The primary focus of faith formation is on fostering an encounter with the person of Jesus and on enabling the experience of intimacy and communion with Him and His Church. Children are taught to learn from Jesus, to think and judge like Him in the Faith Formation curriculum. It is hoped that children will develop a commitment to participate in the mission and ministry of Jesus, our Savior, living their Christian faith, in the Church community, for the Kingdom of God.
We have an excellent religious education offering for the children of our parish. We would like to welcome, invite and encourage you and your child(ren) to become part of our Catholic Faith Formation Program for children. What a gift we give to our children and teens of our wonderful parish, the gift of Faith in Jesus. Our Catechists, provide support and encouragement to all parents in our parish as they bring their children to love and serve the Lord.
If you would like to register your child for classes, please contact our
Director of Religious Education, Jane Rychnovsky, at 641-322-4089.
Kindergarten — Lana Sorenson
First Grade — Tamara Haley
Second Grade — Sheila Ramsey & Nancy Amdor
Third Grade — Lisa Konecne
4th – 5th Grades — Jane Rychnovsky
Middle School — Jane Rychnovsky
High School — Kris Richey & William Foley
Music Coordinator — Marilea Mullen
Youth Meals Coordinator — Julia Paul
St. Patrick Catholic family thanks you, dear Catechists, for your dedication and service. Great job!!!
The children in our elementary religious education program concluded the year by performing all the songs they have learned for members of our parish community.
First Holy Communion moments
First Holy Communion Retreat
What does is mean to be Catholic?
Our Catholic faith is built on the confession of St. Peter to Jesus: “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God”.
In our worship, care for every human person, engagement in the culture we strive to point others to Jesus.
When does RCIA begin?
The RClA process begins in August and culminates in the spring at the Easter Vigil.
Who may participate?
The RCIA process is open to anyone who wishes to become Catholic, includes non-baptized persons, persons baptized in another Christian denomination, and Catholics who have been baptized but have not celebrated the other sacraments.
What happens at RCIA?
The candidates’ journey of faith and discernment includes listening and learning, sharing the faith stories of the Word of God and their own faith stories as well as involvement in the Church’s rituals.
How can I learn more?
If you would like to know more about RCIA, please contact the parish office.
Where can I find answers to questions about the Catholic faith?