The Catholic parishes in Waterloo have made a serious commitment to the religious formation of children and youth.
The parishes support the Cedar Valley Catholic Schools, which includes Blessed Sacrament School (day care, preschool, grades K- 5), Sacred Heart School (day care, preschool, grades K- 5), St. Edward School (day care, preschool, grades K- 5) Blessed Maria Assunta Pallota Middle School (grades 6-8) and Columbus High School (grades 9-12). The Cedar Valley Catholic Schools system provides a quality educational opportunity which addresses the academic, personal and spiritual needs of all students. Bus transportation and tuition assistance are available to families who need them.
• For information about enrolling your child in a Catholic school, contact CVCS at 319-232-1422 or contact your parish school.
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Religious Formation of Children
The Catholic parishes in Waterloo provide a full-range of religious formation opportunities for children and youth who do not attend a Catholic school. These include the Liturgy of the Word during Sunday Mass, regularly scheduled religious formation instruction for children in grades K-5, and intergenerational family faith formation. The parishes are in the process of developing other opportunities which will better serve the diverse needs of Catholic families.
• For information about enrolling your child in opportunities for Catholic religious formation, contact the Director of Children's and Family Catechesis.
Religious Formation of Youth
The Catholic parishes in Waterloo provide regularly scheduled religious formation for youth in grades 6-12 through Waterloo Catholic Youth Ministry (WCYM) and Cooperative Opportunities for Religious Education (CORE). These opportunities for the religious formation of youth address a full range of personal, spiritual, social and catechetical needs which shape the faith of youth at this important stage in their personal and spiritual development.
• For information about enrolling your child in CORE or for information about your child's participation in activities sponsored by WCYM, contact the Director of Youth Ministry at 319-233-3358/ext 134.
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• Information About the Religious Formation of Children and Youth.
• What Children Should Know About Their Faith.
• Resources for Catholic Parents.