705 Main Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Grade 7-12 Faith Formation

 Note: CONFIRMATION REGISTRATION IS OPEN! See information below.


Welcome! Thank you for supporting your child by joining our Youth Faith Formation Program. 



Religious Education classes are held Wednesday evenings from September through mid-April. Currently St. Patrick only offers Religious Education for grades 7-9. Religious Education is a pre-requisite for Confirmation sacramental preparation for those not attending parochial school (Columbus/St. Patrick). Grades 7-9 meet in the Youth Center/Wood Gym (lower level of the church) from 6-7:30 pm. Youth may enter through the Washington Street entrance or Parish doors by the Link Hallway.  Church entrances are NOT open.

  • If your child will be absent, please call 277-3036 as soon as possible but no later than 5 PM class night. Unexcused absences will be followed up by phone for the safety of your child.
  • The quickest way to learn of cancellations is by notification to your cell phone. Sign up for notifications via Realm, choosing the Parents (Faith Fm. Gr. 7-9) group. 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 send a notification and use KWWL, Facebook, and/or email.



The Sacrament of Confirmation is received in Fall of 10th grade with preparation classes taking place during the 9th grade school year. Visit the Sacraments page for more information.

Sacramental Preparation Registration is now open for current St. Patrick Parish 9th graders wishing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation  in October 2020. We’ve rescheduled the Confirmation Informational meeting to Sunday, January 12 at 1 pm in the Commons. Registration deadline is now Friday, December 13.

  • 10th and 11th grade youth may register as well. 
  • Preparation sessions will begin in Spring 2020. 
  • Each candidate & parent will need to attend the informational meeting. A calendar and instructions for sacramental preparation will be provided then.  
  • Registration is through our new Realm parish data system. If you have not used Realm yet, please contact Rosie at [email protected] for assistance.
1. Login to your Realm account (use button above)
2. Select EVENTS>Confirmation 2020 Registration (you may need to filter to view requires registration)
3. Select youth "Who will be Attending" 
4. Click NEXT tabs to register
5. Submit payment & REGISTER




All 7-12th grade youth are invited to participate in Youth Ministry throughout the school year and summer. Youth Ministry will be set up by Junior High (7-9) and High School (10-12).  St. Patrick Youth Ministry uses the three goals of Renewing the Vision as it’s guide in creating events and activities that will reach those goals through faith, service, community, and ministry.

  • Goal 1: To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
  • Goal 2: To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community.
  • Goal 3: To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person. 

More information to come in Fall 2019.


 Read about our 2019 LOTEC trip in The Witness

We are here to encourage and assist you in the formation of your child and family’s faith. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions or would like to help, let us know. 

New to our parish and need to register? Contact our Faith Formation Coordinator, Suzy, in the Parish Office at 319-266-3523 or register with the parish here.


Rosie Guerrero, Grade 7–12 Youth Coordinator 
[email protected]
277-3036 ext 36


2019-20 Calendars:  Jr. High Religious Education

Handbooks:   Being Updated/Coming Soon

Additional resources may be found on our Faith Formation Resources Page.