National Day of Prayer and Fasting for Our Country

Fr. John Riccardo is requesting we join in prayer and fasting for our country on September 24, 2020.  In addition to encouraging us to pray that day, he offers the history of the Day of Prayer which Abraham Lincoln initiated in 1861.  Please watch his video and let’s all try to join him in this endeavor on that day.

Please join us in the church for a Rosary at 3:00 pm on Thursday, September 24, 2020.


Faith Formation Classes 2020

Second Year (sophomore) Confirmation Students will meet Wednesday, September 23rd in the Social Hall @ 6:30

Fifth & Sixth Grade students will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 23rd @ 6:30.

For more information and Registration Forms, see our Faith Formation Page.

Click HERE to link to our Family Faith Formation Website.


Coronavirus Updates

Weekend Masses & Daily Masses are now being celebrated!  There will still be Live-streaming available (see below).

CLICK HERE: Read Father’s letter with further instruction to ensure a safe return to Mass.

We ask that there be no more than 3 people in the Adoration Chapel at one time.  If you see three people in there, PLEASE leave and come back another time.  The church will be open regular Parish Office times which are Monday – Friday 9 AM – 3 PM, please feel free to come pray in the main church.  The bulletin will continue to be posted on the website, there will also be some “hard copies” that you may pick up in the Narthex.

Streaming Mass Online

St. Patrick Church is now streaming Sunday Mass on Facebook every week at 9:00 AM. If you don’t catch it live, check under the Videos section. An account is not required to view this. Click below to go to our Facebook Videos Page!
Link to Facebook Videos (including the live stream)
Link to Videos on our site (may be delayed in publishing).

St. Patrick Church

4 Valley View Drive  Council Bluffs, IA  51503


Mass Times

Daily Masses

Communion Service: Monday
8:00 AM
Mass: Tuesday – Friday
8:00 AM
Mass: Tuesday & Thursday
6:00 PM

Weekend Masses

5:00 PM
7:30 AM, 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM


Tuesday & Thursday:
5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
7:00 AM – 7:45 AM
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM


8:30 AM – 3:00 PM          Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3 PM


St Patrick future church design
Located in the heart of Council Bluff, Iowa at 4 Valley View Dr., St. Patrick Church was founded in 1924 as the city’s fourth Catholic parish.  In the years following that, a St. Patrick’s school was built and decades later merged into St. Albert’s schools.  Major renovations on the inside and outside of the church occurred in many of the decades since being built, and now the turn of the next century, a new church has been built to serve the over 850 registered families. The site of the new location is positioned at the corner of Valley View Drive and College Rd, situated across from the Iowa Western Community College campus and College View Elementary. Details on how the new church was built can be viewed on the Building Project page.

Let it not be said that there is a lack of ways to stay involved in the parish. There are activities for young and old, men and women. The Knights of Columbus, Serra Club, and Catholic Daughters of America are all well-established national organizations in the parish. The Altar and Rosary Society and Women’s Book Club are two groups providing a number of activities for ladies of the parish. Lay Ministries are also an excellent method of being involved in the Mass service whether Altar Serving, Cantoring, Lecturing, Ushering, or Eucharistic Ministry. There is also RCIA for prospective Catholics and numerous events throughout the year for children.




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