Tues, Thurs- 4:30pm and Wed- 9:00pm
  • To confirm days and times, visit www.ststephenuni.org 

     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

  

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)

Visit our High School Faith Formation page for more information on Confirmation at Saint Patrick


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.