705 Main Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Welcome to St. Patrick

What a joy it is to welcome you to St. Patrick Catholic Church!

Organized in 1854 and located in the heart of Cedar Falls, St. Patrick parish is the oldest parish in Black Hawk County, Iowa. Join us for Mass to learn firsthand what a welcoming community St. Patrick Catholic Church is and why 1,150 families and nearly 4,000 parishioners call us home. In fall 2021 we welcomed Fr. Ivan Nienhaus as our new pastor upon the retirement of Fr. Dennis Colter. 

At St. Patrick Parish, we offer opportunities for all ages to become involved in prayer and in service to others. Take a look around our website and read our Bulletin to learn more. Register online or in the Parish Office, where you may pick up a "welcome bag" full of information.

Our Education Center, located a block away at 615 Washington Street, houses St. Patrick Catholic School which serves elementary and middle school students (K-Grade 8). St. Patrick School has been a fixture in our community since 1891. Across the street at 802 Main Street, Clover Patch Preschool and Day Care is a wonderful place for children ages 3-5. We invite you to call 277-6781 for a tour of these facilities and to learn about our outstanding educational programs. Columbus High School in our neighboring town of Waterloo serves grades 9-12. A parishioner tuition rate is available at both St. Patrick and Columbus schools.

We are blessed with committed and energetic parishioners and dedicated staff members. Generous donations have made possible the recent renovations to our parish campus with components at both the church and the Education Center.  By sharing our time, talent and treasure, together we sustain a community of faith now and in the future. Come worship with us!


Learn about or sign up for Catholic Faith for Adults (CFFA) if you are interested in the Catholic faith. We offer this series each year starting in January.


We, the people of St. Patrick Parish, are a faith community sharing ministry and service. We are formed by the Word of God and empowered through prayer, Eucharist, and the other sacraments. We evangelize through example, education and ecumenism. We reverence families of all ages and life circumstances. We will, through responsible stewardship, ensure our ability to continue the mission entrusted to us by Jesus Christ.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For more information visit: https://www.fns.usda.gov/usda-nondiscrimination-statement